You’ve been waiting all year for your vacay and you are finally going on that cruise. Your so excited and time is drawing near. Time to start thinking about what to wear on a cruise. Do you hate packing as much as I do? It doesn’t have to be a nightmare if you plan your cruise wardrobe well in advance. Here are some tips on things you might want to pack to rock while you’re cruising.
First things first, what are you in to. Are you planning to do a lot of walking or being active when the ship is docked? Are you going to be sunbathing most of the time. Are you going to be boo’d up with your hubby? Think about all the things you might want to do and plan your looks accordingly.
You might be going out for dinner, relaxing by the pool, dancing, bar hopping and maybe even gambling a bit. You will need at least one pair of dressy shoes or shoes that can be dressed up for going to dinner or dancing or whatever. Next, you’ll need at least one pair of shoes that you don’t mind walking in. These are the bare minimums. This will be a wonderful excuse to buy a shoe bag.
Depending on how long you will be on your cruise, you will need at least a couple of bathing suits. They have laundry services on the ship but, why not bring several. If you have five favorite bathing suits, bring them all. There is no shame in showing them off. Besides, this is not something you get to do all the time. Remember to bring suits you have tried on though and are comfortable wearing. It’s never a good idea to buy a bathing suit and expect it to fit perfect only to be left with something that is obscenely uncomfortable. You want to make sure in every way possible that you are going to enjoy yourself so, make sure your suit fits. If you’ll be spending most of your time lounging in the sun, it would be a good idea to bring a few cover ups or one at the very least.
If you have great legs or you are confident enough to wear shorts and mini skirts, bring a few of those too. You can layer these picks very easily. You can rock your bathing suit under shorts and a top or a mini skirt and a light sweater. If it’s cool, you can throw on a light hoodie. Embrace pattern mixing and working with bold colors and prints.
You should bring a couple of nice dinner outfits or going-out outfits. If you will be dancing and having drinks in a bar while on your cruise, be sure to bring your hottest, most comfortable dancing clothes. Think about getting something with a fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily. Who wants to be ironing or steaming clothes when you’re supposed to be relaxing? Not me and I imagine that you’ll second that emotion.
Dresses are great for cruises. You can slip them on in a flash and be ready for whatever. That’s exactly what you need on your cruise. A suitcase full of cute, comfy dresses. Go for whatever color you love and make it your neutral. Let’s say you like pink, well have a pink moment throughout your whole trip, it will make packing easier. You don’t have to do that, but it’s an option. If you’re not typically a dress-wearer, maxi dresses can be a compromise.
If not into dresses, skirts, or shorts, airy wide leg pants can be a good option for you. They are easy to wear and you can just slip into them. If you find ones with a drawstring waist, you won’t have to worry about eating too much at the buffet. Well, you will eventually probably have to worry about it, but not during your cruise vacation.
Dresses with spaghetti straps and bright flower prints are always on trend and make sweet party dresses for cruising. You could even opt for the sandals instead of the heels for maximum comfort. Go with what feels authentic and most comfortable for you.
Don’t forget your accessories. It’d be a good idea to bring hats and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun. Also, it’d be a good idea to bring a cute crossbody bag. Ain’t nobody got time to worry about having their purse swiped while they are having a good time. It’s sad that we have to think about that, but we just have to be conscious of the world we live in.
You don’t have to splurge on a cruise wardrobe. One of those favorites you have hiding in the closet may just be coming on your cruise with you. Short, flirty, and frilly is definitely back in this season so, break out those short dresses that you love and give them another shot in the spotlight. Find what you have that works and just add a few pieces to make in 2013 spring cruise worthy.
In summary, here are just a few things that you should pack when you’re going on a cruise: cute tops, shorts, sunglasses, hats, maxi dresses, bathing suits, cover ups, loose pants, night out dresses, sandals, sexy heels, cute flats, skirts, crossbody bags, cute travel totes, clutches for your nighttime looks, light sweaters and hoodies, shorts, your favorite bracelets, rings, watches and earrings.
All of the items featured in this post can be purchased at Net-A-Porter.
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