Look for lightweight, breathable natural fabrics that dry quickly. Elegant silk and cotton seersucker Gizeh wrap dress, £190 (6), by Sezane, worn over swimwear or a black slip for an evening with jewelry and a statement sandal.
The V-neck frill-detail midaxi slip dress from Marks & Spencer, priced at £22.50, is ideal for grabbing lunch by the pool or nipping to your room since it weighs virtually nothing.
Choose bold block colors, such as All Saints’ multicolored maxi (1, below) or brilliant green, as seen on Nina Urgell in Loewe x Paula’s Ibiza (left), or try a vibrant print – Brazilian company Farm Rio’s uplifting prints (3) are investment purchases that will become staples in your vacation wardrobe.
Bring your favorite belt (14) and jewelry (13) to dress up your ensemble for the evening. Add a vintage slip underneath revealing outfits before heading out. Explore eBay for pre-owned bargains. Complement your beach attire with a sun hat (10).
Select items that can fit in your suitcase without being crushed. The packable Panama from Rae Feather (available in two sizes) wraps up like a dream. With a wide-brimmed straw hat, wear it or stuff the crown with swimsuits and wrap your sundresses around the crown to preserve its shape. Complete the ensemble with either simple leather sandals or embellished footwear.
Don’t forget to pack a handheld fan in your carry-on to stay cool during the flight and at the pool. Toast’s Cambodian palm leaf fan, priced at £12 (9), and the Columbia Collective’s fluted woven fan in subtle colors, priced at £32 (15), are both fashionable accents to any ensemble.