The Perfect Beach to Restaurant Dresses....


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Style Theory: There is nothing like having the perfect dress for holiday that will effortlessly and stylishly take you from the beach to dinner in one easy step. I am thinking of the kind of dress that is easy to throw over a swimsuit whilst grappling with towels, bags and kids on the beach but will also look equally as good going straight to a cool restaurant or bar..basically the lazy girl option that works for me every time. Just add a slick of lip gloss and you are ready to go...

Here are my favourite beach to bar dresses on the high street at the moment..
Topshop £46
I adore the deep blue colour of this dress, it looks striking on. Just pair with flat sandals and a red rimmed ray ban style sunglasses and you will look effortlessly stylish on the beach and at the bar. Size down on this dress, unusually for Topshop it comes up big.
&Other Stories £49
I have this dress, this is my beach to restaurant dress this summer. It is a beautiful tone of red and is light, cool and breezy and will be such an easy dress to wear dressed down with a basket bag and tan sandals...perfect!
&Other Stories £55
A beautifully soft, broderie anglais white dress, so elegant with gold flat leather sandals and an oversized basket bag.
&Other Stories £65
The perfect dress if you prefer a short sleeve, cute paired with tan flat sandals and again a straw beach bag..and it has pockets!!
Topshop £46
This is possibly one of the easiest, most comfortable dresses to wear, it is cool and looks great on, covers all the areas that need to be covered and is a great length on. It looks just as good with flats as it does with heels, I have it in black with pink roses and have worn it non stop so far this summer. It comes up true to size. I would clash with red espadrilles and a bright red lip..
Asos £28
The ultimate easy beach dress, love it with the black strappy sandals, boho, laid back and cool.
Asos now £24.50
100 % cotton, beautiful pink, probably best for those blessed with a bit of height (ie.not me!) but if I was taller I would snap this up! 
Free People at Asos £148
Another beautiful dress, a beautiful colour and print and hangs perfectly. Again, watch the length this model is 5ft10 so maybe quite long on smaller people like me but stunning if you are a little taller.
&Other Stories £69
Another very pretty cotton dress, love the tie shoulders and pale blue colour, I would pair this with tan/straw accessories rather than black for a softer contrast and look.
Zara £59.99
Missoni glittery vibes from Zara..
Zara £29.99
A khaki shirt dress looks ultra chic with tan accessories, or add a pop of colour with red strappy sandals and matching lipstick.
Zara £29.99
This dress is stunning, puff sleeves, stripes, 100% cotton and a shirt love love it! Perfect for over your swimsuit for the beach then onto dinner.
Pampelone at Beach Cafe £99
I love the beautiful styles and fabric of Pampelone, always made of the most beautiful cotton and look just as good on the beach as in the restaurant or bar...

Topshop £32
I love a simple black dress for the beach, especially when it is 100% cotton you know it is going to light and cool. Just add a straw big rimmed hat and tan strappy sandals for the day, for the restaurant change into a pair of red espadrilles and add a slick of red lip gloss and you are good to go..
This year I will be packing mainly dresses and a couple of jumpsuits to wear for the day and evening, it just makes life so much more simple. Now that suntan lotion doesn't leave you covered in a layer of sticky slime anymore, dresses are the perfect option..

Are you finding you are wearing dresses more this season, which are your favourites? as always I would love to hear your thoughts and comments, until next time, Fran xx