When is Little Ladies Day?
It will be held during: 14th – 31st March 2022.
Who Can Take Part?
Any character that is at least Level 15. If you’re not there yet, you have plenty of time! If you just focus on the main story, you’ll reach L15 in no time at all. This also means FFXIV Free Trial can take part in the event!
Where in Ul’dah?
While the main character is different, what is the same as previous events is that it is in Ul’dah at X:10.1, Y:10.7 just over the road from the main Aetheryte Plaza.
Who is the Questgiver?
You’re looking for Marabel, the lovely Hyur in a pale blue dress. And who insists on calling you dahling the whole time. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
This Year’s Story
I promised no spoilers so I’m not going to write down the whole thing for you. It takes maybe half an hour in total to run it, if you don’t rush the cutscenes. And if you are rushing – why? Anyway, the upshot is that Marabel is trying hard to become known as a fashion designer (in accessories, for those of you who know about these things). She has heard there is a “Walk-Off” this year where designers and their models compete – being judged by a panel of experts (naturally including the “Masked Rose”).
Catching the Theme
The only condition for entry into the competition this year is that the design should be “inspired by the holiday”.
She has all the materials already (what, you don’t have to rush around Ul’dah to fetch them?) but does need a few things: namely, an idea of what Little Ladies Day means to the people and someone to model her creations.
Who to Ask about Little Ladies Day
As much as I’d love to post their responses, I’ll restrain myself and just show you who you need to speak to. Click/tap to open larger versions of the screenshots.
Seneschal or Princess?
Once you’ve done your voxpop, it’s time to become the model you honestly agreed to become. Marabel has two distinct outfits for you to choose from.
Regardless of your FFXIV character’s “presented gender”, you can choose to select either the “princess” or the “seneschal” apparel. I found this very refreshing, in a game that has different looks of gear depending on your gender. My main character is not the princess type, so guess what she chose?
Okay, I caved and ran the event on a second character. I was relieved it wasn’t too princess-y! I should really run it on a male character!
Finally you get to perform your walk-off and go face the panel of judges. Get posing, strut your stuff and all that… dahling!
Little Ladies’ Day Main Quest Rewards
A Stylish Transformation (Repeatable Quest)
As with a few FFXIV events, there is also a repeatable quest. In it you get to convince well-known figures in Ul’dahn society to wear one of Marabel’s Little Ladies Day creations. That, of course, is extra advertising. There are some fab micro-interactions within this, so it’s worth doing all options on at least one character.
Doing the Makeover Thing, Dahling!
Here are just a couple of highlights:
Repeatable Quest Rewards
TL;DR Little Ladies Day 2022 Roundup
This year FFXIV brought another lovely little story to Little Ladies’ Day. Having the background of the Lopporits’ attempts at “fashion” I was somewhat nervous for my Miqo’te, but I was glad it ended somewhat better than that! Helping an up-and-comer negotiate the stressful life of a fashion designer was a nice take on the “cat walk” (no offence Miqo’tes) too. While I highly doubt I’ll use the crown glamour, I always like to take part in these events for the story. I’m also glad to finally be creating FFXIV content, even if it’s just one or two pieces a month. So take a small chunk of your time questing and hop into Little Ladies Day 2022 and I’ll see yous soon.