The clothes worn to a luau party are tropical themed, usually based on Hawaiian design. There are island-themed decorations, drinks, food and games to complement the party.
A popular clothing item at luau parties is the grass or hula skirt. This is usually worn with a bathing suit, coconut bra or tropical-patterned shirt. Women wear hibiscus flowers in their hair, and both men and women wear flower leis. A party's attire also depends on its sophistication level. If the luau party is for a business event, more professional clothing is required, such as khaki pants and button-down shirts for men and long, tropical dresses for women.