What to pack for your tropical getaway: Resort 2019 runway looks that are vacation-ready
Cruise, resort, whatever you want to call the season, traditionally sold an idealised vision of travel, i.e. the sort of yacht-and-villa vacations that only an income equivalent to a small nation's GDP could afford. In recent years, brands have cooled on the uber-literal, beach-holiday spin on resort; having said that, bits of sunshine and sand have slowly crept back into the limelight. If packing for your — work-free and non-negotiable, inbox overload be damned — year-end retreat has you scratching your head, we suggest turning to the runways for inspiration.
Miu Miu suggested palazzo pants light enough for printed bikini bottoms to (cheekily, pun 100% intended) peek through; Louis Vuitton gave long sleeves some airiness by slashing them open; Grecian-style plissé dresses — full-skirted with twist shoulders at Dior, Fortuny Dephos gown-esque column at Max Mara — brought a classical touch to the seaside sojourn wardrobe, while Gucci's one-shouldered floral frock served Samantha Jones-levels of extra. Whatever style you gravitate towards, you'll look as picturesque as the sights you're photographing.