5 September 2017

How To Wear A Boho Maxi Dress For A Beach Holiday

summer beach outfit hale bob printed boho maxi dress with pom pom sandals

Heading on a beach holiday? Make sure you have a boho maxi dress (or three) packed in your suitcase.

Versatile, comfy and cuter than a blue-eyed husky puppy (well...almost), a boho maxi dress is pretty much my ultimate wardrobe staple for my Tropical Australian lifestyle.

As Australia moves into Summer and those in the Northern Hemisphere start planning beach escapes to tropical climes, I share my stunning Hale Bob*printed maxi dress.

Ladies prepare your hallelujah choruses, I may have just found my new fave boho maxi dress....

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 photoshoot palm cove alamanda resort girl wearing blue boho print maxi dress and tory burch sunglasses

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 bohemian summer outfit blue boho print hale bon dress with pom pom clutch tory burch sunglasses

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beautiful boho blue print dress mixed aztec print with floral print

fashion blogger summer outfit blue boho maxi dress for beach holiday at palm cove cairns

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                 summer beach outfit blue boho print dress with pom pom sandals tory burch sunglasses at palm cove beach cairns
 Dress: Hale Bob*
Sandals: Betts
Sunglasses: Tory Burch
Clutch: Colette Hayman

Photos taken at Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland

Anyone who has been reading The Daily Luxe for a while will know that I have enough bohemian clothes to cater for half of the audience at Coachella. However, the stunning bohemian print on this Hale Bob Aria Maxi Dress * made my heart leap from my chest Looney Toons style.

This beautiful boho maxi dress is made of ranyon, which makes it cool and comfy in the tropical heat. Jake asked me how I walk in maxi dresses without falling flat on my face (gotta love men) and I explained to him that the cute slit detail on the front of this maxi dress makes it a total breeze.

What makes this bohemian maxi really stand out is that stunning mixed print. Panels of white floral-dotted fabric pop from the main blue and beige print in a way that really enhances and flatters the female figure. With prints like this, it's no surprise that Hale Bob's pieces are popular with the likes of Heidi Klum and Halle Berry.

To rock a boho maxi dress for a beach holiday, I recommend pairing with cute pom pom sandals that bring out some of the lesser occurring hues in the print.

Although a plain clutch bag may be a safer option, I went a little bonkers and added a printed clutch. For a fail-safe, on-trend look, I recommend adding this seasons must-have bag into the equation: the basket bag.

I wore this dress for a casual lunch date with the other half at Palm Cove. Me being the piggy I am, suggested getting Mexican food, only to become an eye-watering mess at how darn spicy my nachos were.

Note to self: tell waitress that I cannot handle spice.

Luckily, I cooled down with a yummy gelato and spent the rest of the afternoon prancing around feeling like a total boho queen in this dreamy creation.

Dear Aria dress, you are sincerely invited on many beach dates and tropical getaways with me and the other half. Plus, you have the same name as characters off two of my fave shows, "Game of Thrones" and "Pretty Little Liars", so I think it's fate ;)


  1. Oh I wish I were heading to a beach holiday, especially so I can work fierce maxi dresses haha! Such a gorgeous one with the mix of prints, love how it creates one large. Have a lovely week babe! Xx

  2. Amazing dress ;)

  3. it is so flattering on you! love the slits and the accessories you chose to go with it!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  4. You look incredibly beautiful in this boho chic dress and the blue colours! Really like the pattern, style and cut, it suits you so perfectly and like the way that it flows. Gorgeous!

    Laura xo

  5. My favourtie part is the sleeve slits. This maxi is gorgeous on you and such a great style. <3 xx

  6. Such a gorgeous beach dress! Love your sandals too ;)

    x Kristjaana

  7. Love the dress, you look amazing!

    Anika xo |

  8. I love your dress! It's so summer appropriate!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

  9. This dress is beautiful and you look so comfortable.

  10. Ahh this is such a gorgeous vacation look!!

    Enclothed Cognition

  11. It's fate this dress was made for you! Super gorgeous, flowy and a true summer must-have. I love it!
    Always so in love with your boho looks!

