As much as we take advantage of our summer Fridays, we absolutely hate the packing process. How are we supposed to fit three chic outfits (including accessories!) into a tiny weekend duffel the size of a lunchbox? It's pretty much impossible — until we figured out that our beach dresses pull double-duty for fun in the sun.
Whether you're into maxi, mini, or midi lengths, the key behind the perfect beach frock is the fit. Look for something with a loose silhouette so it can easily be thrown over a swimsuit during the day, but can also be dressed up for the bar with heels and jewelry. Told ya the accessories were necessary!