What to Wear to ULTRA: White Party 101

By Sarah Stallmann
In Style

It’s Pride Fest weekend in St. Louis, a time when the LGBTQ community and straight allies come together for a weekend of celebrations. ALIVE and Vital VOICE Magazine are proud to present the premier party of the weekend, Bud Light presents: ULTRA, taking place this Friday, June 28th. With a new locale, a killer entertainment line-up, and a theme that’s white-hot, this year’s event is set to top your list as the not-to-miss party of the season. You heard that right, this party has been a “white party” for six years running, and it’s about this time when people start asking “what are you wearing to the white party?”

Not yet sure how to answer that question?

First, feel free to get creative. While the theme is “white,” this doesn’t mean white is required and it certainly doesn’t mean you must wear white head-to-toe. This is Pride, after all. Celebrate your individuality with the colorful mix that is your closet. Go all-white to show you can rock it, rebel with bold colors or throw in a white accent to show some style solidarity.

Here are a few outfit ideas to get you inspired.

Besides being the party theme, summer white is one of the hottest trends of the season—and super chic to boot. As an alternative to a party dress, try pairing a white trouser with a simple top and let your accessories do the talking. Add a bright red lip, and let the outfit envy begin.

Feeling a bit daring? Take your look to the next level by mixing black and white patterns with a solid or color-blocked skirt, easy-to-dance-in wedges, and some colorful accessories. Be as simple or extravagant as your style allows, utilizing stripes, polka dots, and geometric patterns to sass up a simple look and really stand out from the crowd.

For the guys, why not try a tailored look that’s inspired by vintage menswear with a trendy edge. Think Steve McQueen meets Marc Jacobs with edgy button-ups, slim cut pants, pocket watches, and chic eyewear. Include your favorite cologne and a slicked back ‘do, and wait for the men (and women) to swoon.

Want to rock that sassy bright party dress you have stashed in your closet? Go for it! Rebels are welcome. Pile on the color and sport an anti-white look that is fun and flirty. Who said rules aren’t meant to be broken?

Make sure you purchase your VIP tickets ahead of time and then join the conversation at #ULTRAPride. See you there!

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