Summer is the time for a lot of pool parties. So you have an invite for one! Only, you are wondering how to dress for it. Here’s a guide as to how to dress for a pool party, according to your body type, and also some other options and things to carry with you.
If You’re Lean And Fit, Or Even Curvy And Fit
If you are in great shape, you are one of those lucky ones who do not need to worry about what to wear for a pool party. Just grab the nearest bikini. However, if you have an enviable body but still prefer not to expose too much, then you can choose from one of the following ideas:
A Short Skirt With A Scanty Top
You can wear a short skirt with a halter top which will cover you enough to not feel too revealing, and at the same, time, you can show off your fit body. The skirt can be a billowy, breezy and summery one, like a white cotton one with floral prints, which would catch the eye, or something a bit more figure hugging and fitting. Good options are denim and tube skirts. You can pair these up with a halter top, or a spaghetti strap top. Bright colours are good for this look.
Shorts With A Scanty Top
If you so desire, you can pair a nice pair of shorts with a scanty top in a striking colour or just one in basic black. Keep the shorts tight and fitting, as loose ones would look frumpy and tacky.
A Short Dress
Short dress looks great anywhere if you have a body to carry it off. For a pool party, try anything from a tube dress to a short, A-line dress. Even short, tight dress in polyester or viscose lycra would be great to hang around a poolside in.
If You Are Of Heavier Build
These days, you get fashionable and trendy styles in clothes for all body shapes and sizes. The trick is to pick something that will suit you, and more importantly, which you feel comfortable in.
A Silky Kimono Dress
Pick out a silky kimono dress in an eye-catching print. This can be long or short, depending on whether or not you are confident about showing off your legs. Choose a length which will go with your body type. Shorter women can pick out a kimono dress in a vertical stripes print, and taller ones can pick out one which has horizontal ones, to offset the height. Kimono dresses can go both for a daytime pool party as well as a night one. Make sure the colours are vibrant, as they look best in kimono dresses.
A Silky Printed Long Top With A Pair Of Capris
Since a basic cotton tee would be a complete no-no for a trendy look, try a top which is silky in texture, and also has a vibrant print, with a pair of lycra capris.
A Tight Top With A Flowing Skirt
This is for those with a body type which is wider in the bottom than the torso. It is a great style to wear for a pool party, if you pick out a skirt which is also of a silky, colourful material. The top can be a basic, fitting vest or any sleeveless top. Great colours for the skirt would be a vibrant yellow or aqua, colours which would stand out.
A Tighter, Shorter Skirt With A Billowy Top
This is for women who are broader and heavier in the shoulders. Again, choose a top which will attract attention. Contrast this with a skirt in a solid hue, but in the same matching colour. The top can be one with long bell sleeves, or kimono sleeves, both being styles which would camouflage the heavier set of the arms and shoulders.
Some More Tips For Dressing For A Pool Party:
Crochet shrugs and long or short tops look fabulous at a pool party. Plus size women can don any outfit and wear a crochet shift on top to hide the extra flab. Crochet shrugs also look great with vests. Another option is to wear a long, open crochet top, if you want to hide cellulite at the backs or sides of your thighs.
Even if you don’t feel like a swim, there are chances you just might be coerced to have a dip. It is a good idea to wear a bikini inside if you can carry it off in the pool, otherwise you can wear a pair of lycra shorts and bustier or lycra vest which covers the midriff, inside your outfit.
Carry sunscreen and a hat if the pool party is in the daytime. Carry your make up kit to be able to redo the makeup if you have a swim.
It is a good idea to wear flat footwear you can lounge or walk around in. these days, many trendy, colourful flat-soled sandals are available, or you can even stick with basic flip-flops, which go with almost any attire. Wear colourful nail-paint. Everything is in full view at a pool party.
Carrying a sarong is a good idea if you plan to be mostly in the pool. Tie it around for when you come out of the pool to lounge around. Sarongs look great, and you will sexier and not too revealing. Animal prints look great for pool parties. Try a bikini top in an animal print, or a skirt, or even just a sarong. Animal print bandannas or scarves would also look very trendy.
Wear beachy jewellery, which will not spoil if it gets wet. Good options are beady necklaces and bracelets, which will also add the glamour quotient to your attire.
Carry big sunglasses for that very in-fashion Jackie O look. Complete the look with a big tote bag which will not only carry your change and the bits of make up you might need after your dip, it will also look very trendy.
Above all, go for a pool party with a breezy, relaxed attitude, and look forward to some good old fun and frolic and relaxation.