What To Wear For Salvador Carnival: If you love loud music and want to sway your hips to the rhythm of the beat, you simply can’t miss the Salvador Carnival. This year the Salvadore carnival will take place from February 28th to March 6th.
It is a great peaceful event with hordes of people from all over the world, dancing and partying all night and are affectionately called Pipoca. When participating in the Salvadore Carnival, the only thing you need to focus on is enjoying and having fun. We have gathered some of the best outfit choices and dressing options that you can wear to the carnival this year. Choose outfits that you are most comfortable in and let the party take you to different places.
How To Dress For Salvador Carnival Bahia
Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
- Keep an umbrella with you so that you can get shade from the unpredictable raining weather during the carnival.
- Wear the most comfortable shoes that fit well so that you can walk and dance around easily.
- Don’t wear skinny jeans or tight pants or leggings to the carnival because the temperature is supposed to be warm and you will sweat unnecessarily.
- Study and get to know the various costumes people are planning to wear or what your abada group is planning to wear so you can get creative in your approach.
- Keep ample sunscreen and skin care products so you don’t end up with any skin infection or rash.
↓ 23 – Cute & Colorful Outfits For Your Girl Gang
If you are going as a big gang of young girls, choose vibrant and cute outfits. You can choose to wear something completely over the top for the festival. Be creative with color combinations and you can even choose a single statement piece like a sequin jacket or neon skirt to make your outfit stand out. In case you all are in the same group or abada, you can even choose versatile ways to wear the same outfit. People also love to color coordinate or follow a common theme when going together as a big group.
↓ 22 – What To Wear To Salvador Carnival
What can be more carnival-ly than a sequin top, right? If you’re going to the Salvador carnival, you must have at least one sequin top with you. You can easily pair such a top with shorts, jeans, pants or even a skirt. For more ideas on this, check out these Sequins Wardrobe Essentials & 16 Ways to Wear Sequin Outfits.
↓ 21 – Ankara Shorts
Why not show off some legs in style especially if the summer prevail? Ankara shorts are perfect for the carnival due to their traditional print and versatile colors. The bold print of the shorts will go well with the vibes of the carnival and you can wear them with a plain black or white tee for a classy look.
↓ 20 – Matching Couple Outfits
Couples always love to match outfits at festivals because it looks endearing and doesn’t appear too cheesy or out of place. You can both decide upon particular graphics or color scheme that can be incorporated in both the outfits for him and her to rock at the festival. For more ideas on matching outfits, check out this post on 18 Cute Matching Outfits For Couples.
↓ 19 – Baiana de Acaraj
You can try and do something innovative. Experience the way the women of Bahia dress up and go with a white lace top over a printed bright colored top and a skirt. Various patterns and colors are available and choose what reflects with your own sense of style. You can even go with an all-white dress that Bahian women wear as respect to their religion.
↓ 18 – Short Tulle Skirt
A tulle skirt is both dramatic and whimsical and it is an essential piece that you should carry with yourself to any carnival or festival while traveling. Pair a tulle mini skirt with your beautiful swimsuit and mesh leggings for a bold style. The awesome thing about a tulle skirt is that it can be worn in versatile ways and you can create different looks with the skirt.
↓ 17 – Floral Crop Top
Feel like you inner diva is shinning in the sun with a fresh and vivid crop top with floral print! Crop tops are best for the Salvadore carnival because even though everyone might be wearing them, you can still appear stylish and stand out. Wear your crop top with funky black denim shorts and add a few brooches or embellishments to your top that you can later take out after the festival is over.
↓ 16 – Daytime Carnival Outfit
An easy way to dress for the carnival during the day is to choose something comfortable and flirty at the same time so you can feel confident at all time. A high-low skirt is great because it shows off legs and is perfect for the Salvadore weather. Pair up a plain white lace or chiffon high-low skirt with a zesty spaghetti strap top for great appeal.
Alternatively, a printed dress with a white base also makes for the perfect outfit and looks great in day-time pictures:
↓ 15 – Casual Carnival Outfit
Not all of us want to dress up in outrageous outfits for the carnival and if you too like to keep it simple, we suggest that you keep a few casual options with you that you can wear at different days during the carnival. Keep a pair of shorts and tees that go well together along with overall shorts and jumpsuit shorts. You might regret wearing jeans for such carnivals so ditch them and instead keep denim shorts. And if you’re thinking of adding in a road trip during this event, don’t miss out on these 20 Ideas How to Dress for Road Trip.
↓ 14 – Thinking Outside the Box
If you are not such a fan or glitter and glam and don’t like to wear costumes either, you will have to think outside the box to create an outfit that isn’t too drab or boring. If you have any hip or an unconventional piece like a graphic shirt with unicorns or a skirt with vivacious prints, this is the time to make good use of these pieces. The best thing is that you can’t stand out at Salvador as everyone is acceptable to whatever you wear and you can be the crazy fashionista that you have always wanted to be.
