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How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

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How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

Look amazing at your next vacation- Tips and Tricks

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

Vacation Sundresses with Tropical Punch

Are you going on vacation to the Caribbean, and  looking for a dress that’s fun, tropical and age-appropriate. A cheery little sundress with some tropical punch is the perfect outfit to make you look hot! 

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

Tropical sundress in organic cotton

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

Beach Dresses You Can Wear On and Off The Sand

You may also want to consider gorgeous cover-ups. Kaftan style Cover-ups come in many forms, but for travel, we love versatile beach dresses. Wear stylish cover-ups on and off the sand! 

I always stick to bold colored and patterned clothing when I travel, with stunning prints or, the occasional stripe, dot, or plaid dress thrown into my bag. If you’re like me, then dresses are the perfect place to change up your color scheme. Since they usually stand alone and don’t need to be paired with any other piece of clothing, opting for patterned beach dresses makes sense.

Here are a few cute sundresses for women over 40 with a laid-back island feel.

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

Lightweight Shirt Dress for Beach Day

 

This Shirt Dress is both classic and very on-trend for the summer. Available in lots of styles and prints to choose from, you’ll also find it comes in petite, regular, and tall size options.

97% cotton and very breathable, one reader praises the  brand for travel clothing, saying, “I bought two dresses for my trip to Italy. So many great choices from  and I have had my oldest item from them for at least eight years. They are such a great fit. ”

Best Options for Versatile Beach Dresses

Cool Off In Blue

Nothing keeps you cooler and more comfortable in the tropical heat than a crisp, lightweight Blue dress (A white dress is very high maintenance for my taste). Gathered fabric at the shoulders draws the eye to the V-neckline of this light and lovely midi dress. 

This beach dress is style-forward, with bell sleeves and high-quality embellishment that keeps you looking polished with minimal effort. Made from 100% cotton, the fabric is breathable for your skin and lightweight for toasty beach weather.

Versatile, available in many cute colors, and very travel-friendly, this dress from Back to Bali is super suitable for a day in the sun!

 You probably want to be able to wear your dress on a vacation trip, as well as at home in the summer. 

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

Shop more Grecian style dresses

Wear this dress in Maldives, or Santorini, or Bali, or Miami.

A Romantic Sundress

If you’re lucky enough to be on a romantic getaway, you’ll want a dress that matches the occasion. This romantic, shoulder-baring maxi, made from soft and feminine chiffon, takes you from a day in the tropics to a night with your main squeeze.

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

How to look amazing at your next vacation- tips and tricks

Casual Dress for Beach

One reader likes this dress so well she owns it in all colors!

Hawaiian Punch With a Twist

Not that you’ll need a reminder, but slipping into this fun, easy-to-wear maxi dress in a print that’s a riot of tropical excitement will let you know that you’re not in Kansas anymore.

Exotic Detail Beach Dresses

Your how-to-dress-for-beach dilemmas are over with this versatile piece from Back From Bali.

Rocking the embroidery trend while also being an easy to wear silhouette, this is a cute, summery boho-chic look that will work well in many coastal destinations. 

Bra-friendly and made of lightweight rayon, this beach dress can be worn as a tunic, dress, or swim cover.

Vibrant Paradise Party

Here’s a light and lovely tropical blue shift dress to show off those tanned legs. This is great all round dress that works anytime, anywhere.

Cute and Convertible Beach Dresses 

This dress is HIGHLY versatile and made of draped jersey fabric that is travel-friendly because it’s less prone to wrinkling.

Bra-friendly, available in multiple colors, and easy to style (wear it 25 different ways!), one reader says it well, “It is pretty easy to manipulate. The different necklines are really cool. ”

Tropical Kimono

Tropical palm leaves and stripes adorn this soft kimono dress cut in a comfortable just below-the-knee length. Perfect dress for taking you from resort dinner to a casual destination wedding.

Nice Beach Dresses in Many Colors

 

This piece  is made from stretch jersey fabric which makes it very travel-friendly, as it doesn’t wrinkle much.

Pair that with its ability to be worn either day or night with few accessories and its multiple color and sizing options (petite, regular, and long), and you’ve got an amazing dress for the beach!

One reader says, “Love the dresses. They are mostly jersey knit so little to no wrinkling. Worth the purchase price.”

Pretty in Paradise

You’ll be more stunning than any scene on the island in this halter fit and flare dress featuring a large-leaf print and an array of straps at the back. No matter where you’re going, this will give you that tropical glow long after the sun has set.

Best Beach Dress in Floral Prints

 

Old Navy is a great source of comfortable and affordable clothing and is a favorite brand of our readers.

This dress is made of rayon, making it perfect for summer weather. It is lightweight and breathable, with a jersey knit for a comfortable stretchy feel. Its also available on plus sizes from 1X-4X.

A reader reviewed it as “very comfortable,” and it’s available in lots of cute prints and three sizing options (regular, petite, and tall.)

Stylish Dresses to Wear to the Beach

 

Enjoy the comfortable soft, knit fabric and the fit and flare silhouette of this pretty beach dress from Lands’ End! Though chic for a night out, it also works well for an outing in the sand and sun. 

Available in a range of colors and petite, tall, and regular sizing options, one reader says she finds this piece, “Super soft and flattering,” while another says, I wear them non-stop in the summer. I ordered one in tall and love it.”

PLANNING A PERFECT CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR VACATION

 

WHERE AND WHEN ARE YOU TRAVELING?

This Travel Essentials packing list is the ideal capsule wardrobe for travel. You can easily travel with only ten pieces for Round the World trips, two week vacations, or even weekend travel. For cold weather, please read these tips.

 
 
Sandhya Garg is a Project Runway fashion dsandhya garg project runway lifetime tv making the cut amazon primeesigner. She studied and specialized in women's fashion at London College of Fashion, UK and has worked at Alexander McQueen, Gucci, Liberty London, Alice Temperley to name a few. She has her own successful resort wear, vacation dresses, special occasion dresses, wedding guest looks, swim coverups label. While on Project Runway Season 13, she won 2 challenges and was fortunate to show her collection at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The brand has been featured in Marie Claire US, Workshop at Macy's, Ftv.com, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Vogue online to name a few. 

She designs limited edition high end printed spring dresses, casual resort attire, wearable art clothing, and swim coverups. Beautiful prints are inspired from around the world to be worn during travel, resort stay or cruise holidays.

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