As soon as we get a taste of warmer weather, we’re working on curating our new season wardrobe with pieces that are easy to wear, lightweight and comfortable, without compromising on style. These key elements are especially important when it comes to finding the perfect beach dress. To us, the ideal beach dress is something that can be easily slipped on over our favourite bikini or swimsuit, dressed up or down and gives an effortlessly cool look without the effort.
We’ve curated a list of some of our favourite beach dress styles so you can nail your summer look, whether you’re heading down to your local bay to catch the sunset or exploring tropical shores.
One of the most versatile beach dress styles is the button up shirt dress. For a laid-back resort wear inspired look, slip it on over your bikini or swimsuit and leave it unbuttoned. For a beach club ready look, pair it with an oversized woven straw hat and strappy leather sandals. As the sun starts to set, button up the dress to seamlessly transition to post beach cocktails or a sunset dinner.
The Maxi Dress
A maxi dress is our go to for an elegant beach ready look. When searching for the perfect summer maxi, look for a lightweight fabric and drapey silhouette that will keep you cool on even the warmest of days. Backless styles give a stunning, feminine finish or opt for minimalistic spaghetti straps. Add some colour to your summertime look with bold shades of fuchsia, orange and blue.
Made for balmy summer afternoons spent strolling along the shore or watching the sun slowly sink over the horizon, a mini dress is the perfect uniform. Opt for a loose-fitting silhouette, a hem that finishes mid-thigh and a breezy fabric that can be easily layered over your bikini. Dress up a beachy mini with a pair of leather slides, some dainty gold necklaces and a leather cross body bag.
If you’re hitting the beach in a strapless bikini or swimsuit, carry this stunning silhouette through to your over swim with a strapless beach dress. Keep things casual with a bohemian inspired all over print in stunning summer shades of tangerine, yellow and coral. A tiered skirt that hems just above your ankles gives an elegant finish and pairs gorgeously with strappy sandals.
A must have for packing in your suitcase for your next overseas holiday or adding to your summer wardrobe rotation, explore our favourite beach dress styles that can be thrown on over your bikini or accessorised to suit your post beach plans.