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19 amazing outfit ideas for the hen do in your diary

Your upcoming hen party is the perfect excuse for a new outfit

hen party outfits
Hollie Brotherton
Lifestyle & Commerce Senior Writer
Updated: September 14, 2023
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It's officially hen party season, and they're a great excuse to go all out in a new outfit. While some bridal parties might go for a fancy dress theme, many give you free rein so you can choose to wear bright colours, serious sparkles or that LBD you've had your eye on. 

What to wear on a hen do?

  • Sequin outfits: It totally depends on the hen party plans, but if there's a big night out on the cards you can't go wrong with all-over embellishments and sequins. A hen do is a rare occasion when you can be as extra as you like (if anything, it's expected) without thinking too much about whether you'll fit in at the bar or club you're heading to. A sequin mini dress is so easy to style as such a statement piece requires minimal accessories and can be paired with everything from barely-there stilettos to platforms, and even chunky boots or sandals if heels aren't the vibe.
  • Colourful dresses: If you have daytime plans, like a girls' brunch or something outdoors (that doesn't require activewear), a colourful dress is the perfect choice. We've found a range of styles from printed to monochrome, in cuts to suit every figure. Many hen parties begin in the daytime and continue into the evening, so all of these options can be dressed up with a change of accessories.
  • LBDs: A little black dress never fails. They flatter every figure, suit every skin tone and are suitable for any occasion. So if you're really struggling with what to wear, take a look our edit of LBDs and just add a leather jacket.

Scroll on to shop our edit of the best hen party outfits available to buy online now. From Mango to ASOS and Reformation to & Other Stories, the high street has something for every occasion.

Sequin hen party outfit ideas

  • ASOS sequin dress

    ASOS EDITION Embellished Mini Dress

    With its shift cut, mini length and all-over golden embellishments, this ASOS sequin dress is so flattering and easy to wear. Style it with matching metallic heels.

  • Retrofête pink dress

    Retrofête Gabrielle Sequin Mini Dress

    If you're not shy about standing out, we love Retrofête's mesmerizing hot pink sequin mini dress. It features a wrap cut with blouson sleeves and a velvety belt as a plush finishing touch.

  • Rixo sequin dress

    Rixo Bradshaw Sequin Dress

    Rixo's sequin midi dress comes in the most beautiful blue hue with an ombré effect. It features a gently defined waist, single blouson sleeves, and side split.

  • Warehouse sequin dress

    Warehouse Sequin V Neck Mini Dress

    This silver sequin mini dress from Warehouse has a very flattering figure-skimming cut with short sleeves and a V-neckline.

  • H&M sequin dress

    H&M Sequinned Mini Dress

    We're obsessed with H&M's green mini sequin dress, which comes complete with contrasting rhinestone cups. It could pass for a designer piece and it's selling out fast.

  • River Island sequin dress

    River Island Pink Check Sequin Mini Dress

    Channel Barbie in River Island's hot pink checkerboard sequin mini dress. We'd wear it with sky-high platform heels.

  • Karen Millen sequin dress

    Karen Millen Mirrored Disc Ombre Mini Dress

    Karen Millen's statement ombre mirror disc dress is the perfect stand-out party piece. There's space between those disc sequins, so you might want to wear a body or a slip underneath. 

  • SLA sequin dress

    SLA The Label Camille Dress

    Proving that sequins can most definitely be chic is the strapless Camille mini dress by SLA The Label. Made from the brand's iconic glitter fabric, the fitted piece would look amazing with barely-there heels.

Colourful hen party outfit ideas

  • Reformation Juliet dress

    Reformation Juliet Dress

    Slim-fitting through the bodice with a relaxed skirt and adjustable tie straps, Reformation's Juliet dress is the perfect daytime midi. 

  • & Other Stories red floral dress

    & Other Stories Flowy Puff Sleeve Dress

    & Other Stories' red floral midi dress is so pretty for the daytime. Wear it with barely-there sandals and a clutch or wedges in the evening.

  • Mango yellow dress

    Mango Flared Corset Dress

    Mango's gorgeous yellow midi dress features a corset-style bodice falling to a flowing skirt and removable spaghetti straps. Wear it with delicate flat sandals or dress it up with a pair of stiletto heels.

  • Nobody's Child floral dress

    Nobody's Child Floral Dee Dee Midi Dress

    We love the statement sleeves on this floral midi dress from Nobody's Child. The relaxed silhouette drapes beautifully and it's a great choice if you want to be slightly more covered up.

  • Holzweiler dress

    Holzweiler Elia Floral Satin Midi Dress

    This satin floral slip dress is perfect for a sunny brunch. Wear it with chunky sandals and statement gold jewellery.

  • Whistles orange dress

    Whistles Sophie Frill Sleeve Midi Dress

    This bold midi dress from Whistles combines a casual cut and a bright colour to make the perfect statement daytime piece. We love the relaxed silhouette with frill and tie details.

LBD hen party outfit ideas

  • ASOS black mini dress

    ASOS DESIGN Mini Wrap Dress

    Sometimes simplicity is key, and this wrap-front ASOS dress is classic and stylish.The mini length and plunging neckline are balanced with long sleeves and covered shoulders.

  • French Connection blazer dress

    French Connection Whispers Blazer

    Tailored styles are always timeless. This blazer dress from French Connection would look amazing with stilettos.

  • Club L London Shani dress

    Club L London Shani Mini Slip Dress

    For something sleek and effortlessly sexy you need Club L London's little black dress with lace detail. It features delicate cami straps and panelling.

  • Mango halterneck dress

    Mango Lurex Halter-Neck Dress

    Wear the crochet trend with Mango's cool and versatile LBD. Pair it with chunky sandals in the daytime and dressed up with barely-there black heels at night.

  • H&M black wrap dress

    H&M Wrap Dress

    From strolling city streets to beach-side drinks, H&M's mini wrap dress would work for any location. Wear it with statement accessories.


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