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Hello, summer! Well, almost. Warmer weather is just around the corner, and we can’t wait. After months of being cooped up at home, isn’t it time for some much-needed sun and salt air? Whether or not your family lives near the water, these fun summer dresses for the beach will get you in a sunshine state of mind.

Catch Some Rays In These Laid-Back Dresses For The Beach

SIDE SHIRRED BOATNECK TUNIC

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There’s so much to love about this sassy Lucky Brand cover-up beach dress! The bateau neckline gives it a sophisticated feel, while also offering the flexibility to wear it off of one shoulder. With the super-short length, side shirring and several colors to choose from, you’re bound to find one that works for you.

COTTON A-LINE BUTTON DOWN MIDI SUNDRESS 

Slay all day in this classic Berydress sundress that is perfectly at home at the beach. Its flattering A-line silhouette and fun flowy look are perfect for giving off a pulled together, slightly boho vibe. There are more than 20 different colors and patterns to choose from. Accessorize with a cute pair of sandals and a sun hat, and wait for the compliments to roll in. 

COTTON JERSEY SLEEVELESS COVER-UP DRESS 

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Lands’ End provides everywhere comfort, at the beach and beyond. This 100% cotton, lightweight jersey sleeveless is no exception. You’ll love its more modest coverage, 20+ great colors to choose from and pockets for carrying keys and cards. (Pockets! Need we say more?)   

RUCHED STRETCHY BODYCON T-SHIRT MINI-DRESS

It’s easy to see why this comfortable, stretchy mini-dress from BTFBM is a best-seller when it comes to dresses for the beach. Between the soft and breathable fabric (layered, so it’s not see-through), wrap closure and curve-hugging side ruching, you’ll be turning heads everywhere you go this summer. We like the stripes–a classic summer staple–but the solids are sure to catch your eye as well. 

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Cool Dresses for the Beach or Boat That Are Making Waves

LONG-SLEEVE HOODIE TUNIC 

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We’re not sure what we love most about this stylish and luxurious sun protective tunic from Cabana Life. Between the fun print, funky fringe and rope closure hoodie, no detail was overlooked. And the best part? You’ll enjoy 50+ UV protection, while sipping your mimosa waterside. 

PFG FREEZER III DRESS 

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Fishing enthusiasts will rejoice with Columbia’s Women’s PFG Freezer III dress. Made with anglers in mind, it features high-quality, lightweight material with UPF 50 sun protection. Look cute on the water and stay sun-safe? Yes, please! 

STRETCH JERSEY DRESS WITH KEYHOLE BACK 

Planning a more active day by the sea? This moisture-wicking, prAna Avore high-neck dress with an adjustable x-back strap from Prana is perfectly pretty. The built-in bra with mesh lining and plush elastic will keep you comfortable, whether you’re chasing your kids or your next adventure.

CATALINA BEACH COVER-UP DRESS 

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Practical mamas, look no further. This cute, hooded V-neck cover-up with drawcord, loose front pockets and side seam vents from Coolibar is just about perfect for every body. Plus, its UPF 50 protection makes it great for long days spent relaxing by the pool, lake or ocean. 

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Dreamy Dresses for the Beach That Go From Day to Night 

WOMEN’S FLOWY V-NECK MIDI DRESS 

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From sunrise to sunset, this BCBGMAXAZARIA handkerchief hemline cover-up will have you feeling flirty and relaxed. We love its lightweight fabric and figure-flattering cut, too. Slip it on over a swimsuit for a walk on the beach, or dress it up for dinner with your favorite summer heels.

DEEP V-NECK SLEEVELESS SUMMER ASYMMETRICAL MAXI

Maybe that beach wedding on your calendar is still happening this summer, just on a smaller scale. After all, love always wins! This beautiful chiffon and lace, sleeveless, backless sundress from Blooming Jelly is a stylish, romantic option for witnessing loved ones as they say their seaside “I do’s.” Layer on a dressy sweater or wrap for the ceremony, and then bare those shoulders later out on the dance floor.

STRAPLESS BOHO MAXI DRESS

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Bring on the boho! Thankfully, bohemian-inspired styles are still trending this summer, because we’re all about them. Made from a lightweight cotton blend, this sweet and flowy sleeveless tube maxi from Yidarton will be swaying with the palm trees in the ocean breeze. (And that exaggerated ruffle neckline? Swoon!)

SLEEVELESS CASUAL LONG MAXI DRESS WITH POCKETS

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Finally, when was the last time you went on a beach picnic? Go for it—this soft and classy AUSELILY maxi pairs well with wine and sunsets. The flattering silhouette and elastic waist work well for expecting or new moms, or we foodies who enjoy a good picnic! Add a belt or jacket, sandals or booties, or fedora or messy bun for endless summery combinations.


Time for a virtual shopping spree! These summer dresses for the beach will have you dreaming about your next trip to the shore. With so many styles, color choices, and fits flattering to all shapes and sizes, which one will you choose?

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There is no better time to get out into the sunshine and spend a little time on the water. Get ready, with these swimsuits for the family.

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