Pool-Party Dress Code

It might be for a birthday, an anniversary, or a post-pandemic reunion, and in any case, a pool party is always a great idea. If you receive an invitation for an event by the pool, chances are that you need to be in a summer mood and a fun outfit. Colors, prints, silhouettes, and other details, all align with your escapist vibes!

Color Boosters

Your easiest stunners start with bright colors and attitude. Monochromes emphasize your natural characteristics. Tap into the allure and versatility of pink, flattering to all skin tones. Be daring with electric blue and ‘Bottega Veneta’ or emerald green. Steal the show with canary yellow and scarlet red. Color-blocking is your next fashionable option. It often creates illusions and effects, enhancing your body shape. Plus, chunky combos of contrasting colors have a graphic, artistic quality to them that exudes sophistication. Balance off the colorfulness with neutral accessories such as white or beige heels or wedges and bags. Keep in mind that cool tones often have a slimming effect while warmer tones emphasize the curves. Embrace them in single-piece outfits, meaning dresses, rompers, and jumpsuits to nail effortlessness.

Fashionistas are also confident with playful prints. They opt for floral motifs, geometric patterns, or abstract prints, often including the classics: stripes, checks, and polka dots. For a pool party, take the liberty to indulge in the fanciest colorways and the most imaginative motifs. Think of tropical themes and an exotic look; dresses that work with espadrilles or strappy sandals, turbans or embellished headbands, beaded jewelry, and a bikini underneath. Tiered ruffle skirts, halter-neck bodices, strapless or sleeveless silhouettes, off-the-shoulder necklines, cut-out details, open backs, or plunging necklines are part of “it” girls’ plan to make each pool party look the ultimate summer fashion statement. Follow them styling your mini, midi, and maxi dresses with colorful sunglasses, jelly shoes, and a Grace Kelly- inspired headscarf! Ready for a Pina Colada?

Glam Factor

Most pool parties are daytime occasions, yet not all! A wedding reception or other formal event can take place by the pool. In this case, embrace eveningwear that still carries a Palm Beach or French Riviera flair. Sunset colors, ethereal fabrics, crochet, guipure or Chantilly lace, summer pastels, midi and maxi lengths, and flirty design elements like spaghetti straps or see-through paneling will make for an elegant dancefloor look. Focus on relaxed-fit silhouettes that allow you to move and enjoy the breeze. In transitional weather, you can layer a silk stole when the temperature drops in the late hours. Subtle motifs feel glamorous when mixed with dazzling jewelry or metallic leather accessories. Feel free to style your dreamy cocktail dress with gold-tone high heels or a sparkly clutch!

Empire-waist or A-line looks are the most popular as evening pool-party attire. Spring/summer special- occasion dresses and jumpsuits should be comfortable. A sweat-free, crease-free, worry-free evening look is all you need for pool-side celebrations. Turquoise with gold, Tiffany blue with sterling silver, blush with white, lilac with mint, and other Mediterranean-inspired color choices will elevate your festive wardrobe. A Grecian silhouette with a fluid shape meets the universal standard of elegance. Adventurers will translate this classic style as a Halston silhouette that equals freedom and feminine empowerment. Pool parties often end with happy barefoot attendees, so make sure your dress length is manageable when you take off your shoes. Throughout the season, you might wear these dresses more than once, hence value their versatility, being able, for example, to cinch the waist with a belt!

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