Fashionable vacation outfit ideas from Femme Luxe Finery for day and night on and off the beach in Mexico
Resort wear for women varies so much from place to place, depending on the culture, resort and weather. Which means that packing resort wear isn’t always the same! I wish it was to make life easy, but it’s also fun finding new cute affordable resort wear outfits that’ll work in each environment. Mexico is not like packing for Italy or Australia, it’s like packing for a shower.
When we went in November it was 88% humidity! I’m used to the heat, but dry heat.
Resort Wear for Women Must Haves For Mexico
Easy go-to’s are:
- Sundresses, maxi dresses, or rompers that don’t need ironing or steaming for dinners
- Cute cover-ups and swim wear for the day
- Gym wear and sneakers if you’re planning on working out or exploring
- A sunhat that offers good coverage.
This white crochet dress is now on sale for under $6!
Resort wear for women : Ideas and Inspiration
You really don’t need many casual day outfits to laze around the resort, unless you’re planning on going out exploring on day trips.
I layer for the plane: a comfy loungewear co-ord set with bodysuit underneath for when it’s hot when I arrive and the top over it with a blazer and pashmina that I can wear to dinners in the evening when the AC’s cranked.
Packing Tip: roll don’t fold your clothes, you’ll get more in your case and they don’t crease as much.
Where to find fashion inspiration for the resort or area you’re visiting
The easiest way to get an idea of what other women are wearing where you’re going and more specifically at your resort, especially if you’re doing an all inclusive, is to search using the relevant hashtag. E.g. for the area or resort your staying #playadelcarmenstyle #mexicoallinclusive #eldoradomaroma.
That way you know you’re going to fit in, unless of course you want to stand out which is totally fine too.
Check the local weather!
We had thunderstorms forecast everyday so packed waterproof jackets and the hotel had giant umbrellas. I left anything suede or that rain could ruin at home.
My Mexico wardrobe requirements included hiding my food belly (ruching, loose fabrics or fabrics with stretch), not showing if I was sweaty (layers and nothing to tight on the boobs or armpits), and being wind proof (no Marilyn Monroe moments) as the Mexican and Caribbean winds can be no joke.
We I love dressing up for the evening, it’s part of the evening and makes it feel more special. The Femme Luxe Finery red dress (above) and white ruched off the shoulder dress (below) had plenty of stretch and ruching to be comfy and the white one is well elasticated so stays up, always a bonus!
Working with Hair in Humid Climates
My hair and humidity don’t go well together so I didn’t even bother packing my curling or straightening irons. Sleek buns (as sleek as possible in the humidity) and braids all the way!
I always pack my Dyson hairdryer because it’s so fast and hotel hairdryers normally suck or I end up with my hair caught in the back of it. Along with lots of hairbands, grips, and I meant to pack anti-frizz serum but like an idiot, I forgot!).
I didn’t pack hairspray like normal, as last time I did the cap came off, the nozzle got depressed and went all over my husbands Mont Blanc belt pulling all the color off of it! I was not popular!
PS if that happens to you, most shoe repair places can dye them back to normal so don’t throw it out.
What to Pack Shoe Wise | Resort Wear Shoes
With it being a beach resort there’s not much reason to pack heels unless you want to break an ankle, especially after day drinking in the sun or too many margaritas.
Wedges, flip flops, smart flat sandals, sneakers and water shoes are plenty. Water shoes are a must if you’re planning on going to any of the parks like Xplor or Xcaret. And sometimes in the ocean if it’s jelly fish season. We spent most of our time barefoot on the beach or in flip flops so we didn’t burn our feet or show up to lunch barefoot.
Other Packing Essentials For Mexico Resorts
Mosquito repellant. Apparently it hasn’t been this bad for a long time. The first couple of days all of us got bitten alive even covered in repellent (both the natural and super strong Deet OFF!). The resort was really good by the 3rd night at fumigating the entire property every night as by that point we all looked like we had chicken pox.
Anti frizz serum. Yes, the thing I forgot. Don’t do a me, unless frizz is your thing. I resorted to blowdrying it then slicking it back with Olaplex 5 (at least it got strengthened and conditioned).
Tinted Body Bronzer. I don’t really go in the sun but shade bath and cheat with self-tanner and a tinted body bronzer. This way even if you are a sun worshipper you can get an even color adn glow for the evening. You know my go to is Fake Bake Tinted Body Glow (cruelty-free).
Statement Earrings. I love these for pulling any outfit together and adding some personality. The bigger the better! The ones I’m wearing are gifted from Lisi Lerch.
More Mexico Travel and Resort Wear Inspiration
If you’re traveling you may also like Loungewear sets for traveling and everyday which are comfy for flying then you can just throw on heels to make it dinner or work appropriate. Heading to Europe, check out Venice Luxury Guide as European fashion tends to be completely different.
Pinterest also has some great Mexico resort wear fashion inspiration:
Resort wear for women: Mexico Vacation Outfits by Eliza
Summer Fashion Trends and Essentials 2020 this is from my Pinterest. I have lots of boards there covering literally everything (recipes, workouts, beauty, fitness, fashion, pageants) because it makes it easy to find everything if I keep all of my inspiration and recipes I’m planning on trying, etc in 1 place.
Eve Dawes is a Blogger, Podcaster, Mrs. England World 2021, a WBFF Pro Diva, SAG-AFTRA actress, NASM certified Personal Trainer, Founder of Dawes Custom Cosmetics and GlamourandGains.com. Eve's also the host of BFF (beauty, fitness & fashion) segment on Spill The Tea Live! The show for British Expats.Eve has over 15 years experience in the fashion world, is an avid traveller and cruelty-free beauty advocate.