What to Wear on Holiday - Our Designer Beachwear Guide

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You’ve chosen your gorgeous swimwear for this year’s holiday but what do you wear with it?  Holiday shopping doesn’t stop there and before you jet off you want to make sure you pack the right gorgeous beachwear and cover ups so you can go from day to night in effortless, chic style. 

What is beachwear? 

In short, beachwear is clothing that is usually worn on the beach. However, in more recent years we have seen beachwear fashion evolve to stylish, elegant pieces that can be worn anywhere on holiday. Beachwear can include designer kaftans, cover ups or swimwear that can be worn as clothes.

seafolly cover up

When packing beachwear you should try and include a mixture of versatile beachwear options; so you can create various outfits suitable for day and night. Whether you’re going on a Summer holiday or jetting off for some Winter sun, our guide to what to wear on holiday will ensure you feel comfortable and look your best, no matter the time. 

Gorgeous Designer Kaftans and Beachwear

A gorgeous designer kaftan is a key holiday piece that you shouldn’t forget about. From beach to poolside to evening meal, they can be worn all day long and take just seconds to throw on for a simple outfit solution. Our selection of trendy designer kaftans and cover ups look beautiful on but are also a great way to keep your skin protected from the sun.

Versatile White Kaftans

seafolly designer white kaftanWhite is a timeless, classic colour so you won’t go far wrong with having a white kaftan in your holiday wardrobe. Its versatile nature means it will more than likely match any swimsuit or bikini you may own already and buying a high quality one will last you for years to come if well looked after. Our top pick of white kaftans is this Seafolly Cotton Kaftan. Our favourites will keep you cool at the beach and are ideal for feeling comfortable whilst enjoying lunch in the sun. Wear with a large straw hat and tan sandals for a complete look.

Sarong Style

seafolly-cotton-sarong-in-tealFor an effortless look at the beach, consider wearing a sarong. Traditionally, sarongs are usually worn tied round the waist as long or short skirts, but they are extremely versatile pieces that can be further styled as dresses, tops and tunics. Not only this but they are the perfect solution if you want to focus on tanning or avoid burning a certain part of your body. Sarongs are easy to wear by simply tying in a knot and are a great way to add a touch of vibrancy to an outfit. Amazing Grace stock a range of Seafolly cotton sarongs in various colours. From olive to orange, there is a sarong for every skin tone and to match every swimsuit or bikini.  To complete the look, style with Seafolly flip flops, a straw hat and statement sunglasses.

Matching in Maryan Mehlhorn Beachwear

Established for over 40 years, premium beachwear designer, Maryan Mehlhorn know a thing or two about creating sophisticated but contemporary beachwear that is underpinned by quality, comfort and fit. With a range of bikinis and swimsuits in beautiful colours and patterns, there is also a range of Maryan Mehlhorn kaftans to match every design. Wearing luxury swimwear with matching kaftans and tunics is the perfect way to create a stunning ensemble look that can take you from beach to bar.

Our Favourite Maryan Mehlhorn Kaftans

Our favourite beachwear from Maryan Mehlhorn includes this loose-fitting sequin tunic. Ideal to keep you cool, this piece features intricate, detailed beading around the neckline and complements swimwear from the collection exquisitely. Alternatively, for a floral and feminine look, this Tunic from the Fleuri Collection is the ideal choice. A cinched in waist creates the perfect figure-flattering silhouette. During the day, wear with the matching swimsuit or bikini or transform yourself during the evening with linen trousers and wedges for a classy look.

Wear Glamorous Swimwear as Clothes

You may be feeling a little uninspired with swimwear style but with fabulous patterned pieces and colour block glamorous swimwear trends for 2019, why not consider wearing your favourite swimwear as clothes. Wearing swimwear as clothes means you can transition easily from day to night by packing just a pair of jeans or shorts in your beach bag. Inspired by holiday scenery and landscapes, Miraclesuit have a range of stunning swimsuits that are great to tuck in to a pair of shorts and jeans. Our top picks are the Miraclesuit Babylon Pin Up Suit and the Sunset Cay Swimsuit. Style with a statement necklace, kaftan and bag for a stylish ensemble.

miraclesuit sunset swimsuit

Visit our Swimwear Boutique in Surrey

There are more options than ever to ensure you head off on holiday in style. Our guide should have given you a little more inspiration on what to wear - make sure to explore our full range of designer beachwear to ensure you choose something that is right for you.

If you need any further beachwear style advice, make sure to visit our lingerie and swimwear boutique in Surrey, near London. Our professional and friendly staff offer a personal service to ensure you buy the right beachwear to look and feel confident when on holiday. 


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