Summer pool parties call for something easy to wear, take off for a quick dip and then throw back on over your swimsuit. From kaftans to playsuits, from colourful to muted printed patterns, we’ve chosen our top five outfit ideas for you to wear at at your casual chic or cocktail pool party this Summer.
Team with cool, casual curls and the newest, hottest slides or strappy sandals for a pool party ready, fashion forward outfit. Suitable for all ages, take a look at our top picks then head over to GlamCorner and rent them all for a fraction of the retail price!
Queen of Kaftans
Make like a Greek Island Goddess in an intricately printed, creatively colourful kaftan. No matter what your skin tones, Camilla has a wonderful array of prints and patterns to suit even the most subdued of colour lovers. Our top pick? The pale blue and purple Temptress round neck Kaftan. The beautiful pattern draws inspiration from the ocean and historical paintings – the perfect design for a summer wardrobe.
The soft, flowing silk material works styled in any way that pleases you. Leave it down like a classic kaftan, or tuck it up for a graduating hemline look. Alternatively tie a knot in the bottom for a half up-half down casual look.
Pair with a strappy sandal and loose curls for all your summer ‘dos! This is a stunning outfit to rent for your next poolside party for a boho chic vibe.
Maxi Dress Madness
For those who don’t enjoy the excess material, look to a maxi dress as the perfect throw-on alternative to a kaftan. Completely summer pool party acceptable, a beautifully soft and floaty maxi dress will have you cruising through the party attracting all the right attention.
The Labyrinth Paisley Maxi Dress from The Jetset Diaries is our favourite maxi dress pick. The deep V and long sleeves contrast with the semi-sheer skirt that floats and flows around your ankles as your walk. Team with a low pair of block heels and a cute little handbag to keep all your goodies (towel, change of knickers and sunscreen – of course), for a boho chic vibe that will have all the guests thinking you’ve just returned from Woodstock.
The prettiest little playsuit to hang in your wardrobe, this lattice lace playsuit in a blush pink from Alice McCall is our favourite option for a Summer pool party. The flattering design features puff sleeves and a loose fitting top that gives the vibe of a matching top and shorts outfit.
The modern lattice lace design deserves all the attention, so keep accessories to a minimum: think fine jewellery and a few detailed vintage rings. Pair it back with a pair of nude sandals and a designer clutch to hold all of your beauty essentials.
If you’re more one to sit and sip cocktails by the side of the pool than dive head first in, look no further than a fun and flirty midi dress. The Lottie Floral Midi Dress by Talulah is our top pick for every pool party this Summer.
The asymmetric hemline showcases the cascading layers, while the plunging V neckline adds a bit of spice to the pretty lilac florals. Team it with a pair of strappy sandals for cocktail chic or of-the-moment runners for a truly casual, pool party appropriate vibe.
What better way to celebrate Summer and enjoy a classic pool party than in a dress bursting with colour and fun print. A touch of bright and bold on a classic little black dress never went astray.
Something like this cute little Fiesta Dress number by Thurley is the perfect option for a Summer pool party. The Mexican inspired embroidered print, teamed with the classic shape makes for a perfect modern addition to your wardrobe. Match the black base of the pattern with a pair of mules or even a pair of crisp white Stan Smith’s.
Let the fiesta dress do all the talking by keeping hair and accessories super minimal. In saying that, if the pool party happens to be Mexican themed, a Frida Kahlo inspired flower crown is definitely a necessary addition to this outfit!