Over 40 Dressing for a Cruise

Hi Deborah, I love your site! I am going on a Greek cruise soon.  This is the type of outfit I was planning on taking.

cruisewear

Do you have suggestions for other clothes I should bring for walking around the ship and going ashore? Thanks,  Anne

Hi Anne,

That’s a cute practical outfit that is right on for a cruise. You are going to need clothes that are lightweight, comfy and fun. Here’s a few things you’ll want to pack.

Breezy and Easy

A classic silk scarf  top with a graphic print is the inspiration behind this floaty Michael Kors Flutter top. Pair this top with white or black capris leggings or skinny pants and you have a look that is ship-shape. Good if you over do it at the buffet- and who doesn’t on a cruise!
 silk scarf top
Sexy Swimsuit

Look relaxed and cool in a shapely swimsuit that flatters your figure and shows off your curves. Be sure you never looked so good as you sip your Marguertia by the pool.
 swimsuit
Chic in  Cork!

Finding the perfect sandal to take on your cruise is always a challenge. It has to be comfy and go with a lot of your clothes. This cork sandal fits the bill. Not only does its minimalist style work with sundresses, shorts and pants, but the pretty tan shade works with about any color. Don’t forget your pedicure!
ChicinCork
Palazzo Pants

These easy relaxed pants are chic and comfy. Wear Palazzo pants with something fitted up top, a pair of cute sandals with a bit of height and a vacation tote. It’s time to chill!
 palazzo pants
Ship Deck Sundress

When it calls for casual but, you still want to look a little dressy this shapely tropical sundress with cutout top is the perfect summertime choice Island Girl!
sundress cruise
Chic Shorts

If you are into shorts then these cute and practical Bermuda shorts  will go with everything. Fresh and cool for excursions. Warning! Wearing 6 inch high heels like these with these shorts may cause you to fall off the ship deck!
 bermuda shorts

Do you have a favorite casual outfit you’ve taken on a cruise? Email a snapshot to myphoto@fabulousafter40.com. I’d love to post it.



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  1. SharmilaT. says:

    hi…ur site is fabulous!!! I get most ofmy stylequeries solved!!
    I am travelling to the east coast –NY,Boston, DC, and florida, for about 3 weeks,in July, and of course in a dilemma,as to what to wear. I need help. Can u please guide me?
    I dont usually wear shorts,and am 45, 5 ft 7, quite thin.Eagerly awaiting your reply!!

    • Hi Sharmila,
      That’s a huge question. All those places have different temperatures (ie: Florida extremely hot in July) and you probably have many different outings you need clothes for in your travels. My best advice if you don’t wear shorts is to packs lots of sundresses, and cropped pants that end just above the ankle + tops. if you like colored jeans throw in a pair too. Add a casual jacket to dress things up when you want to and also a sweater or wrap for chilly nights. Have fun!