what to wear
Luau wear and outfits
A luau just isnʼt a luau without the famous aloha shirt. If youʼre not fashion-savvy, donʼt worry – no floral pattern is off limits and no color is too loud. Itʼs really about enjoying yourself with family, friends and most importantly, being comfortable. But, if you really want to get into the aloha spirit, there are a few popular outfits you may want to try on for a size. And if youʼre feeling extra festive, throw on some signature accessories to complete the look.
THE HULA GRASS SKIRT
Replicate the hula dancer look (above) with a grass skirt over a bikini bottom and a coconut bra up top. Men can also opt to wear a grass skirt over slacks for a modern look.
Hawaiian print shirts for men and floral dresses for women are the easiest and most comfortable choices. When paired with khaki shorts or slacks, the aloha shirt goes from casual to dressy.
For a conservative look, women can wear a traditional muʻumuʻu or long dress with floral print or a sarong.
Dress up any outfit with a simple puka shell necklace, fresh flower lei around your neck or a single flower tucked behind your ear – right if single, left if taken.
Leave the dress shoes, sneakers and heals at home. Sandals, flip-flops or slippers and even bare feet are the way to go.