No longer meant for just polo matches or casual Fridays at the office, the polo shirt has evolved into a stylish staple in its own right. For cruise 2021, brands pushed the traditionally preppy number into cooler ground with intricate detailing and modern styling. While Sacai showed a supersized number paired with an asymmetrical utilitarian skirt for an unexpected, offbeat look, Lee Mathews presented a three-quarter-sleeve version and teamed it with a pair of matching boy shorts and sandals—perfect for breezy weekends. Over at The Elder Statesman, ease and comfort reigned supreme, as evidenced in the long-sleeve polo dress matched with everyday sneakers and a bucket hat. Gucci, meanwhile, kept things classic but with a ’70s slant, and Versace took us on a wild ride with an animal-print option, worn off one shoulder and snugly cinched at the waist, teamed with a flared mini skirt. Now the only question is, how will you wear yours? 

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Sacai cruise 2021

Polo shirt, $511, GANNI at Farfetch


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Timeless Classic

Gucci cruise 2021

Polo shirt, $24.90, ZARA


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Extended Proportions

The Elder Statesman cruise 2021

Polo dress, Deveaux from Net-a-Porter


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Wild & Loud

Versace cruise 2021

Polo shirt, Fred Perry

Cosy Knit

Lee Mathews cruise 2021

Polo shirt, Proenza Schouler