I have actually received many compliments for wearing extremely flowing but relatively modest clothes out there. This was already my nature, but I now enjoy it so much that I am additionally emboldened to just be my goofy, non-naked self.
I would encourage anyone who doesn't want to be naked to be drapey, dramatic or eccentric and whatever you feel is You
, and pile on the (well-made, non-shedding, non-moopy) accessories, if desired. My advice to both genders: wear whatever makes you feel beautiful or powerful. You don't have to be naked, fashionable or leather-clad. If you don't know what your comfort zone is: experiment. Bring comfortable stuff and
a few things that scare you. If you want, visit the costume camps. If you don't want to be flashy, be comfortable. Revel in your moisturized feet and protected skin, and take Lucky420's advice: tell an idiot "Fuck yer day!" . . . It's tradition.
The rare people who openly pick apart others' clothes are idiots: they have no consciousness of the fact that half the volunteers in the city are--at any given time--wearing khaki, t-shirts, hoodies, boonie hats and practical footwear. The accessories: radios.
Your attitude, spirit, moxie and originality are a huge part of what makes others gravitate towards you. I can't speak for anyone else, but I don't care for the adoration of anyone too fluffy and stupid to think I might have hidden depths. RILLY DON'T CARE.
If you don't feel cool enough for bars, bring a few bottles and serve drinks to the 21+. Then you don't have to be cool enough to go with your hat in your hand to someone else's bar. You are instead in control of your experience: the shot-caller & the gifter.