The One Beach Dress I Won’t Go Without this Summer

The One Beach Dress I Won't Go Without this Summer

Hello Everyone,

Yes, it’s still super cold outside but I can promise you that Summer is just around the corner. Before we know it we will be drastically pulling our cutest Summer outfits out of our wardrobes. So I’m decidedly going into pre Summer mode right now…

Having grown up by the beach and loving water so much, the one thing that has always been an issue is the right thing to wear over a swimsuit. Not necessarily a dry one but a wet one. Hands up if you’ve ever gone for a swim and then someone you are with decides to go for lunch straight after. Resulting in you sitting at the table feeling like you’re taking part in a wet t-shirt competition.

If this sounds like you, this post is especially for you! Keep reading to find out more about the one beach dress I won’t go without this Summer


The One Beach Dress I Won’t Go Without this Summer

The dress is from an Australian brand Es Una

I love the story of how Es Una began:

Es Una started when the founder (Lyndal) was holidaying with family.

Her teenage daughter wanted to upgrade her rash vest. They shopped all over Phillip Island (off the coast of Victoria, Australia) and couldn’t find anything to suit. It had to be t-shirt style , loose fitting but with a sense of teenage cool.

Fast forward and, after searching the world, scanning the internet, seeking designers and learning about local manufacturing and fashion, Es Una was born.”

It’s exactly this story that inspired me to do the photo shooting with my own teenage daughter… (thanks for joining in Cassia xxx)

There is however much more to this little dress than meets the eye:

6 Reasons why I am sold on this dress:
  1. Special UPF50+ fabric is used that protects your skin from the sun.

2. Italian Lycra®, made from recycled fishing nets, so it feels like swimwear fabric, only thicker and flatter.

3. It drys super quick – no more wet t-shirt feeling.

4. Non creasing fabric – just toss into the corners of any suitcase.

5. Folds up super small due to the flatness of the fabric.

6. The nature of the fabric means that it falls nicely and complements any body shape.


This post was written in collaboration with Es Una but all opinions are my own.


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I can’t wait to wear my dress to the lake as soon as swim season starts. I’ll also be taking it on Summer beach vacation and it’ll be the ultimate uniform for my next sailing trip…


Great site to check out for bespoke Greek Island sailing trips here


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Wishing you a fabulous day preparing for Summer!

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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Seriously…with all the dresses available, THIS is the one beach dress you won’t go without this summer.

    In general, proportions are so important and some people look better wearing a Maxi.

    1. Hello Dawn,
      Thanks for your comment – the reason this is the one beach dress I won’t go without this summer is because it is made out of special fabric like bathing suit material so it drys super fast and is perfect to slip on after swimming.
      The cut is such that it doesn’t matter what shape you are it will still look good on you – smile!

      Wishing you a wonderful week,

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