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Who’s ready for a day at the beach? We totally are. Here’s our edit of 21 trending luxury beach fashion looks for summer 2021 in every wardrobe category, including dresses, swimwear and accessories. Surf’s up! Even if you’re just hanging by the pool.

what’s the best in beach fashion in the summer 2021 designer collections?

Right about now, we feel ourselves wanting to be California girls – you know, out in a convertible, an endless open road, Katie Perry on the radio full blast. On our way to pristine ocean beaches, with cute outfits for days . . .

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21 trending summer luxury fashion looks best for the beach in 2021.

Happily, that all seems possible – at least in our dreams – and the luxury designers of the world have delivered some fantastic options for beach fashion in summer 2021.


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Here’s our edit of the on-trend luxury designer summer fashions best for the beach in 2021.

the 21 best on-trend luxury fashion picks for the beach in 2021

1. The Bikini

Let’s start our survey of luxury beach fashion 2021 with swimwear. Johanna Ortiz’s Fresh Light bandeau top feels, well . . . fresh! Also flirty nd fun. ‘Cause who doesn’t love polka dots? The top and coordinating bottom are made in Columbia from recycled stretch-swim fabric.

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BUY NOW: top – $395; bottom – $155.

2. The Maillot

Jacquemus is an expert in luxury swimwear, and for 2021 the label doesn’t disappoint. This Le Mailot Pila swimsuit is made from orange stretch fabric, and defined by its delicate spaghetti shoulder straps.

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BUY NOW: $230.

3. The Playsuit

This Zimmermann “Riders” floral linen playsuit channels all the vibes of the Aussie beach that inspired it.

BUY NOW: $595.


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4. The Kaftan

Missoni Mare nails the breezy sexy kaftan essential for luxury beach fashion in summer 2021 with this knit version.

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BUY NOW: $1,045.

5. The Pareo

Ulla Johnson collaborated with artisans around the world to craft the shibori-inspired print on this lightweight voile “Paz” pareo.

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BUY NOW: $175.

6. The Bucket Hat

Jacquemus’ Le Bob Artichaut bucket hat comes in multiple colors – but we love this sunny yellow the best. Made from cotton, it’s finished with frayed edges, the label’s logo lettering in silver-tone metal, and an adjustable chin strap.


BUY NOW: $120.


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7. The Wide-Brimmed Hat

Reinhard Plank designed this white “Big Nana” hat in his countryside studio outside Florence, Tuscany.


BUY NOW: $227.

8. The Beach Towel

A great beach towel is part of your overall summer look, no? So choose wisely. We love the subtle chic of this ultra-soft terry “Tilden” towel from Onia. And it comes in a variety of Instagram-ready hues.

BUY NOW: $120.

9. The Tote

This JW Anderson raffia tote subtly reps the brand’s nautical heritage with an embroidered appliqué Anchor logo. It’s woven from raffia with brown leather top handles.

BUY NOW: $490.


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10. The Crop Top + Midi Skirt

Banjanan’s “Olga” top and matching “Discovery” skirt are designed to evoke the feeling of a lazy midsummer afternoon. Made from cotton poplin that’s hand-screen printed in Jaipur, we love the way the floral print just bursts with color and optimism. Pack them along with your favorite luxury dresses when you head to the beach in 2021. And revel in the versatility of being able to wear these together or separately.


BUY NOW: Top – $275.  Skirt – $450.

11. The Nap Dress

This embroidered Chelsea minidress from Melissa Odabash is the perfect go-anywhere, do-anything summer “nap” dress. And everyone looks great in navy!


BUY NOW: $261.

12. The Shorts

La DoubleJ’s blue Boxer shorts are patterned with the label’s Tree Of Life paisley print. The smooth silk twill is lightweight and breezy.

BUY NOW: $465.

13. The Maxi Dress

This blue “Sabelle” dress from one of our favorite brands, Alexis, is one of the perfect luxury dresses for the beach season 2021. Made from crepe into a voluminous tiered silhouette with delicate halter ties and decorative buttons lining the front, we love the color.

BUY NOW: $495.


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14. The Mini Dress

The Keiko dress from A.P.C.’s “Interaction#9” capsule, which was designed in collaboration with sacai, has a paneled skirt that resembles a deconstructed pair of jeans.

BUY NOW: $550.

15. The Visor

Versace’s Trésor de la Mer visor combines style with practical sun protection. We love the relaxed glamour of the woven brim and the playfulness of the orange scarf trim, which is made from an archival starfish print.

BUY NOW: $425.

16. The Sunnies

It’s a ’70’s moment and these are the sunglasses to see us all through it. From the peachy-orange hexagonal frames to the oversized sepia-tinted lenses, we are swooning for Chloé’s Esther sunglasses. 

BUY NOW: $315.


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17. The Crossbody Bag

The Marcie crossbody bag from Chloé is the perfect raffia bag for summer 2021. It features a pouch and an adjustable leather strap.


BUY NOW: $500.

18. The Lug-Soled Sandal

Vogue has declared that the lug-soled sandal is the “stompy boot” of the summer. Making it essential luxury beach fashion for 2021.  And no one does it better than Prada.


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BUY NOW: $895.

19. The Earrings

These whimsical Marni earrings seem tailor-made for a day in the sun. Crafted in Italy, they have gold-tone metal posts embellished with grey crystals and large white daisies on the ends.



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20. The Necklace

This Natural Resource Palm of Iraca necklace from Johanna Ortiz is woven by hand with palm fibers by a group of talented female artisans from Sandoná-Nariño in Colombia. It’s also available in black.

BUY NOW: $195.

21. The Hair Accessory

A carefree day at the beach often requires a chic hair accessory, so that we don’t waste any time fussing with our ‘do. And Jennifer Behr is the master of luxury hair accessories for the beach in 2021, including the cool-girl headband. Like this one, with a black and white abstract print. It’s made from smooth twill that won’t snag or pull.


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BUY NOW: $220.

the best of the summer 2021 luxury designer beach fashion

That’s our edit of the 21 trending luxury beach fashion looks for summer 2021 in every wardrobe category, including dresses, swimwear and accessories. What’s at the top of your list, dear reader?

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Pamela Thomas-Graham

Pamela Thomas-Graham is the Founder & CEO of Dandelion Chandelier. She serves on the boards of several tech companies, and was previously a senior executive in finance, media and fashion, and a partner at McKinsey & Co.