Congrats! So you are finally going to your first drag show in town.
With the mixed feeling of excitement and confusion, the only question you’re probably having now is: What to wear to a drag show?
Or to be specific, what to wear to a drag show as a straight girl so don’t look like an idiot going to the wrong show?
The fact is, whether you’re LGBTQ or not, you can basically wear whatever you want!
That’s right, from a plain tee and jeans look to a cocktail dress, they are all doable!
But if you want to add a bit of zing to your race drag show so as to embrace the hype to the fullest, below I’ve gathered 10 outfit ideas for you, enjoy!
1. Wear mesh top and jeans for the drag show
Wondering it’s okay to wear a casual tee and jeans to the drag queen show? No problem.
But if you want to make a bit of effort whatever you wear (which you should), swap out your plain white tee for a black bralette and mesh top for a dash of spicy vibes.
In case you want to dress less revealing, a cute top with mesh sleeves is equally chic! So feel free to play around with the designs!
I don’t know about you but this bolero hoodie is everything and more.
I’ve found this similar one from Amazon and I’m pretty sure this one has the highest quality so far – thanks me later!
2. Animal prints as the hottest drag show attire
Why do we find drag queen irresistibly charming? It’s because he/she is bold, unapologetically confident, and embracing his/her true self.
With that in mind, this comes as no surprise animal prints are one of the popular choices for drag show attire.
Throw on an all-over zebra print low neck dress with a bold red bag as a pop of fun, you’ll be fit in the wild crowd instantly.
Want to dial it down a notch? No problem.
What about a sheer leopard print kimono that gives you a billowy silhouette and the sassy boost you crave for tonight’s show?
Below is my handpick piece from Amazon, such a versatile piece for summer days!
3. Get spicy with corset and bustier tops
Another no-brainer – a corset top. Admit it, we all find this bad gal insanely chic and put together and a drag show is special occasion to let them shine.
Guess what, the sexy-as-hell drag queen will for sure screen people’s outfits and appreciate those who come decked out.
So now match your faux leather corset top with your favorite flared jeans and nude pumps for a drool-worthy look.
Trust me, the right outfit can make your show night ten times more enjoyable.
Such a mood booster.
For chilly days, a sleek white turtleneck is the best canvas to showcase your corset tops and bustier top!
4. A dress that can flaunt your assets
If you are not much into the edgy look, no worries as you can just throw your favorite dress that you would wear for a fancy dinner.
You don’t have to overthink as everything flatters your assets will be a good choice.
For Jamie, that can be a sexy bodycon dress that puts her curves in the spotlight while for Rose, that can be a crop top that showcases her waist.
If I have to choose a dress that’s timeless and universally flattering to all kinds of ladies, below is the one!
Off-shoulder cut, a ruched design that can cover the belly, and a unique asymmetrical hem that makes our legs look visually longer.
This dress is a REAL GEM.
Check out HERE to Amazon for try-on photos and reviews! I’m sure you will wear it way more than you expected! (Just like me)
5. Go fancy with lace tights and fishnet tights
Want to break out of the mold? What about putting on a pair of fishnet stockings and finding your inner sexiness?
And guess what, even if you are wearing a slouchy jumper and denim shorts, throw on black lace rose tights and instantly people will think you’ve given serious thought to your look.
I don’t know about you but I truly adore that retro graphic T-shirt dress, fishnet tights, and velvet red knee-high boots.
That just screams drag-show ready!
If you think the big fishnet tights are tricky to pull on, these subtle yet sparkly fishnet stockings are perfect to elevate your style.
6. Dapper Drag king as the timeless drag show outfit ideas
Many ladies ask me, can I dress like a dapper drag king as a straight girl? For sure YES!
After all, it’s all about dressing up, having fun, and trying out some new looks! Need some outfit inspo?
A sleek three-piece suit and a snappy fedora hat will never fail to impress.
By the way, below is a must-read if you want to dress dapper, check out my 10 dressing tips!
Seriously, the slouchy blazer style really looks hot on Kristen Stewart. Sometimes a ridiculously simple look will do the trick!
7. What to wear to a drag-themed party? Go sparkly.
Want to look as hot as the shoes you choose? Perhaps it’s time to scrounge up that hidden gem in your closet – the rhinestone boots.
After all, an universally flattering pair of ballet flats is probably too “obedient” for the drag show night.
And trust me, you aren’t the only one wearing glitter shoes for the show!
I am definitely in the mood for pairing a retro band tee with this metallic silver skirt.
8. Play with colors & patterns for the drag brunch
Come as no surprise, fun hues and patterns are everything you need for the drag strip!
That can mean a retro polka dot top and bright red dress pants or a color block sweater dress, so have fun discovering your unique look!
9. Comfy shoes for the drag queen shows
Drag show comes in all different forms from luxury clubs in West Hollywood to dive bars.
If you are attending a fancy drag show, perfect as you can have fun wearing high heels.
But if you are going to the standing show, DO pick the shoes that don’t kill your feet.
If you feel sneakers are too boring, go with the boots and flats with a dash of attitude.
Pointy studded ballet flats are such a GEM for example.
10. Bold makeup for a 10/10 look
So you’ve pinned down your look, what’s next? Well, I’d say bold makeup and a nice hair-do are as important as the outfit to give out that aura.
So feel free to make everything slightly more dramatic with thicker eyeliners, bolder lips, and romantic big waves.
Don’t forget to accessorize yourself with that statement necklace and earrings though!
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The fact is, you don’t know what you don’t know.
So ladies, there you go the 10 outfit ideas if you are wondering what to wear to a drag queen show.
So now you don’t have an excuse not to dress up! I don’t know about you but I LOVE having an excuse to get dressed up so please bring your A-game for the drag show!
By the way, ladies, if you are interested in all kinds of show attire, I’m sure you’ll find the reads below useful!
See you there loves!