What to Wear to a Pool Party: 3 Outfit Ideas to Show your Chic Style

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Being invited to a pool party is exciting until you realize you’ve got nothing to wear. If you want to look stylish and cute like your friends, then follow me as I guide you through many different pool party outfits that you can easily recreate.

Pool party outfit ideas

Attending a party requires a perfect outfit, especially in the day-time when everybody can fully appreciate what you’re wearing. That’s why taking the utmost care of your outfit’s details is crucial.

If you’re wondering what to wear to a pool party, then these 7 cute types of outfits will help you decide which one best showcases your personal style.

1. Sophisticated and glamorous

If you would describe your style as sophisticated and glamorous, then these outfit ideas will do the trick.

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1.1 Hair accessories

First of all, nothing screams glam more than sunglasses and hat combo. Wearing both will make you look sophisticated, adding a chic drama to your outfit.

You can also ditch your hat for a cute printed bandana tied around your forehead.

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Never underestimate the power of hair accessories. They are the key to a perfect head-to-toe outfit.

You can wear cute hair clips, bandanas, headbands, hats… Anything that will add that extra oomph to your pool party outfit.

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Hats are not only a cute accessory, but they’re almost a must in order to protect your face from the sun, so it’s like a win-win situation.

Think of hats as your best ally for pulling off a sophisticated pool party attire.

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1.2 Maxi dresses

If you want to look sophisticated and glamorous, nothing can beat a head-turner pool party dress. And what better way to make a statement than with a maxi dress?

Maxi dresses are perfect for pool parties because they have that beach vibe that you’re looking for.

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A maxi dress will help you create a showstopper outfit with no effort at all. My favorites are flowy pleated dresses that move with the breeze.

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A maxi dress with a hat and sunglasses is the definition of a chic pool party outfit. Finish your look with a straw handbag.

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Pair your maxi dress with sandals, espadrilles or wedges for a feminine and elevated look.

If you’re feeling fancy, you can perfectly wear low heel sandals as well.

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1.3 Jumpsuit

If you want to look chic and unique, jumpsuits will do the trick for you. Opt for jumpsuits that are lightweight and easy to put on and off.

Remember that, if you’re going inside the pool, you will be taking your clothes off and the easier it is the better.

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Jumpsuits look absolutely chic and, just like maxi dresses, are a statement piece by themselves. If you want to take your pool party outfit to the next level, a wide-leg jumpsuit will do the trick.

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You can also pair your jumpsuit with cute low heel sandals to elevate your look. Wear a messy bun and finish your look with red lipstick and your favorite sunglasses:

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1.4 Cover-ups

Taking a cover-up with you to your pool party will always come in handy, especially if you’re planning on going inside the pool.

For a fancy and sophisticated pool party outfit, a maxi cover-up cinched with a fancy belt will do the trick:

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You can also wear an oversized lightweight button-down shirt as a cover-up:

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2. Cute and girly

For a cute and girly pool party outfit, remember to opt for classic prints like florals, polka dots or stripes, and colors such as pastels, navy, white or pink.

2.1 Wrap dresses

Wrap dresses are the definition of a flirty and fun outfit. They’re perfect for pool parties because, just like maxi dresses, they have that summer and beach vibe that you need.

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If you feel like elevating your pool party attire, then remember that nothing can beat an accessorized outfit. Headbands, hoop earrings, red lipstick and cute rings will do the trick.

You can also wear sneakers if the weather isn’t that hot. Sneakers are always a great idea, especially if love cute and comfortable outfits.

2.2 Two-piece sets

Two-piece sets are just what you need in order to showcase a cute and feminine pool party style. They’re also perfect for these occasions because, if you feel like showing off you can also take off your top and stay with your bottom and bikini top.

Two-piece sets can come with either pants, skirts or shorts. For a pool party, you can perfectly choose whichever you feel most comfortable with.

Just remember to take the weather temperature into consideration. If it’s really hot outside, forget about pants and wear two-piece sets that have shorts or skirts.

A sexy and skin-tight two-piece set will be perfect if you feel comfortable showing off your body. You know what they say if you’ve got it, flaunt it!

2.3 Braids

People often forget that a perfect outfit requires the perfect accessories and hairstyling. That’s why I always love to emphasize the importance of hair accessories.

For pool parties, if you want to look cute and girly, braids will always be a great idea. You can find many different braid style tutorials in the Internet, so there’s really no excuse to not even try.

They don’t even need to be perfect. Messy hairstyles have always had a place in our hearts, so don’t worry if you’re not a braid expert.

Remember that it’s all about the details. A braided hair will make you stand out from the rest. And if, on top of that, you’re showcasing a gorgeous outfit, then consider yourself a winner.

2.4 Cover-ups

For a cute after-swim outfit, opt for a kimono. You can wear your swimsuit alone with your kimono, or pair it with denim shorts or skirt.

A cute pair of cover-up pants is also perfect for showing off your swimsuit.

3. Edgy and cool

If you’re more into an edgy and cool style, then forget about the styling tips mentioned above. What you want to do is to showcase a trendy pool party attire that will be Instagram-perfect.

3.1 Crop tops

Crop tops paired with denim shorts will be perfect for an easy yet cool outfit.

A cute and girly crop top paired with edgier pieces is another way of showcasing a modern style. Cool vintage sunglasses and belt bags (or fanny packs) will take your pool party outfit to the next level.

3.2 Show off your swimsuit

Wearing a cool swimsuit and not having the opportunity to show it off is a bummer. Whether it’s a bikini or a one-piece suit if you want to make the most of it, pair it with the right clothes.

An unbuttoned linen shirt paired with high waist shorts is a great idea of how you can show off your bikini. Extra points if you wear a matching headband:

A sheer dress is another pool party outfit idea that will let you show off your swimsuit. Finish you look with bold accessories such as a colorful handbag or statement sunglasses for a cool and fun look:

A cool patterned sheer dress is just what you need if you want to showcase an edgy and cool style.

3.3 Bold and neon colors

Attending a pool party is the perfect excuse for wearing head-turner colors. Neon or bold colors such as orange or electric blue are ideal for a cool and edgy pool party outfit.

A tye-dye t-shirt with a colorful pattern paired with a neon bikini will do the trick:

A skin-tight dress or two-piece set in a bright and bold color is another great idea:

Celebrities like Kylie Jenner opt for this type of color for their beach attire.

3.4 Cover-ups

As I mentioned before, always take with you a cover-up, even if you’re not planning on getting wet. If you want to feel more comfortable, nothing can beat a cover-up.

For a cool and edgy style, opt for unique cover-ups. A two-piece set such as the one Bella Hadid is wearing is a great example:

Anything that will make you stand out from the rest will be a total yes:

Wrap up:

Wearing a perfect outfit for a pool party is a must. Since they’re usually held during daylight, people can have a clear view of your full outfit, as opposed to night-time parties.

That’s why it’s important to take into consideration every detail of your outfit in order to showcase a fashion-pro look.

I hope these pool party outfit ideas have given you plenty of option to choose from, helping you pull-off a perfect head-to-toe look.