Whether you prefer casual beach dresses or something a bit more formal, picking out the right dress for a beach visit or vacation is important. We’ve collected some of our favorite ideas for you to consider when selecting your vacation or summer wardrobe.
How To Find Summer Dresses
We firmly believe that you should select clothing that makes you look good and feel great. We also recognize functionality is often important when it comes to selecting beach dresses: These multipurpose garments can serve as coverups, beachwear and as transition pieces that you can wear at the beach and around town.
Dressing Comfortably for Summer
Beach days are usually warm days, fabric is important. Light, breathable fibers such as linen and cotton help to keep you comfortable even in the hottest weather. A lightweight dress is also easy to pack and won’t weigh your tote bag or luggage down.
Another thing to consider is color: Light-colored fabrics will help keep you cooler than darker shades, at least during the day. Once the sun goes down, black or jewel tones can be entirely appropriate.
Making Your Summer Wardrobe Versatile
The best beach dresses are versatile. We like caftans that hang loosely so that you, and your swimsuit, can dry off even as you walk around the beach, or visit the clubhouse.
Another option is to choose solid color dresses that can be easily paired with light jackets or cardigans if it gets cool out or you move into an air-conditioned room.
Create Your Own Summer Style
Of course, you should always consider your personal style when selecting beach dresses. Whether you prefer a midi dress in a tropical print or a boho beach maxi dress, you are in control.
Destination and Beach Weddings
The best beach wedding guest dresses incorporate a bit of formality and elegance. If you are shopping for a dress to wear to a beach wedding, consider a maxi or long midi dress with an elegant halter top or embellishments such as lace, embroidery, or beadwork. Of course, you should also ask the bride about her preferred dress code or color scheme.
Do you have favorite beach dress styles or fabrics? Share them with us in the comments!