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

Find Your Mardi Gras 2015 Dress at Heart of Haute

Now that the New Year has started, it's time to start planning for Mardi Gras 2015! Mardi Gras is a mix of cultures, much like the city of New Orleans. Some of the traditions came from France with the colonists, and some came with other immigrants from Africa and the Caribbean. Parades start as soon as January 6th, and run through mid February 2015. Parades are not the only events - concerts, cooking contests, and more take over the city of New Orleans for the next two months.

Step off of Bourbon Street to take in some music on Frenchman Street, take a plantation tour, and walk some of the city's amazing cemeteries. If you are lucky enough to be heading to New Orleans soon, what are you going to pack?Here are my ideas for Mardi Gras 2015 outfits:

  • Green, Purple, and Gold are the official colors of Mardi Gras. Our fitted retro Velma wiggle dress has a structured shape and striking sexy neckline - perfect for an elegant night at the Carousel Bar. Casual sight-seeing day?  Our Maxine Dress is available in the vibrant Purple Honeycomb dimensions fabric. If you want to go gold, we have loads of patterns that shimmer and shine!
  • It's tiki time in the Crescent City! Tired of Sazeracs? Hitting up the anticipated new Latitude 29 tiki bar? We have the perfect vintage inspired island wear for a night of mai tais.
  •  What is the Fleur Di Lis, and how did it come to conjure Louisiana? This symbol was Egyptian or Babylonian in origin, and was adopted by France's first king, Phillip. The Fleur De Lis has been associated with New Orleans for hundreds of years - it was on the flags of the French Colonists who founded "Nouvelle Orleans" in 1717. Today, it is everywhere in the city from fine art to football jerseys. Try a dress or skirt in our striking Gold Fleur De Lis fabric.
  • Peacock feathers are everywhere during Mardi Gras - on masks, costumes, and the wreaths on nearly every door. Our amazing Peacock Royale fabric has been a best seller - get noticed with a Mardi Gras dress or skirt in this pattern.

Whether you will be in Louisiana in body or just spirit, lassiez les bon temps roule for Mardi Gras 2015!

Peacock mardi gras dress

January 02, 2015 — Allison Vallerga