Are you a beach baby or do you want to be one? So before you hit the beach, I have a question for you. Is your beach outfit ready? If you haven’t decided yet, take your time to think because one wrong beach outfit can spoil the warm day for you. In the past, I have given you options of what to wear for a beach destination. Today’s topic is going to be different. So here are a few tips on what NOT to wear to a beach.

What NOT to wear to a beach, let’s start!


The whole idea of a tropical beach vacation is to enjoy the sun. This means the temperature on the beach will be high. It is better for you to avoid a sweater unless you don’t want to boil your blood (quite literally).

beach outfit

Yes, if there is a bonfire planned in the evening or there is a snow storm on the deserted islands you should have a sweater with you. But wearing a sweater in the bright, hot daytime is a NO!


What for? There will be sand.

Did you know sand on the beach is good for your feet?

Yes, wet sand acts as an exfoliant and helps peel off dead skin cells from your feet. To take full advantage of sand’s rejuvenating qualities, try to take a walk near the water where the sand is “looser”. You can always wash your feet later but don’t miss the free pedicure. 

Well, in some cases, Body-cure!

Non-water-proof makeup

Girls, if you are really fond of make-up then buy good quality, expensive, waterproof makeup and apply very less of it. And if you can do without it, it will be great. Get a good skin tan and flaunt it.

I am sure you don’t want to scare people away with eyes like these. You might not want to look like a racoon.

If you want to actually take care of your skin, please carry good sunscreens with you. That will help you. A good sunscreen can rescue your skin from the harsh sun. Sun can be really bright on the beaches and for that, you need to make sure you carry sunscreen and don’t get a sunburn.

Also read: Best sunscreens based on your skin type

High heeled shoes

Seriously, save your heels for a party in PLAINS. Not even wedges on the beach, please. You can fall flat on your face if your heels dig too deep in the sand. Walking on the sand can be really uncomfortable for you with those heels.

Plus you don’t want to spoil them in the sand and saltwater. You can instead wear flip-flops and be comfortable and cool.

flip flops


Just like heels, it’s hard to walk in sneakers on the beach. Plus the sand can easily enter into the sneakers and then you’ll take them off and then walk barefoot (and will be a bitch to clean later). So it’s better to go barefooted already. If not barefooted, go in flip-flops. Easily washable, comfortable to carry and they look cool as well.


Keep your diamonds safe in your jewellery box. You are a tide away from losing your engagement ring. Keep all your essentials at the hotel room or don’t carry them at all. Diamonds can be your best friend, save them!

Save yourself some drama and be practical. 

Ill-fitting bathing suit

If tides can take away your earrings, they can also take away something more essential than that, YOUR BOXERS! No matter what body type you are, whether you have six-packs or love handles, if you are planning to dive into the oceans wear a swimsuit that fits you. You can get out of the water without diamonds (your heart will be broken, but you will manage) but getting out of the water without your boxers…

Dark Coloured clothes

You will be exposed to sunlight for a longer duration and that can absorb a lot of heat and your already hot day can get scorching. If you are planning to wear something all-black and think that you will be able to enjoy the rest of the day in the sun, then RETHINK. Choose light and loose clothing that makes you feel warm and not burnt.


If by jeans you mean denim shorts, go for it. But if you think you will be able to wear a pair of jeans on the beach and don’t want it to get wet, then you might have to stay away from the water, the air around the water, molecules of the air around the water. Because you can run away only if you are not at the beach.

Decide your beach outfits cleverly! 

You like jeans, wear denim shorts, you like makeup go for waterproof makeup, you like the smell of the ocean go get seashells…

Beach outfits
Denim shorts

Tight clothes

No matter how much sunscreen you put on, you will leave the beach with a good amount of tan, maybe a sunburn too. Wearing tight clothes might make it more difficult for you. Looser clothes might not help you vanish the sunburn but it will not increase the level of discomfort surely.

These were the DON’Ts for your beach outfits. If you think this is something that is relatable, or you have seen someone doing this, or think we’ve missed something, comment below – we are all ears.


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