Before last week's visit to Wales, I got myself a beach cover-up. I wanted something with sleeves, that would not be too short or sheer. This does not sound like a difficult list, but it is actually tougher than I had imagined. Luckily I found this lovely Dickins & Jones beach dress from House of Fraser.
It is made of a soft jersey fabric so you don't feel uncomfortable. The waist is gathered so you don't look like you're wearing a sack. And the almost-to-the-knee length keeps everything covered.
Now, I had planned to wear this dress to the beach, but it did not actually make it to the beach. I did wear this dress to the pool, to the playground and then to the spa. I added some leggings and a jean jacket in the evening and wore it to dinner. Maybe one day the dress will actually make it to the beach. If you are after some flattering beachwear, then this dress is now on sale for £17.50! Or check out the other fab kaftans and sarongs from House of Fraser.
I was given the chance to select beachwear for the purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.