Beach Towel Dresses

Yellow towel dress

Useful as swim cover-ups, but also as their own fashion statement, towel dresses will carry you through a number of summer activities. These dresses are made from terry cloth and are ideal for wearing around the pool or beach. Not only are towel dresses lightweight, but they are absorbent and versatile. They are great if you have plans to walk on the boardwalk or head to a shop after spending time at the beach.

Styles of Towel Dresses

Towel dresses come in several different styles, making it easy to find the type that appeals to you. You can find these dresses in sundress, maxi, wrap and hooded styles. Many specialty swim stores carry these dresses year-round as do sites online. During the summer, you can find towel dresses wherever swimwear is sold. For those who prefer to shop online, check out the following options:


The Towelini allows you to fashion your dress in whatever style you prefer. Available in lime green, coral and turquoise, this versatile wrap-style dress is made of 100% organic cotton terry cloth. The site gives several wrapping variations, but you can also use your own creativity and find a unique way to style a dress from this item.

The Towelini is priced under $33 and fits women sizes 0 to 16.

The Bikini Shop

The Bikini Shop carries several towel dresses, all of them flirty. You can choose from halter top styles as well as those with hoods. Dresses in soft, light colors that are sure to keep you cool on the hottest days. Based in Ireland, The Bikini Shop can ship orders to the US in three to five working days.

Some dresses to consider include:

  • Towel Hooded Dress: Done in Marshmallow Pink, this hooded dress is ideal as a coverup for the beach or pool. It comes in sizes up to 16 and is functional as well as stylish,
  • White Towel Dress: Done in all white, this towel dress is sexy and fun. It is available in sizes up to 16 and also comes in pink and blue.


Venus features unique and sexy swimwear for women of all sizes. This site also carries a selection of swim coverups and dresses such as the Hooded Terry Dress priced under $40. This dress is made from a soft terry cloth and comes in sizes small to extra large. It has a zipper front and grommet and ties at the hips. You can choose from colors such as Aqua, Black, Grey, Hot Pink, White and Yellow.

Revolve Clothing

Revolve Clothing features the Splendid Beach Towel Maxi Dress. This dress is done in a cool South Beach Stripe. It is priced under $70 and is fully lined. This dress is done in a long, maxi style that can be dressed up or down.

Versatile, Fun and Funky

When it comes to packing for beach trips, resort vacations, cruises or just a few hours at the pool, you can wear your towel dress there and back again. You'll love this easy-to-pack item that barely takes up any room in a tote or suitcase. Additionally, because they're available in so many different styles, from sexy to fully functional, you should have no trouble finding a towel dress that fits your personal style with perfection.

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Beach Towel Dresses