AUTHOR: CLAIRE OF 'THE VOLTE'
The hens night; a night for the girls to get together for one final fling before the bride-to-be’s knight in shining armour carries her off to live their life together. While the party can be anything from a champagne breakfast to a naughty night out on the town, there’s always one question troubling the mind of each girl:
“What should I wear?”
To be sure, this passes through most girls’ minds every day; but there’s something about a hens party that adds extra weight to the question. You might have never been to the party destination before; you might not even know all of the attendees. And with themes, multiple plans and the possibility of travelling, it can be hard to know what to wear to such a special event.
To help you out, here’s our top hens party fashion tips.
WHEN COMFORT IS KEY
Hens parties can range from the simple to the outright extravagant; and depending on the plans, you might need to do a bit of travelling. Whether you’re getting around in a train, limousine or plane, the number one most important factor here should be comfort.
On the journey before the party, don’t be afraid to bring along a change of clothes. This will depend on where you arrive, but in most cases there’s nothing wrong with turning up in something casual and changing before the festivities get under way.
Our tip is to wear dark clothes that can easily hide stains you might accidentally get during your journey. Snacks and drinks in the back of the limo might seem like the height of luxury, but accidents do happen.
Clothes that you can relax in while you travel around will make all the difference in a successful day out. You don’t want to be wearing anything too tight that will dig or rub. Consider wearing layers to ensure you’ll be comfortable in a variety of temperatures, and shoes that will allow you to walk in peace. Bringing a pair of small flats in your clutch or handbag has proven to be a smart move on countless occasions.
TAKE NOTE OF THE ACTIVITIES
Similarly, if you’re going to be out for an entire day, comfort is once again crucial. Ultimately, the activities of the hens party will decide what’s best to wear. If you’re spending the day lingerie shopping, something casual will be fine. Eating at a fancy restaurant will obviously require you to dress up.
Think about what you’re doing and ask the organisers if there’s anything special you need to bring. Remember, bringing a change of clothes is a great idea.
CONSIDER THE TYPE OF PARTY YOU'RE HOSTING
In the past, fancy dress parties have been popular for hens’ nights; but traditional wedding rules are going out the window. There are a few problems with fancy dress parties.
One, it puts pressure on people to wear something they might not be comfortable with, which leads to someone not enjoying their time.
Two, it makes you easily identifiable as a hens party, which can lead to unwanted attention from the likes of creeps and thieves.
Instead, we suggest considering a broader theme, if you’re that way inclined.
BRINGING YOUR PARTY TOGETHER
If you want your whole party to be wearing something in common, but don’t want to deal with the requirements of fancy dress; a theme, or broad motif, can be a great alternative.
Usually, this is something the bride enjoys. It could be their favourite colour, or a theme from a favourite movie.
Doing this allows each girl to choose how they want to incorporate the theme; ensuring everyone’s comfortable. The theme might influence one’s entire outfit, or just their jewellery choice.
A.K.A. THE GUEST OF HONOUR
A hen’s party should be all about the bride. Unlike a stag party, where it’s all about what “the boys” want, a hens party should be something that everyone can enjoy while making the bride feel special.
So, this could mean not forcing the bride-to-be into a tacky sash, or making her skull drinks through a penis straw. By all means, if your group is into this go all out! But planning and consideration is key.
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WHY BUY WHEN YOU CAN BORROW?
Whatever your hens party involves, chances are you will be wearing the outfit once, and one time only. Same goes for the wedding itself.
All too often us girls buy an expensive, classy dress; only to wear it once. We then keep it in the back of our cupboard, too guilty to get rid of it, but too afraid to be caught in it again. To avoid this situation, find the perfect designer dress for your wedding events on The Volte.
You can find your dream dress, for a fraction of the price, and then send it back to The Volte. Hens party fashion: sorted!
AUTHOR BIO - THE VOLTE
WHERE YOU CAN BORROW & LEND FASHION
The Volte is an online marketplace that allows the community to both borrow and lend fashion. Access is the new ownership, and The Volte makes this happen. The Volte believes fashion should not be exclusive; so they allow access to high end designer fashion, whilst allowing those who own it to earn money from clothes that would otherwise be taking up space in their wardrobes.
Area/s this business is available: Australia-wide
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