I have received SO many emails and messages about what to wear to a carnival fete by carnival virgins that I decided, it should be addressed in a post. Perhaps some examples will help you ladies.
What Is A Fete
Feting in layman’s terms is “partying”, however, your outfits tend to be more practical at a carnival fete because of the “pace”. You will be partying hard, possibly climbing on a man’s back or shoulders and so your outfits should be able to handle that kind of jamming.
Encompassed in the carnival scene are different kinds of fetes. There are what is known as pool parties/beach fetes, all inclusive premium (stush) fetes, boatrides, pavement limes and the all white fete.
Lol plenty fetes right? Anyway, the key here is to be sexy in appearance but somewhat comfortable. 8/10 women will wear flat shoes to a fete because again, you’re pumping hard. We do have our divas who will work a chunky heel or a wedge heel and even then, you will avoid too much palancing to salvage your feet.
The Fete That Involves Water
A boatride/beach/pool fete will involve some type of swimwear with a very chic/sexy kimono or beach cover. Just imagine you’re going to a pool party in Vegas, so you want to look your best. Examples:
The Fetes Where You Get To Dress Up
A stush fete is what one might consider your grown and sexy event. Feel free to dress up a bit more to this type of event, or even throw on a maxi. Examples:
An all white fete requires, of course, ALL WHITE. If it is advertised as all white, please wear, WHITE. Now is not the time to be unique. Examples:
And lastly, carnival chic, is typically how you dress to MOST carnival events unless they have a theme or you know it’s a dress up event. Most women will wear shorts or rompers because you plan to wuk up. Skirts are welcome too just remember to protect your lady parts.
What About Jouvert
Lastly, you have your paint and powder fetes. You will get dirty, while most people wear clothing that they will eventually throw away or old clothes, feel free to style up your fit for this type of event. I usually cut mine into cute styles.
*The shorts I’m wearing here, used to be leggings that I cut*
Here are some places to shop if you run out of ideas.
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- Agent Provocateur
- Allure Swimsuits
- Asherah Swimwear
- Benoa Swim
- Coco Knel
- DTS by Daniela Stone
- Jae Jolly
- Kaoh’s Swim
- Keisha Als
- Marie Collette
- Miakalani Swim
- Mint Swim
- Moana Bikini
- Montce Swim
- Rebel Swim
- Rhion Rhomany Swim
- Riot Swim
- Suga Apple Swim
- Swimsuits by Shiv
- Weekend Swim
- Winifred Taylor Swim
We prepared a guide for the Men also! Carnival veterans, any tips on what to wear to carnival event? Please share below.
Printable Carnival Travel Check-list
Yours in Mas ,