Don your rainbow best and get ready to celebrate Mardi Gras in 2024

Dressing up for love.

Trying to decide what to wear is a struggle at the best of times but during Mardi Gras when the dress code is big, bold and beautiful – the pressure is on.

Of course, the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident in your skin, such is the whole point of the event, but if you find yourself leaning towards neutrals and want to branch out use this opportunity to embrace the weird and wonderful.

“Prints are the perfect way to insert more colour into your look. Alternatively, you could pick one or two shades or colour block your outfit and then use your makeup and accessories to inject more colour and substance to your look”, recommends the head of style at The Iconic, Nicole Adolphe.

“For lovers of monochrome, try wearing white, black or silver and add a pop of colour with your shoes, earrings or headwear”.

Still stuck on what to wear? Read on to find some picks we love and will be adding to cart ahead of the big events.

What to wear to this year’s Mardi Gras celebrations


Marloes Tall Dress In Paperflower

$152 (usually $169) at Mister Zimi

Want to opt for something a bit more conservative that you can wear beyond the festivities of Pride? This sweet dress is bold in colour but extremely wearable.


Cesia Holographic Shoulder Bag

$126 at Charles & Keith

It’s all about the accessories when it comes to pulling together a look, don’t let your bag fall behind and try out this bold over-the-shoulder bag that’ll fit your party essentials and make a statement.


In Your Dreams Pride Metallic Morpho Face Stickers

$19 at ASOS

Adorn your face with rainbow stickers – because when else are you going to have the chance?


Parisienne Charm Black Lace Crotchless Body

$74.95 at Lovehoney

Pair this bold bodysuit with a pair of jeans for a laidback yet festive look for Pride.


Cortex Mini Dress

$109 at Petal & Pup

Looking for a party dress with some added sparkle? This sequined midi hugs all the right places and has just the right amount of sparkle without going overboard (not that that is even possible).


Therapy Wilder Boots

$99.95 at The Iconic

The cowboy boots trend isn’t going away anytime soon and we are grateful for that! Try out these hot pink metallic boots for all-night dancing.


Lace & Beads Embellished Heart Crop Top

$95 at ASOS

A sparkly crop (that comes with a matching skirt!) that points out love is love. Wear it through Mardi Gras and beyond for year-long pride.

What to expect from Mardi Gras 2024

If there is any time to get dressed up in your rainbow best to celebrate love with your nearest and dearest, it is now.

Events are currently taking place with over 100 community events, dance parties, theatre, music and more so you can really get your pride on.

The big event – the globally renowned Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade – will of course take place on Saturday, March 2 in Sydney.

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