As Ash Wednesday approaches (Feb. 26, this year), people all around the world are preparing the biggest party of the year: Carnival. Culminating in Fat Tuesday, Carnival is a last-ditch festivity of gluttony before Lent begins, and not only is the food and drink a grand ol' time -- the looks are, too.
You can picture it: vibrant colors, sequins on sequins, feather boas and crowns as high as they come. While you likely won't go as hard as the Brazilians do for their parade -- those ladies know how to werk -- you can create your own kind of Carnival with the right color palettes and details. These 13 dresses, skirts and tops scream "party."