Beaches around the world vary significantly, and your beach look can easily be adapted to your specific destination. Whether you are relaxing on an exotic isolated Caribbean beach, or frolicking around on a busy Middle Eastern beach, OROGOLD brings you the best beach looks for wherever you’re going.
Travelers heading to a Middle Eastern beach are often confused about what look they should be going for. Since Middle Eastern countries have a strong traditional Islamic culture, with many Western influences, there is a fine line between what is and isn’t acceptable. While a bikini may be fine for the many private beaches dotted throughout the Middle East, it is likely to draw unwanted attention at a public beach. OROGOLD recommends investing in a high-quality cover-up for your shoulders, made from a natural fabric, as these are more breathable and will prevent you from over-heating. OROGOLD also recommends bringing along a stylish one-piece swimsuit for the water, as you may feel more comfortable wearing this rather than a bikini when everyone around you is dressed quite modestly.
Different Caribbean islands have different customs, so it is important to check these before packing for your trip. Most of the locals absolutely love bright colored clothing, so you definitely won’t be out of place sporting a tropical-inspired outfit. A stylish kaftan is a great beach look, as it can be worn in so many different ways, from covering up a bikini on the beach, to paired with shorts for a shopping trip. Dressing casual is key in the Caribbean, and, if you’re visiting an island that is not as wealthy as the others, such as Haiti or Cuba, OROGOLD recommends staying away from designer pieces and flashy accessories. Instead, brighten up your beach outfit with some native flowers or local beads.
Although some parts of South-East Asia can be quite conservative, this usually isn’t a problem on the beaches. Long, flowing maxi-dresses are popular beach outfits in many South-East Asian countries, and this will ensure that you not only look stylish, but will also be able to keep cool in the heat. Those of you who want to stand out from the crowd can opt for bright tropical prints, and pair your maxi-dress with stylish accessories, such as oversized sunglasses and a floppy hat. When it comes to your bikini, bright colors are usually best, as black is generally mostly worn at night.
Although it depends on where in Europe you go, many beaches don’t quite offer the same powdery white sands as you would find on other continents. For this reason, OROGOLD recommends that your footwear be slightly sturdier than flip flops, such as slip-on sandals, as you may find yourself walking over an area of pebbles rather than sand. Your sexiest bikini will be absolutely fine in Europe, as most European countries don’t have too many modesty issues, but, a skimpy bikini may not fare that well in European weather, and you may find yourself shivering on the beach. OROGOLD suggests that you bring along a cover-up, something that is more substantial than a sarong. A tailored cotton t-shirt dress will not only keep you looking smart at the beach, but will also keep you warm when it starts to get chilly.
Your beach look will vary depending on the month of the year that you are travelling, as well as the destination that you are travelling to. No matter where you are going, it is important to fully research local customs beforehand, so that you know what is acceptable when it comes to choosing a beach outfit.