May 18, 2024

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18 Vacation-Ready Finds From Matches’ Closing Down Sale to Shop While You Still Can

Alexandra Nicole is seen wearing green bikini top Janthee Berlin and pants with floral print Chinti on April 07, 2021 in Tulum, Mexico.

There’s been a cloud hanging over the fashion set since news broke that the British luxury retailer Matches is officially shutting down. Since its launch in 2007, Matches has regularly been a go-to for us editors and shopping fans alike to shop for our favorite designers, so it’s safe to say we’re seriously bummed about this news. There is a silver lining here, though, and it’s that the site is having a massive sale. I don’t know about you, but the timing of this sale is particularly ideal because it comes just in time to secure all of my vacation wardrobe needs.

You can now score an extra 20 percent off on over 5,000 finds in Matches’ outlet section. While Marie Claire editors have already shared their favorite finds from the sale, I paid particular attention to the site’s beachwear section. Blame it on the several trips I have planned this spring, but I’ve got vacation-wear on my mind. I’m on the hunt for the best new bikinis, pieces that align with the biggest swim trends, a few pairs of strappy sandals, and some cute bathing suit coverups. And once you see my curated selection of picks, I’m sure your mind will be on a much sunnier time (and style), too.

Ahead, you’ll find 18 vacation-ready pieces to shop from Matches while you still can. This list includes a dreamy Matteau sundress, wear-everyday sandals from Toteme and The Row, stylish sarongs, and so much more. I’d recommend adding these finds to your cart ASAP, though, because there’s no telling how long they will be in stock.

Indiana Sweetheart-Neckline Crepe Dress

Indiana Sweetheart-Neckline Crepe Dress

Three Graces London Indiana Sweetheart-Neckline Crepe Dress (Was $518)

Take a moment to imagine how amazing your vacation tan would look in this dress. If that’s not enough to convince you to add this mega-watt bright dress to your cart, then maybe it’s easy, ultra-comfy silhouette will.

Gigi Striped Crinkled Bikini

Gigi Striped Crinkled Bikini

Hunza G Gigi Striped Crinkled Bikini (Was $115)

You can’t go on vacation without the perfect bikini. This Hunza G set makes a strong contender for your suitcase. Your legs will look miles long thanks to the high-cut on these bikini bottoms, while the top has an easy pull-on fit. The navy and white stripe pattern is perfectly nautical and neutral, meaning you can really have fun with how you style it.

Hara One-Shoulder Tasselled Crocheted Dress

Hara One-Shoulder Tasselled Crocheted Dress

Dodo Bar Or Hara One-Shoulder Tasselled Crocheted Dress (Was $930)

As someone who typically wears baggy T-shirts as beach cover-ups, I’m eyeing this crochet dress as a major upgrade. It would look perfect with all of my black and white swimsuits, and I’m willing to bet you could pull this off for a lunch out with a one-piece underneath.

Kris Crossover Leather Sandals

Kris Crossover Leather Sandals

The Row Kris Crossover Leather Sandals (Were $890)

You know it’s a good sale when The Row is included. The quiet luxury brand hardly ever gets discounted, so this is a find I’m really tempted to snag. Made from fine Italian leather, you’re going to want to wear these minimalist sandals day in and day out on your vacay.

Leather-Trim Straw Clutch Bag

Leather-Trim Straw Clutch Bag

Muuñ Leather-Trim Straw Clutch Bag (Was $308)

On vacation, I’m sure your go-to black leather handbag won’t fit the vibe. Instead, I recommend swapping it out for something more beachy like this little straw basket bag. It’s just the right size for all of your necessities, plus the neutral shade will go with everything you packed.

Maya Crinkled-Cotton Wide-Leg Trousers

Maya Crinkled-Cotton Wide-Leg Trousers

Anaak Maya Crinkled-Cotton Wide-Leg Trousers (Were $350)

When I’m personally on vacation, I don’t want to think too much on styling, so I tend to stick separates like this for easy mixing and matching. I could wear these breezy pants with tanks, T-shirts, and even bikini tops and still look put together. The matching top would also fit right in with my vacation wardrobe.

