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90s Rave Fashion

Want to copy that perfect 90s Rave fashion?

Take it from someone who lived it.

Pull on your rave pants, grab your glow sticks, your visor, and a windbreaker and let’s get rocking.

Let’s get back to the Old School!

90s rave fashion was characterized by a vibrant, colorful, and carefree style of clothing. Popular items included neon colors, mesh tops, baggy pants, and bright accessories such as glow sticks, socks, and headbands. The style was inspired by the music of the time, which was often fast-paced and full of energy. Old school rave outfits included reflective and metallic fabrics and flashy items such as sunglasses and jewelry. This style was often associated with the counterculture of the time and was a way to express individualism and freedom of expression. Plus, we thought we looked pretty cool.

90s Rave Pants

Wide Leg Rave Pants:

Rave pants from the 90s were typically baggy and brightly colored, often with unique patterns. They were loose fitting and often featured multiple pockets and drawstrings. They were often worn with a matching top or a contrasting color.

Rave pants from the 90s were commonly made of lightweight materials such as nylon or polyester, making them comfortable and breathable. They were popularized by the rave culture of the time and were a staple of many 90s fashion trends.

These pants were serious. Similar to Aikido pants or Samauri pants, they had wide bottoms. They made bell bottoms look like skinny jeans! They were wide from the top down and they were part of every old school rave outfit.

They fit like normal pants but flared out at the bottom. They covered up your shoes. Rave pants were like wearing a skirt on each leg. Rave pants were massive. You could hide small children in them.

These pants made it easier to look like you could dance because your feet and legs were invisible. All you had to do was move your head and upper body. Not that I know anything about that…

Rave pants, I miss you.

90s Rave Pant Material:

  • Denim: Most large-leg, 90s rave pants were made of denim. I never owned a pair. I found the idea of wearing denim to a party featuring thousands of people dancing – a little gross.
  • Parachute: The ideal material for 90s raver pants was nylon or parachute material. Michael Jackson was right about one thing.

90s Rave Visor

A rave visor from the 90s is a type of eye-wear popularized in the rave and club culture of the decade. It usually consists of a curved plastic visor with brightly colored and reflective lenses, often in a mirrored or rainbow effect. Often worn in combination with other rave-wear such as glow sticks, light-up clothing, and accessories, the rave visor was designed to protect the wearer’s eyes from the bright lights and lasers standard in club and rave settings. The visor also allowed ravers to express their style and stand out in the crowd.

90s rave culture fashion was unlike any generation that came before it. We wore visors at night. SUP?

90s Rave Sunglasses

Brightly colored sunglasses were in. The rave scene was not only about music but also about fashion.

Rave sunglasses were an essential part of any old school rave outfit. They were usually made with tinted lenses, and they covered most of your face, and they were usually made out of polycarbonate or acrylic. Any sunglasses worn by Bono from U2 would be welcome at a 90s rave party. 90s rave fashion trends in sunglasses ranged from Neo to Bono.


90s Rave Fashion Mens

A 90s rave outfit for men typically consists of bright and bold patterns, such as neon colors, stripes, or abstract shapes, often in a mix of contrasting colors. These patterns are often found on shirts, windbreakers, and pants to stand out in the crowd. Accessories such as glow sticks, bandanas, and brightly colored hats or sunglasses are often included in the look.

Most rave gear for guys in the 90s focused around raver pants, a 90s oversized t shirt or sports jersey, a visor or bucket hat, and a colorful windbreaker. Long sleeve shirts were in style, often featuring a racing stripe down the arm.

When looking for a 90s rave outfit for guys, a good place to shop was the local soccer (or football, depending on where you are from) store. The soccer store had slick, nylon game jerseys, often in long sleeves. They were colourful and fun. If you found one from Spain or Portugal, it had a foreign feel that gave it something special.

We went to parties in Colorado, so there were no shorts. Maybe it was really just part of the 90s rave fashion. When I look around at pictures of parties, occasionally, there will be a guy in jean shorts or cut-offs. Although, I don’t recall seeing any.

Rave pants for men followed the above outline, wide leg raver pants in denim or nylon. An exception would be a tracksuit or jumpsuit. I was partial to the jumpsuit.

