Beach season is finally upon us, and we’re all looking forward to warm weather, hot beaches, and relaxing in the sun. With warm weather often comes a new wardrobe, and this year’s beach dresses are all about the perfect combination of comfort and style.
Beach style isn’t just about looking cool—it’s also about feeling cool under that hot sun. Whether you’re just looking for a chic cover-up or a dress appropriate for a summer beach party, cotton has your back. It’s breathable, lightweight, and soft, which lets you stay cool and comfortable even on the hottest beach days. When stocking your summer wardrobe with this season’s beach dresses, keep these trends and style tips in mind, and always check the fiber content label for cotton.
This season, bold, beautiful prints in striking colors are making a major fashion statement. Think geometric patterns, animal prints, Aztec patterns, and abstract prints all set in contrasting colors and textures. This macro-print trend really brings on the glamour, and is the perfect look for a big personality. Pair these stunning dresses and skirts with an equally dazzling swimsuit in a complementary print or shade, and you’ll be sure to have all eyes on you.
Muted Pastel Hues
If you’re into a more understated look then the minimalistic, pastel trend is for you. Inspired in subtle ways by the color palette and silhouettes of ballet leotards, this trend incorporates shades of pale pink, dusty lavender, and muted periwinkle, along with the classic white. Beach dresses modeled on this trend are soft, feminine, gauzy, and light—perfect for a summer stroll along the beach at night. Pair these floaty dresses with a solid color, retro-style swimsuit to complete the look.
Perfect to express your inner free spirit, the boho trend is here to stay. This summer, boho beach dresses are all about crochet. This isn’t your grandmother’s crochet, though. Feminine and effortless, crochet beach dresses are versatile: perfect for simple swimsuit cover-ups and flirty beach party ensembles. Crochet dresses are perfect in simple, muted colors like pale blues and purples, blush pink, and of course, the classic off-white. You’ll be beach ready in no time!