What to Wear: Fashion Tips for the Big Night

What To Wear To A Bachelorette Party

What to wear? A simple question that can send any woman into a tizzy, especially when it involves an outfit for an epic night of fun and mayhem.

Los Angeles fashionista and fashion writer Meghan Wilson dishes about her passions for life, love, and all things fashion on her blog, Bohemian Butterflies. Here, she serves up some great advice on what to wear for the ultimate girls’ night out, your bachelorette party.

Look Your Best: the Bride

“A night like this definitely calls for an attention-grabbing outfit for the bride,” says Wilson.

Wilson suggests something with shimmer or sequins to jazz things up. She loves a stream-lined, sequin dress with a scoop back from Blaque Label or a sequined collage cocktail dress from 3.1 Phillip Lim.

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3.1 Phillip Lim cocktail dress

Sequins not your thing? No problem. Wilson says fun patterns, done in good taste, or a little bit of sexy lace, are great looks as well.

Look Your Best: the Bridal Party

“You definitely want to look festive, but still let the bride be the center of attention for the night,” says Wilson.

She advocates solid color party dresses with, perhaps, a splash of metallic sheen or a small print. Some of her fave designer versions are Haute Hippie and findersKEEPERS.

Another great option is a flirty mini skirt paired with a solid chic top.

Get Bridal Swag With Bling

Bachelorette Tiaras

Try a beaded handwrap in lieu of the traditional tiara

Wilson recommends passing on the sash or tiara and opting for something like a monogrammed martini glass instead. It will serve as a constant reminder of the night — and it makes a funfavor, too.

If you still want the glitz and royalty of a tiara, try a crystal beaded head wrap.

Don’t Forget Your Feet…

“We all want those killer shoes that look amazing and give you added leg lift and height,” says Wilson. High heels seem like the obvious choice, but are not the most practical for longevity.



Stick with a sensible platform pump and stay away from pointy stilettos or sling backs. 

If you can swing it, Wilson recommends investing in a pair of higher end shoes (she loves Brian Atwood Leonida pumps or wedge sandals by Schutz). But if you are on a budget, as many of us are these days, be sure to find something supportive and comfortable—definitely break new shoes in before the event—so that you don’t end up barefoot or blistered by the wee hours of the morning.

…and This Must Have Accessory

Wilson’s must-have accessory for a night out is a small wristlet clutch.


“It’s easy to keep track of and you’re less likely to lose it if it’s around your wrist.”

 What’s your must-have accessory for a night out?

For more fashion tips and trends, visit Bohemian Butterflies at or follow Wilson on Twitter @bohobutterflies.

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