Packing for Barbados

Our Designer Kaftans are just perfect for a holiday to Barbados. Designer Lindsey Brown has handpicked a few must have items, to pack for your trip.

What to Wear for a Beach Day –  Designer’s pick Rhodes cotton kaftan 

Rhodes Designer Kaftans in beautiful soft Swiss cotton, embellished by hand with crystals to subtly shimmer. This beautiful style will keep you cool walking to and from the beach in Barbados, as it’s a perfect mid-thigh length. This print, exclusively designed by Lindsey cleverly slims the body. We can’t wait to see your holiday photos wearing Rhodes.  In light weight cotton, its perfect for hot  Caribbean sunshine. 

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What Designer Kaftans to wear by the Pool ?  – Designer’s pick Monaco short kaftan 

Choose from Black with Rose Gold or White with Silver in the  soft cotton kaftan called Monaco. It’s great to wear reading in the shade and sitting having lunch or brunch. This cool cotton style really does suit all dress sizes from petite to tall and also slim to curvy as we add a bit of room here and there to ensure it fits. Add skinny jeans or shorts and it can double up as a top.

The Paloma kaftan dress is also a great dress to wear when walking to the pool from breakfast or your hotel room as its long enough to feel covered and is very flattering. The drop waist effect slims the hips and hides the tummy whilst the v neck front and back creates a fashionable and flattering look. Choose white or black and simply add metallic sandals or wedges and a beach bag. If this style suits you, we guarantee you will wear this every morning to breakfast and brunch.

What cover-ups should I wear in a 5 Star Luxury Resort  – Designer's pick Crete kaftan top & Seville silk dress 

You will need a few designer kaftans and daytime cover-ups if you are staying in a luxury resort, as you probably won’t want to leave and why not! The Crete cotton kaftan tops are perfectly cool and floaty with crystals to subtly shimmer in the sunshine and will look a million dollars. The curved hemline slims the body and you can add our white Sicily shorts to wear for lunch around the pool. Add toning pink or metallic wedges to slim the leg and feel dressed to perfection. The pretty jewel print, designed by design director Lindsey, is shaped to take the eye away from the body creating a slim silhouette.

If you prefer to cover up, the cold shoulder style of our new silk beach dress Seville is for you. This hand painted fabric is so slimming as the colour deepens to lengthen your shape. The back sits low on your bikini or bra strap and the front has a fake tie. The pretty sleeves have a cold shoulder effect, to hide and slim all dress sizes.

Seville is more than a beach cover-up, it’s an outerwear dress. Simply add a skin tone half-slip and a nude strapless bra and you can wear this all night. Just count the compliments you will get as trust us, there will be many.

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What to wear on a Catamaran Cruise  - Designer’s pick the Manhattan Kaftan Top

Our beautiful silk kaftan top Manhattan is perfect for a Caramaran cruise as the stunning tops can be worn over any swimwear, from a bikini to a one piece, they always look stunning. Add shorts when travelling to and from your trip , you'll feel well dressed when stopping off for rum punch. 

What to wear on a Nights out in Barbados   – Designer’s pick the San Marino off the shoulder & Majorca Tops

Knowing what to wear & packing for your Caribbean holiday can be quite daunting if you havent been before.  Don’t worry, we have designed tops that you can wear in the daytime or evening, whether you are travelling to the Caribbean, where nights can be very humid in high summer and even Spring, where only cotton or silk fabrics will do. 

Majorca is a cold shoulder silk top in the style of the Seville Dress. Designed for effortless nights, the Majorca top is stunning but also so easy to wear. Add a pair of white jeans, or even cut off denim shorts, it’s a beautiful top to flatter all skin tones with its many colours and the cold shoulder design will keep you cool on a hot tropical night.

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SanMarino echoes the hot off the shoulder Bardot trend. Be sure to sunbath strapless so you can show off those shimmering shoulders. The pretty rose gold detail on black soft cotton ensures you can wear this daytime, night time and back home. SanMarino looks great over any style of skim pants or wide leg trousers. Accessorise with a black or rose gold slim handbag to look sleek and stylish or add bright coloured shoes & bag for that holiday vibe. Top tip, shop for envelope style clutch bag as these pack flat in your suitcase. 

Don't Forget to pack new great fitting skin tone underwear

We also recommend packing a good fitting moulded strapless bra. Whatever your cup size, a moulded strapless bra will give you the support and shape you need. Coloured bras to match your skin tone from beige to browns are much better than white bras.

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Here in the Lindsey Brown offices, we wear these styles underneath our silk kaftan tops ; If you are A-D cup a Marie Jo Avero strapless bra is pretty and perfect. For DD-H cups try a Gossard or Wonderbra deep plunge super boost bra. It really works for larger cup sizes or  for daytime try a Fantasie Smoothing Strapless in nude tones. Skin toned bras will not show through silk or white. It's really important to have the correct fitting bra to ensure your Lindsey Brown luxury resort wear tops and dresses look amazing and you will feel amazing.