  12. That is one fab dress. It is so perfect for a tropical holiday!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  13. I love your boho dress so much !
    So fabulous !

  14. OMG need to add this dress to my collection! It's so cute babe and it looks amazing on you!
    Poor thing with the nachos LOL good thing you had ice cream :)
    Beautiful pics too babe, thanks for sharing!

  15. The pom pom trend is so fun! I love the way you paired those sandals with a Boho dress and a printed clutch. This is the perfect look for a beach getaway, even as we transition into fall. I hoped you enjoyed your vacation and all the deliciously spicy food you were able to taste.
    You look absolutely amazing in these photos!

    ~xo Sheree

  16. I love pompom sandals ! Very cute look, I am imagining a picnic by the beach in it hehe!

  17. Such a gorgeous dress! You look lovely.

    Gemma x

  18. Oh you poor thing about the spicy nachos! LOL! Thankfully I can eat spicy very well and actually love eating Thai chillies! On to the dress, what a stunning piece on you, Rachel! xx

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  19. Not only the ladies are gonna go halleluja over this as it's a perfect beach maxi as well as an after beach one. The versatility of the dress truly makes it easy to dress both up and down and I truly love how the wind caught the dress during the shoot so it came alive! Great job! :)
    Thomas xx

  20. This is such a fab maxi dress. I love the different prints that are on the pieces of fabric and the open shoulders and fluttering sleeves just make the dress flow so beautifully. The lace up sandals are perfect with this boho look and the braid adds the final touch. What a beautiful dress and perfect backdrop to shoot it in! xoxo, Christine

  21. I love the print of this dress and the sandals are a nice touch. Super jealous of your shoot location.
    I think I want to go to the maldives soon.
    Set to Glow

  22. Maxis are so pretty. Especially this print.

  23. So pretty in that maxi dress babe!
    xx Rubi
    Pose & Repeat

  24. That maxi dress is so lovely on you babe! You look so gorgeous and fab!

    Jessica |

  25. I'm going to be living in boho maxi dresses for the next five months so the more you can recommend the better because nothing else will fit me or be comfortable enough for my third trimester!

    You look so fab in this print babe and definitely love a good pair of pom pom sandals with anything boho! <3

    Helen xx

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  28. I love, love the maxi dress but those sandals are incredible. They make the whole outfit pop and i adore the whole thing as a whole - this makes me want to head to the beach asap!

    Rebecca xx
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  29. This dress is absolutely beautiful! I'm loving the boho print!

  30. I love this bohemian dress by Hale Bob. It really is perfect for any topical vacation or resort! I love maxi dresses when I am on vacation because I can easily throw them over a bikini. After reading this post, I am now craving chicken nachos! I like the spice.

    Thanks for sharing!


  31. This maxi dress looks perfect for the beach!! You look so fabulous and the print is amazing! Love it all girl!


  32. I absolutely love this maxi dress on you, and especially print on it. I wish I was living somewhere warm and beautiful by the beach. I would rock maxi dresses all the time.

  33. That dress looks lovely :) I like wearing bohemian pieces as well whenever I'm on vacation.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  34. You look amazing in these photos! The setting is so perfect and stunning!

    XO, Jessi

  35. I seriously need this dress. Like right now. I love the boho vibe and print! And your beach photos are gorg! That dress just floats in the wind - love!!!

  36. Oh how I wish that I could use dresses like this! I'm like super petite, so it's a hard job to find maxi dresses that fits nicely...

    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner | Instagram

  37. Hey Rachel,

    While Australia moves into summer, Russia moves into winter:) I love these warm summer vibes on your pics. I’m seriously in love with the combination of Hale Bob dress and Betts sandals! You just nailed it, girl!



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