Pride style through the years: Photos of parade fashion, beauty and more

See the costumes, makeup and other Pride parade styles.

Pride Month is here and provides an opportune time to reflect, honor and recognize the contributions of LGBTQ+ people around the world.

It’s also a time to look back at the glamour, fashion, costumes and rich rainbow hues seen throughout various pride celebrations that have taken place over the years.

The Stonewall riots in June 1969 served as what many say is the beginning of what would become an annual commemoration filled with festivals, parades and some extraordinary looks.

Here are some phenomenal style moments during pride celebrations from throughout the decades.


A man wears a “Gay revolution” T-shirt, aviator-style glasses and flipped hair during the Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day in New York City.

Participants fabulously gathered in 1977 holding a “gay pride” sign in Boston.


An NYC pride march participant wears an elaborate blue top while holding a pink flower.


This couture-runway ready look featuring platform boots, a floral headdress attached to a veil and a voluminous white dress was photographed during pride month in France circa 1996.

This duo is giving true ’90s high fashion accompanied by stylish sunglasses and statement-making red lipstick.


Gay Pride marchers channel “Sex and the City” vibes while stylishly walking down 5th Avenue.

During the 2013 New York Gay Pride Parade attendees celebrated a Supreme Court ruling that it was unconstitutional to ban gay marriage.

2019 and beyond

2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York’s Greenwich Village — inspiring people from all over the world to celebrate.

A London pride parade attendee wears a rainbow niqab paired with eye jewels and makeup.

Even during the coronavirus pandemic, many found ways to show their pride. Here, a demonstrator wears a vibrant flower crown and a rainbow-striped protective face mask.

As the world begins to open, many people are excited to return back to pride celebrations feeling and looking their best.