Glow-In-The-Dark Outfits: One of the hottest trends to regain its glory this year will be glow-in-the-dark clothes!
You might think of these clothes exclusively for nighttime and parties, but you will be pleasantly surprised to know that you can style them during the day as well – and serve major looks!
Dressing up for a black light party is all about choosing the right colors, fabrics, and accessories to make your outfit stand out literally! One might expect mainstream neon shades to work for such gatherings, but you need to reach for the bright fluorescent elements and excessively white shades to glow under the UV lights.
It might sound a little complicated, but we will take you step-by-step through all the things you need to ensure and cross off the checklist when dressing up for a glow-in-the-dark event.
Keep reading ahead – here’s everything we’ll cover:
How Do You Style Glow-In-The-Dark Clothes?
Styling glow-in-the-dark outfits is not as complicated as one might assume. It all comes down to appropriately pairing the fluorescent elements with the unbright components of your ensemble.
If you plan on wearing a mini dress with bright details all over that will glow, the best option is to pair it with long boots in a luminescent shade. You can style an oversized blazer and other short-length outfits, including shorts and mini skirts similarly.
On the contrary, style a fully glowing jumpsuit or pants with non-fluorescent boots (or a dim top when opting for bright pants). If your outfit does not have a glowing aspect in your clothes, there are a few tips & tricks to make your attire stand out.
Check out the tips section to jazz up a boring fit & the FAQs for ways to make your ensemble glow in the dark!
Here is a list of all the ways you can make your outfit glow in the dark effortlessly!
- Try bleaching or using modern laundry detergent! If the neon in your garment is not showing up beneath the black light, bleaching or using detergent might bring out the glow.
- Shoes & hats are an excellent way to incorporate fluorescent to your fit. These work great with a dim ensemble and make you blend right in!
- If all else fails, make-up won’t! You can count on make-up to amp up your look and make you stand out in the crowd because the majority would not think of going for neon make-up!
- Grab the neon sticks & glow bands to get you through the night! Whether you are wearing them as a necklace, bracelet, headpiece, or belt around your waist, you are going to make your outfit glow unquestionably!
- Glow-in-the-dark paint will rescue your faulty clothes! It is time to get creative if you feel your outfit is not appropriate and glowy enough for the party. Grab an old white or black tee shirt and get artsy with fluorescent paint. You can simply splatter some paint on an abstract design and call it a day! If you do not feel confident enough with painting clothes, you can simply smear some across your cheeks or your arms and legs for a unique spin on glow-in-the-dark outfits!
- Make your pants or top the statement item in your outfit! Keep the rest of your ensemble simple and add details with neon paint, make-up, or accessories tastefully.
- Add wearable LED strips and lights to make your outfit glow immediately and effortlessly.
- For day-to-day wear, follow this color theory to pair your outfits!
50 – Opt for a Tunic Dress With Fluorescent Details for a Brunch Date
49 – Add Neon Cyan Accessories if Your Hair Can Not Do the Trick
48 – Add a Pop of Color on the Lips & Sparkly Heels for a Formal Look
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47 – Make Your Outfit Stand Out With Reflective Pants
46 – Travel in Style With Your Comfiest Neon Hoodie
45 – The Pairing of Neon Shades of Blye, Cyan, and Green Create an Effortless Outfit
44 – Opt for Pastel Neon Shade to Make it Appropriate for Day Wear
43 – Create a Balanced Look By Pairing Neon Tones with Neutral Ones
42 – Add Chunky Gold Accessories to Make this Outfit Perfect for Any Occasion
41 – Create a Date Look With Trendy Printed Pants & Off-the-Shoulder Blouse
40 – Pull Your Hair Back in a Messy Bun or Ponytail for an Edgier Look
Grab the skirt:
39 – Get Comfy in Overalls for a Quick Coffee Run
These overalls are available in various shades of neon!
38 – Mix Shades of Coral & Orange With Emerald Green for a Unique Touch
Are you going to a tennis match or crashing a formal affair? No one will ever know because this diverse outfit is perfect for casual and formal wear. Swap the sneakers for a pair of heels when attending a formal event.
Vintage & Festival Vibes in Neon
38 – Do Not Shy Away from Going Big & Bold on the Accessories
37 – Spice Up Your Ensemble With Graphic Neon Eyeliner
36 – Get Down on the Dopamine Dressing in this Brighter Spring Pantsuit
35 – Leave the Hat Behind & Tie Your Hair in a Sleek High Bun
34 – If Your Clothes Do Not Feel Glow-in-the-Dark Enough, Opt for Bright Neon Shoes
33 – Pair a Cropped Printed Shirt With Solid Cargo Pants
Shop these gorgeous pants!
