We love the femininity and flow of beach dresses. Bright, breezy, and breathable, they’re a stylish way to create comfortable, warm-weather outfits. Wear them for summer barbeques, outdoor events, vacations, and of course, the beach. They work as a cover-up, but with the right pair of shoes and accessories, you can also create dazzling dressed-up looks. We curated our favorite summer beach dresses. Find both daytime and evening ideas.
Caftans are ultra comfortable and leave an impression. They’re known to make a chic style statement. Timeless, the silhouette has been an influence to designers and stylists alike. For something to slip on over your suit, try the Danube Bleu Caftan. Whether in the sun or sand, style it with a straw hat and sunglasses. A caftan’s prints or colors also look lovely for summer nights. The flowy dress can handle bold accessorizing. Style the Waterland Caftan with gold bracelets, dangle earrings, or a statement pendant necklace. Finish the look with jeweled sandals and wrap hair in a chignon. So chic. For a formal occasion, like a beach wedding, the Espirita Caftan and Slip adds in a little shape with a crisscross empire neckline. This one also features memorable details like beadwork, trim, and tassel ties.
The maxi dress is wonderful to have when it’s hot, but you want extra coverage. Maxis are the staple you need when you want to be comfortable and still look put together. Escape in the carefree Santiago Medallion Dress. The sleeveless design is breathable to wear, but you can easily layer on a denim jacket. Along with a pair of slides, it’s a style that you can pull on and go. The Santiago is a great and versatile look that works for shopping or getting lunch with friends. Get the drape without the bagginess in the see-worthy CeCe Dress. The exciting color blocking is truly original and photographs well against a blue ocean backdrop. For a special occasion, the Verdant Dress also offers beautiful color. The blousy sleeves and high neck are elegant, while the rope tie waist gives it that effortlessly cool beachy vibe. Complete the stunning look with a ponytail and hoop earrings.
Summer is the time to play with patterns. Patterned dresses don’t need a ton of styling to stand out. Pack them for your next trip — a patterned beachy dress will instantly put you in the vacation mood.
Go boho chic for a stroll in the sand. The Narcissus Dress features a mix of vibrant patterns. It’s a loose-fit option that will flow wherever you go. With this no-fuss look, a little bronzer is all you need. Another choice is the Marcella Dress, which has a full skirt, cutout sleeves, and a striking floral print. With a pair of wedges, you’re ready for an outdoor brunch or resort destination. Wow in a tropical print with the Fabiana Dress. The flirty hem turns up the heat for a romantic dinner or getaway. Complete the look with strappy sandals and a pair of gold earrings.
Get out of your shorts rut. Find the best flowy beach dresses at Soft Surroundings. We offer a wide range of styles. You’ll find something whether you’re lounging poolside or stepping out for a special occasion. Shop now.