The Best Mardi Gras Dresses

Last updated on : February 16 2017

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Mardi Gras is the biggest event of the year in New Orleans, one that attracts thousands of tourists from around the world to the city. Music, floats, parades, and crazy costumes – you will find all this and more at Mardi Gras. There is delicious food to be tasted like the famous king cakes, and you can even drink in the streets without the fear of arrest.

You can wear whatever you want when you attend these festivities. However, if you want to dress to impress, it will need some thought and effort on your part. We’ve compiled a list of the best dresses to wear to Mardi Gras as well as a few other style tips and tricks.

Things to Keep in Mind While Choosing a Mardi Gras Dress

Mardi Gras is the perfect festival to let go of all your inhibitions and go as wild as you want. Most of the people who come to this festive occasion are dressed up in outrageous costumes. If you want to stand out in the crowd and not look underdressed, it is important to give more thought to your Mardi Gras dress. Whether you want to look amazing at the parade or look drop dead gorgeous at one of those well-known Mardi Gras balls, these style tips are sure to help you out.

Choose the Right Colors

Dress colors are always important when it comes to the Mardi Gras carnival. The customary Mardi Gras colors are green, purple, and gold, and each of them stands for something. While gold symbolizes power, purple stands for justice, and green represents faith. Get into the Mardi Gras spirit by wearing these colors at the festivities.

Most Popular Costumes

If you are thinking about going all out and wearing a costume on Mardi Gras, it is imperative that you know what the most popular costumes are. These include the pirate, the court jester, French royalty, or French courtier. The local shops in New Orleans are perhaps the best place to buy these costumes, as they will have all the trimmings that go with it. If you plan to get your costume in New Orleans be sure to plan ahead and reserve it.

Comfortable Clothing

Whether you are wearing a bandage dress or a costume, see to it that it is very comfortable. Mardi Gras celebrations last well into the night, so make it easier on yourself by choosing a dress that can be worn throughout the day. Bandage dresses are excellent dresses to wear to Mardi Gras festivities because they support your body, give you a natural sex appeal and are comfortably worn for long periods.

Choose the Right Accessories

You will notice that the majority of people wear masks during the Mardi Gras parade. Until recent years, the city urged people to wear masks. Masks are excellent ways to give costume a finished and polished look. A mask will also protect your face from the trinkets and beads that are thrown by the people participating in the parade from their balconies. Whatever mask you choose, ensure that it matches the dress that you are wearing.

Top 10 Best Mardi Gras Dresses

Finding a costume or dress that is both comfortable and style savvy for Mardi Gras celebrations can be a difficult task. At The Kewl Shop, you will find some of the most gorgeous dresses that are often worn to Mardi Gras. Bandage dresses are excellent choices for Mardi Gras because the carnival lasts for the entire day. A bandage dress gives your body the support you need while showing off your sexy curves.

They are also wrinkle resistant, easily spot cleaned, and made of a super strong supportive fabric that can keep its shape even in the event of random tugging (if you plan to earn a few beads during the parade). Wear your bandage dress with comfortable flats, a stacked hairstyle, and a mask for an ultimate Mardi Gras approved look that is both sexy and comfy.

Black Glamorous Bandage Dress

This black dress is a classic, and it can be worn for to any event or celebration. It features beautiful gold embellishments that trace your curves and conceals any bulges. It was inspired by Kim Kardashian. While long sleeves will protect your arms, a shorter hemline keeps the dress sexy.

Gold Print Bandage Dress

Gold is one of the most popular Mardi Gras colors. This Gold Print Bandage Dress gives you elegant style that is polished and complete. The beige base and gold print accent provides just enough glam that is sensible yet stunning. The high neckline keeps you covered while the shorter hemline keeps your style flirty and carnival appropriate.

Straight Neck Glitter Bandage Dress

If you want to look like a mermaid without wearing a costume, this Glitter Bandage Dress is the perfect dress for you. The combination of green and blue color in this dress will remind you of the sea and all the treasures found in it. Bandage dresses are known for their ability to stick to your body like second skin, and this is exactly what this blue-green bandage dress does. It will accentuate your curves and will leave nothing to the imagination. Don’t worry about your flabs because bandage dresses also act as shapewear – you will definitely look stunning at Mardi Gras!

Color-Block Bandage Dress

You do not necessarily have to wear the Mardi Gras colors when you are looking for your perfect Mardi Gras dress. You can go crazy and wear our Color-block Bandage Dress that features four primary colors. The cross straps on this dress accentuates your bustline, while the bandage material of the dress hugs and supports your body. This color-block bandage dress is ideal for wearing as a court jester costume and pairs well with masks.

Purple Flared Midi Dress

If you want to stick to the Mardi Gras colors, wear our Purple Flared Midi Dress with its mermaid inspired design. The halter neck of this dress not only emphasizes your cleavage, but it also exposes your beautiful shoulders and back. The skirt of this dress hugs your hips like a second skin and highlights all your feminine curves. The longer hemline gives you comfort throughout the day and more flexibility in your movement without the fear of “flashing” anyone.

Green Bandage Open Dress

Yet another Mardi Gras color, our Green Bandage Open Dress is a strapless bandage dress that is sexy and Kim Kardashian inspired as well. The dress is designed to hug your body like a glove and doubles as shapewear. If you want a dress that pulls you in without having to wear various layers of spanx our green bandage dresses are excellent options.  

Hollow Out Waist Bandage Dress

If you have managed to get a hold of tickets to one of the famous Mardi Gras balls, you will need a dress that fits the occasion. Our red Hollow Out Waist Bandage Dress is the perfect bandage dress for such events. The V-neckline and the sultry red color of this dress will make you look very sexy. The black detailing around the waist and the bust creates a beautiful contrast that makes the dress stunning.

Gold Embellished White Bandage Dress

Our Gold Embellished White Bandage Dress was also inspired by Kim Kardashian. This dress is versatile and pairs well with masks and elaborate makeup. Ever wanted to look like a Greek Goddess? This bandage dress with its gold embellishments is sure to make you look like you have just stepped down from your throne in heaven. When you wear this embellished bandage dress, it will highlight your feminine curves and give you a style that is sexy and attention grabbing.

Gold and Black Flared Bandage Dress

If you want to make heads turn during the Mardi Gras carnival, wear this lovely fit and flare dress. The black horizontal detailing on this bandage dress is what makes this dress very attention-grabbing. The bandage material of this dress is responsible for its body shaping and figure hugging quality. Pair it up with dangling black earrings, bold makeup, and a one of a kind hairstyle for the best style impact.

Orange Ombre One Shoulder Bandage Dress

Flaunt the look of summer with this beautiful orange ombre bandage dress. The constant blend yellows, oranges, whites, and reds make it the perfect dress for both day events as well as night parties. Wear this dress during the Mardi Gras parade for style that is well versed and easily paired with comfortable shoes. The high neckline of this dress keeps you covered with the above the knee hemline keeps you comfortable.

Dressing up for Mardi Gras does not have to be a stressful task. The key is to plan ahead, go with the flow, and choose your outfit with comfort at the forefront of your style decisions. When you are considering wearing a mask, see to it that it complements the Mardi Gras dress that you have chosen. And lastly, remember to carry a coat or a blazer when you are going to a night event because as the sunsets the temperature will drop.

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Sasithon Bella is the kewl in The Kewl Shop. Co-founder, chief buyer, bandage dress guru and a lot more. If you like what you see at The Kewl Shop it is because of Sasithon Bella. You might know her better as Sasi.



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