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Planning A Luxury Trip? Don’t Leave Without These Stunning Designer Beach Dresses

Whether you’re jetting off on your honeymoon or taking a well-deserved summer break, don’t leave home without these stunning designer beach dresses. Being a die-hard fan of pretty yet practical summer silhouettes, I’ve scoured the world’s leading online fashion stores for the best this season has to offer. What did I find? Everything you need from the prettiest coverups and must-have mini dresses to the ideal beach-to-bar silhouettes you’ll want to wear on repeat. Keep reading to shop every sought-after design from Farm Rio, Zimmermann, Faithfull The Brand, and more. Your chicest-ever summer break is just a scroll away…

A woman in a DÔEN Orange Arleen Dress 3 stands confidently between rows of yellow and white striped umbrellas and sun loungers at a sunny resort.


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Designer Beach Dressed That'll Never Go Out Of Style

As much as we all want the latest designer beach dresses, opting for classic styles you’ll want to wear again next year is always a good idea. Luckily, vibrant orange and yellow dresses are huge right now, but both are pretty timeless colorways. So, I recommend adding the Orange Arleen dress by Doen to your cart before it’s gone. Firstly, it boasts the most beautiful ruffle detailing, a classic V-neckline, and a flattering bias cut. Secondly, the vibrant hue will instantly lift your mood (and your outfit). Go barefoot for strolls on the sand. Or, pair it with a cute pair of designer sandals and a raffia bag for dinner dates by the water. I recommend the Izzie knotted leather sandal by Loffler Randall and the Vere tasseled raffia-trimmed leather shoulder bag by Anya Hindmarch. Chic and versatile, they’ll go with this dress and countless other dresses you already own.

Meanwhile, we all need the perfect white dress for trips away. Luckily, the Richelieu broderie anglaise sundress by Farm Rio exists. Throw this dress on with everything from flats to heels and feel instantly put together. I recommend adding the Tribute mules by Saint Laurent, and the Camera bag by Saint Laurent.

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  • DÔEN Orange Arleen Dress

  • DÔEN Benoit Dress

  • LEMLEM Gete Striped Embroidered Cotton Halterneck Midi Dress

  • JETSET CHRISTINA Joali Tie-Front Linen Cover-Up Mini Dress

  • SUNDAYS Aurora Linen Mini Dress

  • FARM RIO Sweetheart Cutout Beaded Midi Dress

  • RO'S GARDEN Seychelles Mini Dress

  • MALAI Nobel Printed Maxi Dress

  • DÔEN Venus Dress

  • DÔEN Carolynn Dress

  • FARM RIO Richillieu Broderie Anglaise Sundress

  • MATTEAU Shirred Cotton Midi Dress

  • ANDRES OTALORA Cotton Printed Bustier Midi Dress

  • VIX Halter Hardware Ruffle Trim Dress

  • FREE-EST Mila Mini Dress

  • TULAROSA Asa Mini Dress

  • FAITHFULL THE BRAND Serena Pointelle Knit Dress

  • TRAFFIC PEOPLE Abstract Silky Kaftan

  • PEIXOTO Vada Midi Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN August Broderie Linen Midi Slip Dress

  • ZIMMERMANN August Linen Midi Kaftan Dress

  • FREE-EST Santa Luz Maxi Dress

  • WAIMARI Net Sustain Canela Lace-trimmed Cotton-blend Mini Dress

  • EMPORIO SIRENUSE Lotty Chios Embroidered Linen And Cotton-blend Midi Dress


Maxi Designer Beach Dresses To Wear On Repeat

Do you frequently pack ten designer beach dresses but end up wearing your favorite three on rotation? Me too. Since I know it’s bound to happen again this year, I’m leaning in with stunning maxi silhouettes I’ll have no problem dressing up or down. For example, the Vada midi dress by Peixoto. Firstly, this sultry black maxi works perfectly as a beach or poolside coverup. Secondly, you can happily wear it beachside with the right bag and shoes. Which ones, you ask? Gucci’s interlocking G espadrilles and Poolside’s Cesi conch raffia bag will work perfectly.

Finally, the Venus dress by Dôen is the ultimate throw-on-and-go silhouette for your trip. Pretty, versatile, and eternally flattering, it’s really a dream beach dress. Add the leather-trimmed embellished raffia tote by Gucci and Rowan sandals by Sam Edelman for a head-turning stroll to the beach.

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