It’s not prom, but it’s still a party, so a dress or dressy outfit is what most girls wear to the Sadie Hawkins dance. Curious about who Sadie is and why she has a dance named after her? Here’s a good article, which also looks at the cultural fit of a the “girls ask the boys” dance in the 21st century. All opinions aside, let’s just say that for most high schoolers, the debate is not the relevancy of such a tradition in the new south. It seriously all comes down to one question: What to Wear to Sadies, and Will My Mom Let Me?

(Having lived through this over the years, our advice is, “you do you” in your family. Try not to waste your valuable brain space judging other moms’ decisions. This is just one of literally hundreds of family decisions over the years that may separate you from other parents. The only right & wrong on the outfit is what’s ok in your family)

We shopped the local boutiques to see what they have in store to wear to Sadies.

CRIV in the Metropolitan (and online)

CRIV Little Black Mini Dress ($94)

CRIV Dalmatian Top ($58) Dalmatian Skirt ($52)

CRIV Twisted Plot Mini Dress ($78) BUY HERE

CRIV Giving Me Frills Set Top ($52) Shorts ($58)

CRIV Lilac Dreams Mini Dress ($68)

CRIV Three: Ocean Eyes Midi Dress ($58)

CRIV Barcelona Dress ($120)

CRIV Wanderlust Maxi Dress ($120)

CRIV Side Stripped Maxi Dress ($120) BUY HERE

KK Bloom

We found an awesome Buy One on Sale, Get the Other Free sale to jump on RIGHT NOW at KK Bloom boutique on Selwyn Ave and online. (there are even a few Prom type dresses in this sale, so you can knock two traumas out with one shop)

KK BLOOM BOGO on sale Sale. Buy One on sale dress, get one FREE. 

KK BLOOM Adelyn Rae PETA DRESS Sale Price $ 72.00 BUY HERE

KK BLOOM’s BB Dakota PASADENA DRESS $ 40.80 sale price BUY HERE 

KK Bloom’s BB Dakota ALWAYS CLASSY DRESS $58.80 sale price BUY HERE

KK Bloom’s Jack by BB Dakota MIDNIGHT SPECIAL VELVET DRESS Sale Price $40.80 BUY HERE


KK Bloom’s Show Me Your Mumu ASHLEY SMOCKED DRESS ~ SIENNA SHEEN Sale Price $87.60 BUY HERE

KK Bloom’s Free People SHEA PRINTED MINI – IVORY Sale Price $52.80 BUY HERE

KK Bloom’s BB Dakota BEST OF MY LOVE JUMPSUIT Sale Price $70.80 BUY HERE



Tiny on Selwyn Ave.


The Pink Hanger on Providence Road

Pink Hanger’s “Sequin Disco” Dress in multi-color sequin $49.20 BUY HERE 

Pink Hangers “Boxy” Dress $50.00 BUY HERE 

Pink Hanger’s “Wildfire” Dress in baby pink $126.60 BUY HERE 

Pink Hanger’s “Part of Me” Dress in black lace $147.00 BUY HERE 

Pink Hanger’s “Verona” Dress in black $154.80 BUY HERE 

Pink Hanger’s “Papercut” Dress in red $103.02