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What Do I Wear to a Moulin Rouge Party?

Updated March 23, 2017

Prepare for a Moulin Rouge soirée by stepping into a world of corsets and burlesque fashions. Based on the legendary Paris cabaret, this party's theme requires attire reminiscent of the Place Blanche plaza and its famous cancan dancers.

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Costume Choices

For female attendees, an appropriate costume for a Moulin Rouge party would include corsets, bustle dresses, feather bustle dresses and corset sets. Burlesque footwear, such as high-heeled boots or bordello heels, prove a consistent choice with the Moulin Rouge theme. Male attendees should dress in formal suits that include top hats, to fit Parisian styles of the late 1880s through the 1930s.


When making a wardrobe decision for a Moulin Rouge party, visit costume shops and speciality stores that sell burlesque-style clothing or search for online vendors.

Fun Facts

In the 2001 musical, "Moulin Rouge," Nicole Kidman's famous necklace was the most expensive piece of jewellery ever made for one film. According to IMBD.com, the Stefano Canturi platinum necklace contained 1,038 diamonds, weighed a total of 134 carats and was worth an estimated £0.6 million. Kidman earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Satine, the beautiful courtesan.

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