My husband and I have been invited to my brother and sister-in-law’s house on Sunday for an afternoon pool party with some of their friends. I haven’t decided if I’m actually going to swim or just sit on the deck and have wine and cheese on the patio. (LOL!) Can you give me some ideas for pool party outfits, either way? It’s going to be really hot. Thanks, Colleen
A pool party is one of the best things about summer, and it sounds like you are going to have a great time. I think it’s always fun to wear something beachy to get you in the pool party mood. Here are some pool party outfits with that feel.
What to Wear to a Pool Party…..
1. Wear a Maxi Dress
How often do you get to wear a pretty maxi like this? So I say, if you have a pool party coming up, go for it! This gorgeous turquoise and black maxi dress is a fantastic mix of elegant and casual. Wear it as is, or as a cover-up over your swimsuit. Pair it with fun fringe earrings that remind you of the tropics, a pretty perforated tote and a pair of luxurious flat sandals.
2. Shorts and a Pretty Tank are Cute
More and more women are throwing out so-called age-appropriate rules and wearing shorts well into their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. A nice pair of crisp shorts with a feminine top and cute pair of shoes can look great. Shorts are perfect for a casual pool party when you want to do more sitting around chatting than swimming.
Accessories are the magic bullet that elevates everyday shorts. This fabulous straw circle bag is the “it” bag of the season. (More about circle bags here). Tri-tassel earrings give this pool party outfit an exotic spin, and rope wedges are super summery.
3. A Flirty Swimsuit is Fun
If you are going to take a swimsuit, take one that turns heads. This romantic ruffle tankini is feminine, fun and right on trend. The V-neck lengthens your neck, and the rows of ruffles play up your bust while hiding a jelly belly. Don’t forget to switch out your everyday leather bag for a poolside purse. A straw bag is always the right choice. ( More tankinis here)
4. A Linen Pool Party Dress is Cool, Comfy & Chic
Linen is light, cool and the ultimate summer fabric – perfect for a pool party when it’s blistering hot. This relaxed linen shirtdress with the beachy ombré effect is the perfect little sundress to throw on and go. Add some fab earrings to dress it up and a pair of classy metallic flats. You’ll glow like a summer sunset!