What’s Resort Wear Anyway?

In the world of fashion, certain styles evoke a sense of leisure, luxury, and escape. One such category that perfectly encapsulates this essence is “resort wear.” Beyond being just a set of garments, resort wear is a lifestyle, a fashion genre rooted in history, and an expression of a carefree, vacation mindset.

The Birth of Resort Wear

Resort wear (also known as cruise wear or holiday wear), emerged in the early 20th century as a response to the growing popularity of leisure travel. As the elite classes began to escape harsh winters for warmer destinations, a need arose for a wardrobe that could seamlessly transition from everyday life to the relaxed atmosphere of a resort. Iconic fashion houses, such as Chanel and Jean Patou, played pivotal roles in popularizing this new style.

During the 1920s and 1930s, the concept of resort wear began to evolve, reflecting the changing societal norms and the rise of the leisure class. Lightweight fabrics, vibrant colors, and easy-to-wear silhouettes became synonymous with this new genre.


The Significance of Resort Wear

Resort wear is more than just clothing; it embodies a state of mind. It represents the anticipation of a break from routine, the promise of sunshine and relaxation. The garments designed for resort wear are intended to be versatile, effortlessly transitioning from poolside lounging to sunset cocktails. Beyond practicality, resort wear signifies a sense of sophistication, as it is often associated with travel to luxurious destinations.


Resort Wear Today

Today, resort wear allows individuals to channel the spirit of a vacation, even if they are miles away from the nearest beach, as it embraces a more laid-back and carefree approach to fashion. No longer confined to specific seasons, it has become a year-round phenomenon. The democratization of travel, the rise of destination weddings, and the increasing popularity of tropical getaways have contributed to the continued relevance, and evolution, of resort wear.

Resort wear is also aligned with the post-pandemic craze of privileging comfort.

From its early days as a niche fashion category for the elite to its current status as an everyday option for everyone, resort wear continues to evolve. As we navigate the complexities of modern life, we think resort wear serves as a reminder to embrace the joy of escapism and sartorial freedom, inviting us to indulge in the mindset of vacation.

In the myriad choices available, we return to Yvonne S, season after season. The namesake brand integrates the essence of resort wear into their collections, providing individuals with the new elegance of bohemian chic— timeless breezy styles to love forever in your wardrobe and to be worn and paired with the mood of the day and occasion.

Yvonne’s impeccable eye and inspiration for amazing surprising color and print combinations has no boundaries. She personally designs every style and print at her in-house design studio. Each collection is as vibrant, uniquely eclectic and different from the last. Always encouraging us to embrace the spirit of leisure and relaxation, with silhouettes in vibrant colors and prints handcrafted in natural fabrics, each piece of Yvonne S. wants you to feel gorgeous, beautiful, free to dance & play in their comfortable volumes.

A celebration of life itself.