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Best Places In Tampa Bay For Sundresses

May 13, 2014 8:00 AM

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There are plenty of retailers in the Bay area that have a wide variety of sundresses, whether you are looking for a resort-style sundress for your next vacation or maybe even a surf-style dress to relax in after a day of fun on the beach. Check out some of these stores to get the right sundress for you this upcoming summer.
Cerulean Blu Swim and Resort Wear Boutique
400 Beach Drive, Suite 161
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 498-8984
www.ceruleanblu.com

St. Petersburg’s Cerulean Blu Swim and Resort Wear Boutique has many name brand fashions to make your vacation or just time at the beach even more fabulous. There are maxi-style dresses such as the Aqua Plaid for $75 which has beautiful, vibrant summer colors such as blue and orange. There is also a burgundy cold shoulder dress for $63 that is a great long-sleeve dress for cooler temperatures. For a multi-purpose dress, there is a Jordan Taylor tribal-inspired tunic dress that also doubles as a cover-up for $82. There is also another Jordan Taylor v-neck cover-up dress for $68 and many other styles of dresses. Other brands available at Cerulean are DEX, Tkees, Santiki, Elan, Cobana Life, Voda Swim and much more. Stop by the Cerulean Blu website to get a glimpse of some of the fabulous merchandise.

Freaky-Tiki Surf Shack
458 Mandalay Ave.
Clearwater, FL 33767
(727) 466-6775
www.freaky-tiki.com

Clearwater’s own Freaky Tiki Surf Shack has everything you need for a successful beach style this upcoming summer. Some of Freaky Tiki’s most popular items include lighter garments such as linen cargo shorts for just $20 for ladies and olive cargo shorts for guys for just $29.50. For a nice summer style, try a Long Balloon Voile Skirt for just $39.97. These types of dresses and skirts give a casual feel while looking both stylish and even a bit fancy. While at Freaky Tiki, check out the wide selection of cotton t-shirts all decked out in nautical themes including anchors. The shop also has many other accessories such as patchwork handbags that help carry all of the summer essentials for under $30. There is also a wide variety of men’s outerwear at Freaky Tiki as well.

Keys Country
1910 S. Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, FL 33629
(813) 253-5397
www.keyscountry.com

Tampa’s Keys Country is one of the city’s most fabulous boutiques. Keys Country has country roots with a modern feel. Everything the shop has to offer is great for a nice summer day in the South or maybe even a night out at a concert. There are a few different types of maxi dresses like the Strap Maxi with a cute ruffle for $58 or even a higher-end maxi dress with a slit for $98. Knit maxi dresses available in colors such as gray and sherbet can all be used as casual wear or even dressed up for a fancy event. For a little different look, there is a Zola Maxi which can be a bit pricier at over $100. If you stop by Keys Country for a cute dress, pick up a pair of boots to complete the look. Classic leather boots start at about $200 and are available in many different colors, styles and designs.

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Overhead Surf Shop
12951 Village Blvd.
Madeira Beach, FL 33708
(727) 398-7873
www.overheadsurfshop.com

Located in John’s Pass Village in Madeira Beach, Overhead Surf Shop is the ultimate stop for great beachwear including fabulous sundresses. Brands of dresses and other accessories include O’Neill, Obey, Volcom, Billabong and much more. With the largest variety of surf-style apparel and accessories in the Bay area, there is definitely something for everyone. To go along with a fabulous, affordable sundress, pick up an accessory or two to make the outfit look fantastic. There are O’Neill and Oakley flip-flops as well as watches from Skull Candy and even designer sunglasses and much more.

Surf Down Under
615 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 314-9100
www.surfdownunderus.com

Nestled in the Channel District of downtown Tampa, Surf Down Under brings everything Aussie to the Bay. Surf Down Under has the traditional beachwear brands such as Billabong, REEF, Von Zipper and Quiksilver as well as other brands such as Sanuk, TOMS, Rip Curl and Rainbow Sandals. The Tampa shop, which prides itself on showing the “Aussie Way,” has very affordable apparel that includes sundresses, sunglasses, skirts and other more casual wear such as t-shirts and shorts. Whether you are a local or a visitor to the Tampa Bay area, there is always something for everyone at Surf Down Under.

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Bethany Cohen is a resident of Tampa and enjoys sharing her love for the city with others. Bethany loves traveling and learning about new cultures. She currently writes for Examiner.com. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.
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