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- Contrary to popular belief, rushing ain't all Lilly, all the time. But sometimes it is.
- Here's a chart that might be helpful. First off, what is the bare minimum you need to buy to be prepared? Almost every school gives you a list of themed days for recruitment. It’s basically like party invitations wi
- According to The House Bunny, this is a lot of don't. Are blow-outs mandatory? Are there hair rules at all? A professional blow-out is definitely not mandatory, but I would suggest a little styling. On the oth
- IDK, do? Does an alt-sorority look exist (i.e. can you wear something other than a dress)? While certain houses have cookie-cutter images perpetuated by girls that rival IRL Barbie, if you’re going through rush and c
- We assume Anthropologie is a safe zone, but what other stores do you recommend? If you’re rushing in the south, I have to recommend Lilly Pulitzer—although some might think it looks like their grandmother’s curtains, it’s a sorority gi
- Any thoughts on beauty, hair, nails, shoes, etc., please share. For nails, simple is always better. If you’re digging neon, go for it, just make sure they’re not a hot chipped mess. It’s distracting. When it comes to makeup, no smokey eye necessar
Rushing a sorority can be a daunting process. At most schools, it's like the Olympics of socializing at the pace of speed dating and with the intensity of a job interview. Hopefuls must prove they can carry a conversation, have interests and are not psychotic all in about an hour, if they're lucky. They're not only judged on looks, but also demeanor, poise, that somethin' somethin'—all the while wondering, "could anyone here be my new best friend who also might haze me a teeny-tiny bit?" Also hundreds of other girls are attempting the same feat.
What does one wear through such a process? How can one even prepare for such challenges?
Racked sought the advice of one sorority expert, Margaret Abrams, a bonafide sorority graduate who's writings appear on Total Sorority Move and Post Grad Problems. Learn crucial tips such as what to wear, what not to wear, and how this isn't your mother's rush.