What inspires us most here at ESSENCE.com: real women, real stories and most importantly – real style!

That’s exactly why we had to highlight the fierce, fun and fabulous women who attended ESSENCE Music Festival 2011 in New Orleans.

Over three days we selected dozens of women who were sporting fresh summer trends from maxi dresses to nautical stripes and had them strut their stuff at the Essence.com Livestage.

See what they wore and be inspired by their style, sass and confidence!

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