29 Pool Party Outfit Ideas

Design by Yoora Kim

Summer is in full force, which means there are about to be a ton of fun events and parties to hit up with your besties. With no classes or homework to worry about, there’s so much to look forward to in the coming months including plenty of beach days, bonfires, family vacations, and maybe even a few pool parties. Whether you’ve snagged an invite to your BFF’s annual fête or are hosting one of your own, one thing’s for sure: you need a killer outfit. You’ve applied all the sunscreen, have your playlist secured, IG captions on lock, summer hats galore, and all the pool floats ready for the big day. But if you’re still on the hunt for the best pool party outfit ideas, we’ve totally got you covered.

From plus-size bikinis and gender-neutral swimwear to fits inspired by your favorite celebrities, this list has it all. Ahead, find the best pool party outfits that’ll fit any vibe and aesthetic you can think of.

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Dua Lipa is a constant source of fashion inspo, but especially in the summertime. This super cute strawberry knit top makes for an adorable and lightweight cover-up.

Get the look: Strawberry Knit Vest, $18, Cider


Lacy Bikini and Pearl Waist Jewelry

Addison Rae has been at the forefront of the cutest bikini trends, including this girly vintage-inspired two-piece with lace and pearls.

Get the look: Chic Layered Chunky Pearl Waist Chain, $25, Etsy


Flowy Chiffon Kimono and Matching Bikini

Have mercy on Chlöe Bailey — the R&B singer is always pulling spicy looks and this tangerine bikini and kimono combo is no different. The good news? You can snag her exact bikini from Chloe x Halle’s capsule collection with Victoria’s Secret Pink.

Get the look: V Crossover Bikini Top (bottoms sold separately), $29.95, Victoria’s Secret Pink


Scarf Top, Denim Shorts, and Lilac Slides

The bright color palette in Camila Cabello’s fit is perfect for summer. Not only is it cute, but it’ll keep you cool throughout the party, and her lilac slides make for a great poolside sandal.

Get the look: Squish Lilac/Mint Eva Slides, $59, J Slides Footwear


Vibrant 2-Piece Skirt Set

Let’s get into Aaron Philip’s color coordination — seriously that matching makeup is *chef’s kiss.* The vivid shade of her two-piece skirt set makes for a chic party outfit with minimal effort.

Get the look: Lively and Lovely Bright Yellow Halter Two-Piece Midi Dress, $39, Lulus

Sydney Sweeney has the cutest vacay vibes, and this pink flowy look she rocked during festival szn is no exception. Matching your bikini with a lightweight flowy top will definitely take your ‘fit to the next level.

Get the look: Kim Shui Chiffon Top, $245, Revolve

Kendall Jenner may not be a pro at cutting cucumbers (IYKYK), but she does know a thing or two about fashion. If you’re not dipping into the water, a lime green knit maxi dress will totally pass the vibe check.

Get the look: Haven Crochet Maxi Dress, $90, PepperMayo

You already know the originator of Hot Girl Summer, Megan Thee Stallion, was going to make this list. While her exact Fashion Nova bikini is sold out, you can still snag a similar style that’s just as .

Get the look: Wavey Summer Faux Leather 2 Piece Bikini – Chocolate, $19.99, Fashion Nova


Metallic Y2K-Inspired Set

In Devon Lee Carlson we trust. The fashion icon paid homage to Y2K’s beloved trends with this low-rise skirt and matching iridescent bikini.

Get the look: Andrea Iridescent Ruffle Skirt, $100, Frankie’s Bikinis


Statement One-Shoulder Maxi Dress with Slit

Lizzo isn’t only serving us with summer bops, but fabulous looks as well. From the bright hot pink shade of this one-shoulder maxi dress to its slit and keyhole detailing, we’re running to add this one to our cart.

Get the look: Aligned Maxi Dress Pink Curve, $74, Princess Polly


Sequined Bikini Top and Jeans

Not dipping into the water? Pair a bikini top with baggy boyfriend jeans like Megan Fox.

