Our Ultimate Beach Chic Style Tips


Our Ultimate Beach Chic Style Tips

The swimsuit, the cover-all, the beach dress, and the summer print - this seasons must haves!


The heat, the sand, the humidity, sometimes it can feel as though nature is against you looking and feeling like your best self. However, there are a range of designers that are coming out with summer-friendly and beach-chic styles that help you feel timeless, put together, and combat the issues of summer beach dressing. Check out our curated edit for the best poolside swimsuit, elegant cover-all, beach-to-bar dresses, and classic summer prints from our Summer Essentials Collection.

Left on Friday for A Surf, Cellulite, and Sun-Friendly Swimsuit

If you’ve been looking for one swimsuit that truly does it all – look no further. Left on Friday creates swim, surf, and fun-loving swimsuits that can keep up with you, are easy to care for, and feel amazing on the skin.

Why You'll Live in Them:

  • They’re fade, chlorine, and salt-water resistant meaning their striking colours will stay striking this summer and for the summers to come.
  • They hide cellulite thanks to their Smoothing Dream Fabric ™ made in Italy. Don’t you just love Italians?
  • Say goodbye to soggy swimmers! All Left on Friday swimwear is fast drying.
  • These swimmers are made to move whether that means surfing, beach cricket, or drinking margaritas! Created by ex-Lululemon designers, they made sure their straps stay put, their suits don’t dig

Styling Tip: Grab a few sets and mix and match colours and cuts for an endless swim wardrobe.

Nous Antwerp for Elegant Cover Ups

The cover-up has to be one of the most genius designs of all time. It’s the definition of effortless summer style, allowing you to seamlessly move from beach to bar in one simple dress. One of our favourite designers that has mastered the cover-up is the Belgian brand, Nous Antwerp and we love their original take on this classic summer essential.

Why You'll Live in Them:

  • Made from natural silks these cover-ups are perfectly lightweight for hot Aussie summer days.
  • They’re flattering on everyone and effortlessly drape over the shoulders creating a stunning silhouette.
  • Their colours and prints bring a different aesthetic to the cover-ups’ usual nautical stripes and coastal linens. Each one is hand-dyed making no two dresses the same – so you’ll never be caught in the same look at Noosa Sails!

Styling Tip: In the same way a peek of bralette under a blouse can create a stylish but sophisticated look, so too can letting your bikinis become part of your outfit. As you head out for lunch, drinks, or dinner, simply unbutton your Nous Antwerp and turn your bikinis into an elegant underlayer.

PatBo for The Best In Beach Dresses

A quick scan of PatBo’s collection and it makes all the sense in the world that the designer hails from Brazil. Full of tropical prints, cut-outs, and lace maxi skirts, every woman needs to experience the feeling of wearing a PatBo dress on their next vacay or to rooftop pool cocktails.

Why You'll Live in Them:

  • There are not too many occasions where you can wear a bodysuit mesh dress and still look a million dollars. PatBo manages to hit the bullseye between a touch of sexy and extremely sophisticated.
  • Summer is all about carefree joy and that also applies to fashion! For example, dancing in a PatBo fringe dress that shimmies with you is far more fun than your standard cocktail dress.
  • Made in Brazil, and famed for this technical expertise, you can feel the craft in each of these dresses. Founder, Patricia Bonaldi, chose not to jeopardise the quality of her tailoring by outsourcing. Instead, she established a school in her Brazilian hometown with the express purpose to teach women her unique skill set and ensuring each piece from PatBo is of exceptional standards.

Styling Tip:Choose your favourite Pat Bo Beach dress then master the high-low trend by pairing it with flats and a beach bag during the day or heels and big accessories for a stylish night out.

Melissa Odabash for The Forever Summer Prints

Some summer trends will come and go (we’re looking at you tie-dye tees and knit skirts). And although we love adding in a dash of summer trends there are some prints that stand the test of time. Melissa Odabash is famous for ‘re-introducing high fashion into the swimwear world’, and brings a timeless quality to resort wear that leans into the forever in style (and Calexico favourite) animal print, as well as classic white cotton and linens, and elevated kaftans.

Why You'll Live in Them:

  • Animal print in elevated cuts and styles is incredibly sophisticated. Look for timeless but minimal designs such as a one-piece swimsuit with moderate coverage.
  • Summer whites have been around since the word “summer vacation” was invented. Melissa’s take in 100% cotton gauze pants keeps you cool but covered on those hot Aussie days and her tailoring elongates the leg and flatters the stomach.
  • A former swimwear model, the brand’s collections take inspiration from her career and are developed and created to sculpt and enhance the silhouette for all body types, no matter if it’s a bikini or a maxi dress you’ll feel empowered wearing any of her collection.

Styling Tip:Find an animal print that suits your personal style and shape and let it be the statement piece by pairing it back with summer whites, neutrals, staw accessories, and flat sandals.

There you have it — the four key pieces that’ll make beach dressing more relaxed than a sunset glass of bubbles on the balcony and an ocean breeze. Honestly, we’re such fans of each of these summer-focused designers for their aesthetic and craftsmanship. Each manages to innovate the category while remaining timeless and sophisticated. We are sure these pieces will be a forever staple in your beach style essentials.


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