Geek Fashion: Light Up Clothing

I love getting dressed up, but am often missing that something special that will make me stand out. LEDs and Fiber Optics to the rescue! Light up clothing can be subtle or shocking, but it will definitely catch people’s eye. Here are some sites and designers that specialize in the style:


The designers of Katy Perry’s dress for the MET Costume Institute Gala, CuteCircuit is the place to go for more upscale and fashion-forward designs. This dress is a ready-to-wear model influenced by Katy Perry’s design.

Flashion Statement

Looking for something a bit more casual? Flashion Statement creates light up shirts in women’s sizes–you can even order your own design! Great for your epic laser tag team.

Cool Glow

Want to try your hand at making your own light up clothing? Cool Glow has a variety of EL wires available, as well as other accessories like shoelaces.

If this is all a bit too much for you, perhaps you can start with a light up shoe clip. See a DIY post here!

Would you wear light up clothing?


  1. I came across this whilst researching how to add light up elements/fibre optics to a dress, since my partner and I want to have light up clothes for our (eventual) wedding. 🙂

  2. Laila,

    That’s awesome! You’ve gotta submit pics if you end up doing it!

  3. Thanks for sharing the collection. Just I love light up outfits. Great for parties or any events.

  4. Wanting to design a purse or handbag that could scrolling messages where I can take around to advertises my company off. Can you help me with this please!

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