The Best Women’s Beach Clothes – Most people hit the beach for 3-7 days when they get to go. If there’s a beautiful beach in your immediate future, you are wondering what to wear, other than a cute bikini or one-piece, what outfits do you wear to the beach? Sometimes it’s a weekend trip or sometimes you’re lucky enough to rent a house for an entire week.
From terrycloth sets and breezy button-downs to Instagram-worthy halter dresses, there have never been so many different options for beach attire. Whether you plan on just laying in the sand or posing a pic (or 10), we guarantee you’ll be the best dressed at the shore. All you’ll need to worry about is which sunscreen to pack! Heading to that favorite beach or maybe traveling? Keep reading. Looking for a beautiful beach destination? Take a look at the Top 20 Beach Destinations here.
Terrycloth is the perfect material for the beach because it’s basically just like wearing a towel—any sweat or salt water will be absorbed quickly. Terrycloth also can be dressed down for daytime with casual sandals or spiced up for a fancy dinner with platform shoes. There are so many terrycloth sets available right now, so you’re bound to find one before you’re bound for the beach. Visit a great selection of Terrycloth Beach Clothes Here.
A Mesh Moment
Mesh is made for the beach because and is really not very appropriate for many other settings . Mesh is a fun way to create a layered look in hotter temperatures—you can add a mesh dress over your swimsuit, bralette or if you’re feeling scandalous, nothing at all. The material comes in a variety of knit sizes so you’ll be able to determine how much skin you want to show. View a great selection of Mesh Moments Here.
A Classic Button Down
A good button-down is a shirt that keeps on giving. The style fits every known aesthetic including off-duty model, coastal grandmother, dark academia and the beach-goer. Whether a button-down could be solid or striped, worn with denim shorts or slacks or stolen from your dad’s closet, it will always look good. For the beach, look for a button-down that’s made out of lightweight fabric, like linen and pair it with vintage-inspired denim shorts. Find a great selection of Classic Button Down Shirts Here.
A Light Weight Summer Dress
Finely woven material will make you feel (and look) cool. Light weight summer dresses are all about texture which will complement the grains of sand you’ll feel between your toes. They can be long sleeve, cut-out or trimmed with fringe so there’s not a single way to nail this style. The best part about a summer dress is that they’re also a great option to wear to a beach wedding. Check out our Lightweight Summer Dresses Here.
A Halter Dress
A halter is one of the most universally flattering silhouettes—the high neck is elongating and everyone looks good when they have a little extra shoulder to shimmy. Plus, it’s a great silhouette to wear for the beach if you want to get a little sun (just make sure to layer on the SPF). Wearing a strapless bra to the beach is annoying so use the halter dress as an opportunity to let loose (if you get what I mean). Find your perfect Halter Dress Here.
A Versatile Scarf
A large scarf can either be the ultimate beach outfit or accessory. Depending on the size, you can tie it around your waist, twist it into a top or tie it around your head. Scarves also take up virtually no room in your suitcase so they’re an easy way to maximize your packing room and outfit options. I love mixing and matching scarf patterns and tying a small scarf around my bag to match my outfit. View some choices for a Versatile Scarf Here.
A good bikini is great for any beach and can be viewed as a fashion statement. Not everyone who puts on a bikini and heads to a beach eventually goes into the water, but they can look good just sitting by the water. The bikini allows you to be confident in your body, women of all shapes and sizes put on a bikini because they feel confident in their bodies. And the bikini is the most fashionable of the swimwear. Who says you can’t look good swimming and make a fashion statement? Find a great selection of Bikini Sets Here.
The amount of protection provided to different areas of the face such as the nose, forehead, cheeks, neck and ears vary significantly depending upon the type of hat and the design. For example broad-brimmed hats (e.g. hats for adults with a brim of 7.5 cm or more) perform better at shading more of the facial areas than baseball caps. Caps provide reasonable protection to the scalp, forehead and nose but almost none to neck and ears. Find the perfect Sun Hat For You Here
Wondering what to take to the beach? Find all of the Best Beach Gear here.
Lovely collections! These beach clothes are perfect for enjoying on the beach. Here are so many great options for me. I can’t wait to try them.
I tried to pick a variety, but a lot of them I love and/or have 🙂 All great! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my beach clothes selection.
