Sorority Recruitment Shopping Guide + Style Tips

Hello loves! I can’t believe back to school season is already coming up. I asked on my Instagram stories if y’all wanted to see a post dedicated to what to wear during sorority recruitment, and majority said yes! Since I just graduated and have participated in sorority recruitment on both sides, I have a pretty good grasp on what makes a chic, yet appropriate outfit. I even went through my computer and found pictures of when I went through rush in 2016 (lol I always forget that I had dark hair and bangs at one point).


a philanthropy day look

none of these pieces are available anymore but my dress was from Beehive in Austin and my shoes were Steve Madden

In today’s post I’m sharing some things to keep in mind when selecting your rush outfits, along with some dresses and accessories that are currently on the market that I think would be ideal for recruitment.

Every school is different, but one thing that is common among all schools is that the attire gets progressively more formal as the rounds progress. Start the week with your casual sundresses, then work your way up to a cocktail dress by preference night. Here are some other general notes to keep in mind while selecting your looks:

  • Avoid showing too much skin (i.e. deep v-necks, short dresses, etc.) you don’t want to stand out in a negative way! You also want to focus on your conversations in the houses, not worrying about if your boobs are going to fall out of your dress

  • Jumpsuits and rompers are OK for the early rounds, but I would stick to cocktail dresses towards the end (just my opinion!)

  • It’s going to be hot outside, so pick dresses made of lightweight materials

  • Show your personality through your looks! You’re going to feel the most confident and comfortable in outfits that make you feel like the best version of yourself


a sisterhood day look

none of these pieces are available anymore but my dress was Alice + Olivia and my shoes were Steve Madden

Below are the pieces that I found online that I think would be perfect for sorority recruitment. Click on any piece below and you will be taken to the website where you can purchase the item.

Feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an Instagram DM if you have any more questions or want more advice on sorority recruitment attire. I love helping y’all out. Best of luck if you’re participating in sorority recruitment this fall.

Slap on some lipstick and smile


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