What to Wear to a Bachelorette Party

Headed off to a bachelorette party? Make sure that you’re dressed right with our easy guide on what to wear.

By Jane Chertoff

What to Wear to a Bachelorette Party
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The First Look ✨

  • Bachelorette attire should be based on the location and time of year of the party—Vegas calls for glitzy dresses, while matching robes and sweats can be for a spa weekend.
  • The bride doesn’t have to wear white—she can choose silver, pink, gold, or even yellow to stand out instead.
  • Send out a detailed itinerary in advance so that everyone knows exactly what to wear to each event.

Wondering what you should wear to an upcoming bachelorette party weekend? This is an event you’ve been looking forward to forever, so let’s get you dressed. Picking out the perfect outfit(s) sets the tone for the whole weekend—but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

You might go with the traditional little black dress (LBD) if you’re a guest and a little white dress if you’re the bride-to-be. There are endless variations on this, of course. You’ll also want to consider the location where the bachelorette weekend will be held and what kind of events you’ll be doing over the weekend.

Here’s a guide to what to wear to a bachelorette party so that you can celebrate to your heart’s content all weekend with your favorite people.

Location, Location, Location

What you pack for Vegas isn’t going to be the same as a girl’s spa and wine weekend in Napa, so you’ll need to consider the location and weather carefully. Some ideas for what to wear in some popular destinations are below.

Las Vegas Bachelorette

You can get away with wearing almost anything (or barely anything!) in Vegas. The summers tend to be hot, while the winter months are cooler and may not be warm enough to swim.

  • Day Swimsuit, romper, and/or sarong by the pool; and cutoffs or jeans, and matching T-shirts when exploring the city
  • Night Glitzy sequin dress and heels

Napa Wine Country Bachelorette

For wine country, pack wedges or flats that you’re comfortable walking through the vineyards in. The nighttime vibe tends to lean more casual and you can get away with jeans, a tank top, and a moto jacket.

  • Day Flowy floral dress, wedges, or flats
  • Night Jeans, tank top, moto jacket

Tropical Beach Bachelorette

A beachy bach doesn’t mean that you’ll spend all your time in a bathing suit. Pack some maxi or wrap dresses for going out to dinner and for nightlife and fun in the evenings.

New York City Bachelorette

A big city bach may involve a spa day, going to see a show, and eating and drinking late into the early morning hours. Bring your comfiest shoes for walking during the day and switch to heels or wedges at night.

  • Day Jumpsuit or a dress (with tights for the winter months,) comfortable walking shoes
  • Night Little black dress and heels

Spa Weekend Bachelorette

For a spa weekend, you’ll want to be comfy as you get pampered. You and the girls can still make a statement, though, with matching robes or sweatpants. You can also get the bride a special robe just for her. Don't forget a bathing suit.

For the Bride

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The bride traditionally will wear white so that she stands out throughout the weekend. That might mean a little white dress, romper, or white shorts and a tank top, depending on your style. If white isn’t your thing, that’s OK, too. Try gold, silver, or even yellow instead.

Choose a Matching Touch

Coordinating matching outfits with the other girls isn’t only unnecessary, it can be overkill. Instead, choose a color such as black or navy and have everyone wear what they are comfortable in that color. Then, choose a matching element such as headbands, sashes, or tiaras. You could also all get matching T-shirts to wear during the day. Just make sure that everyone is on board and comfortable with whatever you choose.

The only off-limits color is usually white—keep that reserved for the bride.

Additional Tips for Bachelorette Attire

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  • If you’re in charge of planning the weekend, make sure to send out a detailed itinerary with all the activities that you have planned ahead of time so that everyone knows what to wear.
  • Send suggested attire (ie. jeans and sturdy shoes for horseback riding), but avoid telling anyone exactly what they need to wear.
  • Pick out a matching element such as headbands, sashes, or glasses and include a note about when during the weekend everyone should plan on wearing these.
  • The bride doesn’t have to wear white—anything sparkly or glitzy will do.

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