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Notting Hill Carnival outfits shouldn't be stressful. Compared to New Yorkers and Parisians, we Londoners have pretty free reign with what we wear. Socks with sandals on the Victoria line? Clashing prints on the the Number 38? Not an eyelid will bat. That being said, there are very few occasions when it's socially acceptable to look as though you've just skinned Big Bird for his beautiful plumage, which is one of the best things about Notting Hill Carnival: feathers, sequins and glitter are not only tolerated, they're positively encouraged. But before you reach for your Native American headdress, stop and check out our guide on what to wear to Carnival without looking like a twat.