When you are deciding what to wear to a luau, think about being comfortable. When you know what to wear, you will be confident that you are appropriately dressed, whether in Hawaii or at a backyard luau.
Coconut bra and grass skirt may not always be a hit
Although thinking about a luau may conjure visions of grass skirts and coconut bras, it may not be appropriate for the luau you are attending, nor comparable to what everyone else is wearing. Additionally, the coconuts and grass skirts are not flattering for all figures. Both men and women may want to adhere to simple choices when considering what to wear. If you do not know, ask your host.
Casual is the perfect men’s attire
Men can wear just about anything to a luau, as long as it is casual. Forget suits, even dress-casual Friday wear. Consider the brightly-colored Hawaiian shirt and long shorts, with a pair of sandals or flip-flops. If there is no Hawaiian shirt in your wardrobe and you really do not care to wear a brightly-colored, floral shirt anyway, wear any loose-fitting, light-colored shirt. If shorts are not your style, a pair of casual, long pants will be fine. Men often choose to wear no shirt at all to a luau. Whatever you wear, be sure to wear several leis around your neck.
Women have a variety of appropriate luau options to choose from
For the woman who wishes to forego the coconut bra and grass skirt, think bright and flowing when considering what to wear to a luau. Choose to wear a long, brightly-colored, flowing, summery dress that is easy to move about in. Another alternative is to wear shorts with a brightly-colored sleeveless shirt or blouse, which will be more comfortable than the dress if you are at a luau on a sandy beach. Wear sandals or flip-flops as your first choice for shoes.Finish the look with a Hibiscus flower behind your ear. However, be careful, when wearing flowers in your hair at a luau, warns Wardrobe Advice . The ear that you wear the flower behind indicates your marital status. If you wear the flower behind your right ear, you are indicating that you are single, while wearing a flower behind your left ear indicates that you are taken. Of course you want to wear several leis of different colors around your neck.
Dress the kids for the luau
If your children are attending the luau, the kids will want to be dressed for the luau as much, if not more, than you. For boys, consider a similar look to what dad is wearing. Long shorts with a loose-fitting, button-down shirt is very appropriate. Even a loose-fitting t-shirt with sandals is just fine for boys.
Girls will look really cute in any brightly-colored, loose-fitting dress, or brightly-colored top and shorts. Sandals or flip-flops are appropriate footwear for both boys and girls.
Be sure to polish off the kids’ look with a couple leis around their neck, too.
Whatever you wear to a luau is fine, as long as it is comfortable, bright and finished off with luau traditions such as flowers and leis.