We know how it goes. You’re waiting until the last minute to run out and get clad in red. You’re not alone. Stores have been pushing red dresses for at least a month now. And if you’re waiting until this week, it’s time to get very creative or get hustling to the shops.
But you’re busy. We get it.
Allow us to make calls for you to make poppin’ tags easier.
(Disclaimer: We made the calls on 8/7/2018. Shop at your own risk!)
Now quick, Robin! To the thrift shops!
They’re still stocked with “plenty” to choose from. GET HUSTLIN’!
It’s gonna be a gamble. You have to be willing to spend some time. But crimson frocks are in there … somewhere.
New Orleans Party and Costume
They have some red dresses as part of the Disco Fever selections. They also have red tutus and accessories so you can bring some fashion and flare to the French Quarter.
Uptown Costume and Dancewear
You’ll find something red here – no question. Red tutus and wigs that will go perfectly with some red-rimmed shades.
“Quite a few” dresses to choose from here. They also have tutus and red wigs.
Miss Claudia’s Vintage Clothing and Costumes
“Yes. Yes. Yes. … Very much.” I don’t think you need more of an explanation than that.
N.O. Fleas Market
They have “some red dresses” to pick from and they’re gonna go fast.
And if you are out of luck, there is an easy way around this: Channel ancient Greece and make a toga. Seriously. It’s a Saturday in the blazing sun in the middle of a New Orleans summer. It’s about participation and staying cool. It’s not out of the question to run out to a fabric store and get hooked up with enough cloth to make a toga. Add a belt and a glamorous broach and work it.