A Woman's Guide to Packing for a Beach Vacation

A Woman's Guide to Packing for a Beach Vacation

Not sure how to start packing for your trip? Here's our recommendations on what to wear on a beach vacation for women.
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Booking a beach vacation is one of the most satisfying feelings on earth. Soon, you’ll be sitting on a lounge chair with your toes in the sand, wondering what life is like without sun-kissed skin. But before you can forget about all your responsibilities and start sipping on your favorite beachside cocktail, it’s important to make sure your suitcase is properly packed for the trip.

Heading to the beach on a tropical vacation is a great way to help you relax, but you still need to put in the effort before you can be in full vacation mode. Here are some tips on what to wear on a beach vacation as a woman:


Your bathing suit will likely be the highlight of your beach vacation wardrobe, so make it count! Find the right swimwear that will make you feel comfortable and confident on the beach no matter what you’re doing. In other words, your bathing suit should be great for swimming, playing in the sand, laying in the sun, and lounging by the pool. Of course, you can always bring two or more swimsuits for different activities.

And don’t forget your cover-up! Having something sleek and stylish to throw on during your vacation makes it easier to go from one place to another without worrying about carrying a separate change of clothing.


Whether you’re not in the mood to wear a bathing suit or you need clothes for an outdoor excursion, investing in clothing that’s designed to protect you from the sun can be very useful on a beach vacation.

Anthony’s Florida has a variety of UPF50+ sun shirts which offer UVA and UVB protection to safeguard your skin from the sun. Other helpful pieces of protective clothing we consider must haves for a beach vacation include sunglasses, sunhats, scarves and bandanas.


A day at the beach isn’t possible without proper protection, and the protective clothing isn’t enough to keep you safeguarded from the harmful sun rays. Sunscreen may not be an article of clothing, but it’s so important that it deserves its own section on our must haves for a beach vacation!

Make sure to wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30, but aim higher, as recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Applying it 30 minutes before heading outside is the easiest way to ensure the lotion will soak into the skin before the sun sees it. Reapplication is essential, too - make sure to reapply sunscreen every 30 minutes or immediately after entering the beach or pool water.


What do you wear on your beach vacation for the days you don’t feel like going to the beach? We recommend keeping things breezy and comfortable. Sundresses are a simple option that offer style, versatility and relaxation. Other articles of clothing and outfit ideas we recommend include:

  • Knit tops
  • Tank tops
  • Tunics
  • Bermuda shorts
  • Denim Shorts
  • Crop pants


In most cases, your suitcase will likely revolve around the clothing you’ll wear in the sun. However, you’re going to need fun clothes to wear while you’re out and about, exploring your resort or destination and soaking up the night life opportunities. For nightwear, we recommend packing a mix of:

Get everything you need from Anthony's Ladies Apparel

Are you still packing for your upcoming trip? Whether you’re in need of a new bathing suit for the pool or a beach vacation outfit for bar hopping, we’ve got you covered.

Anthony’s is the perfect place to shop for resort wear, with everything you need to feel comfortable and stylish while soaking up the sun on the beach. No matter your mindset on what to wear on an island vacation, we have a variety of clothing, swimwear, and accessories to choose from.

Browse our resort wear today to find the ideal outfits to up your beach game.

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