One of the best escapes from the cold weather is a Caribbean Cruise. Part of the fun of a cruise is getting dressed up. The right clothes can really put you in the mood, and make your trip feel so much more enjoyable. Here’s a look at a few of the latest cruisewear trends to make you look Fabulous After 40.
What to wear on a Caribbean cruise?
1. Cropped Pants
I always take a pair of shorts on a cruise, but I usually end up wearing cropped pants- especially white ones. They look so fresh, cool and classy, and they go with everything.
Here’s an outfit that would be great for simply walking around the ship. I would also wear this offshore on an excursion like shopping or sightseeing. That coral color of the top is one of my favorites. It is universally flattering and makes you look rather tanned, even if you don’t like to get a lot of sun.
Cute flat sandals are a must. I always like a gold pair of sandals because gold is considered a neutral. It’s also a lot richer looking than say a white sandal. Plus I love the Tory Burch logo on the sandal. It looks very regal, somehow.
Be sure to take a bag with a strap so you can go hands-free. This white one is cute, and you must have a hat. Not only does it keep the sun away but if your color your hair and don’t wear a hat your hair will get bleached out by the strong Caribbean sun.
2. Tropical Sundress
It’s always nice to go with a dress that is slightly tropical in keeping with the cruise vibe. This cute dress below has a fun holiday feel.
The best dresses to wear on a cruise are light and airy. I suggest you look for halter style, off the shoulder, keyhole necklines or dresses with some interesting detail like a bit of tropical beading up top to make you look more relaxed and festive. Naturally, bright, happy prints and tropical colors help set the mood.
If you are wondering what shoes to wear on a cruise, I would suggest flats or a low wedge. Spiky heels are not really practical. A cruise ship is as long as a football field, and there’s always lots of walking across all kinds of changing surfaces. If you feel you must take a heel, make sure it is something you feel very comfortable walking in. One option is a sandal with a block heel.
As far as jewelry, leave the stiff studs at home and put on some cute dangly earrings ( dangly communicates the fun and sexy). Wedge shoes are a great way to get some height but not look too dressy. You want to look chic, but still give off that laid-back holiday vibe, and of course, be comfy.
If you prefer a longer dress with more coverage instead of a short sundresses, maxi dresses are perfect for cruises.
3. A Glam Bathing Suit
Life at sea cruising from one destination to the next means lots of time lounging by the pool…darling!!! A swimsuit is one item you will probably want to splurge on (even if you never plan to set foot in the water).
Go all out and tell your fashion story. Find yourself a glam bathing suit, movie star sunglasses and a chic tote.
Don’t forget a fabulous cover-up. It’s a necessity when you are running off to the buffet or the spa in between sun tanning and dips in the pool.
4. A Maxi or a Midi
Even if you have never worn a maxi or a midi, a cruise is one place where you will really enjoy one. Choose something fun and tropical. Wear it by day with flats and a big floppy hat or dress it up at night with sexy evening sandals and head off the the theater to catch a live show.