For world-travelers with a taste for energetic nightlife, luxurious days on the beach and high-class soirees, there is no place better in the world to visit than Monaco.
This small but lively independent country on France’s Mediterranean coast is the destination for thrill-seekers, celebrities on vacation, and high-powered business people looking to connect and unwind.
To get the absolute best experience out of your next trip to Monaco, you need to have your fashion on point! Here are some outfits that might get you mistaken for a celebrity.
For The Men On The Beach
Comfort and clean looks are the hallmarks of a proper beach outfit. Under the Monaco sunshine, plenty of people show a great deal of skin on the beach, making a good outfit for a man as simple as a sweet pair of Calvin Klein board shorts or swim trunks.
If you’ve got the body (and/or the confidence), Monaco beaches are the place to show off! Calvin Klein has slim, tailored shorts with belt loops and deep pockets which are the trend for men on the beach who don’t really intend to swim, just soak up the sun and the sights.
For guys wanting to play in the ocean, stripes, simple patterns or single color Calvin Klein trunks with a straight fit are in, alternatively, long-print trunks from Golce&Gabbana are great attention-getters.
For The Men At The Club
For the guys that want to pump up the night in one of Monaco’s many decadent nightclubs or bars, smart and casual is the trend, but go with a bit more class than even the locals are used to!
A classic Calvin Klein polo with a bit of color (and a button or two undone, to allow for movement and show off a little) paired with some comfortable slacks will go a long way at the club. Stripes are also in style, and Calvin Klein has a worthy selection of striped polos to choose from.
Full-sleeves are also trending in Monaco right now, and although visitors from cooler climes might not find them necessary, they are a great fashion statement. Don’t be afraid to accessorize with a light jacket from Gucci, as it is always a classy move to offer one to a shivering lady.
For The Men In The Ballroom Or Casino
At least one properly-fitted and tailored suit jacket or blazer (Gucci or Calvin Klein is a plus!) is necessary for any man hoping to enjoy Monaco to the fullest.
The country is known for holding to a higher fashion standard than most. All men should have a complete Calvin Klein suit dripping with all the style he possesses. A pressed pair, preferably dark-colored, of Gucci slacks is a must to pair with your jacket or blazer as well.
If you want to visit one of Monaco’s high-end establishments, such as the famous “Casino de Monte-Carlo,” you will need to step up your fashion game to the max. During the morning and early afternoon, most casual wear is permitted in the casino, but after 7 p.m. you won’t even be allowed on the floor in a tee-shirt or shorts.
For The Ladies On The Beach
Monaco is the place for women to show off their inner Bond girl. Chic, classy, and sexy are the styles of Monaco for the ladies, from the beach to the ballroom. For a woman looking to have some fun in the sun, classic swimwear styles from Calvin Klein are the way to go.
Brightly-colored two-pieces are fun for the boldest of women and a Clavik Klein floral cropped hoodie is perfect for a woman wanting to enjoy the beach without suffering the sun.
One piece swimwear and bikinis are both common sights, so wear what makes you most comfortable and confident. Accessorize with a sun hat and a stylish pair of Altazurra sunglasses to complete your Monaco beach look!
For The Ladies At The Club
Once the sun sets, its time to bring out your unique fashion sense at one of Monaco’s energetic nightclubs or decadent bars.
Remember to keep your outfit chic and you’ll fit in (and stand out) in almost any style you choose. Trending now among Monaco’s nightlife are slightly warmer outfits as the season turns to Autumn. Floral sweater dresses from Adam Lippes are the perfect example of a piece of clothing that marries style, comfort, and warmth.
Longer skirts and dresses, Akris jackets, and Adam Lippes cashmere sweaters are also marvelous choices for ladies out at night in Monaco.
For The Ladies In The Ballroom Or Casino
For women who want to enjoy Monaco’s high life, elegance is the word to wear.
While there are no strict dress codes for women at most of the casinos or other high-end establishments, dressing to the nines is part of the full Monaco experience. Wear your absolute best Adam Lippes or Dolce&Gabbana dress (there are often dress rentals available), accessorize with your individual taste in jewelry, Gucci bags, scarves, sandals, etc. and you’ll fit right in among the celebrities and the rich and powerful enjoying themselves.
Ladies, never underestimate the power of a little black dress!