The dress code for luaus includes grass skirts, traditional mu?umu?u dresses, floral-printed Hawaiian shirts and sandals. Accessories such as puka shell necklaces and fresh flower leis are also worn.Continue Reading
The traditional attire for luaus is grass skirts for both sexes and a coconut shell bra for women. 2014 fashion features men wearing "Aloha shirts," which are short-sleeve, button-down shirts in colorful floral patterns. This is paired with khakis or shorts and sandals. Women still wear grass skirts or a mu'umu'u, which is a traditional dress that is loosely fitted. They also wear sarongs or colorful, bright dresses in floral patterns.
A luau is a casual gathering, and it is best to be comfortable. Almost any casual outfit works and can easily be given "Aloha" flare with a lei. Leis can be constructed of fresh flowers, leaves, shells or Kukui nuts. Women also typically wear a flower in their hair. Those who are single wear a flower behind the right ear, while a flower worn behind the left ear indicates marriage. Traditionally, shoes were not worn to luaus. Sandals and flip-flips are great choices for those who don't want to show up in bare feet. Luau guests should be relaxed, comfortable and focused on having a good time with their family and friends.Learn more about Hawaii
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