It’s time to sizzle. The wedding is over but the honeymoon is just beginning. But what to pack to make sure you bring the heat? Problem solved: We have the perfect packing list to get you inspired, whether you’re planning a gorgeous beachside getaway, an over-water tropical oasis or a romantic seaside villa.
Simply said, you can get almost everything you need at one place: Bikini Village. There’s so much more in store than just bikinis – from sun hats to sandals to dresses and all the wardrobe pieces in between, we’ve got you oh-so-chicly covered from head to toe.
The best part? With more than 100 well-known brands from all over the world to choose from, there’s a diverse selection and style for every body, from string bikinis and sexy cover ups to body positive shapely silhouettes – and board shorts and shirts and more for him, too.
So, whether it’s Miami, the Mediterranean, a Midtown luxe hotel with a zen spa and swimming pool or beyond, here are the top swim- and beachwear trends that you’ll want to put in your suitcase. This wardrobe will have you looking good and feeling the love.
From head to toe, here’s the expert guide for what to pack and look fabulous on your honeymoon!
Start at the top: The Hat
From Panama to bucket to all manner of straw hats, the choices are enough to suit whatever your mood. The most important thing, however, is to choose a hat that also acts as sun protection.
What we like for her: the big floppy, sexy woven hats from SaraJane. They are the ultimate in double duty style – trendy without being over the top and offer practical protection.
What we like for him: Ball caps are most guys’ go-tos. Billabong and O’Neill are favourite brands, and they both offer bucket and safari hats, as well.
Body Electric: The Swimsuits for her
A bathing suit is a must for a honeymoon – especially if you’ve chosen to throw a destination wedding, and Bikini Village has a Bridal collection worth putting in your suitcase. Keep that glow going with a choice of white bathing suits – yes, white! Have no fear, these suits, from bikinis to one-piece wonders featuring ruffles, ties, sheer insets and other pretty details, will keep you comfortably covered and take you from the beach to the poolside bar. PS If you and your partner are statement makers, show everyone you’re together and pick a matching swimsuit set.
Bottoms Up: The Boardshorts and Hybrid Shorts for him
Comfort and style are a key wardrobe consideration when space in your suitcase is at a premium. There’s a great selection of colourful boardshorts, but if your plans include going from the catamaran on the water to the cafe in town, we also recommend adding a pair of hybrid swimshorts to your list. These specially designed shorts dry faster for double-duty water fun and walking around town ease. The bonus: More space in your suitcase for souvenirs.
Wrap Star: The Cover Up or Pareo
A pareo in a juicy bright or a sexy sheer fabric can elevate any seaside look. These multi-tasking cover-ups can work as a skirt or a dress, and sometimes match the bathing suit, to create a gorgeous new outfit all on its own. For more fun, check out the selection of beautifully patterned kimonos and caftans that can be worn for a casual waterside brunch or afternoon drinks by the pool.
The Main Event: The Sun Dress
From maxi to mini, charming floral prints to solid colours, dresses are a must. Choose among the dozens of easy, breezy styles that allow you to simply slip one on over your swimsuit when you get out of the water to go back to the hotel, or a summery look with a trendy shape and thoughtful details that takes you to go to dinner or out on the town. The dress will be the most versatile and practical piece in your suitcase.
He’s the Man: The button down and matching shorts
The short sleeve button shirt has met its match with sleek boardshorts that coordinate to make getting dressed a snap – not to mention the packing! Think of it as a tropical suit, a no-brainer that goes a long way to stylish dressing. And you can mix and match prints and solids to complement your personal style.
Carry All: The Canvas or Straw Bag
Don’t forget the bag! The classic straw bag adds a little south of France flair to any fashion look, while a roomy canvas tote can carry all your essentials and both styles can take you from the beach to the market. The bonus: a lightweight backpacks flat so it doesn’t take up much space in your suitcase.
If the Shoe Fits: The Flip Flop & The Sandal
The right footwear for warm weather destinations made easy: choose from the pool slide to the classic Ipanema flip flop to a sexy, shapely sandal – or all three! Flip flops are a must because they are very practical and with the more sophisticated colours, they’ll take you from the hotel swimming pool, to a stroll on the hot sand – while protecting your feet. For day trips, flat sandals or comfy slides with strappy or knotted details add subtle style details, while for evening, metallic details and wedge heels elevate the look, but keep you looking and feeling cool.
There are also great choices for him: Pack pool slides for day, and for afternoon cocktails or dinner out, opt for a sophisticated take on the flip flop, a comfortable leather sandal.
At Bikini Village, the options are endless. It’s the ultimate destination for high-quality branded swimwear and beachwear. Stay up to date on the latest trends and styles: Follow Bikini Village on their social media channels and subscribe to their newsletters to be the first to know about the latest news, collections and upcoming promotions.