Zimmermann, S24

We talked to those in the know about this season’s trends in the most fashionable resort wear. We also checked in with Zimmermann, the fashion house, to explore the latest ready-to-wear resort designs and swimwear featuring sophisticated femininity for 2024.  

Looks from Zimmermann S24

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman

The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman croquet

Relax in “effortless elegance” from a lovely Caribbean island with a long crescent of coral sand that’s home to The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.

Q: What are the current trends in resort wear for women? And for men?

A: The latest trends in women’s resort wear embrace effortless elegance with flowy maxi dresses, stylish swimsuit cover-ups, and wide-brimmed hats. These pieces, found in vibrant soft pastels and tropical prints at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, reflect the Caribbean’s lively spirit. Meanwhile, men’s resort wear focuses on relaxed sophistication with tailored swim trunks and breathable linen shirts, echoing the natural beauty of the Caribbean landscape.

Q: Any exciting new looks you’ve seen around the property poolside for cocktails or at dinner?

A: Around The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, guests showcase exciting new looks embodying laid-back luxury. Poolside, chic one-piece swimsuits with vibrant sarongs and asymmetrical dresses are popular. For cocktails, tailored shorts paired with classic polo shirts are in vogue, complemented by the resurgence of linen button-down shirts. These trends masterfully fuse comfort and style, and guests can elevate their ensemble during their stay with exclusive Dolce&Gabbana pieces available at La Boutique, the on-site shopping destination.

Q: How about color trends?

A: Color trends around The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman capture the vibrant spirit of the Caribbean. For women, soft pastels and tropical prints, including coral pinks, ocean blues, and lush greens, dominate the resort wear palette. Men’s color trends lean towards neutral tones such as sandy beige, cool blues, and muted greens, mirroring the natural beauty of the island.

Q: What are the resort wear basics for those heading to the Caribbean, essential items one shouldn’t leave home without?

A: When preparing for The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman and the vibrant Caribbean, essential resort wear guarantees a comfortable and stylish experience. For both women and men, pack versatile swimsuits, chic sun hats for sun-soaked days, comfortable sandals for beach strolls, and lightweight cover-ups for seamless transitions from beach to resort activities. And should you realize any essentials were left behind, rest assured. La Boutique awaits, offering exclusive Dolce&Gabbana pieces in line with the latest trends, ensuring you have everything necessary for an unparalleled Caribbean escape.


Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Four Seasons Resort, Maui (Photo: Read McKendree)

Guests wear chic, sophisticated looks at Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, where retail buyer Jillian McAndrews provides inspiration for women’s wear resort lifestyle at the Cabana, and for 22 Knots with its collection of men’s and children’s wear.

Q: What are the current trends in resort wear for men and women?

A: We’re noticing a lot of pops of color, especially red, but also moving into blues and greens—jewel tone hues that encourage guests to have fun with their looks, with a lot of mixing and matching, and of course, personalization with the addition of accessories, totes, lightweight sweaters, and so on. 

Q: Any exciting new looks around the property poolside for cocktails or at dinner?

A: With the reimagined oceanfront flagship dining concept, Ferraro’s Restaurant & Bar, newly reopened in 2024, a lot of our resort guests are dressing up for an oceanside evening “on the town” with matching printed short and top sets that can be casual or transition easily to dinner time. Tropical prints with cut-outs for dinner and upscale linen pieces with bold jewelry are very popular this year.                                           

Q: Did you say red?

A: Red, red, red! We’re also moving into lots of cobalt blue and bright Kelly green.     

Q: What are the resort wear basics for those heading to Maui? What essentials do you suggest?

A: Packable hats that don’t get damaged in your suitcase (Janessa Leone), footwear that can go from the pool to lunch or dinner (Tkees), chic sunglasses (Celine, Dior, Fendi, Oliver Peoples).

Visitors to the sunny shores of Wailea don’t need to pack their own sunscreen when visiting Four Seasons Resort Maui as we provide complimentary Project Reef mineral-based sunscreen across our pools and at Wailea Beach; it’s reef-safe and environmentally friendly.