Founder's Fave Sun Safe Styles

Founder's Fave Sun Safe Styles

For over 15 years our Founder, Melissa, has focused on designing UPF 50+ clothing that you & your family actually want to wear. From iconic styles that have become Cabana Classics to brand new silhouettes & prints, Melissa is constantly creating the latest & greatest in stylish sun protection – believe it or not she is already working on styles for 2024!

Let’s take a look at some of Melissa’s favorite new arrivals & classic Cabana Life styles.

Melissa wearing Coral Geo Off The Shoulder Dress

Cabana Life Founder Melissa 

Already planning your next getaway? Our Melissa personally designed our Off The Shoulder Dress silhouette two years ago & it has been our #1 best-selling ever since. With a loose smock fit, off the shoulder tulip sleeves & fun tassel detail this dress is designed to take you from every day to vacay. Plus, it’s made with wrinkle resistant fabric perfect for stuffing in your suitcase.

Woman wearing Naples Off The Shoulder Dress on beach.

This style comes in a variety of prints & solids. The Naples Off The Shoulder Dress is one of our new resort prints – perfect for any destination. 

Woman wearing Naples Wrap Top & Naples Ruffle Maxi Skirt.

NEW silhouette alert! Go from beach to street with this flirty set. Wear our elastic waist Ruffle Maxi Skirt as a cover up over your fave swimmy while lounging at the beach then throw on our V-Neck Wrap Top when you’re headed to the tiki bar. Mix & match this top and maxi skirt for an unlimited amount of fun & fabulous looks.

Melissa wearing Palm Valley V-neck Ruffle Maxi Dress.

Cabana Life Founder Melissa

With our main office located in Palm Valley, Melissa was drawn to the beautiful blues, flowers & chic style when creating this print for our new V-neck Ruffle Maxi Dress. This carefree maxi is an easy go-to for any occasion made with fabric so comfortable you’ll never want to take it off (& it has pockets!).

Woman wearing Emerald Metallic Embroidered Off The Shoulder Dress

It’s time to SHINE with stylish sun protection designed to make you look & feel your best. With her red hair, Melissa loves the warm jewel tone of our Emerald Metallic Off The Shoulder Dress, perfect for any gatherings or formal event. Pair it with your favorite heels and gold accessories for a fun & fabulous fit.


Woman wearing White/Silver Metallic Keyhole Dress

Cabana Life Founder Melissa 

With so many new pieces, it is hard to pick a favorite from our Metallic Collection…so Melissa picked two! "I always love a classic white dress as a surprising replacement for the little black dress”. Our White/Silver Metallic Keyhole Dress is perfect for parties, weddings, vacations & every special occasion in between. Just slide on your fave heels & you’ll be ready to go!


Melissa wearing Aspen Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress.

Cabana Life Founder Melissa

Our Aspen Puff Sleeve Dress is definitely a fave. With a smocked bodice, easygoing UPF 50+ fabric & fun balloon sleeves, this dress is a closet must-have. Melissa dubbed this piece as “the perfect maxi dress” since you can wear it on or off the shoulders for two different looks & the slit adds a flirty finishing touch. 

Aspen Ruffle Dress

Cabana Life Founder Melissa

Our Aspen Ruffle Dress is the effortlessly versatile piece you need in your life. “This is one of my favorite new prints,” Melissa said. “It's such an easy piece that could take you from fall to winter & back to spring.”

Check out how we have transitioned some of our fave sun safe styles for you to enjoy year round: How To Transition Your Closet To Fall.


Melissa wearing Charleston Sleeveless Tiered Maxi Dress

Cabana Life Founder Melissa 

As a new, part-recent resident of Charleston, Melissa designed a print inspired by the historic streets & vibrant scenery of this charming southern city. With pom pom tassel ties in the back and fringe details along the seams, our Charleston Sleeveless Tiered Maxi Dress is perfect for your next vacation, date night or dinner party. P.S. Grab this style before it’s gone! On major sale now

Melissa wearing Navy Sleeveless Terry Tunic
Cabana Life Founder Melissa 

Tried & true! Our Navy Sleeveless Terry Tunic is perfect for lounging at home & covering up at the beach. This cozy & super soft tunic is an essential for any wardrobe. Plus, you’re sure to receive loads of compliments. 

See something you like? Stay up to date with Melissa’s fave styles, recipes & vacation destinations with our new Founder’s Faves page. Want to know Melissa on a more personal level? Read her 48th Truths Blog she wrote for her 48th birthday.

Now that you’ve seen some of Melissa’s favorite styles, we would love to hear what some of your fave pieces are or styles that you want to see more of! Drop Melissa a line at

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