32 – Add a Pop of Color to Your Mundane Fit with a Glow-in-the-Dark Windbreaker
31 – Matching Sets are the Way to Go When in a Hurry
30 – Add a Sequined Clothing Item to Your Ensemble to Accentuate the Neon Tones
29 – Nail the Spring Vibes in a Neon Cyan Pantsuit
28 – Add an Oversized Leather Jacket on Top for More Street Chic Vibes
Shop the bodysuit & pants set, or individual pieces according to your preference!
27 – Introduce Color Blocking to Your Solid Outfit with a Contrasting Neon Shade
26 – Do Not be Afraid to Experiment & Try Out New Looks
You might end up creating a show-stopping look!
25 – Swap for Lime Heels and a Pink Purse to Color Block Your Fit
24 – Make Your Bright Outfit Brighter with the Appropriate Accessories & Make-up
23 – Style an All Black Outfit & Top it Off with a Glow-in-the-Dark Jacket
22 – Go for a Longer Top to Make this Outfit Work Appropriate
21 – Unify Various Shades of Neon With a Denim Clothing Item
20 – Tone Down The Brightness of Your Dress with a Lighter Shade Blazer & Boots
19 – On the Contrary, Black with a Lime Dress Enhance & Makes the Color Pop More
18 – Smear a Bright Pink or Red Lippie for a Bold Look!
17 – Nail the Modesty Vibes in this Formal Outfit Fit for Important University Days
16 – Add Bling to a Solid Outfit to Sparkle Throughout the Night
15 – Swap The Heels for a Comfortable Pair of Boots to Last the Entire Night
14 – Add LED Lights to Immediately Spice Up Your Mundane Outfit
13 – The Shoes & Accessories Successfully Accentuate the Colors of the Blazer
12 – Your Nails & Lip Color Might Just Be What it Takes to Elevate Your Outfit
11 – Opt for a Bold Jacket in Bright Colors
10 – If All Else Fails, Opt for LED Glasses
09 – The Lights Complement the Floral Pattern of the Stockings
08 – Add More Neon Aspect to This Look Through Accessories or Shoes
07 – Spice Up Your Outfits with Reflective Make-up, Face Art & LED Lights
06 – Pop on an Oversized Blazer for Street Vibes With Our Bad Gal Riri
05 – Celine Dion Stuns in a Trendy Set & Matching Heels
04 – Channel Your Inner Barbie With Margot Robbie & Ryan Gosling
03 – Make a Statement Through LED Lights Like Katy Perry
02 – Seek Inspiration From J Lo’s Tie & Dye Jumpsuit for Your Next DIY
01 – Blake Lively Serving Major Looks in a Top-to-Bottom Neon Suit
Q. What do you wear to a glow in the dark party?
You can go for your usual party-wear outfit combinations. You just need to make them glow in the dark appropriately! Whatever you wear, the key is to opt for neon colors that glow under the fluorescent lighting.
You can achieve this either by choosing the brighter neon shades; the brighter (and whiter), the more chances it has of shining. Or you can go for fluorescent materials in green, pink, orange, yellow, and blue!
If you can not get your clothes to glow in the dark, consider dabbling in accessories and make-up! A neon eyeliner with a lip color and glow-in-the-dark stick and bands is an excellent way to amp up your usual outfit and make it more party appropriate!
Q. What fabric and colors glow under black light?
Usually, cotton works best under black light along with bleached spandex. You can make your neon shades on cotton stand out more by bleaching them as well. If you feel like getting creative and creating your outfit from scratch, grab the luminescent fabric from Amazon!
You probably know the mainstream shades that stand out best under the black light. Those include fluorescent orange, green, hot pink, and yellows! White works phenomenally for a glow-in-the-dark party as well!
Q. Why won't my glow in the dark shirt glow?
That is because it needs exposure to bright light for some time! Before your fluorescent clothes can glow beneath the UV light, they must be charged under direct sunlight or a very bright white or yellow light for a few minutes. Ten minutes should be ideal, but you can expose them longer if needed.
If this fails, you can try a few hacks to get the glow back in your clothes. You should try bleaching your garments to get the shine going. Moreover, certain detergents are specified to make the apparels glow.
Q. Is glow-in-the-dark paint safe?
Glow-in-the-dark paints, fabric, and other materials are safe and free from toxins and other radioactive materials. Thus, feel free to use them for the young or elderly for whatever occasion!
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