33 Epic Pieces to Wear on Your Hen Do—Whatever Plans You Have in Store


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It's wedding season, which also means that it's hen do season, as brides-to-be take a moment to celebrate their upcoming nuptials with their closest friends. From barbecues in the garden to whirlwind trips to Ibiza, people approach hen dos in wildly different ways. However, whatever level you want to go to with your hen do, we've found the perfect outfit so you don't have to spend hours trawling for The One. Typically, brides will choose to wear head-to-toe white as a nod to tradition and make them stand out from the rest of the party, whether that's with a white swimsuit or a white sequin party outfit.

We here at Who What Wear don't follow or dictate rules when it comes to outfit ideas, so we've also included some inspiration for the bride who wants to blend in a little more and doesn't want to wear anything white. Silver and metallic sequins are also becoming a popular choice, especially for those who are making the most of the Y2K revival and want to dress like they're in a girl band for the celebration. As always, accessories play a key part in a hen party look, and we've found some amazing options, from coquettish bows to chicly kitsch sunglasses.


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So whether you're going glamping and doing your own makeshift festival or heading to the beach, keep scrolling for a hen do edit that will make any bride even more excited for whatever they have in store.

1. White Sundress


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Style Notes: For a simple but elegant hen party look, you can't go wrong with a white midi or minidress. Think linens, pretty scallop detailing, big statement sleeves—these are beautiful dresses you can wear again and again.

2. Y2K Sequins


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Style Notes: If your hen do is one big party, why not drown yourself in sequins for a nostalgic look that'll make you feel like a Spice Girl?

3. The Beach Looks


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Style Notes: If you're jetting off somewhere, there are lots of amazing white cover-ups and swimwear to bring a bridal touch to your sun lounger.

4. The Festival Bride


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Style Notes: Festivals (or makeshift festivals) are popular hen choices—and a great excuse to go all out with your outfit. Think fringing, sequins and statement accessories.

5. The Wild Card Options (AKA Not-White Looks)


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Style Notes: Ignore the bridal theme altogether, and go for bright colours, prints and nothing ivory or tulle.

This piece was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Emma Spedding