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I’ve Searched & Found All The Best Beach Resort Dresses Of 2024

Growing ever more impatient for the arrival of summer, I took it upon myself to find the best beach resort dresses of 2024. Spoiler alert: I was far from disappointed and narrowing down my top picks wasn’t easy. We’re all truly spoilt for choice this year and your closet isn’t ready for all this beauty! So, whether you’re planning a summer getaway across the globe or a few luxury beach resort days a little closer to home, you need to see the dreamy dresses I’ve found. My advice? Add your favorites to your cart now. These must-have designer silhouettes from Doen, Farm Rio, Patbo, and more are destined to sell out!

A woman in a sleeveless pink DÔEN Carolynn Dress 2 and sunglasses is walking along a sandy beach with a small woven bag in her hand. Beach chairs and umbrellas are visible in the background, along.

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A woman in a yellow floral dress descends a set of white stone steps beside a wall with climbing plants, showcasing the BARDOT Lilah Sleeveless Corset Midi Dress 3, one of the best beach resort dresses.

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Beach Beach Resort Dresses You'll Wear All Summer Long

I think the best beach resort dresses are those you want to wear before and after the vacation too. For example, the Lilah sleeveless corset midi dress by Bardot. Firstly, this stunning yellow floral midi has garden party written all over it. Secondly, it looks just as good with heels as it does with flats. So, go ahead and guarantee best-dressed guest status at every party and beach resort this summer. Style this dress with the  Rockstud laminated nappa wedge sandals by Valentino Garavani and the playful, tasseled Pascali purse by Doen.

Additionally, for the ultimate throw-on-and-go day dress (essential for resort vacations), look no further than the Carolynn dress by Doen. Pink is well and truly in for the season ahead and I’m head over heels for this shade. Assuming you are too because, well, it’s simply perfect, you’ll need the ideal shoes and accessories to compliment its floaty silhouette. Hint: add the Naima slide sandals by Carrie Forbes and the Logo patch raffia basket bag by Polo Ralph Lauren to your cart before they’re gone.

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  • MILLY Flowers of Spain Linen Blend Midi Sundress

    $475
  • MAEVE Halter Fit & Flare Mini Dress

    $168
  • DRESS THE POPULATION Monica Sleeveless Tiered Dress

    $748
  • RO'S GARDEN Seychelles Mini Dress

    $165
  • MAEVE Linen Edition The Colette Midi Dress

    $178
  • ANTHROPOLOGIE Sleeveless Square-Neck Maxi Dress

    $168
  • MALAI Nobel Printed Maxi Dress

    $178
  • DÔEN Dianne Dress

    $258
  • DÔEN Katherina Dress

    $348
  • DÔEN Tahlia Printed Silk Satin Dress

    $448
  • DÔEN Arleen Dress

    $448
  • DÔEN Claire Dress

    $398
  • DÔEN Carolynn Dress

    $298
  • FARM RIO Floral Linen Blend Maxi Dress

    $275
  • BARDOT Lilah Sleeveless Corset Midi Dress

    $189
  • BORGO DE NOR Olive Floral-print Crepe Maxi Dress

    $671
  • FREE-EST Mila Mini Dress

    $78
  • FREE-EST Vintage Summer Midi Dress

    $98
  • ROCOCO SAND Mia Long-Sleeve Ruffled Maxi Dress

    $545
  • PATBO Viera Maxi Dress

    $807
  • FAITHFULL THE BRAND Palacio Midi Dress

    $339
  • FAITHFULL THE BRAND Serena Pointelle Knit Dress

    $239
  • JOHANNA ORTIZ Rhythm Oasis Ankle Dress

    $1,450
  • MAEVE Short-Sleeve Collared Mini Shirt Dress

    $160
  • PEIXOTO Vada Midi Dress

    $158
  • ANTHROPOLOGIE Sleeveless Fringe Mini Dress

    $148
  • FAITHFULL THE BRAND Tortugas Midi Dress

    $339

Best Beach Resort Dresses To Wear On Repeat

When shopping for the best beach resort dresses for your spring/summer vacation, look out for stylish, versatile silhouettes you’ll want to wear time and again. For example, we all need a classic white midi dress for summer days, and the Palacio midi by Faithfull The Brand is absolutely perfect. Style yours with the Tribute mules in lizard-embossed leather by Saint Laurent. Then, throw your beach day essentials in the Cesi conch shopper raffia shoulder bag by Poolside for the ultimate beach-to-bar fit.

Meanwhile, we all know florals for spring (and summer) are going absolutely nowhere. So, I suggest leaning fully into this timeless trend with the Nobel printed maxi dress by Malai. As perfect for beach strolls as it is for low-key lunch dates overlooking the water, I suggest styling with simple shoes and accessories. The Saloon crochet shopper tote by Weekend Max Mara and mirrored leather sandals by Gianvito Rossi get my vote.

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