Picking the cutest boho beach dress for summer

We’ve been hanging on for the long winter months to finally fade away and let better weather take it’s turn; and we are not alone in that assessment. When it’s chilly, wet, and bleak, daydreams of a short spring and a nice long summer ahead are vital to staying sane, and now warmer weather is on the horizon it’s time to get the wardrobe ready for the best season of the year.

East or west, the beach is best

Whether one plans to check out some of the UK’s lovely coastline, or splash out on a sand-sea-sun holiday abroad, one suitcase essential has got to be the cute, boho style beach dress. This versatile must-have is so easy to wear, to wash and to care for, and with so many amazing styles and designs around this year it won’t be difficult to find the perfect item, so long as someone knows what they want the dress to do for them.

Romantic beach walks

Lovers stroll along the water’s edge, hands clasped as warm waves gently tease toes before rolling away towards the setting sun – it’s the ultimate romantic experience, and one to dress for. The perfect choice has to be a maxi length boho beach dress, loose, soft, and lightweight, with a cheeky off the shoulder or cleavage reveal details to add to the overall wow factor.

From beach to bar

Slip on a pretty boho style dress over any swimwear when ready to switch the sand for dinner or a few drinks. Go evening casual with a short, white, cotton number, or make a statement with a primary colored off the shoulder mini dress. There’s also plenty of lace and crochet around for a glam twist to a boho outfit.

Ramp it up

For a more formal or dressy venue go for the classic upmarket boho look; a pale halter neck maxi dress is cute and stylish, while the same design with a split detail adds a sexy edge. Another lovely look gaining popularity this season is the high waisted dress, either in a pale pastel or the usual classic prints inspired by paisley, Aztec and English gardens. Some designs have sleeves, and this more modest style of dress is perfect for both day and night.

For special occasions

If we are lucky enough to land an invite to a tropical beach wedding or fancy party there’s no better opportunity to sport a cute yet chic boho dress. For a fitted look there are 1940s influenced wrapovers, or dresses with dramatic sleeve detail, or beat the heat with a softly draped Grecian style in a pale pastel.

The most difficult thing about choosing a couple of cute boho style dresses for a new season is being able to say no to the hundreds of different outfits you will inevitably come across while shopping; so unless money is no object take a good look at what’s out there and make choices of outfits to suit your lifestyle and plans.

Melissa Thompson
Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn't know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.