A float celebrating the life of John James Audubon, an American naturalist and artist, passes a cheering crowd at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, circa A woman left dances in a hula skirt in a Mardi Gras parade amid men in costumes, circa A group of Mardi Gras princesses right ride a parade float in their formals, circa A trio of men in women's lingerie stand among the crowd gathered for Mardi Gras celebrations,
Mardi Gras New Orleans: Topless revellers and nudity at naughtiest festival ever - Daily Star
The wild bash in the US city started as a Christian holiday of excess before the lean period of Lent — but has transformed to a huge party. The tradition of colourful beads of necklaces has brought colour to proceedings and sees women flash their breasts in exchange of the jewellery. Wild pics from past years show revellers flashing their breasts for beads on the infamous Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. Swingers couple Bob and Tess Hannaford shared some advice on their website for anyone thinking of participating in this tradition. Discretion is the key.