Photo: Courtesy | Clockwise from top left: Rayban Wayfarer, $150, Rayban; ViX Swimwear, $220, Vix Paula Hermanny; O'Niell, $59.50, available at Nordstrom; Forever 12, $15.90, Forever 21; Stan Smith sneakers, $65, Adidas; Victoria Mini Drese, $250, Free People
Miami has become is a natural choice for your bachelorette party escape. Brides-to-be are opting for this beachside oasis that's the perfect mix of Mexico by day and Las Vegas by night. While you and your bridesmaids will need to create the perfect party itinerary, we've got the perfect packing list covered.
"You'll get a lot of mileage from a flowy, gauzy maxi dress that can be a beach cover up by day and a dress by night," says Miami-based travel blogger Shayne Benowitz, the blogger behind the Wanderlust Chameleon. Anything you and your girls can wear with both flip flops and pumps is a must-bring. Of course that leaves more room in your suitcase for any last minute purchases — Miami has amazing shopping after all.
After lounging beachside all day you and your girls will want to get dressed up, and there's no better compliment for your newly tanned skin than a classic LBD. According to Benowitz, the smaller the better "Even if it feels scandalous at home, you'll fit right in in Miami," said Benowitz. "Also, sky high heels — if you're hitting the clubs in South Beach, these are mandatory."
Opt for your comfiest already broken-in pumps, you'll want to make sure you can dance the night away.
To make sure you and your girls are ready for anything, enlist your most type-A bridesmaid to help you plan your outfits day by day. This is essential to make sure you're prepared for anything that comes your way.
When planning your outfits remember — it's a fun girls weekend. You have an excuse to break out your most fun outfits, Miami may be sexy but it's also always on trend. "You'll never be out of place in a bandage dress and platform heels. However, there's a more fashion forward set here who loves experimenting with new styles," Benowitz said. This is the perfect time to rock that Taylor Swift crop-top and skater skirt combo, or a little sundress with white sneakers that will make your whole group look like off duty models.
Just remember &,dash; you're going to be out in the sun (and probably nursing a hangover) and Ray-Bans go with everything.