Roxy is my time all time summer gear’s fave? (Oh and Aerie too!) Everything is so summery and chill on your site, and that makes me want to jump on the plane and spend the last few heats August is offering in Bali, haha! ( I am exaggerating but you get the idea)
Thank you for your tips and advices on beach wear, looking forward for more to come!
I am right there with you! I love Roxy clothes, they have a great vibe to them. I am glad you like my site! Let me know if you have any questions. Beach travel destinations is a passion of mine for sure 🙂
Boy do I want to go on vacation somewhere tropical, especially after watching the Billabong video!
I love that Billabong sells bikini tops and bottoms separately. Being curvier on top with slender hips makes it impossible to buy a bikini as a set because if the top fits the bottoms are falling off.
Summer’s coming and I need a new suit so I think I’ll give Billabong a go, thanks for bringing it to my attention!!
Your welcome Kimberli 🙂 Thanks for visiting!
Stumbeling accross this site made it easy for me to shop and buy some presents i was looking for. Spent a lot of money, my wallet is crying lol, but thank you for making it so much easier. Really like this site.
Thanks Dylan 🙂 Glad I could be of service!
great article. I was looking at buying some beach clothes as a present for my young niece before she goes on holiday. The Roxy label stuff is really cool, Would you consider the prices reasonable?? they seem to be to me but I wouldn’t be overly familiar with the swimwear market.
Anything Roxy is affordable and also made well. I picked them because of their popularity, style, fit, quality, and price 🙂
I was looking for some new beach clothes for my nieces. This is great information and the Roxy outfits sure look appealing. Thanks for a great article on current beach clothes and fashion trends.
Thanks PJ 🙂
I really enjoyed this page! I love the beautiful picture at the top, REALLY makes me want to go on vacation! 🙂 I have some Billabong clothes and I also love ROXY. Both are decent clothing for a good price! Also love their bathing suits! Some of the other retailers I have never heard of but looking at what they have, I now think they are awesome so thank you for turning me on to them!
You’re welcome Crys. All listed have great items. South Beach Swim Suits are unique and fit wonderfully. Planet Blue just has some really nice stuff…and I like that particular style 🙂
Hi there, well this is super and just in time. I am soon to be heading off on a family holiday and like you said shopping for summer beach wear can be so time consuming. I have no time or energy to be racing around the shops so this is some wonderful thank you.
You are very welcome Paula!
Reading your article makes me wish I lived somewhere that had beaches. Might be time to vacation soon! Some very nice clothing for sure. The California style looked very good! Thanks for your reviews and the very organized approach you took to this page. Keep up the good work. I will refer this site to a few friends of mine who would find it helpful.
Thank you for your nice comments Blake!
When I was in Australia I saw so may surfers wear Roxy!
That and Ripcurl! Haha.
Reading this was definitely making me feel nostalgic and wanted me to go to the beach right now and start surfing again!
Really great reviews too, I never even heard of Planet Blue until now, ill definitely be looking into them more!
Thanks for looking Kyle!
I have never heard of some of the manufacturers you have on your site. I like the idea that you can find the Roxy on Amazon, which is where I do most of my shopping.
The swimwear through SouthBeach is a bit expensive for those of us that live on the East Coast and only wear the swimwear a few short months.
Southbeach does have some very unique suits and if I lived on the West Coast or down South it definitely would be worth checking out!
Wonderful variety you have shown me on your site.
You’re welcome Sheila. Yes, they are a tad higher in price than the local department stores, but the quality and the fit….so worth it!
Hello just wanted to say great post looking for some beach clothes as a present for my wife looks like I found what she might like. Really awesome site that you have hear and thanks for sharing will show my wife since we love to travel and go places this will be a use to use in the future.
Thank you for your kind comments. It’s a passion of mine for sure 🙂
This makes me think of summer (though we dont seem to get one of those here in the UK). We do have Billabong though over here and looking at it they seem to have some nice stuff – including some patterned trousers and jeans (which are perfect for UK beaches). I might have to do some shopping now. Thanks
You’re welcome Evie. I like Billabong myself 🙂
Ohh my, I really like those foxy Roxy’s, lol. They came out in the early 90’s? I remember coming out of high school wearing all the surfer clothes like Surfer’s Alliance and Hobie and in the mid 80’s I remember JAM’S those where real cool. They have some hi-tech surfer clothes out now.
I love Roxy 🙂 You visited my beach clothes page. Still working on it. Trying to find the best clothes and some good bargains before I complete it 🙂