4 Essentials To Pack For Every Bachelorette Party

Since everyone seems to have all of the sudden decided to like, grow up and get married and sh*t, I feel like my whole life has become one never-ending bachelorette party. And, although it may sound fun, anyone who’s been to a bachelorette party knows it’s actually the opposite. I mean, yes, it is fun in the beginning, but at this point I don’t know how many more penis straws and tacky group tees I can wear before I just have to end all of these friendships and call it a day. Not to mention, all of these bachelorette parties are expensive af. Between the plane tickets, gifts, and weekend’s wardrobe, I can barely afford groceries anymore. And like, wtf do I wear to all of these bachelorette parties??? Well, I can’t stop people from inviting you to these countless bachelorette weekends. Cause like, you’re just sooo popular. But, I can at least help you pack for them. To help make these weekends a bit more bearable, here are four essential and versatile pieces to pack for every bachelorette party.

1. Bodysuits

Bardot Laced Bodysuit

Free People Fair and Square Neck Bodysuit

Regardless of whether the bachelorette party is in Charleston or Vegas, you definitely want to pack a few bodysuits for the trip. More specifically, pack one bodysuit that’s “clubby” and one that’s casual. Ya know, one that just looks cute with a pair of jeans. Look, just because you don’t think you’re necessarily going to be hitting up “da club” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a hot bodysuit in your arsenal. It’s a bachelorette party, so, regardless of the location, you can expect that your fellow attendees will be bringing some more scandalous outfits. I mean, you have to remember that this is a BIG weekend, especially for your non-single friends. They will be bringing their “A” game, so don’t let your sad, single self be outdone by all the girls in your group who are already wifed up. 

2. High Waisted Jeans

AGOLDE Remy High Rise Straight

AGOLDE Nico Skinny

A great pair of high waisted jeans is a must for a bachelorette weekend. There’s always one Type-A friend in the group who has the entire itinerary for the weekend planned out from start to finish. Whatever group activity she has in the itinerary, you’ll be glad to have a great pair of jeans with you. I’d recommend bringing either a black pair or a dark-wash skinny, because these styles can most easily be both dressed up or dressed down. And I would DEF make sure they’re high waisted because one thing that’s for certain is that all these activities are guaranteed to have a lot of drinking. And you know, just as well as I do, after a few days of binge drinking, you’re going to be happy af that your pants are high waisted.

3. Jumpsuits

Privacy Please Lena Jumpsuit

ASTR Red Zion Jumpsuit

Like I said, regardless of the strict itinerary you’re required to participate in, one thing’s for sure is that there’s going to be a lot of drinking at every bachelorette party you attend. And after a day of boozy brunches, the last thing you’re going to want to do is have to put an outfit together for the night out. A great jumpsuit is the perfect solution for this #firstworldproblem. It’s a full outfit in itself, and therefore doesn’t require any additional effort. I recommend bringing one that’s flattering and forgiving because, like I said, with all that drinking, you’re probs going to be bloated af. The one’s I’ve selected have a tie-waist bow belt which is perfect for hiding the night prior’s drunk pizza bloat. These ones also have cropped bottoms, which make them ideal for any occasion. This way, if you want to wear it for something more daytime casual, you could easily pair it with a cute pair of sneakers. Or, if it’s for going out, pair it with some heels.

4. Casual Dress

UO Mallory Cowl Neck Slip Dress

House of Harlow x Revolve 1960 Daphne Dress

Just like a jumpsuit makes for an easy outfit, so does a casual dress. A casual dress is practical and easy  because again, it can be dressed up or down. Sensing a pattern here? Great, you’re onto something! Your bachelorette weekend wardrobe should be versatile so that it’s flexible for any foreseeable event, occasion, or activity. So, in the event you’re just going to a local dive bar, you can wear one of these casual dresses without looking extra. For example, wear the red one over a graphic tee, or the pale blue one with cute sneakers. And, if you’re lucky enough that the HBIC actually reserved a bottomless brunch at the Gansevoort Hotel, you’re good to go.

Regardless of whether you’re going somewhere actually cool, or somewhere you’re unenthusiastic about spending this month’s rent on a plane ticket for, you’ll be good to go if you pack these four essential pieces. I also realize I have a lot of red on this list. So do yourself a favor and just verify that the bride-to-be isn’t planning on wearing red before you purchase. Idk, just a thought.

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Shannon McCormick
Shannon McCormick
Shannon McCormick (previously under the alias of 'Betch Dressed') is a self-proclaimed fashion expert with a sick obsession for all things Bravo. She primarily writes about everything fashion, but also dabbles in other areas because she's a talented overachieving Virgo. Follow her on Insta (@shanmccormick) and comment/DM topics you want to hear her incredible take on next!