What to wear to dinner or a show in New Orleans
Jeans and shorts are discouraged for most upscale restaurants. It is preferred that men wear jackets and collared shirts.
Even though a formal evening gown is allowed at a Black Tie wedding, wearing an upscale cocktail dress is perfectly acceptable for a New Orleans wedding. For guys, make sure to find out if the wedding is a Black Tie event because a tuxedo is expected.
Whatever you do – make sure you are wearing Black and Gold to the Saints Game. If you are going to the actual Superdome, you will also need to bring in a clear, small purse.
There are three main items to pack for Mardi Gras: Casual clothes with purple, Green, and Gold, a fun costume for parades, or a full-length ball gown to attend one of the many balls.
I find that rain ponchos or raincoats give better rain coverage than umbrellas. For some reason, I feel like the rain in New Orleans just goes sideways.