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Most Fashionable Masquerade Dresses for 2018

Most Fashionable Masquerade Dresses for 2018
Invited to a Masquerade party? This article will help you with different options and trends for masquerade dresses for 2018.
Fashionhance Staff
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2017
What are masquerade parties? Sometime in the fifteenth century in Italy people started organizing parties wherein guests were asked to wear formal dress costumes with masks. Sometime in the early 1990s these parties came back into vogue and people started hosting masquerade themed parties, and guests were asked to dress in costumes that would take them back to the era in which these parties were first made popular. Today masquerade parties are very popular as themes for proms or even sweet sixteen parties.

Many women often choose to rent dresses for these parties or convert the prom dress that they have into a masquerade dress by teaming it up with a mask and great accessories. The trends for masquerade costumes depend greatly on what the theme of the party is. But if you are looking for some trends that are popular as of today, then the images given here should give you an idea. While most women tend to stick to the time and tested traditional costumes, there are others who prefer giving their dresses a modern touch.

Masquerade dresses are available in a variety of styles and designs, and the style that you choose depends on what your aesthetic sense is and what theme seems attractive to you. It is possible for you to pick out something from the more contemporary styles of dresses or choose something that is more in line with traditional dresses.

If you are still unsure of how to pick a dress for the party you are attending, there are some basic ideas that you can use to create an authentic look for your masquerade party.
Medieval Themed Dresses
Medieval Themed Costume
Medieval dresses are the most adorable options for masquerade party. It includes Scotish dresses, Peasant dresses, Saxon dresses, Norse dresses, lady in waiting gowns, noble women dresses, period fantasy dresses, ladies surcoats, etc. Ball gowns like Baroque gowns, Regency gowns, Elizabethan gowns take you back to the times of the Renaissance. Opt for clothes that the queens or princesses of the era would have worn. Accessorize your costume with golden crown or a tiara, and a golden mask.
Victorian Themed Dresses
Victorian Themed Costume
Re-enactment clothing, Civil War gown, Victorian gowns are perfect costumes for Victorian theme masquerade parties. Men can wear costumes of Abraham Lincoln, Civil War officers, Sherlock Holmes, Steampunk time travelers, etc. These outfits will definitely transport you to an another era. Make sure to accessorize your costume with a hoop skirt/petticoat, Victorian boots, corset, and a piece of jewelry. Also match the color and design of your mask to the theme of your costume.
Dresses from the 18th Century
Masquerade Dress
Another era to depict in your clothing would be the eighteenth century. You can choose to wear ornate, full, jewel toned clothing that was extremely popular in the period. You can buy a prom dress or even a bridesmaid dress and add many different layers to the skirt by wearing petticoats or adding layers of crinoline. Combine the dress with a mask that is extremely ornate in nature, embellished with jewels or feathers. These masks are available at most costume shops.
A Modern Twist
Modern Masquerade Dress
While it is easy to wear a gown for a masquerade party, it may be fun to stand out by wearing a more contemporary outfit to mix it up. Wear a mini dress or a long dress in a contemporary cut to give the outfit a little edge and team it up with more authentic jewelry and accessories. You are sure to get a lot of attention as you strut your stuff at the ball.
Mardi Gras Masquerade Costume
Mardi Gras Masquerade Dress
This costume comes in purple, green and gold color which are the traditional colors of Mardi Gras celebration. Create a beautiful dress by a combination of these three colors. You can pair a full length Mardi Gras Cape, gowns, or even an A-line dress with a jacket and a hat. Accessorize the beautiful costume with colorful beads and feathered mask that suits the theme. It is easy to find a Mardi Gras dress at a local costume shop.
Pirate Themed Dresses
Masquerade Pirates Costume
A masquerade party with Pirates theme is fun. You can wear a peasant style dress or A-line dress with a bodice, bandana, and long boots. Another option is you can wear a Georgian dress which is similar to Elizabeth Swann's costume in Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Accessorize your costume with a pirate's eye patch or a similar mask.
The thrill of masquerade parties lies in the fancy, intriguing costumes that people don. Choose one of the options for dresses that has been mentioned in this article and dance the night away as the Belle of the ball.