What to Wear to Paint and Sip Parties: Outfit Tips

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When booking paint and sip parties, such as birthday parties and Mother’s Day events, I’m often asked, “What should I wear?”. You can wear whatever you feel most comfortable in. But, there are a few things you should consider. 

For instance, it’s probably not a good idea to wear your favorite clothes, just in case you spill paint and other art materials. This is the perfect opportunity to dress down.

If you are planning on hosting or taking part in a nice dinner and paint party, here are some suggestions on the best clothes to wear.

How to Dress for Paint and Sip

The best way to dress for paint and sip is to ensure you’re protected from potential paint splatters, while still looking casual-chic. Try wearing older, comfortable clothes that you won’t mind getting paint on.

Opt for closed-toe shoes, consider tying long hair back, and avoid white and excessive jewelry. While comfort is key, balance it with a casual-chic look for the fun night out. Some venues provide aprons for added protection.

What to Wear to a Paint and Sip Class

Is this your first paint and sip event? If you are an expert at these events, you likely have certain clothes that you always wear while painting. 

If this is your first time going to a paint and sip party, here are some wardrobe suggestions.

It isn’t really a good idea to wear your best clothes to an event such as this. This is not the safe place to show off your best designer clothes. No matter how careful you are, chances are that you might get a bit of paint on your clothes, or you might spill your wine.

In most cases, you will be using acrylic paint for your painting project. This paint doesn’t wash out of designer clothes. That paint is there to stay, long after the event is over and your guests leave.

Comfort is key

You will be painting for at least a couple of hours, so it is important to wear comfortable clothing. I don’t recommend wearing anything tight, such as skinny jeans.

Your whole outfit should be somewhat loose-fitting, so you have the freedom to move around. Keep in mind that long, flowy sleeves and boho-style tops are not recommended, as you could end up having the fabric land in your paint on the wet canvas.

You do have many outfit options. I recommend a winning combination of comfortable jeans and a T-shirt or a sweater that you can roll up the sleeves on as your official painting outfit.

White is for the daring!

I always tell my clients not to wear white when they are doing a sip class. White is too unforgiving, and you are bound to end up with paint splatter.

I recommend wearing clothes that are patterned and colorful, such as a cool pair of intergalactic leggings and a brightly colored shirt. That way, even if you do spill some paint or wine, it will be less noticeable.

Dig through your closet for clothes that will allow you to be comfortable and not worry about paint splatters while you create your mad genius idea.

Also check my guide on how to protect your clothes from paint stains.

Swap high heels for low riders

Another thing people ask me about is footwear. This should be as comfortable as your clothes. Sure, you won’t be walking around much, but if you wear high-heeled dress shoes, you may not be comfortable.

It is a good idea to not wear sandals because if you spill any paint or other art materials, they will end up on your feet. I recommend comfy sneakers or even bringing along a pair of old slippers to wear in the studio. Old clothes and comfy shoes are a perfect balance.

Be prepared for spillages!

The most fun paint-and-sip events can get pretty messy, so it isn’t a good idea to wear designer clothing in the studio or anything of sentimental value. Also, there will likely be wine involved, and we all know how difficult it can be to clean wine stains.

Paint Party Outfit Tips

Let’s take a look at some of my favorite painting friendly wardrobe selection tips that are painting-friendly.

  • No shirts with loose-fitting sleeves or bell sleeves
  • Comfortable shirts that aren’t too loose or too tight
  • Bright colors such as rainbow stripes or check prints will camouflage paint drops
  • Avoid fabrics such as silk

Paint-and-sip events are loads of fun, but they can get messy. Create many outfit options that will allow you to have loads of fun at a paint and sip party without worrying about ruining your best outfits for a winning combination.

See more: What type of snacks should I bring to paint and sip?

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