WATCH: Dua Lipa performs at 2020 Mardi Gras in Sydney to crowd of fans.
While the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978 was a brave moment of marginalised queer people marching in protest against the criminalisation of homosexuality, the protest has evolved into a near-month-long festive celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community, culminated on the final day at the parade.
But, thanks to COVID-19, this year’s MG hits differently. Instead of the crowds of people gathered on Oxford St, the event is being held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (sport? In my queer community? It’s more likely than you think.), with the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under to be revealed on the show grounds—and special guests Rita Ora, Montaigne, Electric Fields and Girlfriend fave G-Flip.
So, whether you’ve got front row seats to the parade, are celebrating in a COVID-safe venue or from your rural small-town home, here’s all the essential party pieces you need to pull off every colour in the rainbow 🌈.
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Everything You Need For Your Bomb Dot Com Dot Au 🏳️🌈Mardi Gras Outfit 2021🏳️🌈
If you wake up Saturday morning and think to yourself, “it’s the sequin for me✨”, please turn to page 54 of the Mardi Gras fashion textbook: the Allover Ombre Sequin Long Sleeve Mini Dress in Fuchsia and Teal by Collective The Label, $36.60 (70% off) on ASOS.
Feeling fringey? Try this Fringe Pearl Inspired Beaded Open Front Jacket, $142 (50% off) on Nasty Gal.
Pair that fringe with even more fringe material with the Party Crasher Multicoloured Fringe Shorts, $47.50 on Nasty Gal.
Calli The Label has released a whole pride collection. Shop it here.
If you’re wanting to flam up your mask game, let this Maya sequin design be the perfectly timed addition to your Mardi Gras ensemble, $18 on ASOS.
You can’t go wrong with an oversized denim jacket and especially this Levi’s special edition liberation trucker, $199.95 on The Iconic.
Get your bling on with these gorgeous Haus of Dizzy Mob Pride Earrings, between $49 to $59 here.
Activewear meets disco in this metallic bra from Sweaty Betty, $90 on The Iconic.
Sequin chic is defined by this one-shoulder top from Mango, $49.95 (29% off) here.
Show love who’s boss in these Quay Australia heartbreaker sunglasses, $60 on The Iconic.
Go bold or go home with these sequined pants for $27.25 on ASOS.
If sequin and glam ain’t your thang, go cool and casual with this sweet rainbow embroidered white tee from Staple Superior, $29.99 on The Iconic.
Level up your outfit with these pair of Flatform Universal Strip Black and Rainbow Shoes by Teva, $99.95 (30% off at checkout) on The Iconic.
Top off your glitzy glam look with some Amethyst Biodegradable Glitter, $15 on The Glitter Tribe.
For some more Mardi Gras beauty: Certified Organic Cream Illuminisor (Spice), $45 on Inika Organic.