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? 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 make you look AND feel your best. Plus, it’s made with wrinkle-resistant fabric perfect for stuffing in your suitcase.

Melissa wearing Navy Stripe Sleeveless Fringe Tunic Dress.

Our classic Sleeveless Tunics are perfect for any occasion year-round. The Navy Stripe Sleeveless Fringe Tunic Dress has neutral colors that can easily transition from summer to fall by adding a cute denim jacket.

Melissa and Alyssa wearing Cabana Life Styles.

New style alert! Explore breezy eyelet fabrics in classic colors designed to take you from every day to vacay. Add some western flair to our delicate detailed dresses (pictured on the left) for the trending coastal cowgirl look.  

Sullivan's Island Tiered Ruffle Dress

New looks good on you! Our Tiered Ruffle Dress is designed to keep you cool & comfortable all day long. Pair with some sneakers or heels to take this dress from day to night. 

Melissa wearing Blue/White Trim Terry Tunic.

Our Blue/White Trim Terry Tunic is ready for wherever the sun may take you! Whether you're running errands or jetting off to your next getaway, this versatile style is perfect for the occasion. 

Marion Square Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress

Inspired by a gorgeous area in Charleston, our Marion Square Puff Sleeve Maxi Dress is quintessentially southern print. This romantic silhouette has a elegant side slit & can be worn both on and off the shoulder. Dress it up with a cute wedge during summer or booties during colder months & complete the look with your fave accessories!

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, Founder wearing Windermere 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!).

Melissa, Founder wearing St. Pete Embroidered Cover Up

Cabana Life Founder Melissa

Our Embroidered Cover Up is the effortlessly easy piece you need in your life. Throw this UPF 50+ cover up over your favorite swimsuit for the perfect look from beach to boardwalk. The comfortable nylon/spandex fabric is soft and billowy, falling into place just right.

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 Sanibel Midi Dress.

Cabana Life Founder Melissa 

Keep it simple & classy in our Sanibel Midi Dress. Throw it on for a day running errands with some white sneakers or dress it up for dinner with cute wedges. This dress will become a closet essential!

 Melissa and Alyssa wearing Spread Sunshine shirts.

Cabana Life Founder Melissa & Co-Founder Alyssa

Get ready to live bright & bring awareness in our Spread Sunshine shirt. Our mission at Cabana Life is to provide sun safe solutions with vibrant, fun UPF 50+ fashion you actually want to wear. We want you "spreading sunshine" wherever you go.

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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