Kultura’s Style Guide to Resort Wear for Summer

Resorts Wear

Looking for inspiration on how to style resort wear outfits for your next summer trip to the Philippines’ beautiful beaches? 

From lightweight and breathable fabrics to vibrant prints and patterns, Kultura's Resort Wear collection captures the essence of a Filipino tropical summer. We have the perfect pieces to help you look and feel your best as you enjoy your getaway. Here’s your guide to styling resort wear for women:

Decoding the Dress Code: What Is Resort Wear?

Resort wear refers to apparel designed for vacations and travel, particularly in warm climates. It is often synonymous with "cruise wear." Initially popularized by the fashion-savvy elites and socialites, resort wear has become a staple for vacationing because it is comfortable, lightweight, and easy to pack. It encompasses a variety of relaxed styles such as sundresses, loose blouses, light trousers, flowing skirts, and simple shift dresses. 

Most resort wear is ideal for tropical climates, so sleeveless dresses and tops with low necklines are common pieces. Typically, women opt for dresses in cotton or rayon, linen separates, , and cover-ups, while men choose colorful or printed shirts, walking shorts, and lightweight trousers.

How to Nail the Resort Wear Dress Code

Knowing the dress code and planning your beach activities makes packing resort wear easy. We’ve simplified the basics below, so you can focus on finding the perfect wardrobe and other fun vacation prep!

Casual Resort Wear

Resort casual attire requires clothing over your swimsuit and shoes, making it a step up from beachwear. Ideal options include swimsuit cover-ups, denim shorts with cute tops, resort wear pants with shirts, flowy dresses, and fitted rompers. Pair with stylish beach accessories such as sandals, tennis shoes, or flats. With so many combinations available, you can easily show off your unique style!

Evening Resort Wear

Resort evening wear is an upgrade from resort casual and requires more elevated attire. Avoid shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and flip-flops. Instead, opt for mini beach dresses, rompers, and blouses with dressier pants or skirts paired with fashionable strappy sandals or closed-toed flats. Think of the dress code as going out to dinner with friends but on the beach.

Semi-formal Attire 

Semi-formal is dressier than resort evening wear. Dress slightly more formally and wear formal footwear. Pointed-toe flats or dressy sandals can meet the criteria for this dress code. It's like dressing for a dinner at an upscale restaurant or country club, slightly more dressed up than a usual dinner with friends.

Formal Resort Wear

Formal resort attire is for destination weddings and upscale beach events. Dress similarly to a cocktail party and skip informal shoes and clothes. Wear a fancy dress or fashionable pants with an elegant blouse. Fabrics like cotton silk blends will keep you comfortable and look elegant as well. Choose block heels, wedges, or embellished flats for your footwear in case you have to walk through uneven surfaces like grass or stones.

What To Wear To A Beach Resort Vacation

Heading to a beach resort for a vacation? It's time to start planning what to wear! Kultura offers resort wear attire suggestions for the perfect look, from casual to formal.

Smocked Long Sleeveless Dress with Ethnic Print

smocked dress

Made from high-quality cotton material, this smocked dress comes in free size to fit most body types. This resort wear dress features ethnic print details all over, adding a unique touch to the design. Its loose, flowy skirt ensures maximum comfort, making it an ideal choice for long days at the beach or exploring the resort.

Women's Plain Top with Crochet Trim and Puff Sleeves

plain women’s top with crochet trim and puff sleeves

Add a touch of vintage charm to your summer wardrobe with this plain women’s top with crochet trim and puff sleeves. The crochet details create a romantic look that is both trendy and feminine for the summer. Its warm rust color compliments any skin tone.

The relaxed and comfortable fit makes it perfect for everyday casual wear for the beach and beyond. Pair it with jeans, shorts, or skirts for a chic and effortless style.

Wide-Leg Capri Pants with Batik Print

wide-leg pants

These wide-leg pants feature a trendy Batik print and come in a free size for a relaxed and comfortable fit. The loose pants are designed with a convenient drawstring and wide-cropped length, making them perfect for warm weather. So whether you're lounging by the pool or exploring the local shops, these pants are a must-have for your beach vacation wardrobe!

3/4 Sleeves Tunic Dress with Ethnic Print

tunic dress

This flowy tunic dress features an ethnic print all over, 3/4 sleeves, a flattering V neckline, and an above-the-knee length. It comes with a tassel accent in front, adding a touch of flair to the overall design. This summer dress is perfect for any casual occasion!

Maxi Dress with Handpainted Floral Print

sleeveless maxi dress

A long maxi dress is a staple in resort wear for women. This sleeveless maxi dress features a beautiful handpainted floral print that adds a touch of elegance to the dress. The dress falls to a maxi length that you can easily dress up and accessorize as formal or evening resort wear.

Multi-Way Sarong with Ethnic Print in Green

Multi-Way Sarong with Ethnic Print in Green

This multiway sarong can be worn in various ways as a top, such as a halter, one-shoulder, bandeau, tube, or even as a skirt. It comes with an instruction tag that demonstrates how to style it differently. Its ethnic print design adds a vibrant touch to your beach outfit. This multi-way sarong comes with tassels attached to each corner for an extra playful touch.

Women's Cover-Up with Ethnic Design

Women's Cover-Up with Ethnic Design

Looking for a versatile cover-up to show off your beach style? This cover-up from our resort wear collection is your best choice. Available in white, beige, and navy blue, this free-size cover-up is made from cotton and features an ethnic design on the edges. Cut like a kimono, you can lounge comfortably anywhere in style.

Men's Khaki Capri Pants

Men's Khaki Capri Pants

For men, go casual on the beach with our khaki capri pants. These easy-to-wear cotton pants feature a drawstring and side pockets. Pair it with a casual white t-shirt or a button-down shirt and beach slippers.

Short Sleeves Linen Top with Front Pocket

Short Sleeves Linen Top with Front Pocket

Available in three colors, this linen short sleeves top matches perfectly with resort wear pants or shorts for men. It has a round neckline and short placket with buttons in front to make it easier to slip on and off. Keeping a staple resort-wear shirt like this is a must for every stylish gentleman on vacation!

Men's Tropical Print Polo Shirt

Men's Tropical Print Polo Shirt

Rock the tropical vibes on your next summer getaway with our tropical print polo shirt. This button-down shirt is the perfect addition to your beach OOTDs with its bright colors and lush print.

Resort wear is all about comfort, style, and versatility. Whether you're lounging by the pool, taking a walk on the beach, or enjoying a tropical night out, there's a perfect outfit for you at Kultura. 

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