Get your wardrobe ready for Rush Week 2023.
With rush week approaching quickly, any girl planning on rushing for a sorority knows that you need an entire arsenal of outfits to make it through the entire week. And no doubt you’ve probably stumbled across #BamaRush TikTok and their famous #OOTD.
If you need some inspo for the upcoming gauntlet, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up all the best dresses for rush week 2023. With a huge range of styles and cuts to choose from, you’re bound to find a few new pieces to add to your wardrobe in no time.
What is the Bama Rush documentary?
HBO Max’s documentary (now on the platform Max) Bama Rush reveals the rigorous rushing process that takes place at the University of Alabama every fall. Viewers get an in-depth look at the mystical weeklong event at one of the most famous universities in the world.
Throughout the documentary, we follow various girls as they pin their hopes and dreams on getting into their favorite sorority at the University of Alabama (although some of the recruits didn’t make it that far).
For those who didn’t indulge in Greek life during college, the entire process seems completely foreign and weirdly conformist. It’s about standing out enough to make an impact, all while holding the status quo with the utmost rigidity.
And the stakes are high, even if the pressure is self-imposed. Some of the girls commented they would rather have a guy tell them to their face that they’re ugly than not get a bid on Bid Day. It’s a strange world that viewers have the unique opportunity to look in on.
Alabama Rush TikTok
The fascination with Bama Rush all began with #OOTD on TikTok. Every single day during the Bama Rush week in 2021, girls took to TikTok to reveal their outfits of the day. Think flutter shorts, Kendra Scott necklaces, and Lululemon shorts. From that, it spiraled into something else: #BamaRush.
#BamaRush then went on to encapsulate everything that had to do with rush week. Funny moments getting ready, rejections leaving girls in tears, and plenty of bright-eyed hopefuls eagerly awaiting their fate. Since 2021, #BamaRush has grown in strength every year.
A denim dress can match anything, and we seriously love the looks this one is giving. The belt adds something different, while the t-shirt dress cut keeps it super casual.
For more formal rush week or evening events, opt for a comfortable midi dress to elevate your look. Plus, the dramatic red color will ensure that all eyes are on you.
Relaxed day dresses are always a rush week staple. The fluffy sleeves and summery orange color make this dress different than your average rush week looks.
White mini dresses are a rush week must-have. This ultra-femme version is super sweet and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the event you’re attending for rush week.
Summery and light, this floral dress is perfect for any rush week event you’re hitting up during rush week. The lightweight fabric will keep you cool in the summer heat, too.
We love a good bodycon dress, and this corseted version is super feminine. The blush pink color is also absolutely perfect for rush week 2023!
For a longer dress that’s still casual, opt for a jersey knit dress. This one has an open back, adding a little something extra. Plus, that blue color will look great on anyone!
For any formal or evening events, we love a sequin number. This champagne fit is effortlessly elegant. Paired with some matching gold accessories and you’ll be the star of the night in no time.
White outfits are a huge part of rush week, but the fringe dress is totally unique. It’s casual enough to wear during the day for an easy breezy look. Add some jewelry to really make it shine!
If you’re looking for something not quite so short to wear during rush week, midi dresses are going to be your go-to. The cute cut of this dress is super flattering but also modest. Plus, it’s versatile enough to wear once rush week is over.
Skater dresses are always a great idea since they can easily be dressed up or down. The neutral color of this bandeau version goes with anything! You can easily throw a jacket over it for chillier nights, too.
For a dress that’s endlessly versatile and timeless, opt for a wrap dress. It’s flattering on all body types, and the satin material is super chic. You’ll be looking great for all those rush week interviews.
When you’re wearing a simpler style of dress, add texture to create some interest! White lends itself well to textured pieces, which is exactly why we love this version from Oh Polly. Pick one up for rush week 2023!
Who says longer dresses can’t still give you that oomph? This watercolor-inspired ruched midi dress looks like a wearable work of art. Go for something like this to really stand out from the crowd.
For any daytime events, find a dress that’s easy and breezy. This flower print dress meets all the requirements! We also love it paired with the long leg-warmers and loafers—perfectly preppy and cute.
Va-va voom! This cotton candy sweet dress is so adorable, we can’t keep staring at it. Opt for monochrome accessories to let the cut of the dress really be the star of the show.
Gingham always looks good and never really goes out of style, which is why we’re showing off this pink number. The little rose on the hip adds something extra, but the whole look is perfect for rush week!
For a comfy dress that looks effortless, head over to J.Crew Factory for this piece. It’s simple, but timeless, meaning you’ll definitely be wearing it past rush week 2023.
Who doesn’t love a good mini-dress? This bodycon number hugs all your curves in just the right places, giving you an envious hourglass figure. It comes in plenty of different colors, so pick your favorite, or grab a few!
Balletcore is seriously in this fall, so we had to show off this ballet-inspired number from Meshki. Ultra femme and perfectly simple, the corseted top and flared skirt look great on everyone!
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