5 BBQ-Ready Outfits

As Canada begins to reopen, we’re eager to see our friends and family again and what better way to do it than, to have a backyard BBQ?!. Whether you’re attending a casual cookout or hosting an elaborate Sunday spread, we have your warm-weather, summer-ready wardrobe taken care of. 

Want to make an entrance but aren’t comfortable going to the mall?, Clothing rental services like dresst™ are a great option:

  • You can wear all the Summer Fashion 2020 Trends without the commitment - wear it once and then try something new!
  • You’ll buy less (stay with us...) but get to wear way more, from styles you’ve never tried before, to brands you’ve been waiting to wear.
  • You’ll get to choose whatever you want - subtle or bold, monochromatic or colourful, pleated or structured, casual or elevated… Anything! 

We’ve compiled our favourite styles for any BBQ occasion you can think of. Are you ready to get grilling? 

1. Hostess with the Mostess BBQ

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So you’ve decided to host -this is exciting! There will be lots on your agenda: grocery-shopping and prep, trying to time hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, and vegetable skewers at the same time and the post-party cleanup. Looking cute may be the furthest thing from your mind, but why say no to an effortless outfit - especially when it can be delivered right to your door? We have a few one-piece options to make getting dressed for the big day a breeze. 

1. Free People Blue Horizon Crop top and Pants

2. Parker Jemma Dress

3. Ted Baker Scalloped Cami + your favourite pair of white mom jeans

2. The Balcony-BBQ at your BFF’s apartment

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Your dearest friend has a killer balcony and it’s going to be hosting an epic cookout with your favourite crew. Reunited with your inner circle is going to be oh-so-amazing and you probably can’t wait to spend the night exchanging stories while sipping an Aperol spritz and enjoying all the food from the grill. Indulgence may be a theme of the evening so here are a few,  summer-friendly and waistline-forgiving picks. 

1. Free People French Mini Wrap Dress 

2. Wilfred Slit Knit SKirt

3. Misa Gavin Pant

3. The Family Affair

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It really wouldn’t feel like summer without a long afternoon in your aunt’s backyard, catching up with your cousins while getting busy flipping those juicy ribs. It’s best to stay comfortable, so you can play hide and seek with your nieces once you’ve digested all the mouthwatering food. 

1. Hutch Stassi Jumper

2. Rails Leanne Dress

3. Free People Kiss Kiss blouse + your favourite pair of denim shorts

4. The Occasion BBQ

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So your friend is having a baby, getting engaged or celebrating a big milestone birthday, and she’s decided to celebrate in the best way possible: by inviting everyone to a cookout! The dress code is festive and low-key-fancy, but the food will be served on paper plates, so you’ll need to find that perfect y celebration style. Fear not, we have a lineup of pieces that are totally appropriate. 

1. Suncoo Fabienne Skirt

2. Vince Sleeveless Ribbed Tank

3. Gal Meets Glam Shannon Dress

5. The BBQ at your significant other parent’s house

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Dinner with the in-laws can be tricky as you’ll want outfit yourself with the care of a job interview, but don’t to overdress for the occasion. We have a few dress options that aren’t too fancy but still make you feel amazing.

1. Free People Heartbeats Mini dress

2. Suncoo Casis Dress

3. Hutch Maeve Dress


And that’s it. Our 5 BBQ occasion outfit ideas.  Get ready to have a good time, with great food and even better company. For more Summer 2020 Trends, Check out  Summer Essentials collection for our latest sunny days picks from the dresst™ closet. 


Your orders always arrive dry-cleaned in a carefully packed box. In case anything doesn’t work out, our flexible exchange policy got your back! Shoot us a message and we’ll have your swap taken care of. If you live downtown Toronto and order before noon, same-day delivery is available to get you your favourite looks with a tight turnaround.