What to wear to a boat party

What to wear to a boat party

Perhaps a more modern and innovative party venue, boat parties are increasingly on the rise, and for good reason. Boat parties are a great way to soak up the sun, sea and good vibes with your friends. But, the important question here is: what do you wear to a boat party? 

Whether you’re living it up on the Thames or exploring the glorious oceans abroad, knowing what to wear to a boat party can be tricky. Let’s dive in and explore some outfit ideas that define the boat party vibe and are sure to get you ready to have some fun on the water. 

What to wear on a boat party

Knowing what to wear to a party boat can be tough. You’ve got to consider what will make you feel comfortable and what is practical too. Generally, a boat party dress code can vary from being very casual to more smart and dressy, depending on the occasion. 

Here at NADINE MERABI, we think the key to boat party outfits is to choose a casual outfit. We’re thinking along the lines of flowy dresses and skirts, comfy trousers and loose fitting shirts. 

Let’s delve into some options in more detail.

Cover-ups and swimwear

A one-piece swimming costume could be the key to a comfortable, yet stylish, boat party outfit. Pairing a swimming costume under shortstrousers, or a skirt and bikini top can be a simple yet effective look. This way, you’re ready at any given opportunity to ditch your outer clothing and dive straight in for a dip!

Take our SARA White Skirt, for example. This skirt would be the perfect one to style with a simple plain bikini top and a loose fitting shirt, helping you to achieve the dressy and casual look all in one go.

Boat trips are all about having fun, so you shouldn't feel like you have to dress up, unless you want to! A simple, casual outfit is perfect for a boat trip.

Trousers & shorts

One key thing to remember on a boat party is that you’ll be exposed to a lot of sun. If you’re someone who is more sensitive to UV rays, choosing your trousers and shorts combination with coverage in mind might be the best course of action for you.

Wide-leg trousers are hot in the shops right now, making them an essential in your suitcase. Paired with a bikini top or layered over a swimming costume and crop top, you’ll have the perfect boat party outfit.

Our KIRA hot pink trousers are exactly the kind of vibe you’ll want for a boat party. Perfect for dancing, these trousers provide a smooth and comfortable fit and will have you shimmering the night away.





If you’re more of a dress kind of person, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when choosing a dress for a boat party.

Firstly, you’ll want to make sure you pick a dress that is comfortable for you and won’t blow up in the wind - modesty is key! Try to go for dresses that are lightweight and made from flowy material, such as linen, cotton, or chiffon. Top tip: a maxi dress can be a perfect choice that will not only look elegant but also provide your legs with protection from the sun.

In terms of style, a dress with straps or a halter neck is a fantastic option for a boat party. A wrap style dress could also be a good choice as they are easy to adjust and can be dressed up or down. Our FIFI purple dress is a perfect example of a boat party dress that is both fashionable and super comfortable. 




What colours should I wear for a boat party?

Now we’ve covered off some outfit inspo for your boat party, you might be thinking about your colour scheme. 

When it comes to colours, you should go for bright and bold colours that reflect the summery vibe of the boat party. Think neon colours, tropical prints, and bold stripes. If this isn’t your thing, then opt for pastel colours such as soft pink, baby blue, or a muted yellow that will provide a delicate feminine feel.

Alternatively, you can’t go wrong with a classic white dress which will ensure you look fresh and chic. 

What to bring for a boat trip

Outfit inspo aside, if you want to have a perfect boat trip, there are a few things that you won’t want to forget:

  • Your towel
  • A pair of sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Swimwear
  • A change of clothes
  • Phone charging pack
  • Hand sanitiser 
  • Makeup for reapplication.


Overall, the key to choosing an outfit for a boat party is to find something that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and ready to have fun. Don't be afraid to experiment with different styles and colours, and remember to find the right balance between style and practicality. 

With these tips, you'll be ready to sail away and enjoy the party in style! 

At NADINE MERABI, we have a wide range of clothing for a variety of needs, including dresses and more. Shop our range now.

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