Outfit Ideas for Family Beach Pictures

It’s that time of year again! Summer is in full swing, and you know what that means: family beach pictures. These days, it seems like everyone is taking their own vacation pictures and sharing them on social media. If you’re planning a trip to the beach this summer, here are some outfit ideas for family beach pictures.

Choose your outfit carefully

The right clothing can make a big difference in how you and your family look in photos. If you’re going to be in the water, wear something that won’t cling to your body or get ruined by water and sand. Wear something bright so you can be easily spotted in the background of pictures. You may also want to wear sunglasses if you’ll be outside during the day, as they will protect your eyes from sun exposure and glare from flash photography.


If your family has a pool at home, everyone already has swimsuits they’re comfortable wearing. If they don’t have any, it doesn’t mean they can’t participate in the photos! If your budget allows it, buy new swimsuits for everyone. Then when you get home, donate them to charity or pass them down to younger kids who need them more than your older ones do now.

Don’t worry about being perfect.

There’s nothing wrong with a few wrinkles or an unflattering outfit if it makes you feel comfortable.

If you’re not into bikinis or one-pieces, don’t panic!

You don’t have to bare all in order to take great pictures at the beach. Wear a cute cover-up instead of a bikini top, or try out one of those trendy tassel skirts that look great paired with a crop top and sandals.


A pair of sunglasses can work wonders when it comes to hiding blemishes, dark circles under your eyes and even your hair color if you want to go blond but haven’t gotten used to your new look yet (or if your family members aren’t too fond of it).

For your family

The best outfits don’t have to be expensive or fancy — they just have to fit perfectly and look good on all of you. Here are some tips for what each person in your family should wear for their beach photos:

Mom: Mom is the biggest decision because she is often the focus of the picture. You want her outfit to look good but also be comfortable enough so that she can enjoy herself during your time at the beach.

Dad: Dad needs something that will complement Mom’s outfit without being too similar or competing with it. He should also try not to wear too many accessories (like jewelry) so they don’t distract from his face or body shape.

Kids: The kids should wear things that are comfortable and not too distracting — especially if they are still young enough that they might get distracted easily by something else going on around them (like other children).