To paraphrase an oft-quoted remark about having children, just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you’re dead.
Moms can and should embrace their sexiness, however that translates for their own particular style and personality. For some moms, it might mean rocking a new two-piece bathing suit that shows a little more skin, or a sundress that flows beautifully in the breeze. For others, maybe it’s a special robe made with a cool, silky material.
But what better time and place to embrace your sexy mom self than on a beach getaway? We had fun envisioning a packing list for a mom who’s down to embrace her own unique beauty on vacation, complete with travel-tested fashion finds from Amazon. Look and feel sexy at the beach with these amazing finds.
1. Cocoship Bathing Suit
Consider treating yourself to a new bathing suit and cover-up. Cocoship bathing suits are kind to women with curves. The one-piece bathing suits are simple in solid colors, stripes or floral patterns, yet sexy with ruching in all the right places. Plus, the durable straps hold everything in place. The two-piece suits are high-waisted and give mom the ability to show off a little extra skin without showing the parts she may want to hide.
2. Cover Up
This off-the-shoulder cover up is great for a beach vacation, because it can go from the beach or pool to the restaurant for lunch (throw it on over your bathing suit or a pair of shorts). It comes in black (which is always slimming) and its loose fit means it’s easy to throw on when it’s time to make a sandcastle or dig a hole in the sand.
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3. Maui Jim Sunglasses
You could be having a bad hair day or be feeling bloated. But slide on those big dark sunglasses and suddenly you’re a Movie Star Mom. We especially love the Maui Jim brand for looking sexy at the beach. They can be pricey, but the quality makes them worth the investment. The lenses are polarized, they block harmful UV rays, and they don’t sacrifice on style. For the sexy mom, movie star beach look, we recommend the Maui Jim Orchid Sunglasses.
4. Floppy Hat
What says I’m a cool, sexy mom on the beach more than a floppy hat? This wide brim, straw floppy hat is sexy and functional. It offers protection from the sun with UPF 50+ and the wide brim, but it also easily folds up, making it easy to pack in the suitcase or beach bag.
Rompers and jumpsuits are trendy and easy daytime outfit options, and we like this PRETTYGARDEN light blue and white striped version, with a cute tie waist and wide cropped leg. The bodice is fitted and zips at the back (and yes, you do have to keep this in mind in terms of practical matters such as bathroom breaks), but it looks effortless and beachy, and is great paired with sandals or platform wedges.
For a less fitted shorts option, check out this romper from MIHOLL. Your beach vacation is likely to have plenty of time for R&R (depending on whether or not you have the kids in tow), and this cotton ensemble is perfect for lounging. It can also double as a bathing suit cover up if you don’t have time to change after the beach.
7. Fit and Flare Dress
Your sexy mom vacation should definitely include at least one romantic night out, and we love this perfectly fitted yet soft dress (in red, of course!). The sweetheart neckline accentuates your bust while the ruched tummy control throughout the bodice provides support. And the flared skirt just begs for a whirl around the dance floor.
8. Maxi Dress
This Azalosie Maxi Dress is super flattering and sexy, starting with the ruched bodice and off-the-shoulder sleeves (that actually stay in place!) and the flowy, flirty skirt with a fairly large slit at the side. Wear this one at the beach or out for a night out. Trust us: you’ll get tons of compliments.
Have you ever noticed the one thing that’s consistently high on the list of desired features for any given outfit for moms is pockets? Do our hands get lonely, or is it because we always have to be prepared, with that random snack, bandage or tissue? You might not want to fit all of that into your maxi dress pockets, but you can in this Comila Summer V Neck Maxi Dress, if you want to. In the meantime, you’ll look super stylish in this flowy, comfortable dress.
This might be a vacation packing quirk that is all mine, but I love to tuck a silky robe into my suitcase. You can wear it while getting ready in the morning or just lounging in the evening over pajamas. This Old Shanghai Kimono long robe is lightweight and inexpensive (so you won’t be heartbroken if it gets lost or stained), yet it feels a little fancy and elegant nonetheless.
10. Straw Clutch
A nice clutch is both functional and can really complete a look. We like this MagicLove straw box clutch for your beach vacation because it’s beachy without being cliche. You can use it on vacation and at home for date night. There is an optional chain so it can be a clutch or purse, and while it’s small, it can easily fit the essentials for a night out.
This stainless steal wave necklace is delicate enough for a day or night time outfit. The wave charm brings the beach directly to your outfit without being overly obvious. It’s simple, but says ‘I’m on vacation,’ at the same time!
Tassel earrings are perfect for a beach vacation! You can go bold with bright colors or classic with gray or black. They may not be something you wear every day so throw them on when you’re looking to add just a hint more sultriness to your beach outfit.
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