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*2023* What to wear to a masquerade party? (28 outfits & tips full list!)

*2023* What to wear to a masquerade party? (28 outfits & tips full list!)

If you are invited to the masquerade ball, lucky of you as that’s for sure a magical experience you’ll never forget.

Featuring all kinds of heavily gilded, exotic masks, the masquerade ball just adds a distinctive dash of mystery and elegance.

When you put on the mask and fancy dress, you’re bound to feel like a desired goddess-like Ana in the fifty shades of Grey.

Alright, I probably think too much.

But anyway ladies, if you wonder what to wear to a masquerade party, I’ve got your back.

Below, I’ve gathered 28 mask party outfit ideas from casual to dressy along with some helpful tips.

Sounds good? Keep on reading!

1. What to wear to a formal masquerade party? Floor length dress

Speaking of a formal masquerade party, a black tie is the common dress code.

Think black tuxedo and formal shirt for men and gown for ladies.

What to wear to a formal masquerade party?
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So yes, it’s time to bring your A-game as nothing is regarded as too fancy for a grand masquerade ball.

To finish your look on the dressier end, a hair-up and high heels are the must-have to elevate your look even more.

Some ladies may think a floor-length dress is only for the model material, well, think again!

It’s all down to picking the right dress to flatter our body shape.

As a petite girl, this handpick from Amazon is a true stunner.

Simple masquerade outfit idea:

Featuring the feminine off-shoulder cuts and side slit, this is how you elongate your legs and shed the heaviness in a long dress.

2. What to wear to a casual masquerade party? Minimalist look

Can you dress casually for the masquerade party? Of course.

what to wear to a casual masquerade party

These days, it’s not uncommon to see people embrace the minimalist style for the party.

If you gravitate towards an edgy all-black look, lean into it.

Truly, the combination can be endless.

A lace cami top, a tasteful pair of flared pants, and pointy pumps can be incredibly tasteful together.

So feel free to experiment with all kinds of combos!

Why this dress? The inverted V hem will create the model legs illusion.

I tried this kind of dress a few years ago and since then I’ve been ADDICTED.

3. What to wear to a masquerade-themed party? Jumpsuit

Despite the modern monochromatic look, a jumpsuit can be doable for the masquerade party if you want to dress slightly more casually.

But that said, you still want to maintain a certain level of dressiness to respect the event.

For an appropriate look, a bold red deep V jumpsuit just works wonders.

As for the blazer, I’d say go with the velvet or jacquard to tell others you’ve given a thought to your style.

velvet blazer masquerade party
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Unique textures can always add a dash of attitude.

4. What to wear with a masquerade mask? Vintage wear

Masquerade ball has a long history and if you wonder, it started as one of the elements of the Carnival back in the 15th century.

It then involved increasingly the grand parties around royalties, pageants, and other celebrations.

masquerade ball mask

That’s why it’s common to see some ladies wear a Victorian or Gothic dress, it just brings out the best with the exquisitely crafted mask.

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Again, I’ve found some stunning pieces from Amazon! They come will all different sizes and colors, Enjoy!

what to wear to a masquerade party women

This is a show-stopping 1920s Sequined Flapper dress.

I actually own this dress for the Great Gatsby Party.

And now I realize they are such a great fit for the masquerade ball as well!

The beading and sequence look great, which is amazing with this price. Click HERE for Amazon reviews!

Of course, here’s the version for my plus-size babe!

This is a Victorian off-shoulder corset top with a high-low skirt. Not only this dress is sure to turn heads, but it’s also extra forgiving.

As a girl with chubby cheeks, wearing off-shoulder just makes my face appear to be smaller.

As for the high-low hem, it can draw eyes to your legs vertically and thus promote an elongating effect. And let’s not forget the corset can give your chest a little boost!

Dec Update:

It’s surprising to know how many of you clicked this dress! Glad that you girls like it!

5. Silk dress as the Masquerade ball outfit for ladies

To look the best at an exquisite masquerade party, a luxurious silk dress will do the trick.

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Featuring the butter-soft hand feel and shimmery texture, a solid silk dress just makes you look like a million bucks with minimal effort.

Speaking of outerwear, a nice bolero jacket just finishes the outfit in a polished way like a royal.

For a budget-friendly choice, opt for the satin dress – equally flattering! 

6. Masquerade attire for ladies: DO get over the top

The point of wearing a masquerade mask is to fully express yourself.

