A woman stands on a wooden dock by a river, wearing a Farm Rio Richilieu white broderie lace midi sundress with eyelet lace detailing. She is also wearing white platform sandals.

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My Next Trip Is Brazil—These Are The Resort Wear Dresses I’m Packing


Whether it’s Rio, São Paulo, or Salvador—any trip to Brazil isn’t complete without resort wear dresses. From ultra minis to the most vibrant, eccentric maxis, Brazil is one of the best destinations to show your true colors. In fact, many Brazilian-owned brands offer just that: Farm Rio, PatBo, Agua Bendita, and more.


The one thing to look for, though, is character—designs that allow you to feel comfortable in your own skin everywhere you’re headed to. From the beach to the street parties, a dress can make all the difference in your day and night. So, if you’ve got your trip booked like me, it’s most likely time to get started on some shopping. Luckily for you, you won’t have to look all that far with these resort wear dresses on this list. Whether you’re jet-setting to Brazil or another lively South American country, consider your trip packed.

A woman stands against a massive, vibrant Farm Rio Carmina red floral print backdrop. She wears the Farm Rio Carmina white resort wear dress with colorful floral embroidery, looking directly at the camera with a serene expression.

FARM RIO Carmina Short-Sleeve Embroidered Floral Mini Dress

A woman sitting on a stone wall by the sea, wearing an Emporio Sirenuse Freda green printed cotton bustier mini dress and multiple necklaces, gazing pensively at the camera. Her hair is pulled back and she has on strappy sanda

EMPORIO SIRENUSE Freda Convertible Printed Cotton-poplin Bustier Mini Dress

Daytime Resort Wear Dresses


Who said the best resort wear dresses were only for the evening? Some of the best looks are daytime dresses thanks to their vibrant shades and exciting patterns. The Farm Rio Carmina embroidered floral mini dress has been at the top of my list for weeks now. Puff sleeves are rarely my thing, but this piece makes it look effortless to wear. The best part of it isn’t the print, but the color. Red is always bound to stand out—making it ideal for pairing it with the Dragon Diffusion Egola basket bag and Jeffrey Campbell floral slingback kitten heels. These accessories are too good to pass up on.


On a more casual note, the Emporio Sirenuse Freda printed mini dress is one I couldn’t pass on sharing. Perfect for a day at the beach, I’d make this my swim coverup for the trip. Teal is a color that looks great on every skin tone—especially skin under the sun. Style it with the Bottega Veneta Gemelli Intrecciato shoulder bag for a more fashion-foward look that’s also appropriate for a beachside lunch. Throw in the Aquazzura embellished crocheted sandals for some daytime wow factor. However you choose to style these resort wear dresses, know just how to look stunning all on their own.

  • CULT GAIA Brylie Frayed Tencel™ Lyocell-blend Halterneck Midi Dress

  • LEMLEM Gete Striped Embroidered Cotton Halterneck Midi Dress

  • EMPORIO SIRENUSE Freda Convertible Printed Cotton-poplin Bustier Mini Dress

  • BARDOT Ivana Mini Dress

  • MORE TO COME Flynn Mini Dress

  • BARDOT Sorella Ramie Mini Dress

  • ELLIATT Cadence Dress

  • MAEVE Halter Fit & Flare Mini Dress

  • FARM RIO Carmina Short-Sleeve Embroidered Floral Mini Dress

  • FARM RIO Sleeveless Beaded Midi Dress

  • FARM RIO Strapless Linen Midi Dress

  • BARDOT Neve Cutout Slim Midi Dress

  • DÔEN Claire Dress

  • CULT GAIA Charlique Strapless Plissé-satin Mini Dress

  • FARM RIO Richillieu Broderie Anglaise Sundress

  • JOHANNA ORTIZ Pradera Geometric-print Linen-blend Midi Dress

  • ELLIATT Trompe Dress

  • Adoni Sleeveless Mesh Midi Dress

  • PATBO Viera Maxi Dress

  • FREE PEOPLE Made Me Smile Mini Dress

  • JOHANNA ORTIZ Rhythm Oasis Ankle Dress

  • JOHANNA ORTIZ Geometric Composition Ankle Dress

  • FARM RIO Tropical Forest Sleeveless V-Neck Mini Dress

  • FARM RIO Wonderful Bouquet Sleeveless Midi Dress

  • PATBO Embroidered Crochet Midi Dress


  • AGUA BY AGUA BENDITA Lima Printed Cotton Mini Dress


Day-To-Night Styles


On the hunt for evening resort wear dresses instead? There’s a whole lot of fun to be had in the night hours with these. The Agua Bendita Lima mini dress is one of my favorites since the first I saw it. Its blue tile print is not only trending for SS24, but it’s so diverse, it practically works for every occasion. From a romantic dinner to an evening soiré, this chic look will turn heads. Style it with all-white accessories or the Gianvito Rossi Elle mules and Bottega Veneta Hop Intrecciato shoulder bag for a fun, unique look. Although, you could also pair this with flat sandals and a crossbody for a more comfortable look.


For the trendsetters looking to make their presence known, the PatBo Viera maxi dress is one of the best options for evening wear. Its maxi length and high slit add a touch of elegance, no matter the environment. So, if you’re a fan of pink hues and tropical prints, you might want to give this a try. This Oscar de la Renta tote and Christian Louboutin Nicol is Back sandals pair beautifully with this look too. The only things you’ll need to style these resort wear dresses are a dainty anklet and a pair of enamel floral earrings. I’m always trying to optimize my time getting ready on vacation, and these dresses make it easy to head right out the door.

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A woman in an Agua Bendita Lima blue white printed tile mini dress stands in front of a mural depicting a lush garden with an intricately designed pink palace. She looks straight ahead with a composed expression.

AGUA BENDITA Lima Mini Dress

A woman in a Patbo Viera printed pink maxi dress reclines on a rocky slope near a waterfall, gazing upwards with sunlight accentuating her features and the rugged textures around her.

PATBO Viera Maxi Dress

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