FestiGals is jam packed with events--and you'll need a killer outfit for all of them.
So what should you pick out? Depends on the event!
New Orleans Women's Leadership Conference
Friday's Women's Leadership Conference calls for business casual, but anything but boring. You want to make an impression while networking and meeting new people, so accessorize with your favorite bag and pumps, and whatever else makes you feel confident and powerful. If your outfit is missing a finishing touch, visit one of our jewelry vendors at our vendor showcase for unique and affordable pieces! If you're planning on ending the night at our Culinary Experience at Sac-a-Lait, you'll have time in between to change, but we're sure your outfit will look great all day.
Hint: Meeting rooms at the JW tend to get chilly, so you might want to bring a light sweater.
Warning: Rain is expected so bring rain gear or try to get to the JW Marriott early for valet parking.
Take a look at how last year's fabulous FestiGals rocked their classy-casual.
Shop for the New Orleans Women's Leadership Conference:
Bodacious Bras for a Cause Brunch
Saturday begins early in the morning for our Ultimate Divas with April Dupré from Footprints to Fitness leading a "Diva Yogalates Footprint Fusion Class." After a rejuvenating yoga session, change into your boldest brunch attire because next up is the Bodacious Bras for a Cause Brunch. Colorful dresses, heels and bright accessories suggested.
Don't forget to bring out your biggest hats and headbands! Seriously, check these ladies out!
Guests in the past have made their own personalized hats, but we've found some great online resources for seriously big hats that are sure to stand out.
Shop headpieces for the Bodacious Bras for a Cause Brunch:
FestiGals Themed Fascinator Headband
Floral Bouquet Fascinator Headband
We love these bold and bright dresses, pants and pumps from Stein Mart:
Stiletto Stroll and After-Glow Party
Not to worry, between the BBFC Brunch and the Stiletto Stroll, you’ll have time to switch gears and glam up – even if you’re taking the exclusive Ultimate Package French Quarter Home Tour.
We're expecting the New Orleans weather to clear up by Saturday evening, but this is a rain or shine event, so us FestiGals will strut and splash in the rain if we have to! These hot pink rain boots might be smart to pack for fashion and practicality. if you're looking for all fashion and little practicality (fashion is pain!), we'd love to see you rock these high heel rain boots.
Picture courtesy of glamour.tumblr.com
Saturday night calls for your brightest and tightest! At our Stiletto Stroll, you'll see all kinds of crazy fun wigs and clothing; the only thing you won't see are stilettos! We'll be sashaying thru the Quarter en route to our totally fabulous After-Glow Party at Harrah's! Trust me ladies, your neon tutus and fairy wings will look just as good with flip flops and sneakers as with a pair of heels, and the heels of your feet will thank you! Need boas, umbrellas and glow items? Pre-order custom accessories from Rebecca Fox at Miss New Orleans and pick them up onsite at the Vendor Showcase on Friday!
Our past Strollers became walking art and decorated themselves from head to toe! In the words of former Grand Diva, Irma Thomas, “the more over the top at FestiGals, the better!” Only no no’s are face painting, masks and other disguises, which aren’t allowed in the Casino.
Shop for the Stiletto Stroll and After-Glow Party:
Rainbow Fairy Wings
Long Rainbow Wig
LED Flashing Mohawk Wig
Remember, the best outfit is one you feel comfortable and confident in, and we know you'll look good in anything you wear to FestiGals!
Warning: The FestiGals team is not afraid to give out compliments or ask for a pic of your outfit (we live for fancy footwear)!