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What To Wear on a Cruise Holiday: A Woman’s Guide

If you are planning a cruise trip to escape the frosty winter and soak up some sun, you may be wondering what to pack. The following ideas will help see you through any sartorial dilemma.

Fashions for Daytime Excursions

If you suitcase has limited space, pack separates for your daytime excursions off-board the ship. By packing separates, you can mix and match and have more to wear. Some of the options include Bermuda shorts, cropped pants, and simple tees, preferably with v-necks.

Also, when taking a cruise, you cannot go wrong with nautical hues such as white, navy, blue, or red. This kind of colour combination always appears as crisp as it is classy. Complete a daywear look with easy-to-walk-in sandals and a stylish watch. After all, you do not want to miss out on any scheduled activities. An interesting necklace also boosts a casual daytime outfit. Several strings of small beads look fashionable yet classic and casual.

Include Some Tropical Prints

The travel inspiration behind your cruise ship wardrobe might also follow the theme of the holiday. If that is the focus, then try adding some tropical prints. Designer-styled shirts are now featured that are re-inventions of the traditional floral Hawaiian print except that the colours are darker and convey more of a subtle mood.

When attending a casual buffet or dinner, you will need to dress more formally. A cruise is still one of the few venues left where people dress up to dine. Even if you are attending an informal dinner, make sure you that have a lightweight dress to wear along with matching shoes. A sundress, for instance, looks lovely when it is paired with heeled or wedge sandals and a fun piece of jewellery. If you prefer pants, choose khaki bottoms with a soft and floaty type of blouse.

What to Wear Next to the Pool

At some point during your cruise holiday, you will want to sip cocktails poolside on the ship’s deck. This means that you will need to pack a swimsuit. A one-piece suit is one look that never goes out of style. Opt for a solid colour or preferably a suit featuring a vibrant hue. For a cover-up, a gauzy tunic will do.

You might also consider soft and breezy linen pants and a flowy top to keep you cool on hot and humid days. A pretty ruffled top is another consideration. The blouse offers a casual look that supports a feminine style. Include rope sandals and a purse made of straw. Add an accent of gold, and you will look ship-shape on your cruise holiday.

Wear Complementary Colours

When packing for your cruise, again, choose separates so that you can expand your wardrobe. Make sure that the colours contrast and complement one another nicely. For example, colour pairs that look nice together include black and red, gold and black, blue and orange, silver and black, and blue and red. White or tan also go with just about everything.

Make sure you plan your wardrobe so that you have something in mind to wear for each of your planned activities. Streamline packing by choosing the right colours and appropriate styles for travelling on board your ship.