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What to wear to a Hen Party?

15 Jun 2021
What to wear to a Hen Party

We get asked this a lot! What to wear to a Hen Party? Although it isn’t the big day, what you wear to the Hen party matters. It matters for many different reasons. Now this is nothing to stress over. We have the simple tips to help you pick out what to wear to the hen party.

Our Top Tips

  • Match the Theme

The first thing to note is any themes. If you have a theme pull out everything and anything in your closet that matches the theme best. From there you pick which you want to wear. Yet also what you are comfortable in! You are going to be wearing it for a lot of the hen party, so you want to make sure you feel good. Sometimes there isn’t a theme, but you have matching shirts. This will really make your life a lot easier as you already have something to go off of.

  • Bottoms

Even if there is a matching shirt, that doesn’t cover your bottoms. You’ll need some of those. There are a lot of options. A cute skirt. Nice pair of jeans. Or maybe keep it casual with a pair of leggings. At the end of the day what you pick to wear is going to matter on where you go. If it is a lady’s night at home, then keep it to the leggings or maybe even a pair of sweats. If it is a night out on the town then maybe a cute skirt or go with a dress.

  • Shoes

Onto the last part of the outfit. The shoes! The most obvious thing to say is no new shoes! If you want to get a new pair for the Hen party make sure you take time you break them in. You don’t want to be having a fun night with the girls while secretly in pain due to new blisters. Honestly, shoes aren’t even that much of a big deal. It just goes back to the idea of comfort. If you’re going to be in them and dancing all night you don’t want to be wearing 8 in heels. Wear what your feet can handle!

  • Outfit change

Another thing to consider is an outfit change! Maybe you are going to have a pre before the actual party? Or a spa day before hitting up the town at night. Don’t be afraid to bring a change of clothing. Afterall, you want to have clothing to match your environment. I am sure you are not the only one to think about it.

  • Other Hen Parties

The last Hen Party clothes tip we can give you is to talk to the other girls! What are they thinking of wearing? There is no shame in asking. I mean us girls got to stick together. After all, their most likely thinking the same thing. Instead of stressing about what to wear alone make it a group event. Maybe even have a what to wear party before the actual hen party.

What to wear to a Hen Party?

By following these tips, you will for sure have the best outfit at the hen party. So, dig through the closet of yours or check the stores to get what you need. Also, check in on the bride. It is the day to celebrate her, so she is most likely stressing over what to wear more then you. Remember! The most important thing to remember is to be comfortable in what you wear!

Kate Hyde
Kate Hyde
Kate, originally from Cork, founded in 2008 in her spare bedroom in Waterford. Since then, the company has grown to 6 websites in our group across 4 countries. Kate is an expert on hen party and stag party planning and organisation and is even the author of a book on the topic - “How to Hen Party - the Essential Guide” (Currach Press).
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Geraldine McGrath
Geraldine is our hen party guru! Calmly ruling the roost and knowing every hen hotspot across Ireland. In her spare time, Geraldine likes to read, walk and spend time with family and friends. She’s also recently been rediscovering her love for cross stitch!
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