The Best Sorority Outfits to Wear During Rush Week
Everyone, at some point, has asked the age-old question: "What should I wear?" It seems like the answer should be simple, but it's not. There are many factors that need to be considered, including the weather, where you're going, your mood, your comfort level and others.
In addition, the funny thing is that this question changes from year to year. Styles and trends come and go, and you want to make sure you look your best and are keeping up with the latest fashions. Your clothes can also become an extension of your personality, so you want to make sure you're showing your best self to the world.
Fashion is important on a day-to-day basis, but it become essential if you've decided to join a sorority. To ensure you're getting a good answer when asking what you need to wear for rush week outfits, we have updated our guide for the 2021-2022 school year!
It's incredibly exciting to start college and to rush a sorority, but you may also be at a loss for what to wear during the whole process. Sorority recruitment outfits usually depend on each day. From preference night dresses to sorority house tours outfits, we've got you covered. You'll be set with outfit inspo once you've read this post!
Each school does it differently, but I'm speaking from my personal experience at San Diego State. A general rule-of-thumb when deciding on outfits for rush week is each day gets progressively dressier. I always tend to overdress to play it safe (thanks Mom for teaching me that!). You should also keep it classy. No skin-tight outfits or too-high heels. Think brunch with Grandma or a wedding, not going out on a Saturday night.
Make sure to check with your school's recruitment rules to see which sorority rush outfits are appropriate. Some schools require that you cover your shoulders as well as your midriff. Some schools are more casual than others, and vice versa. Double check the recruitment guidelines or see what other girls are wearing, and you'll be good to go. With that, let's get into the awesome sorority recruitment outfits!
Day 1: Sorority Letters Day (sometimes called Open House)
This is the day where you visit all the houses (they split it into two days at SDSU because there are so many houses), talk to a few different girls within each chapter, and make some decisions on which ones you like and don't like.
Letters Day is the most casual day! Feel free to wear flats/sandals with white jeans and a cute top or a casual sundress. You can also dress it up a bit and wear summery wedges with your casual outfit. When I was going through rush, girls pretty much wore heels or wedges every day with their sorority outfits.
Day 2: Service Day (Philanthropy Day)
Service Day is all about the sorority's philanthropy. Sometimes, you will do crafts, and other times you will just hear about the charity. This day is a little dressier, but still pretty casual. I would recommend wearing flats with a sundress or a cute romper with flats/sandals. You can wear wedges today, but it's still fine to wear flat shoes! Think: an outfit for a BBQ!
Day 3: Sorority House Tours Day (Skit Day)
House Tours was my personal favorite day. You get to go into all parts of the house, and your conversations get more personal. This is the day you get more insight into whether or not you can picture yourself in that particular sorority house. It was also my favorite outfit day. You should be wearing a nicer, summery dress with wedges or casual heels.
Day 4: Sorority Pref Night Dress
This night is the dressiest. You will be going to your final two houses, and usually the girls will be wearing all black or all white dresses. You should be wearing a semi-formal dress and heels to this event. Think: what you would wear to a wedding. Pref night dresses help make the event special and more formal.
After Pref Night, you get your bid! For this, you can wear white/denim shorts and a plain tank top because you will be getting a bid day shirt from your new home! :)
Then comes the best part: Bid Day! Bid Day was definitely one of the highlights of my freshman year. You get to meet all of your pledge class sisters for the first time, and there is so much hype around the new class of ladies! You'll begin the process of meeting everyone in your house and others in the Greek system! After you get a bid, you'll get to rock so much cute Greek clothing.
Good luck with recruitment, ladies! I hope this post helped reduce some stress and gives you insight into what outfits you'll need to wear during sorority rush.
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