The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: What to Wear for Preference Round

Welcome to my sorority recruitment series! I started this blog a year ago to help women like me through college, Greek life, and every little bit in between and I'm not slowing down now! This series is purely to help you in your search for the perfect sisterhood.

Sorority recruitment can be very stressful for a lot of sorority women. Who knew finding your BFFs could cause so much anxiety? Although I really hope that's not the case for you, it's so common and happens to most, if not all, going through recruitment. I'm here to (try) to save you from your nervous jitters.

The Ultimate Guide to Sorority Recruitment: What to Wear for Preference Round


When choosing your outfit for preference round there are a few things to keep in mind. First of all, this is the dressiest of all the rounds. Most girls go with a cocktail-style dress, however some go for a nice skirt and blouse. Think something you would wear to a family member's wedding. Next you need to think about is the style of the dress or outfit. Below I've listed some things to think about.

  • Straps: Think about what bra you will need to wear with your outfit. Will it require a strapless bra, or an adhesive bra? These are things to think about when you're factoring being in this dress for 6+ hours in addition to heat and nervous sweating. You should know your chest and what works for you.
  • Length: Like I said above, think of this as something you would wear to a family member's wedding. You wouldn't want your grandma seeing you in a dress that barely covers your booty would you? A good measure of length is putting your arms at your side and seeing if the dress is longer than your fingertips. If so, it's probably a good length.
  • Tightness: This is no occasion for any dress considered "bodycon" or in the "club" section. There are no boys at recruitment so save your sexy dresses for later and stay classy with dresses that don't hug all of your curves.
  • Modesty: Once again, this is no time to flaunt your boobies or highlight your booty. No deep-v's or revealing fabrics needed. Girls aren't going to be paying attention to your amazing personality with your "personality" falling out of your dress, if you know what I mean.
  • Fabric: Keep in mind the climate when purchasing your recruitment outfits because some fabrics work better in some weather more than others. Great fabrics for hot recruitment days would be cotton, linen, rayon, silk, chiffon, and chambray. Check the tags of the clothes you buy before you commit to them!
  • Color: First of all, you will probably be sweating. Choose colors that won't draw the eye to sweaty pits! I also don't suggest wearing black, it's summer after all, and you shouldn't be mourning the coming of school, you should be celebrating being a part of recruitment! I suggest wearing bright, bold colors or prints to draw everyone's eyes to you on the last day they see you before making a decision!
Here are some great choices for preference round dresses that everyone will be complimenting. With these dresses, accessorize them with some statement earrings and some neutral wedges or heels for the perfect preference round look!

Lulu's, $68Lilly Pulitzer, $148Riff Raff, $109Tobi, $46

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