Beach dresses to get your hands on now

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Meet (and shop) the best beach dresses for a seriously stylish summer...

Now the sun is shining, it’s (finally!) starting to feel like summer is nearly here.

Despite it still being a little chilly outside, the shops are fully stocked with summer-holiday clothes, so it’s time to think about your beach wardrobe before all the best bits sell out.

The key place to start? It has to be the do-it-all beach dress.

This season we’re obsessed with pom-poms and boho prints (make sure these are high on your priority list) and we’re spoilt for choice.

As ever, those savvy designer brands and the high street have offered up plenty of cool, easy styles to get your fix.

Other trends to take to the beach? The 70s look is still going strong, so make sure nod to the trend in something suitably floaty and printed.

Cold shoulder dressing is another area to experiment with for your do-it-all beach dress collection, and comes in cool styles from the likes of Topshop and Mango.

Fancy splashing out? Investing a little more in your beach dress means it will last this season and the next, making that extra cost a little more worthwhile. Head to Lisa Marie Fernandez and Marysia for some statement new-season styles.

It’s also well worth spending a little extra time searching for the perfect day-to-night option, to take you seamlessly from the beach to the bar.

Tips to bear in mind when investing in your new summer staple? Opt for something suitably substantial if you can, remember to choose lightweight fabrics that won’t have you sweltering in the sun, and don’t be afraid to experiment with colour and prints.

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