The Author is at a 90s party in Jumpsuit (notice glowstick in her hand)

What is a Men’s Rave Outfit?

A Men’s Rave Outfit is necessary if you attend a rave. The first thing that you need to consider is the temperature. You will want to dress in something that will not overheat you while dancing around.

You can wear shorts, jeans, or sweatpants with a t-shirt and a hoodie. If you are going to be out in the sun for long periods, it is best to wear some protection on your skin like sunscreen or chapstick with SPF.

You may also want to wear running shoes or trainers, such as sneakers or sandals, if you plan on being on your feet for long periods. We used to rock Adidas or Puma, but any running shoe could work for dancing. Props for fun colors.

Rave parties are a great way to have fun with your friends and dance the night away. If you are going to a rave party as a guy, then you need to know what to wear. 90s rave fashion was specific.

The best rave outfits for men and women can be found online on many different websites. One of the most popular is a store in Los Angeles, Rave Wonderland. You can find rave clothing perfect for any occasion, including EDM festivals like Tomorrowland or Electric Daisy Carnival.

90s Rave Outfit for Women

A 90s rave outfit for women consists of bright neon colors, figure-hugging shapes, and flashy accessories. Think of it as a mix of neon, rave, and futuristic vibes, with a lot of attitude.

Popular pieces include crop tops, tight-fitting leggings, bright miniskirts, and neon fishnet tights paired with funky accessories like chunky jewelry, glow-in-the-dark accessories, and bright sneakers. To top it all off, a bucket hat or wide-brimmed hat is the perfect finishing touch.

If you’re looking for a 90s Rave Outfit for Women, it’s not as hard as you might think. You can find some cute outfits perfect for a 90s theme party.

In the early 1990s, the rave scene was exploding. Raves were popping up all over the country, and people were going crazy with neon colors and glow sticks. If you want to get into the spirit of things and have a great time at your next rave party, this article is for you! We will discuss our favorite outfits perfect for women who want to dress up like they just stepped out of 1992.

We will look at some popular old-school rave outfits from the 90s and show how they can be used in today’s society.

90s Rave Makeup

90s rave fashion makeup was an extension of the 80s club scene and was heavily influenced by the Acid House and Techno scenes. It was characterized by bright neon colors, glitter, and wild patterns. The face was often covered in a light dusting of loose glitter, and the eyes were lined with a thick black line, often extended into a cat eye. Cheeks were defined with bright blush and highlighter, and lips were often painted with a bright, bold color. Colors such as pink, orange, green, and yellow were popular for the 90s rave look.

The 1990s brought a lot of changes to the world. One of the most iconic beauty trends was the 90s rave makeup. It was all about bold and daring colors, glitter, and sparkles. The 90s rave makeup was all about looking ready for a fantastic night out!

90s Rave Bracelets or Kandi Bracelets

Kandi bracelets were a part of every old school rave outfit. Even guys wore them!

Kandi bracelets are a popular way for people to trade bracelets and other trinkets. They are often worn at EDM festivals or other events where people have a common interest.

Kandi bracelets are made of elastic or hemp cord and contain beads, charms, and other small items that can be traded with others. Kandi bracelets were first created in the 1990s by ravers in California who wanted to trade small pieces of jewelry during raves.

The word “kandi” is a slang term for drug paraphernalia, but it has since been adopted as the name for these colorful wristbands.

Rave bracelets were very popular on the dance floor at a 90s rave. They were usually made of elastic fabric and plastic beads or candy beads.

Some rave bracelets have glow-in-the-dark patterns that can be seen in low-light conditions, such as nightclubs or concerts.

90s Rave Glowsticks

Jeff Ball Photography (These are lights, not glow sticks, but you get the idea)

Rave glow sticks were super popular at 90s rave parties. Kids danced with them and made mind-bending patterns. Rave glow sticks come in a variety of colors. The glow sticks are usually made with a chemical process that makes them safe to use without any chance of explosion or fire.

The most common type of rave glow stick is the tube style, which has a round shape and contains liquid chemicals that produce light when they react to air or water.

Bonus Points:

90s Liquid Rave Dancing

Raise your hand if you remember this dance! 🙋🏽

Purposely omitted: Pacifiers. Ew.

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Tuesday 13th of December 2022

Love it! Thank you!! I remember the days!