We’re often asked what designer kaftan cover ups to pack for a Caribbean cruise, so our resort wear style team have gone through their holiday albums and gathered their thoughts to come up with some simple style tips to make it easy to plan a stylish and versatile cruise wardrobe with three main occasions or what to pack for a Caribbean cruise. Read our blogs on cruise clothing you will need. 

Designer beach cover ups by Lindsey Brown resort wear

Daytime: What to wear by the pool or at poolside bars on a Cruise

Most cruises follow the same rules as luxury resorts, asking guests to wear designer beach cover-ups when having lunch or sipping a daytime cocktail so it’s advisable to pack a few designer beach cover ups that you can slip over your swimsuit to protect your skin when you’ve had too much sun and that also keeps you cool and comfortable when you’re relaxing in a restaurant or bar. Natural fabrics such as cottons or silks are best in humid climates as they’re soft and breathable helping you to stay cool calm and collected whatever the temperature. If suitcase space is tight then loose fitting designer kaftan or a designer beach dress is the ideal choice as they’re easy to pull on over any swimwear and at the same time they’ll ensure you can float around to your cabin looking fabulous. 

Cool cotton dresses to wear on a Cruise Holiday by Lindsey Brown resort wear


Daytime: What to wear when going ashore...

Our Lindsey Brown off the shoulder bardot dresses and designer beach dresses are perfect for daytime on a Cruise as you will feel perfectly dressed, you could easily wear to lunch at the Cliff in Barbados. If you are stopping off at St Kitts and visiting the Sandals resort, you would feel stylish and comfortable in hot sunshine. Paloma is a great daytime style designer beach dress, the drop waist is very forgiving to hide a tummy and flattering with its V neck and back. 

The pretty Melbourne knee-length designer beach dress embodies elegance and comfort. Made from soft cotton fabric, Melbourne is designed to keep you cool in hot climates, allowing you to enjoy your vacation in style. The Lindsey Brown signature v neck and v back create a flattering silhouette that accentuates your natural beauty. The loose and floaty body of Melbourne drapes effortlessly, giving you an air of grace and sophistication. The neckline ruffle and ruffled sleeves are adorned with gold sequins and embroidery, adding a touch of glamour to your beach ensemble. These exquisite embellishments draw the eye upwards. Whether you're lounging by the pool or exploring the town, Melbourne is the perfect companion. Simply throw it over your swimwear as a beach kaftan, and you'll exude effortless chic. Alternatively, pair it with your favourite accessories and wear it as a stylish holiday dress for an afternoon out in the town.

Beach trips for a day ashore, as some cruises will just do a beach drop off so you can wear your designer kaftan cover ups throughout the day on the beach. The spectacular beaches are a wonderful back drop for the stunning Lindsey Brown designer kaftan to be seen. Relax and enjoy watching the world go by on the sandy beaches and swim in the sparkling turquoise waters. As soon as you throw on your designer kaftan cover ups over swimwear you are ready to dine at a beach front restaurant feeling comfortable, covered up, and looking stylish.

Silk luxury resort wear kaftans to wear on a Caribbean Cruise holiday

Evening Attire: What to wear for casual ashore.

One of the most important tips from our designer Lindsey Brown, always wear something that feels comfortable and fits well in the Caribbean humidity. Our natural fibre silk and cotton styles are so cool to wear. The stunning cotton designer bardot tops are so versatile as they style well with shorts for daytime then team with white fitted trousers for dinner, a classic look.

Going from daytime adventure to an evening dinner ashore without having to change our Positano designer off the shoulder top and shorts is ideal. This exquisite ensemble is crafted from a soft cotton fabric, the charming bardot tops are decorated with delicate metallic thread, creating a mesmerizing look. Designed with both style and practicality in mind, the off the shoulder top is not only a fashion statement but also a cool and comfortable choice for any occasion. The three-quarter length elegant sleeves offer protection from the sun's rays, ensuring that you can enjoy your day out without compromising on style or comfort. The off the shoulder tops can be effortlessly paired with our beautiful soft cotton shorts, creating a charming coordinating daytime outfit.

To make the most of your holiday wardrobe we would recommend choosing floaty designer kaftan cover ups and pretty designer beach dresses that you can dress up or down, simply changing your accessories to create truly versatile outfits to wear on your Caribbean holiday.

Silk dresses to wear on a Caribbean Cruise to Barbados

Evening Attire on board for a Caribbean Dinner

When the sun sets and the moon casts its enchanting glow upon the vast ocean, a cruise ship transforms into a realm of elegance and sophistication. Evening attire plays a pivotal role in this transformation, allowing passengers to immerse themselves in a world of refined luxury. The Mykonos silk dress is perfect for an evening of elegance. With its stunning tie dye vertical pattern and luxurious 100% silk fabric, this dress is a must-have for any fashion-forward individual and super flattering on all body shapes. But what sets the Mykonos dress apart is the myriad of ways it can be worn. From one shoulder to bardot, strapless to belted, this dress offers endless possibilities for creating unique and stylish looks. The silk ruffle covers the upper arms, creating a graceful and romantic look. It's perfect for special occasions or when you want to make a statement.