Fashionistas swarm New Orleans for the ESSENCE Music Festival.

Essence.com
Jul, 01, 2011

The ESSENCE Music Festival is finally here! We came to attend the stellar ESSENCE Empowerment Experience and the top-notch concerts this Fourth of July weekend -- but we can't lie, we can't wait to see what these sistahs are going to be wearing.

Stay tuned for our daily Street Style from New Orleans right here on ESSENCE.com. From flirty sun dresses to chic totes, there promises to be as much fashion to see as there is music to hear.

In honor of the festivities, let's take a look back at some of our favorite fashionistas from last year's EMF...