Outfit Ideas for Women's Resort Wear

by Sara Cantu
A model shows off a flowing style that would make a statement at any resort at the Etro show at Milan's Spring 2014 Fashion Week.

A model shows off a flowing style that would make a statement at any resort at the Etro show at Milan's Spring 2014 Fashion Week.

When giddily shopping for your next vacation, keep in mind the luxurious style of dress that usually accompanies resort-style vacays. Rich fabrics, bold and bright hues and sultry silhouettes are all fabulous pieces to rock while on a tropical escape. Mix and match a variety of bold pieces to create a ton of chic and glamorous outfit options for your next trip out of town.

Vivacious in Vivids

Chic garments in vivid colors are the epitome of relaxed resort wear. Whether it's a sleek fuchsia tank dress, an airy chiffon gown in chartreuse or a bold and bright multi-color caftan -- pack a variety of vibrant pieces to take you through your vacation in impeccable style. Silk blouses in rich hues, solid-colored pants and shorts are all fabulous pairings for a variety of chic outfits. Accessories like bright sunhats, sunglasses and jewelry make a splash at a magnificent resort.

Brilliant Black and White

Timeless and elegant, the combination of black and white is a common one among those who travel. Sport these hues together or separately to form plenty of stylish ensembles while on vacation. White dresses, black jumpsuits and silk separates are all gorgeous options for this color palette. Add metallic accents to bring out the glam vibe of this chic combination of shades.

Living Luxe

Bright floral prints and resorts go hand in hand -- just ask the millions of owners of Hawaiian short-sleeved button-ups. Gold chain print has a luxurious feel and meshes perfectly with the relaxed vibe of a tropical vacation. For a stunning contrast, pair bold graphic silk blouses with crisp, white pants or other styles in neutrals. Tuck an opulent blouse into a flowing maxi skirt for a comfortable yet stylish ensemble.

Fresh and Fine Fabrics

Light, airy fabrics are ideal for luxurious resort wear. Chiffon dresses in bold prints and bright hues match the mood when sipping cocktails on the balcony of a resort hotel. Add luxe gold jewelry or other embellished styles to bring out the extravagant vibe of these chic garments. Jersey jumpsuits in rich hues are gorgeous options for resort wear as well.

Dramatic Details

Resort wear calls for a little something extra, so feel free to choose silhouettes that offer unusual touches. Sexy cut-out dresses and crop tops are synonymous with a resort vacation, as are embellished pieces that sparkle and shine.

About the Author

Sara Cantu has been writing fashion and lifestyle articles since 2009. As a fashion stylist, writer and blogger, she has been published in “Lady Couture” magazine and “RGV” magazine. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from The University of Texas - Pan American.

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