Get the look: Ripped Baggy Straight Jeans in Earlhurst Wash, $98, Madewell


Sky Blue Bikini and Waist Chain

We’re still dreaming of Barbie Ferreira’s bikinis from this exact vacay, and the good news is they’re all available to shop from the celeb-approved brand, Frankie’s Bikinis.

Get the look: Enzo Terry Cheeky Bikini Bottom (top sold separately), $90, Frankie’s Bikinis

This look will definitely make some hearts stop (heh, see what we did there?). A loose crochet dress is not only stylish but totally breathable and water-friendly.

Get the look: Long Crochet Knit Dress, $89.90, Zara


Color-Block Mini Dress and White Statement Platforms

Charli D’Amelio’s super cute halter dress (pssst… it’s from her Hollister brand, Social Tourist) is perfect for lounging poolside. What takes the cake in this ‘fit though are the white sky-high platforms.

Get the look: Trixie White Leather Platforms, $129, Steve Madden


Lime Green Bikini and Romper


Satin Bikini Top and Shorts

Kim K’s vacay vibes have always been a constant source of inspo, and her lil Skims combo is perfect for every pool party occasion.

Get the look: Woven Shine Underwire Bra, $58, Skims

As shown by Zaya Wade, a sundress is always a good idea. Bonus points if you have a fun print like florals or waves.

Get the look: Samira Satin Slip Dress, $79, Urban Outfitters

Okay, so maybe you’re not diving all the way into the pool like Olivia Rodrigo in her “Traitor” music video, but that doesn’t mean her flowy pink dress wouldn’t make a good pool party ‘fit.

Get the look: Ditsy Floral Printed Satin Maxi Dress, $42, Nasty Gal

This double-layered bikini with contrasting colors is going to be the next big summer fashion trend thanks to Dixie.

Get the look: Double Layer Bikini Top (bottoms sold separately), $110, Same Los Angeles

Shorts and boots will always be a hot combo, and Sabrina Carpenter is one of the many who love this look.

Get the look: West Brown Leather Boots, $189.95, Steve Madden

Show off your wild side like Hayley Kiyoko with a super cute animal print swimsuit.

Get the look: Leopard Wrap One Piece Swimsuit, $38.46, Aerie

Neon is a classic summer palette, and Charli XCX took the trend to the next level with a wrap-around bikini top.

Get the look: Harlow Terry Halter Bikini Top, $100, Frankieis Bikinis


Retro Lightweight Coord Set

Bree Kish rocks this groovy pattern and bright colors, and you can too. Plus, this set looks super lightweight so you can still beat the summer heat.

Get the look: Change of Pace Shirt (bottoms sold separately), $68, PepperMayo

JoJo Siwa isn’t one to shy away from rainbows and loud patterns, and if you’re on the same wavelength, this is the way to go. Wear it over your swimsuit for a maximalist summer vibe.

Get the look: Striped Print Patch Pocket Blouse, $12, Shein


Cutout One-Piece and Loose Shirt

Dua Lipa is the reigning queen of cute bikinis, and this one’s no different. Rock a baby blue one-shoulder cutout bikini (or bodysuit!) and top it off with a loose shirt like the “Levitating” hitmaker at your next summer hangout.

Get the look: Plus Blue Textured Cut Out One Shoulder Body Suit, $19, Pretty Little Thing


Rhinestone Halter Bikini

Guac is extra, and so is Lizzo. If you have the same energy, a rhinestone bikini is a must for your poolside get-together.

Get the look: Rhinestone Triangle Bathing Suit, $25, Amazon


Sparkly Set with Sheer Cover-Up

Olivia Rodrigo looked red-hot in her 2021 Brits performance outfit, and you can pull off the same vibe since sheer swim cover-ups are totally in trend RN.

Get the look: Sarong Swimsuit Cover-Up, $20, Amazon

Addison Rae’s lemon-yellow bikini looks gorgeous against a sunset. BRB, taking notes and adding one to my cart immediately.

Get the look: La Blanca Keyhoole Banded Bikini Top, $68, Nordstrom

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