Best Ensembles for a Summer Backyard BBQ

Best Ensembles for a Summer Backyard BBQ

We can all agree that the best part of summer is all of the backyard barbecues we’ll attend during the year’s hottest season. From hosting our own to attending our friends and families’, barbecues are the best types of gatherings because of the good food, the weather, the togetherness and, in some cases, the fun themes. Dressing up for a barbecue theme is sure to be fun. Even when there’s not a theme, it’s always fun to see the summer dresses and accessories that guests show up in. Summer fashion is such a vibe. Check out our best summer outfits’ roundup for your upcoming summer gathering.

Summer Dresses

Nothing beats a good maxi dress; it’s part of the summer rollout. When you see a ton of maxi dresses walking around, you know that summer is here. The summer maxi dress is popular because of the style, the different cuts, and the way it flows. Nothing compares to the feel of a good maxi dress. It’s the best style to keep you cool during the day because of the way it flows. At the same time, it’s able to keep you just the right amount of warm during outdoors summer nights. Another great feature about the maxi dress is that you don’t have to put too much effort into your shoes since you can’t see them most of the time with the long skirt draping over your feet.

Jersey dresses are another perfect style to add to your summer collection. Between the material and the length, a short jersey dress will keep you cool during those hot summer days. Jersey fabric is ideal for hot weather because it’s so lightweight and drapes very well. This type of fabric moves with you since it’s got some stretch to it. You can’t go wrong with body-hugging jersey dresses to show off your curves with some sneakers or sandals.


Shorts are ideal for summer no matter who you are. Let’s face it, if it’s an active barbecue where active games will be played, it will be hard to participate in a dress. Even worse, it will be harder to do in a pair of pants that will have you sweating in no time. Whoever said you can’t dress up shorts hasn’t met our selection. Whether it’s Bermuda, cargo, chino or linen, we’ve got both men and women covered, including big and tall shorts so that no one gets left behind. May we suggest a pair of cotton or linen shorts with one of our men’s cotton tops? These combinations of materials are the best for Sunday-Funday in the beating sun.

If you’re anticipating any type of sports to be played, you should take a pair of gym shorts. You can’t beat a pair of basketball shorts or running shorts when it comes to keeping you dry during a little friendly sports competition. Athletic shorts will wick away moisture keeping your body dry. They may not be as stylish, so bring them as a change of clothes if you anticipate a friendly game of hoops or flag football.


If there’s a pool around, chances are that the barbecue is more of a pool party. If that’s the case, you’ll need a show-stopping bathing suit that will flaunt your best features, while hiding those not-so-perfect ones. When shopping for a bathing suit, the best thing to do is look for cuts and designs that will allow you to feel comfortable. For example, if you’re looking for something to help with your midsection, you may want to shop for a tummy control bikini. On the other hand, you may prefer something that provides more support for a larger bust and tummy. In that case, you should look for bathing suits that do just that.

And, of course, no swimsuit ensemble is complete without a coverup. You can turn the perfect swimsuit and coverup combo into the best pool party ensemble. Whether it’s a coverup dress, pants or skirt to wear with your bathing suit, take this opportunity to make it into a fashion moment at the pool.

Speaking of fashionable, this year’s most fashionable men's swim trunks include shorter cuts such as the retro swim trunks and prints. Because swim trunks can be worn as shorts, all you need is a matching top, a pair of your favorite boat shoes, your sunglasses and you are ready to go.

As far as accessories go, be sure to bring sunglasses and a hat. It can be a fashionable sun hat if your outfit calls for it or a basic baseball or bucket hat to provide you with some shade. Lastly, an accessory you should wear and take with you is sunblock to ensure you’re covered for the time you’re outdoors, especially if you’re dipping in and out of the pool.


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