Trendy Beach Clothing Stay Fashion Forward on the Sand

There’s nothing quite like strolling on the beach, breathing in the serenity of your surroundings while enjoying the playful dance of seagulls overhead. Let comfort and subtle elegance guide your beach outfit with this smocked dress.

An oversized shirt—worn buttoned up like a dress or draped over a bikini—is another failsafe beach clothing option. Pair it with high-waisted shorts and Bottega Veneta slides for the ultimate vacation look.

Maxi Dresses

If you're a fan of maxi dresses, you'll love this season's selection of beach-ready styles. From gauzy-smocked maxi dress outfits that are ideal for casual beach bonfires and movie nights at the shore to high-waisted denim jacket-inspired maxi dresses that give you a trendy yet cozy vibe, there's something for every occasion.

A beach vacation is the perfect time to go bold with colors and patterns. Bold pinks and oranges look amazing against sun-kissed skin, as do floral prints. For a more bohemian look, try a flowy linen cutout skater dress or a crochet-back romper. You can also choose a sleeveless maxi dress with a tying waist to add some drama to your look. To add more elegance to your outfit, consider cinching your dress at the waist with a sash or belt of a contrasting color.

If a maxi dress is too long for you, opt for shorts instead. This summery style is easy to wear over your swimsuit, and it's an outfit that will stay cool even during a hot and humid day at the beach. When the temperature starts to drop, just put on a light cardigan or oversized denim jacket and you're good to go!

Unlike shift dresses, which are often boxy and lack a feminine shape, maxi dress outfits are breezy and form-fitting. You can also up the flirtiness of your beach wardrobe by adding a pair of wedge sandals and a stack of silver bangles or necklaces.

The beauty of this silhouette is that it's perfect for a relaxed afternoon at the beach, lunch with friends, or dinner during your trip. Pair your maxi dress with a stylish straw hat to protect yourself from the sun and a chic leather bag to hold your sunscreen and snacks.

Aside from the flattering fit of maxi dresses, they're also great for enhancing your figure and showing off your legs. For a slimming effect, look for dresses that have a high slit on the sides and are made of stretchy fabric that allows your body to move comfortably. You can also choose a wrap-style maxi dress with adjustable straps to keep you comfortable and secure as you take in the scenery.

Beach Pants

The beach might be all about the bikini or sundress, but when it comes to summer bottoms, pants can make a stylish statement. They're also usually made from lighter fabrics like linen and cotton, which makes them breathable and comfortable. Plus, they're often designed with a relaxed silhouette and stretchy waistbands that are perfect for covering up your swimsuit without feeling too constricting.

Here, we've rounded up some of the best beach pants that will elevate your vacation wardrobe. Wear them with a form-fitting top to keep your look from looking sloppy, then add a classic timepiece and a straw beach bag for an effortless vibe.

These high-waisted cream linen pants have a painterly leaf print that's perfect for bringing all your vacation vibes to the beach. Pair them with a halter or crop top that fits close to the body, then finish off the look with Gianvito Rossi's braided leather sandals and Prada's basket bag.

This strappy style from Mikoh is made from lightweight gauzy fabric and has a tapered leg that hits just above the ankle. It's great for a day at the beach, but you can easily swap it out for a dinner date or drinks outing post-swim, too.

These flowing palazzos have a bohemian flair and come in a variety of pastel shades. They're great for covering up a one-piece swimsuit with ease, and the elastic waistband will feel comfortable as you walk around all day on the sand.

For a more subtle take on the trend, try this jogger style from Mikoh that's also crafted in lightweight gauzy fabric with a ribbed elastic waistband. They're a little bit more fitted than the others, so you can still pull them on over a simple string bikini with ease but have enough room for a post-beach drink at the bar.

If you're a fan of the ruffled dress trend from 2020, you'll love this matching set that's ready for the beach. Wear the maxi skirt and blouse with contrasting dark accessories to keep your look from becoming too beachy. For fantastic savings on trendy beachwear, make sure to use the Cupshe Coupon Code.

Tank Tops

When it comes to trendy beach clothing, tank tops are one of the most versatile options available. These shirts, which are similar to camisoles but feature wider straps, work as a stand-alone outfit in warm weather or layer well under other shirts and jackets in cooler temperatures. They come in a variety of colors, designs, and shapes, including v-neck tanks and scoop neck options, as well as long-sleeved and UPF short-sleeved versions.

Whether you want to keep it simple with a white rib-knit tank and denim cut-offs or want to add a sexy vibe to your look with a ruffled lace version, this summer staple is the perfect coverup to pair with any swimsuit. You can even dress it up with a cute straw hat and sunglasses for the ultimate #ootd.

A woven basket bag and sneakers are the finishing touches to add to this laid-back beach outfit, which can be worn for lunch or shopping. If you're feeling more adventurous, try adding a stylish sunhat, which can shield your face and shoulders from harmful UV rays, as well as a wide-brimmed floppy hat, to complete this look.

When it comes to choosing a hat, balance is key. Stylist Heather Tooker of Stitch Fix notes that she'll "always wear something bolder — a vibrantly colored swimsuit or graphic print hat — with neutrals like a breezy linen shirt and a light-wash denim skirt."

Another easy-to-style option for your beachwear collection is a tunic. These kimono-inspired shirts offer a relaxed fit and are ideal for pairing with a basic bikini or a one-piece bathing suit. Some designs feature bold florals or colorful stripes that add a hint of drama to your outfit, while others feature more feminine details like flounces and lace for a girly touch.

A striped tunic can instantly upgrade your bikini and jean shorts look. Team it with a basket bag and Gianvito Rossi braided sandals for an effortless beach ensemble that'll also make you the talk of the beach.

Beach Shorts

If you’re looking for a comfortable beach outfit that goes beyond the traditional swimsuit, a stylish pair of shorts is an easy and chic option. Look for options made from breathable materials like linen and cotton, so you can stay cool and comfortable all day long. Choose a light denim style that’s easy to slip on and off, or opt for a chic gauzy option that’s perfect for twirling as you stroll along the shore. Top your look off with a cute hat and some statement-making jewelry to complete your trendy beach outfit.

The classic sarong is an excellent choice for a stylish and comfy beach outfit, especially when it’s made from soft cotton gauze. Choose a neutral or colorful version, and pair it with a simple cami to create the ideal summer ensemble.

For men, a great alternative to the traditional swimsuit is a pair of durable board shorts. These versatile beach shorts are available in various lengths and offer a loose fit that can be adjusted with nautical drawstrings. They also feature a mesh insert that’s designed to dry quickly, making them a great choice for outdoor activities.

Give your favorite pair of denim cut-offs a fashion-forward update with this pair from designer label 120% Lino. This pair of beach shorts features a tie waist and a strappy side detail for an eye-catching look. Pair them with a classic striped tank and a sleek beach tote bag to make a stylish statement. For fantastic savings on trendy beachwear, make sure to use the Apparel & Clothing Coupon Code.


Trendy beach clothing is an essential part of any fashion-forward beachgoer's wardrobe. With so many stylish options available, there is no reason not to look great while enjoying the sand and surf. From colorful swimsuits to flowing cover-ups, the possibilities are endless. So, whether you are lounging on the beach or playing beach volleyball, make sure you stay fashion-forward with the latest beach clothing trends.


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