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New Years Masquerade Party
New Years Masquerade Party

What to Wear to a Masquerade Party

Masquerade balls date back all the way to the 1200’s where they were held first in Venice, Italy. Today they are popular worldwide, especially in the Americas and Europe where they were accepted in the 17th century, and the intrigue of revealing who is hidden behind a mask is enjoyed even today, while giving a special touch of mystery and romance to that special evening.

When masquerade balls were invented, they were held just for the elite. In that time people use to wear masks and elaborated costumes, while the masks were normally made of paper and decorated with jewels, glitters and feathers.

The most important details of one such ball is the mask of course, and they were made in a variety of types. For example, masks on a stick and half masks were used by ladies. Men used full facial masks. As for the costumes, the pick of ladies were luxurious and elegant gowns. Men from the other side normally used tall hats and dark cloaks.

Even in the today’s modern times, masquerade balls are still very popular, with the difference that they are no longer reserved just for the wealthy. So, if planning to attend some masquerade ball these holidays, here are some suggestions to make your appearance more intriguing and unique, that will make people whisper after you, asking “who is this beauty”?

What to wear?

When you receive an invitation to a masquerade ball, the invitation will imply whether you will have to dress in a formal, semi formal o casual attire.

  • Formal attires

Ladies wear long gowns and men wear tuxedos.

  • Semi formal

Ladies wear cocktail dresses or long gowns and men wear suits

  • Casual attire

There are no dress codes neither for ladies or men

Also, it is important to note that many masquerade parties will normally have a color theme. Of course, there is no need to say that wearing the theme colors will always give the evening an elegant look.

What About the Masks?

You can easily purchase already pre-made masks in party stores or online shops. If you are creative enough, you can even make your own mask. However, if the masquerade ball you were invited to involves dining, make sure not to choose a mask that will be covering the mouth.

Make-up and Accessories

For masquerades, the traditional make-up is white, with red lips and exotic eye make-up. You can even search online for plenty of original ideas. A nice addition will always be a wig, some jewels and a hat to complete your disguise even better.

There are a lot of masquerade balls usually held on New Year’s Eve. This also provides an exhilarating way to welcome the New Year, and it is excellent that many cities even have masquerade balls that are open to the public.

In the end, masquerade parties are mysterious and exciting and an excellent opportunity to dress up and to be whoever you want to be at least for a day!






About Eleonora Ferreira

Since very young my main hobbies were reading and writing. Later on, this became something i started doing professionally. Today, I have behind me more than 10.000 articles. During the day I am a mom and a wife, and in the evening I flow away with the words from my pen!

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