There are certain dresses that are made to be worn to the beach as much as ice cream is better eaten with cake and malts and shakes are tastier when topped off with whipped cream and a cherry.
Certain dresses just demand to be beachwear!
Most people immediately think bathing suit when they are deciding what to wear to the beach, but sometimes it is fun to go to the beach merely to walk the strand, ride your bicycle, hit a beach front restaurant for lunch or dinner, or simply watch the waves break. And often times, the best beachwear for these events is a sensual summer dress.
A dress, also known as a frock or a gown, is a garment consisting of a skirt with an attached bodice (or a matching bodice giving the effect of a one-piece garment). In Western cultures, dresses are considered to be items of women’s and girls’ apparel.
Dresses Fun Fact: The hemline of dresses can be as high as the upper thigh or as low as the ground, depending on the whims and fancies of fashion and the personal tastes of the wearer!
For summer beachwear dresses, may I suggest colorful, lightweight, sunshiny sundresses?
Shifts can also make for great beachwear dresses!
One day last summer I drove myself to Newport Beach for the afternoon. I went to enjoy the sunshine, shop at boutiques on the strand and get myself a treat to eat. I wore a summer dress and sandals, and had a great time! I remember as a girl the beach was where I would stay in the water from the time that I arrived until the time that I left, but now, the atmosphere of the sand, the ocean and the crowd is more enjoyable than playing and rafting in the waves!
For true fashionistas, clothes always matter…even for a leisurely day at the beach!
For those of you who vacation at the beach, whether camping in a campsite or living luxuriously in a beach house, one item of clothing that you will want to take along is a beachwear dress!
Other dresses, besides sundresses and shifts, that make for great beachwear are maxi dresses, which are long dresses, often ankle length, or mini dresses, which are short dresses with a high hemline, exposing your thighs.
Maxis or minis, both of these dresses are beachwear winners!
In addition to making knockout beachwear, dresses can be worn for a number of sports – most notably tennis, netball and figure skating.
Best beachwear – the summer dress!
Sexy in the sand! Sexy on the strand! Sexy in the summer sun!
Wearing dresses to the beach is fun!
And if you plan to go boating, do it in style! Bask in the rays the fashionable way!
Dresses Fun Fact: In the 19th century, dresses increased dramatically to the hoopskirt and crinoline-supported styles of the 1860s. Dresses had a “day” bodice with a high neckline and long sleeves, and an “evening” bodice with a low neckline (decollette) and short sleeves. Throughout this period, the length of dresses varied only slightly, between ankle-length and floor-sweeping!
Today, you can still wear dresses that hang long enough to sweep the floor, or short enough to not sweep much of anything!
Beachwear dresses at their best! Because your dresses want to have fun as much as you do!
“Wear me to the beach!” shouts the dress that is hanging in your closet.
“A dress, to the beach?” you ask, as you are slipping the feminine garment onto your beach body.
One look in the mirror, and you’re glad that you listened to the daring dress!
“Watch out beach, here I come in my darling beachwear dress! Styling!”
Nancy Mangano is an American fashion journalist and author of the Natalie North murder mystery book series, A Passion for Prying and Murder Can Be Messy. Visit Nancy on her author website http://www.nancymangano.com, Twitter @https://twitter.com/nancymangano, her fashion magazine Strutting in Style! at http://www.struttinginstyle.com, and her Facebook fan page Nancy Mangano https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Mangano/362187023895846