Beach to Bar: The Ultimate Guide to Resort Wear in Singapore

Make a fashion statement this holiday season

Whatever vacation you find yourself on this season, start your holiday in style with Gen Woo's ultimate guide to holiday dressing. 

Whether you're headed to one of Singapore's many beach clubs, on a staycation with the Hubby or on a ladies' weekend away in Bintan—be sure to select a range of summer statement pieces, perfect for your sunny getaway. You can pack less but still have loads to wear!

The Must-Haves

While you might exist in a highly-regulated wardrobe for most of the year, holiday dressing calls for bold colours and even bolder prints. But the key to unlocking a stylish warm-weather wardrobe is vacation versatility. You should invest in multifunctional clothing that can easily transition from day to night.

Chic Caftans

Ladies Resort plunging v neck kaftan

When putting together the perfect beach or poolside look, there's so much more to enjoy than just a bikini or one-piece. Cover up with a chic caftan when you want to feel like you are wearing the bare minimum without revealing all. This one-and-done wardrobe staple is often made from lightweight and breathable fabrics, with the voluminous silhouette ideal for sweltering days. 

Stylish Sarongs

Ladies Resort wear sarong

The throw-on-and-go quality of a sarong means no holiday wardrobe is complete without one. The fabric swathed loosely over a swimsuit, tied around the waist or fashioned as a halterneck dress, abide by the ‘no shirt, no shoes, no problem’ mantra we all want to live by when we’re out of office.

Poolside Pants

On days when you're not planning on sunning your legs, you'll need some poolside pants. Cue the wide-leg palazzo pants. Long, flowy and effortlessly stylish, they are the unsung hero in your capsule collection. The key to nailing wide-leg trousers lies in proportion. Pair them with a more fitted top such as a ribbed tank top, retro halter-neck or statement swimsuit. 

Must-have Maxi Dresses

Ladies Resort wear maxi dress

Just add some oversized sunnies, and you're good to go! The multi-tasking maxi dress is key to unlocking your summer style. Whether you prefer buttoned-down or strappy, fitted or floaty—the maxi is a must-have in your getaway wardrobe. All you need to do is switch up your footwear, and a maxi dress will seamlessly take you from day to night.

Ladies Matching Co-Ords

Ladies Resort wear matching twin sets

Perfect for mixing and matching, twin sets are ideal for a compact closet. Create flawless, put-together looks this summer. Whether you opt for shorts and shirt sets, trouser two-pieces, or a beach skirt and top combo—a chic co-ord will cater for lounge days and formal occasions. Wear them together for the ultimate double act, or style them separately for endless outfit opportunities. 

Lux Beach to Bar Dresses

Ladies Resort beach to bar dresses

Beach-to-bar fashion has seen a surge in popularity as our lifestyles have shifted to be more relaxed, along with our desire to buy less in the name of minimising our carbon footprint. Whether you’re going for a relaxed stroll along the beach or watching the sunset whilst catching up over cocktails, the versatility of a beach-to-bar dress will make dressing an easy task. From a Jacquard Halter Dress to a Lux Angel Sleeve dress, choose plunging necklines and statement sleeves in luxe fabrics for an effortless transition from day to night. All sunkissed skin and salty hair, simply swap out the flip-flops and sunglasses for a jewelled sandal and signature necklace—you’re good to go!

Jacquard Halter Neck Dresses

Ladies Resort jacquard halter dresses

 Avoid pesky straps with sophisticated and summer-appropriate halterneck dresses. If you're looking for some vacation versatility, the shoulder-bearing silhouette has the ability to transition from day to night. Whether you're dressing for a stroll on the beach, sunset cocktails or a fun-filled catamaran day at sea—a halter dress ticks all the boxes. A key shape for 2024, elevate your warm-weather wardrobe with halter variations in luxe fabrics from macramé to jacquard knits. Whatever you’re looking for, it’s certainly shaping up to be a backless summer.  

Whether you're living, travelling (or dreaming of travelling) to a sun-drenched destination, your summer wardrobe should be as carefree as the season itself. For wearable and, most importantly, re-wearable style, consider preparing a curated capsule collection of clothing. With just a handful of pieces come endless outfit opportunities.

Capsule wardrobe items should be versatile and classic: After all, the goal is to make getting dressed a breeze and, in this case, to also stay cool from a temperature and style standpoint. The kind of reliable clothing and accessories you won’t mind wearing over and over or paired together, but aren’t totally boring either.

For enviable summer style, here’s our pick of the top shopping centres for resortwear and beachwear stores in Singapore. 

  1. ION
  2. Takashimaya
  3. Plasa Singapura
  4. Tangs
  5. Great World City
  6. Vivo City

Ditch the overstuffed suitcase and keep things simple with a select edit of holiday essentials. From stylish sarongs to multi-tasking maxi dresses, Gen Woo’s resort wear offers an array of dreamy designs that are destined for beachfront walks and evenings spent al fresco.  

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