Pinup Style at Mardi Gras 2016 with Outfit Ideas from Heart of Haute

Pinup Style at Mardi Gras 2016 with Outfit Ideas from Heart of Haute

If you are searching for ideas for your 2016 Mardi Gras outfit, you can't go wrong with gold, green, and purple. These three official Mardi Gras colors are everywhere - and we have amazing options for you that feature them. 

During Mardi Gras, or carnival, lots of people are dressed in their best - and wildest! There are costume contests everywhere in the city, so don't be afraid to wear something that gets a lot of attention. That said, the French Quarter can get crowded and messy at this time, so make sure you are comfortable - and read these Mardi Gras tips

Here are our picks for amazing, vintage-inspired 2016 Mardi Gras looks:

  • Sparkle in Gold: Try our Marie dress in a shimmering gold and turquoise patterned fabric, or the luminous Copper Allure fabric in our sexy Sweetie dress, the pin-up worthy Serena dress, or our Circle Skirt. Looking for something with a black base? Try our Sweetie Dress in Copper Stars, or the Monique Dress in Gold Rings.
  • Shimmer in Separates: Try the Best Frocks Forever Circle Skirt (created in partnership with Pinup Girl Clothing's Pinup Couture) in Metro Metallic Gold. This full circle skirt is a touch shorter than our other Heart of Haute circle skirts - great for petites, or just a sassy look! It may get cool while you are partying outdoors, so pack our Sweet Sweater in the new Gold Sparkle.
  • Demure Daytime Looks: Our purple and green Phoebe Paisley or Garden Royale print Amanda dress is perfect for daytime sight-seeing. Show your sweet Southern style in our Beverly Dress in Hydrangeas, or our Monique Dress in Ava Rose Blue
  • Almost Sold Out: Nothing says New Orleans like the iconic Fleur Di Lis, and we have just a few Monique dresses left in our striking Gold Fleur Di Lis fabric. These are almost sold out, so grab one now for Mardi Gras 2016! Our gathered Gypsy Skirt in an ornate metallic Medallion print is also almost gone.
  • Peacocks on Royal Street: Will you be strolling down Royal street our Peacock Royale print? Stand out in the French Quarter in a dress or skirt in the best-selling print. Instant costume when combined with a peacock feather Mardi Gras mask! 
  • Crescent City Shopping: Don't forget to leave a little room in your suitcase for all of the great shopping, both in the French Quarter and on Magazine Street. Check out Dollz and Dames, A Girl Is A Gun, and pick up some extras for your carnival costume at Trashy Diva

Even if you are just heading to a local Fat Tuesday party, Heart of Haute has you covered with loads of choices for festive carnival style - with a retro touch. If you wear Heart of Haute for Mardi Gras, don't forget to tag yourself as a #hautehoney - we love seeing your looks! 

gold copper sparkle sexy pinup mardi gras halter dress with full skirt

January 22, 2016 — Allison Vallerga

Heart Of Haute has Your Mardi Gras 2014 Outfit

Mardi Gras season is here! Mardi Gras is a festival of indulgence and wild behavior that precedes the Lenten period of abstinence. Lent ends on Easter Sunday, and Mardi Gras is always 47 days before Easter. Mardi Gras came to America in the 17th Century after being a major holiday in Europe since ancient times.  Even if you will not be in Louisiana, parties and parades happen all over America and the world. This is not a time to blend in or be subtle - rock your brightest and best Mardi Gras 2014 dress, wild accessories, and don't forget a mask! Gold, green, and purple are the colors historically associated with Mardi Gras. The meaning behind the colors are justice (purple), faith (green), and power (gold). Heart of Haute has tons of bright options for the perfect Mardi Gras outfit - from retro to modern. Our Amber Rose pattern (in three dresses and a skirt) has a bold floral print featuring purple and gold. The sexy yet genteel Vera wiggle dress will make anyone feel like a southern belle pin up - the purple and green are great choices.  Our Angelica print in Purple features gold metallic details. Peacock feathers abound in Mardi Gras costumes and masks - make it a complete, striking look with any of our Peacock print skirts and dresses. If you will be lucky enough to be on Bourbon Street this year, I advise changing into flat shoes (and even sneakers) for the long walk on uneven and even messy ground. For a stylish hotel in the French Quarter at a good value, try the Hotel Mazarin. Be sure to have a cocktail at the Carousel Bar in the Hotel Monteleone, and check out the great shopping and dining on Magazine Street. -AllisonV
Madi Gras Style with Heart of Haute
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