If you are planning a trip to Cancun here are my top 7 Cancun outfits!  We’ve been to Cancun 5 or 6 times now and I’m a beach girl at heart so I love packing for these trips!

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When I pack for Cancun I usually do carry on only because most of my Cancun outfits don’t take up much space so it’s really easy to pack for a 5-day trip.  I sometimes even manage to stuff a pair of wedge heels in my carry-on suitcase!

But most of the time I leave my heels at home and bring stylish flats instead.  I’ll also pack a straw or colorful clutch with all of my Cancun outfits.

Other accessories I bring include 2 to 3 pairs of sunglasses to mix up my outfits a bit since sunglasses can change the feel of a look.  And I’ll also bring a straw hat for sun protection and because a hat always elevates a look at the pool.

I like to keep what I wear in Cancun super easy because I’m on vacation and don’t want to worry too much when getting dressed.

And since Cancun has a tropical climate, I usually don’t bother to layer.  During the winter months of November to March/April it can get chilly in Cancun, so I’ll usually bring a light jacket to wear at night.

But if you are going in the summer months of May to September you most likely won’t need a jacket because it’s hot and humid all day and all night!  I definitely prefer the heat to the cold so I usually travel to Cancun during July and August.

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Cancun Outfits:  Idea #1

A crochet dress is one of my favorite Cancun outfits!  Crochet has made a huge come back in 2023 and into 2024, so a crochet top, dress, or cute set is a must!

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If your crochet is lined you can wear it out otherwise I usually wear it as a bikini cover up to the pool, beach, or on a tour!

Cancun Outfits:  Idea #2

Maxi dresses are one of the easiest outfits to wear in Cancun.  They can been worn during the day, in the evening, or even as a swim cover up.

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I usually like packing colorful maxi dresses for Cancun to match the colorful background!

Cancun Outfits:  Idea #3

Open back dresses are something I always wear in Cancun!  

They are so pretty and easy to wear any time of day.  If you are on the shorter dress they are easier to maneuver in than a long maxi dress.

Cancun Outfits:  Idea #4

Triangle string bikinis are what all the fashion girlies are wearing in Cancun! 

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Nothing says Cancun like a cheeky cut triangle bikini in classic white, black or a fun colorful print.


Cancun Outfits:  Idea #5

Wrap dresses are such an easy outfit idea for Cancun.  They are easy to take and and off, look perfectly appropriate for luxury resorts that usually require more than a cover up for lunch and dinner.

Cancun Oufits:  Idea #6

For those super casual days or days your are doing some adventuring, denim shorts and a crochet top are the way to go for your Cancun outfit.

If you are riding ATVs or ziplining shorts are great for those activities.

Cancun Oufits:  Idea #7

Cut-out dresses have been going strong since the Cult Gaia dress went viral a few years ago. 

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A cutout dress definitely adds some interest to your Cancun outfit.  

Cancun Outfits:  Idea #8

If you are staying at an all-inclusive resort in Cancun or any luxury resort in Cancun you will want a chic cover-up skirt for running from your room to the pool to the beach! 

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A cover up skirt is perfect because it turns your swimsuit into an outfit!

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Plus it makes for beautiful pictures!

Cancun Outfit #8:  One Piece Swimsuit

I love a good string bikini but after sampling delicious tacos and margaritas you might want a swimsuit with a bit more coverage that’s still stylish. 

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A fun plunge neck one-piece swimsuit in vibrant color or animal print is perfect for Cancun.

Cancun Outfit #9:  Colorful Kimono

A fun kimono is a great way to dress up your poolside look.  I especially love full-length options that can be tied up like a robe!