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Best Sailor Costumes for Women

Updated on October 8, 2013

Looking for Good Ideas on a Sailor Costume for Women?

The Sailor outfit has been around for years. Its iconic colors, hats and flash have been used in famous movies, shows and photos. To dress up as a sailor can give you a sense of power, sex appeal and style. So it's no wonder that the costume is one of the most sought after in the market.

But what makes a sailor outfit a superior choice for parties, Halloween or time alone with your husband is that it has so many areas in which to customize and still make it apparent that you are dressed as a sailor. There is no "one" look for a sailor costume and below you will see some great examples of different styles and looks.

So to help you dawn the best of sailor outfits, we will begin by discussing the different types of sailor costumes that are out there. Some are classic, while others are naughty. There is also the japanese style sailor outfit or the retro. Either way, after reading our section, you should have a better idea of what type of sailor you want to be.

After that, we will look breakup the article to target the two types of party goers: the "need it quick" type and the "DIY " type. The "need it quick" part will be directed for those who don't have time to customize or make their own costume. After hours or research, we found the best on the market that will let you stick out without sacrificing originality and appeal.

The second portion, or DIY section, will be for those thrifty creative bees out there. Giving you key ideas in a DIY style for making your won Sailors costume. We have included components and pieces that will help to make your sailor costume the best.

So Which Sailor are You?

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Part School Girl Part Sailor: Many options out there have a strong correlation to these two types with a cute skirt and knee high socks.Naughty: Your not afraid to show a little skin, and so gain the attention of just about every guy in the room.Retro: Not quite classic but has a hint of new age to it.  Show a little skin but with style.Classic: Paying homage to the strong ladies of the past, this look brings style and demands respectA combination of all of them:  And then there are some that just have a little of everything.  Classic, stylish, sexy and retro.
Part School Girl Part Sailor: Many options out there have a strong correlation to these two types with a cute skirt and knee high socks.
Part School Girl Part Sailor: Many options out there have a strong correlation to these two types with a cute skirt and knee high socks.
Naughty: Your not afraid to show a little skin, and so gain the attention of just about every guy in the room.
Naughty: Your not afraid to show a little skin, and so gain the attention of just about every guy in the room.
Retro: Not quite classic but has a hint of new age to it.  Show a little skin but with style.
Retro: Not quite classic but has a hint of new age to it. Show a little skin but with style.
Classic: Paying homage to the strong ladies of the past, this look brings style and demands respect
Classic: Paying homage to the strong ladies of the past, this look brings style and demands respect
A combination of all of them:  And then there are some that just have a little of everything.  Classic, stylish, sexy and retro.
A combination of all of them: And then there are some that just have a little of everything. Classic, stylish, sexy and retro.

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The Best Sailor Costume Sets on the Market - Quickly find the best!

For those of you who don't have the time to search for components or pieces in order to make your costume, we have searched the world of "best costumes" and found these top choices for you. They will range in style and type, but are sure to be a hit at any party.

Dreamgirl Women's Sailor Costume, White/Navy, 1X/2X
Dreamgirl Women's Sailor Costume, White/Navy, 1X/2X

Definitely apart of the Half School Girl Half Sailor category, this set also has a hint of classic touch too. Stylish and cute, this outfit can really help you get a look or two when you enter the room. $20.65

 
Retro Sailor Costume Naval Uniform Navy Miltary Theatre Costumes Sizes: X-Large
Retro Sailor Costume Naval Uniform Navy Miltary Theatre Costumes Sizes: X-Large

Retro and its appeal, this classy look will allow you to be the life of the party and still have respectable outcomes$51.97

 
Leg Avenue Women's 2 Piece Sweetheart Sailor Costume,Blue,Medium/Large
Leg Avenue Women's 2 Piece Sweetheart Sailor Costume,Blue,Medium/Large

With a mix of all categories, this sailor outfit is classy, sexy and stylish. Best of all worlds? We think so.$27.94

 

Do It Yourself Ideas

Save some money and be creative

If those super cute sets don't float your boat, then perhaps the idea of making your own will. The sailor look is quite sought after, but by making your own, you don't need to fear anyone else at the party wearing the same outfit as you. So how does one make their own sailor outfit?

The typical colors of a sailors costume are white, navy blue and a little black. You can have things like red sashes or lapels but typically you can't go wrong with these colors.

The good news about making your own sailor costume is that you really don't need much to make sure everyone knows it's a sailor outfit. Key parts or components are a sailors hat, and an anchor on your chest or arm sleeves. Other than that, nothing else is required.

So start by find a good looking base layer. It could be a regular dress, bell bottoms, etc. Just make sure it has navy blue, or white. Next make an anchor pattern and sew/glue/hot press it onto your costume in certain places. Finally, either find or buy a sailor hat. Once you have these three basic items set, you are golden. Now there are many things you can do to add to it. There are some wonderful shoes that would totally go with the outfit. There are also some really hot jewelry pieces that can add to your image. And there are also sashes. So check out our next section and see if there is anything else you would want to add to your sailor look!

Need Something More to Add to Your Sailor Costume? - Check out these hot items and really make a Splash!

Adult Sailor Girl Set - Hat and Scarf
Adult Sailor Girl Set - Hat and Scarf

This set include the hat and the scarf, making it a great addition for those DIY type people out there. With these two items, all you need is a white shirt and pants/skirt and you are set!$9.50

 
Adult Yacht Captain Hat Costume Accessory-One size
Adult Yacht Captain Hat Costume Accessory-One size

Care to be the Captain? Looks even better when cocked over with a tilt. See previous pictures in this post and see how the captains hat looks amazing!$2.18

 
Beistle 60755 Sailor Hat, 12 Per Package
Beistle 60755 Sailor Hat, 12 Per Package

What says sailor better than you very own sailors hat? With this, if you really want to make it better, try buying some glitter glue and make some designs or making an anchor and attaching it to the hat.$2.94

 

In Conclusion

The sailor outfit is by far one of the HOTEST costumes out there. Take our and advice and you will be the hotest of them all. So go have fun and make a SPLASH!

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