With your face covered up, let your dress do all the talking and act boldly.

Whether that’s an all-over sequin dress or a bodycon with wild feather trim, they are all welcome.

Girls just wanna have fun and sometimes we need that ego boost to feel extra fancy.

My Amazon two handpicks:

In your eyes, that’s a flamboyant feather dress. But for me, this is bodycon that I don’t have to suck my tummy!

So yes, this dress is surprisingly practical for that reason.

If a tube dress is not sexy enough, what about this feather-trim bombshell that all men are weak at the knees?

Ladies, you will need that ego boost.

7. Plus size tasteful velvet masquerade dresses

If you are attending the masquerade ball in fall and winter, a velvet dress is here to give you an extra dash of festive vibes.

Seriously, if you are on a budget, definitely reach for the velvet dress.

So you can wear them for all kinds of parties from masquerade parties to Christmas gatherings!

Plus, velvet is universally flattering to all body shapes.

It just drapes the body beautifully and sparkles a touch of womanly flare. Below is one figure contouring dress!

plus size masquerade party outfit ideas

Do you know how the zipper is so obvious on the dress that it cheapens the look instantly?

This velvet dress has a back hidden zipper so don’t you worry about that.

Again, the V-neck and side slit help shed the bulkiness.

This is one knock-out dress that looks inherently glam, Check THIS out for the reviews!

8. The RIGHT masquerade mask that flatters your face

No one said this but guess what, NOT everyone looks good with masks.

As I’ve said, my face is quite chubby so when I put on the mask, I feel that draws more attention to my lower face, and that makes me quite insecure.

Guess what, I’ve ordered the HALF mask and it works like a charm! Pictures below. (It’s not me by the way)

masquerade mask amazon for party

That way, your face can look so much better and slimming!

It is adjustable to your face, has the perfect eye-opening (nothing to block your views), and the elastic band on the back can really help stay up the mask all night!

I know many ladies struggle with finding the perfect mask so I hope this helps! Check THIS face-shaping mask on Amazon!

If you have an oval and hearty face, I hate you but you can actually pick any mask you want! This one below is another stunner.

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9. Opt for a clutch instead of bags for a mask party

As a masquerade party is more of a formal party with a dash of vintage flare, I’d say it’s best to finish off your look with a dainty clutch than your daily classic Chanel flap.

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This little detailing makes a difference!

It just levels up the formality.

This is so random… BUT

hey ladies, why not quickly do an affirmation and feel instantly better?

This new year, I’m trying not only to share fashion tips but come up with ways to instill body positivity in all women who are reading my articles – aka YOU!

Instead of just reading it, say it loud or murmur the quotes (if you are in public) to maximize the effect.

Ready? Here we go.

I love my body. She is my forever home and sanctuary.

Sassy isn’t a shape, it’s an attitude.

Work out because I love my body – not because I hate it.

I can love myself and change my body at the same time. No guilt about that.

It is completely normal to have tummy rolls. I come to realize that social media isn’t showing the reality… at all.

My happiest moments in life had nothing to do with the way my body looked.

I don’t have to be pretty like her, I can be pretty like …ME.

I AM perfect imperfection.

What are your thoughts on that? I hope that makes you feel better (as you deserved).

Please help me pass the body positivity message in your community. #womenhelpwomen

Alright, now keep on reading!

10. Wear aesthetic yet comfortable shoes for a masquerade party

Last but not least, the exclamation of the looks – shoes. If you think the high heels the better, well, think again!

What to wear to a masquerade party
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At the masquerade party, you will mingle with others and do the dancing. I can 100% assure you your 10 cm stilettos will ruin your night totally.

Instead, opt for something with a lower heel length that is equally flattering.

A pointy pump with an embellished buckle is a perfect masquerade party shoe in my eyes.


If you are looking for my slimming picks from tops, pants, and dresses (both regular & plus size babes) to look like a bombshell in the coming festive season, check out my budget picks page here!

(I am pretty sure you will enjoy my GODDESS ESSENTIALS picks – you will need this for the party!)


So ladies, there you go the 28 mask party outfit ideas if you wonder what to wear to a masquerade party.

Well, now you don’t have any excuse to not look your best! Spoil yourself with a fancy dress and have fun!

By the way, if you are interested in more party outfit ideas, high chance you will find the reads below useful!

See you there gorgeous!

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  1. Jamie Will says:

    The half mask tip is exactly what I needed! Thanks