Swimwear of course!!!!

Dressing to head to the pool when you're staying at a luxury resort or a cruise liner takes a little more thought than putting together an outfit for the beach, but it needn't be fun!

No one wants to rock up to the poolside in denim shorts and flip-flops only to find that every other person is in a kaftan and heels, so we've put together a helpful dressing guide to make sure that when you turn heads at the poolside, it's for the right reason. Here's what to pack when you're headed on holiday to a luxury poolside location.


Swimwear, of course. Take lots!

Poolside lounging at a luxury resort is as much about being seen as it is about relaxing and soaking up the sun. Don't just settle for a standard triangle bikini - this is your opportunity to really show off your sense of style by picking swimwear that makes a statement!

Think glamour and luxury - if it wouldn't look out of place on the pages of Vogue, it won't look out of place here. Certain resorts may have dress code rules, so it's probably best to avoid offensive slogans or anything too revealing, like a thong bikini.

Most people go to the resort swimming pool just to sunbathe or dip their feet in the edge, so take this as the perfect opportunity to buy that beautiful-but-impractical swimwear you've been lusting after. Whether that's an off-shoulder swimsuit or a thong swimsuiti who cares if you can't actually swim in it easily?


Cover up the glamorous way

It's generally good resort etiquette to cover up when you move away from the pool and surrounding sun-loungers, to order a strawberry daquiri from the nearby bar or head back to your room. 

Forget shorts and a tee though. At a luxury resort, a floaty kaftan is practically a must-have! Show off your tanned legs in a hip-length version, or up the wow factor with a full-length one. If you're looking for a bit more coverage, for example to take you straight from poolside to brunch at the resort restaurant, pack eye-catching day wear pieces such as dresses and loose trousers that look laid-back but not to casual. 


It's all in the accessories

Don't neglect the finishing touches - the right ones can elevate your outfit from "that's pretty" to "wow, I simplymust know where she shops!". In fact, accessories are probably the biggest difference between dressing for the beach and for a luxury resort - no one in their right mind would wear stilettos on the sand, but don't be surprised if you see a few people at the resort wearing a pair!

Aim to pick accessories that make a statement all on their own - a giant, floppy hat for example - but are still cohesive with your overall look. For example, nothing says luxury like a flash of gold, but if you're choosing a gold necklace be sure to stick to gold tones for the sandals and sunnies too.


If you want to look truly glamorous, you need a floppy, wide-brimmed hat.  because the cut-out detail is unusual and eye-catching.


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