Perfect Beach Vacation Dress For Petite Women

What does the perfect tropical vacation require?

The perfect beach vacation dress.

beach vacation dress

You want something light and flowy that will not only look beautiful and be comfortable but will not cling or be to how in a tropical climate.

Maybe you’ve been scrolling through Pinterest and Instagram looking for the perfect one. Maybe you have gone through every department store trying to find a dress for your beach vacation that perfectly matches the vision in your head.

If you have been, you’ve come to the right place. Finding the perfect vacation dress for petite women means not to short or to long, a great color and as tropical as possible. Be ready to put your toes in the sand, splash in the water or slip on some wedges and head to dinner. There is something so exciting and yet stressful about packing for a big vacation.

You have the flights and hotels booked for months. You’ve talked about it, dreamed about it and willed time to go faster so that the day will finally arrive. And then as time gets closer to leave you to realize that you are missing that one perfect dress, the one that will complete the vision in your head of the way your tropical adventure is supposed to go.

beach vacation dress

beach vacation dress

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You’ll love this dress. Comfortable, lightweight and perfect for going from lounging next to the pool to lunch, drinks or even taking pictures with the family. Finding dresses that are the perfect length can be tricky, and taking the chance on this one from American Eagle was a huge gamble but it paid off in the end. This exact one is sold out but I found a similar one from Naked Zebra that comes in a wide range of gorgeous colors for any occasion.

This dress was magical for a family photoshoot in Mexico. It was hot and humid when we were down there and this dress was the perfect thing to be comfortable and yet still look put together.

We had to find a dress that fit many different body types including extra petite like me. This dress was perfect for that. Even long after vacation, you’ll find yourself rocking this dress as a summer classic for years to come. You’ll love that this dress won’t just get thrown in the back of the closet and never worn again. Did you ever take pictures when you were a kid with your family and the outfits your mom picked out for you were so bad that you never wanted to wear them again? Well, this dress is not that outfit. If you are looking for the perfect casual yet gorgeous dress for a beach family shoot, a wedding or anything like that this dress will surpass every expectation.

beach vacation dress

Now that you have the perfect beach vacation dress, it’s all about how you style it. The beauty of the perfect beach vacation dress is that no matter if your style is sandals, flip flops, sneakers wedges or somewhere in between, you’ll never feel like you can’t wear your favorite shoes with this gorgeous dress.

Paring this dress with some gorgeous sandals is an easy way to step things up from flip flops but still be beach ready. These woven lace ones just give off the most perfect beachy vibes complementing the perfect vacation dress so well. You can take these into the sand, get them wet or throw them in your bag from when it’s time to leave the sand and be ready to go. They hold up terrifically well and are lightweight making them easy to travel with.

beach vacation dress

If you prefer to wear pop on some wedges with your dress to head out to dinner or just to dress things up a little bit, this dress will look fabulous then as well too. Adding a pair of wedges with a gorgeous little tie or a buckle detail will keep things light and summery but still let you feel a little more dressed up if you are heading out to dinner.

beach vacation dress

No vacation is complete without the perfect pair of sunglasses. Well, there are so many great pairs you could choose. The perfect pair for the beach and for petite faces will hands down be these classic Ray-Ban Clubmasters. They are nice and dark to protect your eyes, compliment your beach vacation dress perfectly but will also go with anything from shorts on a hike to your swimsuit sitting at the pool bar. These have a nice weight behind them which makes them feel luxurious and comfortable on the face. If you want some other options to rock on vacation, this post has 10 of the best sunglasses for those with small faces.

All in all, if you have been searching high and low for the perfect beach vacation dress and have been coming up short, no pun intended, then you have come to the right spot. It can be so challenging to pack for a big vacation especially when pictures are involved. However, with a dress that flatters so many different body types including the extra petite among us, and that comes in so many great colors, the one thing you won’t have to stress about is the perfect beach vacation dress.

If you are off on some great adventure in these last few weeks of summer, or are just living it up in a beachy town and need the perfect dress, I hope that this helps.

Stay cool out there and enjoy summer while it lasts cause not going to lie I am so ready for fall. Fall fashion, fall colors, fall smells everything.




  1. Nati

    August 11, 2018 at 3:05 pm

    Hey Charlie!

    Just discovered your blog and I’m loving it!

    As a fellow small gal I adore finding posts about how we can use style to make the most of our height and work with what we’ve got! This dress looks stunning on you and I hope you’re having a wonderful summer.

    Sending you good vibes!

    Nati x | | @naticreates

    1. Charlie

      August 11, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Hi Nati!

      Thank you so much! That’s so sweet! I hope you are having the best summer!


  2. Jessica

    September 7, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    What a cute post. Lovely tips you have here dear. Thanks for sharing!
    Jessica |

    1. Charlie

      September 8, 2018 at 11:38 am

      Awe thank you so much Jessica! This was a fun post to write reliving our time in Mexico with family.


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