So, once again the question is What To Wear?
"Going to a Yacht Show with no info about the dress code is like hiking through the jungle in your bikini...unpleasant, to say the least."
So, what works?
Slip on shoes, flats, espadrilles, cute flip-flops all make it easier to get around. No laced shoes, no zippers, no converse, no sneakers...and don't think just because you are wearing your boat shoes you can keep them on. I like my shoes, I don't want anyone to “mistakenly” take them, most of the time my shoes are white or light in color and I don't want to see other “considerate” people throw their dirty shoes on top of mine at the dock, so I personally carry my shoes around in my hand when I'm exploring the yachts...My husband still thinks it's weird, but everyone has their quirks.
Crossbody bag and a pair of comfortable, stylish polarized sunglasses are a must and a fedora, slim brim hat or a baseball cap also make a functional accessory. Jewelry, don't forget your jewelry! Pearls, abalone (doesn't have to be real, still looks great)...anchor bracelets, rope jewelry...bring out your best stuff. And last, but not least the sunscreen!
I hope this post didn't make you feel like going to a Yacht Show is a huge hustle, because if you are prepared it is a lot of FUN. It's effortless and a great bonding experience if your other half is into Marine Lifestyle. Make sure to explore as many boats as you can, definitely check out the affordable boats and the Bigger Yachts, “Don't be afraid to dream bigger, my friend!”
Happy Yacht shopping,