From Henley to the Caribbean: What to Wear by the Water
LONDON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Summer is almost in view and the social calendar is beginning to look very nautical
indeed. From Henley Royal Regatta to luxury Royal Caribbean
[http://www.thomascook.com/cruise/lines/royal-caribbean ] voyages, the summer months mean
fantastic parties besides sparkling rivers and oceans. But when the style stakes can be as
competitive as regatta rowing, it’s important to plan the perfect outfit to fit the
Henley Royal Regatta is renowned across the world and is one of the highlights of the
summer sporting season. Thousands of visitors flock to the riverbank every year to enjoy
five days of Olympic-standard races and British hospitality.
Gentlemen lucky enough to be invited into the ultra-exclusive Stewards’ Enclosure at
Henley will need to wear a blazer or lounge suit and complete their look with a tie or
cravat. Ladies should don a dress or skirt that lies below the knee – consider sleeveless
styles, which are the best choice for a hot summer’s day.
The dress code is slightly less formal in the Regatta Enclosure, where many visitors
choose a vintage style to honour the long heritage of this rowing event. Think crisp white
shorts and striped blazers for the men and floral sundresses for the ladies.
Towering heels are not the best choice for getting around on soft ground, so female
regatta visitors should rely on a sensible heel instead. A glamorous hat or headpiece
provides the ultimate finishing touch to an outfit worthy of a royal day out.
Those looking at cheap Caribbean cruises [http://www.thomascook.com/caribbean ] this
summer can embrace a greater range of fashion choices. Daywear aboard a ship should be
smart-casual, with many passengers choosing the classic combination of white shorts and
polo shirts. The Sports Deck offers traditional sporting pursuits such as lawn bowls and
croquet, so it’s important for holidaymakers to rise to the occasion with chinos, boat
shoes and white dresses. Blue and white is a classic cruise combination, while red, yellow
and turquoise are a great way to add a pop of colour to a nautical look.
Although many cheap cruises [http://www.thomascook.com/cruise ] no longer require
passengers to dress in black tie every evening, an ocean voyage is the perfect time for
holidaymakers to flaunt their finest. Women should pack at least one cocktail dress for
evenings of dinner and dancing, which can either fall above or below the knee. Male
passengers can dress down in an informal suit or go all out in a tuxedo to revive the
golden age of cruise travel.
SOURCE Thomas Cook