Pool Party Outfits – 27 Ideas How to Dress for Pool Party

What to wear to a pool party – So, summer is here and you are confused about what to wear. You want to impress your friends by looking stylish, but you are strapped for cash. Or you want to wear something loose and comfy yet still stylish? You have come to the right place! We have made a list of the MOST stylish summer/spring wardrobe outfits to wear to the swimming pool. From cool pastel hues to bright, eye-catching pieces, you’ll be the talk of the town!

So what are you waiting for? Scroll down and be prepared to wear the most stunning pool party outfit at your next function!

What To Wear To A Pool Party?

Starting off with some tips to help you nail the perfect look:

  • Don’t EVER assume that the clothes won’t get wet. So if you can’t risk getting a fancy dress wet, don’t wear it.
  • Check the weather forecast and dress accordingly by choosing the right fabrics.
  • Keep the outfit simple and bring the X-factor with your accessories.
  • Instead of going for the traditional cover-ups, choose something different like a funky sarong or a Kimono.

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↓ 27 – Use A Sarong

As we said above, sarongs are the best cover-ups for a pool party. The best part is that you can wear it in a number of different ways to create a new look for every picture! Wear it around the waist like a skirt or wrap it around like a dress. Which way do you prefer?

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↓ 26 – Modest Outfits For A Pool Party

Here are some modest but gorgeous outfits that can work for a pool party:

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↓ 25 – Country Chic Style

An easy and quick outfit to wear to a summer function is a striped blue and white kaftan or short top. Leave your legs bare for a tan style, with a hat and matching straw bag. Perfect for those sunny days and ideal footwear for a pool party. Poolside parties are all about wearing hats and straw bags, so take them with you next time when you are going out to any pool party.

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↓ 24. Plus Size Swim Wear Pool Party

If you are seeking a summer outfit, then why not try a cheetah print swimsuit? Make it stylish with hooped gold earrings and a matching bracelet. Gold jewelry will take your cheetah print outfit to a whole new level.

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↓ 23. Knotted T-shirt Style

A quick way to transform a boring t-shirt is by knotting it at the waist. This changes your plain t-shirt into a funky top for a spring event. Pair it with mini shorts, sunglasses, and a large hat. And you’re good to go!

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↓ 22. Floral Fashion

Floral prints are making their way into every aspect of fashion. A great look for the poolside is a floral outfit. These can be paired with a plain black bikini and mini shorts. Looks great for a gypsy style outfit. If you don’t want to wear plain black, a colored two-piece is a good option – opt for a muted colored suit to go with your floral cover-up. Accessorize with some bracelets and some very trendy round sunglasses. If you love wearing florals, you wouldn’t want to miss out on these Spring Outfits With Floral Jackets.

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↓ 21. Plain White Dress

Nothing stands out during the summer season like a plain white dress paired with rimmed sunglasses. Young girls can wear bright red lipstick to complete this summer look. Since you are wearing a plain white summer dress, you will for sure need something bright to bring everything together and make it look cool.

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↓ 20. Cross-Stitched Top with Skinny Jeans

Nothing will work so well for a water function than a sleeveless cross-stitched top. This can be paired with tights, skinny or flared jeans and wedges. This outfit look will make you look classy and give off an effortless vibe that makes you seem like you put no work at all into your cute outfit! For a more summer-friendly look, switch out the jeans for some cutoff shorts!

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↓ 19. Smart and Sophisticated Style

For classy moms or older women, you can wear a deep-cut, full-length plain dress or maxi dress. This look is perfect for poolside parties, especially when paired with some cute sandals.

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↓ 18. Celebrity Pool Party Style

If you are a teenage girl who has to attend a pool party or high school function, a see-through net dress is super cute and very trendy. Underneath you can wear a brightly colored bikini. This pool party outfit trend is followed by celebrities too because it is that trendy and awesome.

No need for much accessories! Just pop in a pair of earrings and throw on some sandals. It’s all about that net dress, after all!

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↓ 17. A Perfect Makeup Look for a Pool Party

We love this confident and sassy look!

Pop on some bright pink lipstick and tie your hair into a pony for this eye-catching look. This embroidery lined get-up is the perfect cover-up for your swimsuit. Opt for a kimono or a romper. Great for when you’re lounging poolside or maybe playing a friendly game of volleyball!

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↓ 16. One-Piece Swim Wear for Pool

One-piece swimsuits are something that you can always wear to poolside parties. They look chic, elegant and trendy without looking boring. Plus you won’t have to spend hours deciding what goes with what! A cute cover-up and sandals or flip-flops are all you’ll need to finish this look off.

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↓ 15. See-Through/Sheer Top with Mini Shorts

If you want to wear a mini top or revealing bikini top to a pool party, then why not try a net see-through shirt over it? This is a cute way to stay modest. You can then finish off this whole look with contrasting colored shorts, an over-sized floppy hat, sunglasses, and a bag to match your shorts! For more ideas like these, here are the best See-Through Outfits Fpr Girls.

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↓ 14. Beautiful Girl – Pool Party Look

You can’t go to a pool party without thinking of the most important element: swimwear! We love this cute top and these high-waisted bottoms. Accessorize with some thin gold necklaces and a simple bracelet. This is a look that speaks for itself!

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↓ 13. All-White Kimono

Nothing looks fresher than an all-white ensemble and this one doesn’t disappoint! Billowing fabric is fun and fashionable, especially when paired with some trendy sunglasses. Accessorize with a seashell necklace and have fun with the footwear of your choice – perhaps some wedge sandals or slingback heels! For more ideas on wearing Kimonos, check out our earlier post on Different Ways To Dress Up With Kimono Outfits

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↓ 12. Fashion Blogger Inspired Look

To carry out this look perfectly you will need to wear palazzo and a crop top. Along with this, you can add a contrasting heavy statement necklace, sunglasses, and a cute tote or oversized bag.

