We talk a lot here about packing for holidays.
Nailing those pieces that are ideal for more than one use while on a trip means that you don’t need to worry about excess baggage surcharges.
My friend, Emily, the powerhouse behind independent swimwear label Bombshell Bay (I featured one of her swimsuits here), knows her way around a beach or island escape and put her designer thinking cap on to come up with a beach-to-bar frock that would earn its place in a holiday suitcase.
I love the drape of this dress. It’s cool, comfortable and easy to wear, making it a no-brainer to pack for a beach escape.
It’s cotton – a mid-weight, just-right cotton. The v-neckline and draped sleeve are super flattering.
It’s a one-size-fits-most dress. I’m a size 16 and there is still plenty of room. Smaller? It will be more over-sized on you.
While black mightn’t be your first choice in a beach cover-up, I do like its classic good looks. And given that many of my swimsuits are black, this works brilliantly.
The only drawback for you might be in its length. I’m 166cm and it falls mid-thigh on me, with the side split taking it higher, so it’s strictly pool or beach for me.
If you’re shorter and find beach cover-ups generally too over-whelming in length then this will be perfect for you.
So tell me, what makes the idea beach/travel dress for you?
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