It's been 93 years since the very first Gay Pride rally happened in 1970 a year after the Stonewall Riots. Pride lasting that long is something worth celebrating in sexy style!
Pride is all about living and celebrating as your most authentic self. What better way is there to do that than sporting your sexiest outfits or sexy men's costumes for the big day?
If you feel like you don't know where to start building an outfit for 2023 Pride, have no worries. Whether you prefer a sexy jock strap or a funny teeshirt, we'll walk you through the sexiest, comfiest, and most proud outfit options for Pride this year.
Determine Your Comfort Level
The first step to building an outfit for Pride Month activities is to determine your comfort level. The last thing you want is to feel uncomfortable or insecure all day. Are you ready to bare it all in men's sexy thongs or do you like to keep things cute and festive but conservative?
You also have to determine what aesthetic you're most comfortable in. Are you into leather looks or are you more of a sequins and feathers type when building your sexy men's costumes? Whatever you choose, make sure that it feels like something that represents the way that you personally feel about Pride. That way, you can look back at pictures and feel like you contributed to the overall goal of everyone living their personal truth.
Personally, we say that Pride is the time to go all out, but your personal comfort is really the most important thing. Consider taking just a little step out of your comfort zone this year and building up your daring Gay Pride outfits year by year.
Like any other outfit, pride month apparel has some basic components. You should identify your favorite version of every component as you build your outfit. Generally speaking, you should consider your top, pants, shoes, and accessories.
Some of those components are more important than others while some can be left out, but even if you're foregoing something make sure that it's a conscious choice.
You have a lot of options for tops (no pun intended) when it comes to pride clothing, but choosing your top can set the tone for the rest of your outfit.
If you prefer to keep things more casual, go for a soft tee shirt or tank top with a pride phrase that is meaningful to you. You can choose from a wide variety of pride campaigns and slogans over the years. Wearing a more obscure slogan such as "Silence=Death/Action=Life" can even be a conversation starter.
If you want to stay a little covered but get the party going, consider a mesh top or a harness. These tops come in lots of fun colors and can add major sex appeal to any outfit.
Of course, you can always choose to not wear a shirt at all. Gay Pride is one of the few events of the year where clothes are slightly optional. If you want to go shirtless but still have some visual interest on top consider a fun pair of nipple pasties! They've long been a great component for sexy men's costumes.
The "Pants"(Or In This Case a Sexy Jock Strap)
Like tops, pants in a traditional sense are kind of optional for pride. It's often hot at Pride parades and events during June, so you should definitely consider shorts if you are wearing pants. We recommend a pair in a fun color or with sparkles to add interest to your outfit.
Some other options for "pants" include booty shorts, boxers, chaps, mesh shorts over men's sexy thongs, or a sexy jock strap. No one is going to stop you from wearing your most daring looks, so show off that ass that you've been building for the occasion!
Your shoes might be the most important aspect of your Pride outfit. Of course, your personal style is going to greatly affect what shoes you choose to wear, but don't forget to consider your activity too.
If you plan on walking in a parade or even standing for a long time, make sure those crazy high stilettos are comfortable enough for you to wear for a long time. No one wants to limit your expression, but no one wants you to have awful blisters either.
Save the high heels for the pros or for more laidback pride parties on rooftops. For parades, consider a bright or sparkly pair of sneakers that you'll feel comfortable in all day long.
When it comes to accessories for pride the options feel endless! You can choose accessories that speak to important political ideals, make you look particularly eye-catching, or even express an important component of your sexuality.
Lots of people at Pride wear pins with political slogans that are important to Gay Rights activities. Hats with slogans are also great options because they can also protect your face from sunburn.
If you want to be really eye-catching and festive looking, consider sashes, crowns, big gaudy jewelry, or anything else that makes you look like royalty. Remember at pride, the bigger and brighter the better. Don't shy away from extravagance when making sexy men's costumes.
Don't be surprised if you see some people at Pride showing off their kink gear or men's sexy thongs. Kink can be an important part of sexual identity, and you should feel free to show off some of your favorite bedroom accessories at adult Pride events.
Building a Pride Outfit That Makes You Feel Confident
Building a great Pride outfit can help build confidence and make you feel seen in your community. The sky is the limit, and as long as you are comfortable in your outfit, you should feel ready to rock it! Wear what is most meaningful and celebratory for you.
Looking for a sexy jock strap, men's sexy thongs, or other articles of clothing to kickstart your Pride outfit inspiration? Check out our full collection of the best pride clothing!