Going to a Luau? Whether you’re hosting or attending, the Luau-style party is all about enjoying friends, food, and tropical fashion. Showing up in your everyday garb represents a missed opportunity to experience the island vibe—even if you’re away from the beach. Luau fashion echoes the natural surroundings of the island lifestyle: palm trees, tropical fruit, Hawaiian flowers, and bright, breathable pieces. So if you’re looking for ideas on what to wear to a luau, here are a few outfits you’re going to love and hopefully get some inspiration from.
Outfit #1: Palm Tree Elegance
Reminiscent of the traditional grass skirt outfit, this look pairs a long green maxi with a complementary coral lace crop top. Gold detailing in the woven sandals and palm tree clutch help create a unified metallic theme, while the multicolored charm bracelet unites similar tones and adds a simple touch of shimmer.
Outfit #2: Tropical Glam
Perfect for a day-to-night event, this simple Hawaiian print tube dress fits comfortably and flatters any figure. Add matching peach jewelry and nail polish that highlights the tones of the dress, and you’re accessorized! Pair with nude espadrille wedges, aviators, and a neutral shoulder bag.
Outfit #3: Luau Beach Party
If you’re on the beach or poolside, you’ll want an outfit that transitions easily from swim-ready to party appropriate. This look brings together a color palm print swimsuit with the perfect swim coverup. Dangling earrings, a pineapple phone case, and yellow slide sandals help embody the casual elegance of island style.
Outfit #4: Hawaiian Festival
This casual looks is perfect for a low-key day in the sun or festival atmosphere. The vintage-style Hawaii tee and palm-leaf shoulder bag echoes the island theme in perfect harmony, while multicolored huarache sandals add practicality. High waisted jean shorts and a multicolored flower crown make this look instantly modern and on-trend. Last but not least, the gold dipped pink studs add a touch of polish.
Outfit #5: Polished Pineapple
Fun and functional, this fruit-inspired look combines the trend-conscious pink skater dress with the yellow print of this unique pineapple clutch. To build on the colors featured in the clutch, we’ve added yellow sunnies and an elegant green necklace. Strappy sandals and pineapple perfume make this outfit instantly adorable and right on theme.
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