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Bus-t a Move: 10 Party Bus Outfit Ideas for an Epic Night Out

Bus-t a Move: 10 Party Bus Outfit Ideas for an Epic Night Out Buses may not be the most glamorous mode of transportation, but a party bus is a different...

Bus-t a Move: 10 Party Bus Outfit Ideas for an Epic Night Out

Buses may not be the most glamorous mode of transportation, but a party bus is a different matter altogether. Renting a party bus for a night out means visiting a city's hotspots while having your own personal club at the same time. Match the fun of a party bus by choosing bold looks that shine under flashing neon lights. Sequins, fringe, cutouts, metallics and tulle all make an appearance on the definitive list of party bus outfit ideas.

10 Party Bus Outfit Ideas

Wondering what to wear on a party bus? A standard little black dress falls short of the high-energy vibe of the occasion. Here are 10 ways to ride currents trends for fun, dance-party-approved outfits.

1. Sequin Tee Dress

The sequin tee dress is the ideal combination of fun and glamour, with disco-inspired sequins and a loose, dancing-friendly cut. Make a sparkly sequin fabric modern and intense by choosing a black sequin tee dress with a badass tiger face front and center. Shorts underneath for easy dancing are a must, but for extra style points, choose black sequin shorts to match. This outfit is so glam you don't even need heels — a pair of jet-black sneakers or platform boots adds effortless cool points.

2. Wrap Top and Shorts

Step away from the expected club dresses by choosing separates for a night out. A wrap top brings interesting lines and a fashion sensibility to a simple top-and-shorts outfit.

Add visual interest with texture on both the top and shorts to make this a party-bus-worthy look. A pair of shiny fringe shorts or a metallic wrap top are both on-trend options, and don't be afraid to "clash" textures for a more interesting outfit.

3. Sequin Pants and Blazer

Wearing an oversized, distressed or stylized blazer for a wild night out is a major style power move. Sequin pants in a boardroom-esque cut are the perfect way to keep this fashion theme going. Add a pair of neon snakeskin pointed-toe pumps and some statement jewelry, and your bizarro-world Miranda Priestly party bus outfit will be truly groundbreaking.

4. Comfy Tank Dress

Separates? Sequins? Fringe? If that sounds like a lot, that's because it is, but simple party bus outfit ideas can still be stunning. A midi or maxi-length tank dress in an interesting print or color, possibly with a cutout or two, is a one-and-done styling solution for any fun night out. For inspiration, look to Emily Ratajkowski's intriguing three-layer tank dress moment.

5. Puff Sleeve Mini Dress

Puffy sleeves are an ongoing style trend, but they're not limited to sundresses and cottagecore looks. A flouncy sleeve can instantly add fun and visual interest to any club dress. The best way to balance these retro sleeve accents is to add a daring pair of thigh-high boots.

6. Fur Coat Over a Black Dress

Styling an outfit around a focal point is an easy way to pull a look together for any occasion. A puffy, fluffy fur coat in a bright color will bring the party to any party bus outfit. Pairing a super-textured Mongolian faux fur coat in trendy hot pink with your favorite black dress or separates will make it fun and festive for the occasion.

7. Y2K Revival Metallics

With the Y2K style revival in full swing, there's no better chance to experiment with this over-the-top style than on a party bus. Instead of limiting your shine to just silvers and golds, go full Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century with lamé metallics in neon green, blue and pink.

Monochromatic looks in this style can work well, but you can also mix and match bright colors for an entire rainbow of early-2000s glam. Dua Lipa's green and purple separates and towering ponytail channeled The Spice Girls, while her matte yellow bag added even more color contrast to make the outfit modern.

8. Bomber Jacket and Pleated Skirt

Go even farther back and add some edge to your party bus outfit ideas by wearing late-'80s style staples: a bomber jacket and a pleated skirt. Combat boots both make for an easy night of dancing and complete this unique club look. Accessorize with chunky metal accents, like Lil Nas X when he wore a chartreuse bomber, a matching plaid skirt and epic silver platform boots to Coachella 2023.

9. Fluffy Tulle Mini Dress

Sheer dresses are all over fashion, and with fluffy tulle, you can add volume and punch to an outfit while keeping things light. A tiered tulle dress in bright tangerine brings three high-impact elements into one wardrobe piece: texture, volume and color. As a bonus, all of your party bus dance moves will benefit from the bounce and flounce of the fabric. Pair this dress with shiny gold jewelry and shoes to complete the warm-hued look.

10. Flowy Satin Top or Dress

It's been almost 10 years since Michael Kors, while judging Project Runway, declared that "no human being should wear tight satin." Though there are no hard-and-fast rules in fashion, satin does tend to look best with a bit of flow rather than tight, sometimes-puckery seams. Flowy satin moves with you and shines under party bus lights, making it the perfect fabric choice for a club outfit focal point.

A flowy and oversized satin top can dress up a pair of black leggings or stand alone as a casual yet stylish dress. It's also fun to subvert the feminine, red carpet associations of a satin dress with edgier styling. Zendaya added contrast to a super-femme ruffled satin dress with thigh-high combat boots and a white tank top underneath.

More Fun Fashion for Party Bus Outfit Ideas or Any Stylish Night Out

Party bus outfit ideas are the perfect time to experiment with bold textures like sequin, satin, rhinestones, fur and neon colors. At Kate Hewko, we believe that all of these touches bring pop to outfits at any age. These elements integrate surprisingly well into non-party-bus looks, too. Browse our collection of up-to-the-moment dresses to find your next fashion serve for a night out.


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