BALL ATTIRE (just bought my ball gown today- woot woot)
Make sure you read the invitation of the ball you will be attending very carefully. Formal attire or black tie means gowns go “to the floor” and men absolutely have to be in tuxes. Men can either rent or buy Mardi Gras inspired vests, ties and/or cummerbunds to go with their tux. Now this is no conservative affair for the women, it is time to have fun. Women should not be shy about showing off their cleavage but don’t need to look like cheap hookers either (sexy but not slutty). But if you got it – flaunt it a little, let your hair down and take lots of pictures before you attend the event as you will not look as good after you have a few drinks – LOL! It is all about how you feel and if you have “that” dress that makes you feel beautiful – wear it. Also consider shoes, will you be walking through New Orleans to get to the ball? Since you will want to bring a rolling suitcase and/or cooler (yes – most balls are BYOB and food), be sure to pack another pair of shoes just in case! Remember, no ball gown or tux is complete without beads, but don’t worry – there will be plenty there for you!