Folks, the warm weather is almost here, which means if you’re lucky, an ocean or pool is in your near future. However, whether you can visit the sunny coastlines only occasionally or frequently, you’ll undoubtedly run up against the ultimate riddle: What beach dress do you wear to the beach beside a nice bikini or one-piece?
Sure, we all wear bikinis and sunglasses while lounging on the sand, but occasionally you need a bit more. It’s always advisable to consult the pros when in doubt about what to wear when leaping away from the approaching tides.
- A set of terrycloth
Do you recall the terry cloth Capris from Juicy Couture that came in two pieces? Is that too specialized? Terry Cloth sets are one of the trends in beach dress that only the best fashions return to. Since terry cloth is essentially like wearing a towel, any sweat or salt water will be quickly absorbed, making it the ideal material for the beach. Terrycloth can also be spiced up for a special supper with platform shoes or tamed down for the afternoon with casual sandals.
- A Mesh Moment
Since the mesh is really not particularly suitable for many other locations, it was created specifically for the beach dress. However, a mesh is a fun way to add layers to your outfit in hotter weather. You may wear a mesh dress over a bralette or swimsuit, or nothing at all if you’re feeling very scandalous. You can choose how much skin to reveal by choosing from a number of knit sizes available in the material.
- A Traditional Button-Up
A decent button-down is an evergreen piece of clothing as a beach dress. Every known aesthetic, including that of the beachgoer, the grandma on the coast, the dark academic, and the off-duty model, suits the style. A button-down will always look fantastic, whether it is solid or striped, worn with denim shorts or pants, or taken from your dad’s wardrobe. Look for a lightweight button-down for the beach that is made of a material like linen, and wear it with denim shorts with a vintage feel.
- A thin sweater
Sweater dresses have me completely smitten; move over sweater vests. Wearing knit sweater material to the beach may seem paradoxical, but the finely woven cloth will make you feel (and look) cool. The texture of knit dresses perfectly complements the sand grains you’ll feel between your toes. There are several different ways to pull off this look, including long sleeves, cut-outs, and fringe trimming. The wonderful thing about knit dresses is that they’re an excellent choice for beach weddings.
- Halter-necked dress
It’s time to upgrade to a halter dress because halter tops have had their day. In my opinion, a halter is one of the most universally attractive shapes because the high neck elongates the body and everyone looks fine with a little additional shoulder room. Furthermore, if you want to get a little sun, it’s a terrific silhouette to wear to the beach (just make sure to layer on the SPF). Finally, use the halter dress as a chance to relax since wearing a strapless bra to the beach is annoying.