Fashion — What to Wear to Carnival Fetes

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.

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 prepared for that kind of activity.

Encompassed in the carnival scene are different kinds of fetes. You have your pool/beach fete, your dress “carnival chic” fete, your stush fete, your boatride fete, your pavement lime fete and your 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.

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:


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.


Country Representation — If you want to rep your island at the fete, gym, grocery store or in the house to lounge, check out


Here are some places to shop if you run out of ideas.


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  • Moana Bikini (USA)
  • Rebel Swim (Trinidad)
  • Marie Collette Swim (Trinidad)
  • Mint Swim  (USA)
  • Asherah Swimwear (USA) 
  • ASOS (World Wide)
  • Rhion Romany Swim (Trinidad)
  • Coco Knel (Martinique) 
  • Forever21 (World Wide)
  • Victoria’s Secret (World Wide)
  • Suga Apple Swim (Barbados)
  • Miakalani Swim (Jamaica)
  • Swimsuits by Shiv (Trinidad and Barbados)
  • Allure Swimsuits (Bahamas)

Just remember, dress for the body you have, not the body you want. 

Carnival veterans, any tips on what to wear to carnival event? Please share below.

Yours in Mas 

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10 thoughts on “Fashion — What to Wear to Carnival Fetes

  1. Boatride…make sure flats have traction on the bottom. There could be a lot of boat rocking, spilled drinks, rain, etc. that could make you slip (For example, our boat had a top deck and the floor became slippery when it started to rain, I couldn’t wuk up as much as I wanted to because I was afraid to pop mi rass. Also, water tends to tread on the stairs/deck when your entering/exiting a boat) Be mindful because not much people could make a bad fall look cute. 🙂

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