10 beach dresses you will want to keep wearing this autumn

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Bondi Born

These are the beach cover-ups for trans-seasonal dressing

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Just because the chill is slowly setting in there's no need to stow away your best beach dresses. With some smart styling the airiest of dresses are made to feel fall appropriate. Worn over jeans or with a fine-knit polo underneath, these are the dresses we will want to keep wearing, long after summer is over:


Vanda Jacintho

Brown Brush Strokes Petal Dress

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This flowy dress with tie-straps is definitely not a pool-side exclusive. Layered over a polo or underneath an oversized suit jacket it makes for the perfect addition to our autumn wardrobes.



Printed organic cotton midi dress

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At first glance this sheer sheet dress only seems suitable for summer. Layered over rigid denim to make the most of the slits it's suddenly fit for fall dressing.



Almare recycled guipure lace and cotton midi dress

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Waimari's factory in Colombia mainly employ single mothers who are the breadwinners of their families. The artisans work wonders on crocheted dresses like this one. To fully lean into the dress-over-anything trend of the early aughts, elevate the look with tailored trousers.


Bondi Born

Marseille belted linen midi dress

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Linen is a fabric that screams of summer. However, it also makes for the perfect texture contrast to cashmeres and wools – We suggest layering the dress with a chunky knit cardigan for cozy comfort.


Savannah Morrow the Label

Yara open-back silk and organic cotton-blend mini dress

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The mini is undeniably back, and this long sleeved iteration in silk and cotton – made to stay cool in the summer sun – works just as well on the beach as on the dance-floor.


Norma Kamali

Tie-dyed stretch-jersey gown

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Go floor length for the full dramatic effect. This tie-dye dress suits the summer sun, but it is also the perfect for drinks worn with a sharp shouldered suit jacket.


Louisa Ballou

Heatwave sheer mini dress

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See-through fashion were one of the most prevalent trends seen on the AW21 runways. This beach-wear version transitions from summer to autumn layered over wide-legged trousers to juxtapose the tight fit top.



Lumière Ring stretch-Lurex kaftan

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Another mini for maximum sartorial impact – This sparkly low-cut dress longs for a night on the town.



Broderie anglaise organic cotton-poplin dress

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In a baby-doll silhouette, this midi-length dress makes as much sense in the autumn – worn with chunky boots for an edge – as it does barefoot on the beach.


Dodo Bar Or

Vertical-stripe midi shirtdress

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For a 1970s vibe, we suggest wearing this striped knit buttoned halfway over bell-bottom jeans. Throw on a clog for maximum effect.