↓ 13 – Create a Great Outfit
Sometimes little creativity can go a long way. When going for festivals or carnivals, it can really pay off if you can DIY yourself a great costume or outfit and there are a million ideas that you can follow. Just take up your fabric glue and get to work. You can add some floral embellishments to your outfit, or add a lot of glitter or sequins. You can add faux animal feathers to your outfit or go with some cute graphics to go with a particular theme.
↓ 12 – Brazilian Carnival Outfits
Brazilian prefer sultry and bold outfits with intense hues and colors. So we suggest, that when in Brazil do as the Brazilian will do! Go with something bold and totally out of your comfort zone because this is the time to rock a classic modish look. However, beware overly deep and plunging neckline and extremely short dresses because they can gain unwanted attention.
↓ 11 – How to Dress Up Animal Print Dress for Carnival
One of the hottest trend this year has been animal print outfits and now is the time to flaunt your favorite animal print dress. However, how can you bring some carnival-like vibes to the whole look? Go as glam as you can. Wear animal print dress with similar print shoes and you can even apply some face paint on the face to depict your fierce animal spirit. Go with chunky earrings and a sharp bandanna and you can wear a fanny pack or a gold belt to dress up your outfit. Here are 16 Cute Animal Print Outfits for Women this Season.
↓ 10 – Classy Bikini Outfit
Whether you are a local or you are traveling to Brazil, keep a few pairs of bikinis is important. However, do you know there are ways to create classy outfits out of your bikinis? You can keep a flowy piece of kimono for the day out with the hoard of crowds and later transition into a beautiful sarong for the night. In case you have a mesh top and pants waiting for use, this is the best time to wear them. You will instantly transform your bikinis into a great fashion statement piece.
↓ 9 – Tropical Prints
There is a way to appear not specifically touristy and yet wear tropical prints. If you are thinking about a graphic tropical shirt and shorts with a straw hat and flip-flops, well ditch that idea fast. This is a great time to celebrate and work in innovative ways with prints. The best thing to do is to go with a tropical print dress and minimal jewelry or go with a tropical print shirt and plain pleated black skirt for great styling.
↓ 8 – Plus Size Carnival Outfit
Wrap dresses are your best bet to take with you for the carnival. They are great in this weather and you can dress them up with the right shoes and accessories for the party nights. This style of dress is pretty flattering on plus size women and be ready to get many compliments with this charming dress.
↓ 7 – Planning Costumes for Carnival
Planning costumes can be fun for people who like to get creative and the best thing about Brazilian is that they have a great sense of humor and are pretty fun loving. This means you can get as eccentric as you want to without raising eyebrows. You can either experiment with your Halloween costume or come up with something new.
In case you don’t like elaborate costumes, you can keep towards much simpler options like a vintage style polka dot dress with mary janes and the vintage hairstyle.
↓ 6 – Summer Outfits For Salvador Carnaval
Remember that February is one of the hottest months of the years for Salvador so you need outfits that will keep you cool. But at the same time, we would like to remind you that don’t worry too much about the temperature, because despite its hot weather, Summers bring an extra special vibe to Salvador that makes sure you have the best time of your life. So moving on, how about a chic Bohemian dress?
And if you’re not too fond of dresses, how about this super hot look?
↓ 5 – Customized Abada
Abada is basically a special vest or shirt, that you have to pay for in Carnaval of Salvador for exclusive rights. You can get your abada customized according to your needs to the style that you prefer. It can either be worn as a long shirt with a belt at the waist or with shorts or even as a sexy bralette.
↓ 4 – Sarong in Brazil
Sarong is an important piece of garment that is not only extremely breathable but also perfect to use in different styles. In case you plan to hit the beach, you can use a Sarong and it can also help you create a great look for the Carnaval partying. You can even wear the sarong as a kimono by tying it at your wrists or in more simpler styles by tying a knot on the side.
↓ 3 – Makeup For Carnival
With makeup, you can go as simple or as extravagant as you want to be. However, choose your own individual style that goes well with your costume or outfit. This is the right time for glitter lovers as they can add as much glitter to their eyes and also put a lot on the neckline. You can either choose a bold lip shade and use subtle golden shade for the eyes or go heavy duty on your eye makeup with thick liner and sequins above the eyebrows and go with a soft shade of pink.
↓ 2 – Footwear for Carnaval
Since there would be a lot of dancing going on and most of the time would be spent walking around, the best footwear choice is to ditch heels and go for comfortable fully covered shoes like ballet pumps or sneakers. This way you can walk around or dance comfortably without losing your shoes in the massive crowd.
↓ 1 – Accessories
Keep your accessories simple yet vibrant to reflect the party vibes of the crowd. Don’t wear any expensive jewelry or watches that could easily get lost. Keep a light handbag that is easy to carry yet can carry all important things like makeup retouching items, glasses, sunscreen, water bottle, gum or candy, napkins etc.
The outfit at the Salvador carnival is incomplete without a great and gaudy headband. You can make one yourself or get it in Brazil. Colorful hair extensions are also one great way to style your hair in fun ways.