What to Wear to Notting Hill Carnival

Anna Prendergast

21 August 2019

This August bank holiday, get feathered at Notting Hill's biggest weekend and take inspiration from the colour, chaos and camp of Carnival

Notting Hill Carnival will take place Sunday 25 Aug 2019 – Monday 26 August 2019

21 August 2019 | Anna Prendergast

Marc Jacobs SS19

At his SS19 show in New York, Marc Jacobs sent a flock of feathery frocks down the catwalk with tactile pink plumes evoking whisps of cotton candy. The ostrich trims were all a-flutter, accentuating every step – bouncing, swaying and dancing in unison to the rhythm of Peter Allen’s I go to Rio. Tickle the trend with accessories such as shoulder-skimming earrings from Ranjana Khan and Attico’s graphic party dress.

Mini dress, £3,447, Attico, farfetch.com

Satin clutch, £695, Jimmy Choo, net-a-porter.com

These red-hot heels were made to move; Rihanna was spotted wearing Charlotte Olympia’s Salsa stilettos in Paris, so what better way to channel the queen of Carnival herself? £495, charlotteolympia.com

Feather earrings, £428, Ranjana Khan, net-a-porter.com

Moschino Resort 19

Just in time for festival season, several designers looked to carnivals, circuses and fairgrounds for inspiration this year, and Jeremy Scott performed the role of ringmaster at Moschino’s Resort 2019 show. Gold aiguillette braids, glinting belly chains, metallic underwear-as-outerwear and gold jewellery equals a polished yet playful look.

Brocade bralette, £695, Prada, net-a-porter.com

Enamel ring, £950, Alice Cicolini, net-a-porter.com

Sequin dress, £643, Vivetta, farfetch.com