Fashionably Loud: What to wear to The Black Tie Rave

Marking the depature from touring of the most influential trio of EDM, Swedish House Mafia, has commissioned a truly unique event: The Black Tie Rave. February 28th the Swedes will take over New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom to bring us an event whose entire proceeds will go to Hurricane Sandy Relief and Save The Children in honor of Sandy Hook. The biggest question on everyone’s mind is: How do you dress for a rave when the dress code is “Black tie and Ball Gowns”? We’ve pulled together a few pieces that not only will allow you to represent your dapper side accordingly, but also leave room for some rave fun.

Black Paint Splat Bow Tie- Topman $20

Metallic Tie- Forever 21 $8.90

Slim Fit Tuxedo Suit Jacket In White- ASOS $166.63

Two Tone Dinner Suit- DSQUARED2 $2108.79

Blazer- H&M $69.95

Black Hidden Skull Polka-Dot Shirt- Alexander Mcqueen $545.00

Black Smart Contrast Collar Shirt- Topman $56.00

Fever Squad Trouser- Insight $82

Tapered Trouser- J. Cheikh $185

Red Skinny Suit Trousers- Topman $60

Metallic Lace-Up Show- Paul Smith $447.15

Lace Up Shoes- Gianni Barbato $615.50

Koram- Dr.Martens $119.99

Lightning Bolt Chelsea Boot- Jeffery West $394.65


Midi Dress With Lattice Back- ASOS $52.62

Wilah Color-Blocked Cut Out Maxi Dress- BCBG Max Azria $368.00

Imagination Maxi Dress- Necessary Clothing $29.99

Embellished Midi Dress With Diamond Back $210.48

Sequined V-Neck Dress- ABS $450

Lead Studded Pointed Balled Flats- ASOS $43.85

Shadow Bolt Ankle Boots- CJG at Topshop $330.00

Ankle Strap Heel- H&M $49.95

Special Glitter Oxford- Anniel at Saks Fifth Avenue $96.00

Metallic Snake Skin Clutch- H&M $17.95

Gia Studded Pebbled Leather Clutch- Michael Kors $795

  • dmg3011

    Cool concept … But half the fun of going to a party like that it dressing UP in your rave gear or your comfiest cause u know UR DANCE UR ASS OFF!!!…†♚L❤O❤V❤E♚†…❣✌♫✌❣

  • Lana Lang

    “dress code is strict. Black tie and ball gown.” -How are any of those dresses you posted above considered “BALL GOWNS” …..?

  • veronica

    i suggest goodwill, that’s where I got a $30 Cache dress, beautiful gown and its okay if something “happens” to it… the real question is shoes, no way im wearing heels…

  • Maggie

    The girls selection is definitely lacking…. Check out Wear This Not That ( for good article on black tie rave attire

  • flyn

    reasonably goos election here….I personally love the clothes at

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