Mardi Gras 2013 Fashions
The season of Mardi Gras has drawn to a close after weeks of non-stop parties, parades, crawfish and hurricanes. Revelers now settle in for the more quiet and reserved period of Lent (well some of them at least). But before we close the books on carnival, let’s take a look back at the fashions. The colors of Mardi Gras are purple, green and gold, but the attire goes far beyond tutus and striped polos. For many of the season’s coronation balls, parties and gala, black tie is a must.
After scouring my Facebook feed, here are some of the hottest looks. Big trends included bold metallic colors including gold and silver, jeweled accents and ruched bodices.
Mina Davis of Harrah’s Entertainment stuns at the ZULU Ball in BCBG. As Tyra Banks would say…H to T (Head to Toe). (Photo Credit: Mina Davis)
Nicole Appleton Marshall and Julie Koontz amp up the glitz at the Artemis Ball. (Photo Credit: Julie Koontz)
Tomika Boudreaux Martin is a vision in gold at the Orpheus Ball 2013. (Photo Credit: Tomika Boudreaux Martin)
Family Affair: Sisters Dr. Leah S. Cullins of Southern University School of Nursing and Lauren N. Cullins make a gorgeous trio with cousin, Daniel J. Scott at Zulu 2013. (Photo Credit: Dr. Cullins)
Kristina and Simon Zippert make a smashing pair on their way to the Bunch Dance. (Photo Credit: Kristina Zippert)
At the Endymion Ball 2013, Minette Guidry, Mandy Judice Edwards and Libby Judice (in Badgley Mischka) prove you can never go wrong with a beautiful black dress. (Photo Credit: Mandy Judice Edwards)