Resort wear is undeniably associated with coastal holidays. The origins of resort wear fashion date back to the end of the 19th century, when railroad travel started to become accessible to the wider public. People suddenly had access to locations that were once too far or too hard to get to by other means of travel. At the time, many of the best hotels were built by lakes or the sea. Guests were required to wear different types of clothing for different activities, which created demand for light comfortable clothing that allowed the wearer to move freely.
Nowadays, there is so much resort wear to choose from, that it can be a difficult process, which is why we’ve compiled a list of essential resort wear pieces for 2023, whether you’re in need of something for a beach vacation, or something simple and comfortable that you can wear every day.
Jumpsuits are the perfect everyday essential thanks to their versatility.
The Stella jumpsuit by CAHA CAPO is made in viscose dobby, with a bandeau top and elasticated ribbing for comfort and freedom of movement. This resort wear piece is effortless to wear and incredibly easy to style. It can be worn on the beach with a pair of flip-flops, on a casual day out with a pair of sneakers, or it can be dressed up glamorously with a pair of heels for a laid-back dinner look.
Essential for days spent on the beach, kaftans are light, breathable and easy to pack.
The Evie kaftan by CAHA CAPO is a beautiful, embroidered kaftan made in sheer cotton which will keep you cool while providing great sun protection. The Evie is perfect for beach holidays and cruises. This is a practical and elegant piece that you are sure to wear time and time again.
Also known as a romper, playsuits are a timeless staple that date back to the early 1900s. Originally becoming popular for women in the 70s, playsuits saw a resurgence in popularity in the late 2010s that has led to them become a womens resort wear essential.
The Lola playsuit by CAHA CAPO is a soft-touch bandeau playsuit that features elastic ribbing on the top and waistband, with a relaxed fit that allows for comfort and movement, making this the perfect piece for beachside activities.
A casual, lightweight shirt can be the perfect thing to throw on over the top of a swimsuit, as well as being perfect for sunny days spent walking around town, or worn with a pair of trousers for a casual dinner outing.
The Emma shirt by CAHA CAPO is an absolutely essential womens resort wear shirt. This resort wear piece is ideal for wearing over the top of swimwear while you’re on the beach, and can also be tied at the front for a cropped look. The Emma shirt by CAHA CAPO is available in a variety of colours and is perfect for everyday wear.
The Sophia shirt is a striking statement piece that balances comfort and breathability with chic style, made in broderie anglaise fabric, this womens resort wear shirt features roll-back cuffs for a relaxed look.