Yacht Outfit Guide: Mastering Yacht Chic

A yacht outfit is essential for both style and comfort when cruising the open seas!

If you’re attending a boat or yacht party and have no idea what to wear, we’re here to guide you through this.

Whether it be a casual day or a glamorous yacht gathering, it would be a great time, and each type of party needs a different style.

This is your chance to dress differently than your normal attire. Leave the jeans, t-shirts, leggings, and board shorts at home, and impress with a well-put-together outfit.

Yacht Outfits: High Seas, High Fashion

Whenever we think of a yacht party, we think of light, breezy attire, and that probably means mostly some things made out of linen.

Some of the must haves on a yacht are sun hats and sunglasses, also flowy or oversized clothing is your way to go, like kimonos, and dresses.

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For the Daytime Sailor: Casual Yacht Outfits

When the sun is out, it’s a great time to play on the water.

We’ve planned countless celebrations – brunches, lunchtime events, and casual cruises – for different groups during the day.

While you can choose any color you want, light colors are especially popular in the heat of the sun, as well as nautical colors like light blue and navy.

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1. Pretty In Pink Yacht Outfit

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2. Yacht Outfit In Gorgeous Oriental Motifs

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3. Mermaid Yacht Outfit

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From Sunset to Moonlight: Elegant Evening Yacht Outfits

Whether it’s a boat wedding, milestone bash or a company party, nighttime yacht parties are always magical.

From twinkling lights to starry skies, the moment you step onto the rooftop you are immediately wowed.

And that in itself is more than enough reason to dress up extra special.

Nighttime parties are great for cocktail dresses and semi-formal attire.

You don’t want to wear anything too long to avoid someone stepping on your dress or your shoe getting caught on the fabric. Go for comfortable glamor.

If you opt for a cocktail dress, make sure the length is appropriate.

Have fun accessorizing with statement jewelry and your favorite clutch or small shoulder bag (avoid a large tote or purse for an ultra-chic look).

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4. Yacht Outfit In Smoked Pink

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5. Sailor Glam Yacht Outfit

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6. Ocean Blue Yacht Outfit

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Footwear Ahoy: Best Shoe Choices for Yachting

You should always focus on choosing comfortable footwear.

A pair of slides, espadrilles, platform sandals or boat shoes are your way to go.

Flat shoes provide better balance and give you a more secure grip on the boat’s surface, reducing the risk of slips, especially if you’re setting out in windy conditions.

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Accessorize the Voyage: Nautical-Themed Add-ons

As I mentioned before, some of the must have items on a yacht trip are sunglasses and sun hats. But it’s pretty tricky when it comes to keeping it stylish.

As for other accessories, you don’t have to go extra as you’d probably be swimming and the breeze will make it hard for you to wear things like earrings. So keep it simple with accessorizing in general.

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Swimwear for the Deck and Dive

If your yacht trip includes a lot of swimming, then keeping it easy and comfortable wearing a swimsuit all the time is the best option.

Wearing a one-piece swimsuit with a wrap skirt or wide leg pants over the swimsuit, and lounging like that.

Lightweight clothes made from natural fibers like linen, tencel, and cotton for your boat or yacht day trip.

All of them are highly breathable, allowing air circulation and preventing you from feeling overheated in the sun or during energetic activities onboard.

They also have great moisture-wicking properties, which means that any sweat or water on your clothes quickly evaporates, keeping you cool and dry.

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His and Hers: Yacht Outfits for Couples

If you’re going on a yacht trip with your significant other, it’ll be fun to coordinate your outfits together, either with just the color or the full outfit.

So if you’re wearing a blue dress with a white hat, he could wear a blue linen shirt with white linen pants.

In general, on a yacht for men, simplicity is the way to go. Unless the event calls for formal attire, steer away from a tuxedo.

Top options include a classic suit, dress slacks with a nice blazer and tie, or dress slacks with a sports coat and tie.

Conclusion: Setting Sail in Style

Dressing for a yacht party is honestly easier and simpler than you think. Just think breezy, light, and comfortable outfits.

You could easily show off your personal style by adding a few linen and lightweight clothing items to your look.

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Julie is a Staff Writer at momooze.com. She has been working in publishing houses before joining the editorial team at momooze. Julie's love and passion are topics around beauty, lifestyle, hair and nails.