After hunting for the perfect bikini, locating the ultimate beach dress can sometimes feel lower down the priority list, but a printed kaftan or tropical tunic is a great piece to take you from poolside to pool bar.
The trend for jewelled or embellished dresses and kaftans is a key theme this season, making the beach dress a really versatile item and perfect for slinging on with sandals and a sun-kissed tan for a casual evening look. This Resort Jewelled Kaftan (£25) ticks off the floral print trend and the v-neckline and tie waist make it flattering as well as fashionable.
Floral and animal prints are big business this season but if you like your beachwear a little more understated, this Resort Kaftan With PomPom Trim (£20) will keep you covered up and cool. The ruched waist is also flattering on most shapes.
Finally, if you’re not a fan of dresses, this Resort Jumpsuit with Embellished Front (£29) is the perfect pick. The elasticated waist and ankle cuffs will accentuate your shape and the beaded neckline gives a dash of contrasting colour to the already eye-catching design. Take inspiration from the model and wear with a straw fedora for added cool.
After a recent holiday to Rhodes where the weather constantly went from cloudy, to sunny, to rainy, I’m now convinced that a light tunic or kaftan is the perfect item to sling in my beach bag. Most hotels ban bikinis and swimwear in their restaurants so if you’re wanting to pack in the tanning time it’s also a great way to avoid having to go back up to your room and get changed before lunch and dinner, and it avoids those awkward moments where the bartender doesn’t know where to look when whipping up your afternoon Mojito!
Love Rosie x