Looking to Pack Light? Breezy Beach Dresses Are Your Answer

Picture this: you’ve laid a new swimsuit laid out next to your raffia tote and are ready for a day at the beach. But then, panic sets in—what are you going to wear over your swimsuit? An Oxford shirt won’t cut it. After all, you want something you can wear from the beach to pre-dinner cocktails at the cabana bar. The solution to this seasonal conundrum is the beach dress.

Easy to throw on and available in a plethora of different shades, shapes, and sizes, the beach dress is our saving grace when it comes to coastal everyday elegance. Whether you’re looking for a maximalist number to match your Marni silk scarf or a pared-back piece to complement your cat-eye sunnies, we have tracked down the best beach dresses to make this your most stylish vacation yet. Don’t believe us? Keep scrolling to see our editor-approved selection.