What to Wear to a Bachelorette Party at the Beach

Bridal Swim with Flowers

If you’re imagining a celebration of love and friendship against a picturesque sunset background and warm weather, a beach bachelorette party sounds ideal for you. When the destination’s set, it’s time to start planning the perfect outfits for cherished memories with the bride-to-be before her big day. 

The question remains – What to wear at a bachelorette party? We’ve put together our favorite outfit ideas for the bride and her special guests that are sure to make a splash.


Types of Bridal Swimsuits

The perfect beachy bridal ensemble marries style and comfort, whether you’re sipping on refreshing cocktails or basking by the pool. 

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One-Piece Bridal Swimwear

You may be tempted to choose bride swimwear that’s purely aesthetic (hey, we love a fabulous instagram moment), but one-piece bridal swimsuits are a practical and comfortable option that won’t hold you back from enjoying on-shore or off-shore activities. Another bonus is that you can throw a sarong cover-up or shorts on top to create an outfit that can transition well to lunch or drinks in town.

Try white one-pieces with frilly details, like tie shoulder straps and waist bands, or eye-catching details, like bejeweled “bride” letters or metallic neckline elements. You can easily dress up a white swimsuit with statement jewelry and a small veil to keep the vibe going, even in the pool.

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Bride Bikinis

White bikinis are another popular option for brides, especially because you aren’t limited to one style and can mix and match pieces you love that are tailored to your body shape.

These are the terms most commonly used and can help you decide on swimwear that you feel confident in:

  • Inverted triangle – Where the bust is bigger than the waist.
  • Triangle or pear – Where the waist is bigger than the bust.
  • Apple – Where the bust is bigger than the waist with more undefined hips.
  • Rectangle – Where the bust and waist are similar with more undefined hips.
  • Hourglass – Where the bust and waist are similar with more defined hips.

Find a top that comfortably accommodates your chest – triangle, bandeau, underwire, plunging V-neck, deep scoop – there are a ton of styles to choose from. The same goes for bottoms, try classic side-tie, high-waisted, high-leg, ruffled waist or cheeky bottoms. 

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Bride Beach Cover Ups

Create beachy casual looks with knit beach dresses or oversized linen button-down shirts. For day festivities that may turn into nights out, opt for flowy white dresses with fun sleeves and cut-outs or mesh mini dresses with ruched drawstrings sides. You can always switch out flat sandals for chunky heels or wedges to elevate your bridal aesthetic.

Types of Bachelorette Bathing Suits

Once the bride’s swimwear is set, it’s time to create a cohesive look for all of her best girls. The most classic color option for bachelorette guests is black because it’s an easy color for everyone to match, but this contrast can be achieved with any accent color the group decides. The good news is that most swimwear brands offer a variety of styles in the same colors and fabrics, so each girl can choose one that suits her best. Another option is to pick a main color and have the various hues be what bring everyone together.

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Bridesmaid One-Piece Swimsuits

If you’re looking for more coverage or versatility, one-piece swimsuits offer those elements while still serving a chic beachside look. Deep-V styles elongate the torso while high-leg styles elongate the legs. Try a waist detail to visually bring in the waist and create a more hourglass figure.

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Bachelorette Bikinis

Just like with bride bikinis, bridal party bikinis are an easy option because of their limitless combinations. Pack skimpy bottoms with a bandeau top for optimized tanning, or mix those pieces with halter top bikinis and high-waisted bottoms for bachelorette adventures. 

When a single swimsuit doesn’t get everyone excited, pick a color or color hue and let the girls find what they feel best in. You can always create a more cohesive look with matching accessories, like hats or team bride tattoos, which also double as fun bachelorette party gifts!

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Bridesmaids Cover Ups 

An alternative to matching swim that could be easier to incorporate for your group is matching cover-ups. If you’re staying at a resort or on a boat where full clothing won’t be worn, choose a beach dress that can be styled up or down, depending on your daily agenda.

Try breathable floor length dresses, chunky knit cover-ups that show hints of your swimsuit or sarongs that can be thrown on over any bikini. Just add matching trucker “Team Bride” trucker hats and heart shaped sunglasses and you’re ready to celebrate.

Additional Beach Bachelorette Inspo

Bridal beach accessories

Beach Party Dresses

Does your squad go all-out? Nothing will top matching dresses, even better if the same print is offered in different pieces – skirts, wraps, and crop tops that can be styled in unique ways.

For tropical or beach bachelorette parties, look for sundresses, maxi dresses or anything with lightweight and breathable fabric that pair well with sandy toes and sunny smiles.


We love the following touches that can bring together your party’s look:

  • Sunglasses – Heart-shaped, pearl details, fun colors or customized with everyone’s names.
  • Hats – Trucker hats with funny phrases, embroidered bucket hats or oversized sun hats.
  • Jewelry – Initial necklaces, chunky earrings or earrings in thematic shapes like rings and champagne bottles.
  • Beach bags – Straw bags, bright patterns or personalized totes that also double as bridal party gifts.

Whether you’re the bride herself or member of the party, bachelorette party swim is an opportunity to create sun-kissed outfits that celebrate your friendship. Choose comfortable swimwear that marries beachy casual and tropical chic and enjoy the many memories to be made!


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