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What to Wear to the Beach: Outfit Ideas to Feel Really Good

Going to the beach an be a relaxing, heavenly experience, or a self-conscious nightmare. It all depends on how you’re feeling about what you’re wearing. If you want to take the stress out of dressing for the beach, here are a few simple style tips to look fabulous and feel confident.

 

1. Wear a Swimsuit that Camouflages Problem Areas

Going to the beach is much more enjoyable when you feel good about your body, and you know you’re looking hot! The secret to this is to downplay your trouble spots, while highlighting your best bits. This sleek black swimsuit helps camouflage problem spots in a couple of ways:

1) A solid-colored swimsuit in a dark color visually shrinks your body. 2) Floral blocked sides carve out a waist and make you look slim. The other great thing about this swimsuit?  It has a sexy sheer neckline that adds instant glamour and more shape to your bustline.

Black swimsuit with Roses

black floral swimsuit

2. Choose a Slightly Sexy Beachwear Cover-Up

When it comes to beachwear, a beach cover-up is just as important as your swimsuit, maybe more! Throwing on a baggy t-shirt or unattractive top will make you feel and look frumpy. Try to find a beach coverup that has the same style personality as your swimsuit and is a tad bit sexy.

If you are going with a boho-inspired swimsuit, tassels, pompoms, or fringe, choose a boho style poncho in a natural fabric to go with it.  Prefer a swimsuit with an exotic tropical print? Then think about pairing it up with a sexy sarong.

 

Coral Tankini is best tankinis for women

tankini top | tankini bottom | coverup

3. Don’t Forget A Fab Sun Hat

Protect your skin and boost your style with a big, floppy beach hat. It adds a sophisticated touch and is also really important to protect your hair. An hour in the scorching sun and your hair can get fried.

Palm Tankini

palm leaf swimsuit

4. Wear Pretty Sandals

You’ve gone to all that work to get a nice pedicure, now show it off with a pretty pair of flats. A sandal with a sparkly bow, beading, or a metallic finish gives you poolside glam.

4. Glam Sunglasses Add Style

One of the most stylish beachwear accessories for women is a chic pair of sunglasses. For guaranteed glam, go big or go home! Oversize is always in style.

What shoes to wear to the beach

 

5. A Big Beach Tote is Chic

 

You are going to need something big and roomy to carry our towel, sunscreen, and reading materials, which is the perfect excuse to go out and buy yourself an adorable summer tote. It can be canvas, straw, or some mix, but make sure it is colorful, large, and lightweight to go with your overall beachy look.

Going to the beach an be a relaxing, heavenly experience, or a self-conscious nightmare. It all depends on how you’re feeling about what you’re wearing. If you want to take the stress out of dressing for the beach, here are a few simple style tips to look fabulous and feel confident.

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9 thoughts on “What to Wear to the Beach: Outfit Ideas to Feel Really Good

  1. I don’t think anyone feels “great” at the beach! ?…regarding what we are wearing that is! The main thing is to be and feel confident with yourself. That will exuberate outward—you can have any swimsuit on and rock it!! Heck, what about a thong bikini? ? Lol. I’ll pass, but, go for it!!!

    1. Hi Liz,
      I think a nice dress with a low-medium heel is always nice if you are going to be standing. Just stay away from black colors that could wash you out and don’t forget some blush, mascara, and lipstick. They make a big difference in photos. Cheers, Deborah

  2. Hi I love your information and your style ideas. I am 58, average size and I’m looking for new jeans, but I struggle with picking out the right ones. I am 5 foot five and weigh 190. I Call it muscle. I do not have an idea what type of pant to buy and I am terrible at dressing myself! Very out of date ideas and styles in my closet. Of course my poor budget prevails. Do you have any ideas for me?? Thank you so much I really do love your blog and great website information and style focus and healthy looking women that you Continue to support for all of us.

    1. Hi Catherine, Thanks for your encouragement. It’s hard to know what to recommend as I’m not clear on where you carry your weight. Is it mainly your tummy and your legs are slim or do you carry your weight in your thighs, or it is mainly in your bottom? Would you say your body is curvy full hourglass, pear shaped with most weight in hips and thighs, inverted triangle with weight up at bust and slim legs, or rectangular-no waist and solid up and down?

  3. Isn’t it so hard to figure out what to wear to the beach?! It has to be practical but at the same time you have to look and feel AMAZING :)

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