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↓ 11. Cute Hairstyle for A Pool Side Party

Let’s talk about which hairstyle you should wear when hitting a pool party. Now, if you aren’t planning on getting your hair wet then why not have some fun with it? Curl your hair or spray with sea salt spray to achieve those perfect beachy waves. Don’t forget hairspray to keep your look in place all day!

If you will be getting your hair wet, then opt for a more casual style like a side braid or a low ponytail.

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↓ 10. Stylish One Piece Bathing Suit

One piece swimsuits come in a variety of different types and designs. We recommend maintaining a couple on hand so you always have some variety to choose from. Shop clearance racks or sales, and try out different styles to see which suits you best. We love this wide-striped one piece that’s modest without being overwhelming. And hey, with a suit like this, you won’t have to worry about other elements for your outfit!

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↓ 9. Red Swimsuit

For a super goddess-like look, a striking one-piece will surely do the trick. Red is especially eye-catching. Pair with bubble-gum pink lipstick for an edge, and pair with sandals or flip-flops.

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↓ 8. Romper and Cover-Up Pool Outfit

For the picture-perfect pool party outfit, look no further. This playful white romper is so adorable, especially when paired with a floral cardigan like this one. Wedge sandals, sunglasses, and some dark red lipstick further add to this look, which you’re not going to want to take off even long after the party is over!


Check out the outfit details:

Sheer Chiffon Floral Cardigan $14.99

Jewel Espadrille Wedge Sandal $59.99

↓ 7. Gorgeous Pool-Side Party Look

A full-length sheer caftan is a gorgeous piece to add to your summer wardrobe. Perfect as a suit cover-up, it’s fabulous in its own right and you’ll love the pizazz it provides to a black one-piece and simple sandal. Accessorize with sunglasses and let your hair down!


Check out the outfit details:

ASOS DESIGN Petite Shirred Waist Maxi Chiffon Beach Caftan

Solid & Striped The Willow Plunge Neck One Piece $159

↓ 6. Cute Ruffled Swimsuit for Moms

We love this adorable mom-approved look for hitting up the pool! Ruffled and checked?! Yes, please! These little shorts will cover up trouble zones and this top is super cute as well as comfy. We like that it’s a minimalistic look that packs a punch. Simply add a wide-brimmed straw hat and a pair of flip-flops. This look will have even your baby grinning!


Check out the outfit details:

Lover & Friends Brenda Top

Lover & Friends Tyler Shorts $40 

Mirabel Straw Hat

↓ 5. Striped Matching Pool Party Outfit

Even fashionistas need outfit inspiration and we have a feeling this look will do the trick!

You will be picture-ready in this stylish ensemble. Tied at the waist, this little mid-riff baring number will have all your party gals singing, “ooh, la, la!” To accessorize, pop on a straw hat and a couple of bracelets. Sandals and a matching purse round off the look, as well as some (waterproof) makeup!


Check out the outfit details:

Catch My Drift Top $25

Bay Bay Pant $66

Tan Flatform Sandals $36

↓ 4. Super Stylish Pool Party Summer Look

This is such a gorgeous summer look, you will be wanting to wear it again and again!

Hit up the beach or the pool in this stunning full-length skirt, complete with summer blue stripes and tiered layers. A simple white tank tucked into this skirt is all you’ll need, along with a cute straw tote, some round sunglasses, and the sandals of your choice. (Pro Tip: Match your shoes to your purse for instant fashion points!)

This look can also double as a great date outfit or a summer-ready ensemble for grabbing brunch and coffee!


Check out the outfit details:

Striped Cotton Skirt

Circle Straw Tote

Steven Greece Slides

↓ 3. Classic Outdoor Party Look

Ooh-la-la! We love a summer look like this one! Crisp and white on top with Bermuda cut-offs scream summer, so you will love putting together this look for your next pool party or day at the beach!

Start with a white high and low top like this one, and tuck the front into a pair of high-waist denim shorts. Some white slingback sandals are the perfect shoes for this look, especially when paired with a standout statement bag and an eye-catching straw visor. You won’t need much else by way of accessories, so throw on your outfit and get ready to party!


Check out the outfit details:

High-Waist Straight Bermuda Shorts $69.97

San Diego Hat Straw Visor $12.97

Kattie Slingback Sandal $44.98

Bamboo Bucket Bag $34.97

↓ 2. Ultimate Pool Party Outfit

I don’t know about you, but when I think of a pool party, this is the immediate look that comes to mind. Something cute and flirty but stylish, something that provides adequate sun protection (hat, sunglasses) but also shows off a playful side. This outfit does all that and more!

Pair some short shorts with a white, slightly ruffled tank for an instant pool party get-up that is simultaneously a swimsuit cover-up as well as a great outfit for getting some sun on your arms! Pop on a straw hat and accessorize with some reflective sunglasses and oversize tassel earrings. For footwear, opt for flip-flops or sandals. Or, if you’re feeling bold, a pair of heels!

You can’t go wrong with this look so have fun with it!


Check out the outfit details:

Brixton Joanna Straw Hat $44

Steve Madden Karolyn Sandal $49.99

Parker Vintage Loose Fit Cutoff Shorts $128

LianSan Classic Retro Round Circle Mirrored Sunglasses $12.99

↓ 1. Chic Outdoor Party Look

For our last look, we want to pull out all the stops and bring you this bright and bold look that’s just to die for!

This statement top is worn over a bright red pleated skirt along with a pair of high heels that we think are just so beautiful. Tie your hair up in a half-up, half-down ‘do and pop in a pair of geometric earrings. Last but not least, a little woven handbag is the only other accessory necessary.

Now get out there and have fun!



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