Resort Wear Must Haves
Almost immediately after we’ve booked our flights and accommodation, we’re mentally planning breezy summer outfits and making a list of must-have pieces to pack. Navigating limited baggage allowances and enough businesses for whatever tropical escapades you may find yourself in while looking and staying cool is never an easy feat.
That’s why we’ve done leg work and curated a list of essential resort wear styles to nail your tropical getaway look.
White Summer Dress
Whether you’re island hopping from Paros to Santorini or indulging in a weeklong stay at a Caribbean island resort, a white sundress is non-negotiable. Versatile and quintessentially summer, this piece will take you from a laid-back poolside lunch to sunset cocktails overlooking the sparkling blue ocean.
Channel your inner beach babe with a flowing A-line skirt or keep it chic with a plunging neckline and shorter hem. For an effortless daytime look, pair a simple white dress with tan leather sandals, a coordinating bag, an oversized straw hat.
With a stunning wrap bodice and luxe san Gallo fabric, the Averie Dress (left) has us dreaming of balmy evenings under the stars. The Adah Dress (right) is the perfect summer mini, featuring a structured bodice and statement puff sleeves. Images: Alamour the Label
Versatile Dinner Dress
Although we haven’t quite mastered the art of packing light, we’ll certainly do everything in our power to avoid unwanted additional baggage charges and disapproving looks at the check-in desk. Consequently, we’re filling as many versatile, day-to-night pieces as our baggage limit will allow.
A lightweight maxi in a bold colour or all-over print will see you transition seamlessly from the beach to the bar – keep it casual with a pair of simple slides and cat eye sunglasses or add some glam with statement earrings and a clutch for after-dark. Look for a breathable fabric to keep you cool and standout features such as a wrap neckline or tiered skirt.
Add a pop of color to your resort wardrobe with a bold maxi. Pair the Galina Dress (left) with tan accessories for a day-to-night look, make a statement in the Cellina Dress, and complete the look with a green contrasting clutch and coordinating sandals. Images: Alamour the Label
Resort Must Haves: Two Piece Set
Keeping in with the theme of versatile pieces, we can’t go past a two-piece set. With an endless number of beautiful colors and styles to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find one that makes you look and feel stunning whilst on your next island vacation.
Pair the crop and skirt together for an easy evening ensemble, and complete the look with a pair of strappy sandals and a woven clutch. Wear the top with white linen pants or denim shorts and slides for an effortlessly cool daytime look. We love the luxe finish that structured crops and poplin lace fabrics bring to this look.
The flowing A-line skirt of the Helene Set (left) elongates your figure. For a feminine and flirty look, opt for a deep V-neck in a romantic pink hue. Pictured right is the Briella Set.
Flights and accommodation – check. Currency – check. List of must-have resort-style pieces – check! With these staple pieces packed, you’re ready to jet off to your next tropical escape and look incredible whilst doing it!