What To Wear At A Masquerade Party

Masquerade parties are popular themed events filled with dancing and entertainment, so it’s important to know how to dress to impress when attending.

These parties can be traced back to as early as the 15th century, when part of the charm was to remain unidentifiable – many guests often choose to dress up as characters from novels. 

Nowadays, the general dress code is more straightforward, with black-tie attire or formal evening wear being the most common choices.

What To Wear As A Woman

For women, this means that anything from a cocktail dress to an elegant long gown is appropriate.

If there’s no color theme specified, you can go for any color you want. If the celebration calls for a Mardi Gras theme, rich colors like deep red, emerald green, and gold are best.

The color scheme

While a masquerade ball gown can be stunning and elegant, consider adding extra flair with vintage-style jewelry that matches the rest of your ensemble!


As for footwear, opt for comfortable heels since you will likely be standing and dancing the entire evening.


The mask is typically worn over the face – you can choose to wear the mask hands-free, or go for masquerade masks attached to a stick.

Don’t Forget The Mask!

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