Cutout Cotton-Blend Midi Dress

Cutout Cotton-Blend Midi Dress

Pucci Cutout Cotton-Blend Midi Dress (Was $1,216)

There’s bound to be at least one fancier dinner when you’re away on vacation. For the special occasion, I recommend packing this Pucci dress. It’s sexy, but not overtly so with the strappy open back (which is ideal for warm summer nights, by the way). The white shade also makes this dress all the more sophisticated.

Azzurra Ikat-Stripe Cotton Dress

Azzurra Ikat-Stripe Cotton Dress

Emporio Sirenuse Azzurra Ikat-Stripe Cotton Dress (Was $1,100)

How adorable is this maxi dress? This rainbow-striped dress is exactly what I hope to wear on vacation: colorful, comfortable, and easy to style. It’s made from breathable cotton and features an open back, too, so you stay cool. It even has pockets!

Alfafi Canvas Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Alfafi Canvas Espadrille Wedge Sandals

Isabel Marant Alfafi Canvas Espadrille Wedge Sandals (Were $495)

To save room in your suitcase, my number one travel tip is to pack neutral shoes that can work with any look. These are those shoes. Whether you’re heading to a dinner reservation or checking out the sights, these espadrille wedges can be dressed up or down in a flash.

Corin Crocheted Midi Dress

Corin Crocheted Midi Dress

Dodo Bar Or Corin Crocheted Midi Dress (Was $410)

At just $82, this bathing suit cover-up immediately made its way into my cart. This pink open-knit dress looks incredible with the white bathing suit underneath. So much so, that I’m mentally planning a similar look to post on my Instagram feed.

Drawstring-Waist Organic-Cotton Shorts

Drawstring-Waist Organic-Cotton Shorts

Matteau Drawstring-Waist Organic-Cotton Shorts (Were $233)

Matteau doesn’t just make pretty sundresses. No, the brand makes all kinds of vacation staples like these pull-on shorts. Made from organic cotton and featuring a drawstring waist, you can count on these to keep you comfortable and cool.

Square-Neckline Gathered Organic-Cotton Mini Dress

Square-Neckline Gathered Organic-Cotton Mini Dress

Matteau Square-Neckline Gathered Organic-Cotton Mini Dress (Was $397)

Once the weather gets warmer, I always find myself lusting after Matteau’s breezy sundresses. With this pretty number now under $200, I’m finally getting my hands on one. There’s something about this chocolate brown shade that screams “rich” to me, while the ruched bust is simply to die for.

Dora Gathered-Bust Organic-Cupro Mini Dress

Dora Gathered-Bust Organic-Cupro Mini Dress

Casa Raki Dora Gathered-Bust Organic-Cupro Mini Dress (Was $250)

Can you ever really have too many sundresses? I don’t think so, especially for vacation. Pair this number with strappy sandals and your go-to beach bag and you’re good to go for whatever is on your agenda. This shade feels particularly of the moment, too, with the red color trend still at its peak.

Rosa Puff-Sleeve Organic-Cotton Blouse

Rosa Puff-Sleeve Organic-Cotton Blouse

Casa Raki Rosa Puff-Sleeve Organic-Cotton Blouse (Was $151)

As I said before, separates are the way to go when it comes to vacation dressing. This breezy cotton blouse can be worn with just about everything you pack from denim shorts and slip skirts to linen pants and sarongs.

Emilia Geometric-Jacquard Organic-Cotton Shorts

Emilia Geometric-Jacquard Organic-Cotton Shorts

Casa Raki Emilia Geometric-Jacquard Organic-Cotton Shorts (Were $142)

In case you want to make it a matching moment, make sure you grab these shorts, too. They’re comfy and cool and just as versatile as the matching top, I promise. Wear them to the beach, to lunch, on a shopping spree, out exploring, I could go on.

The City Leather Sandals

The City Leather Sandals

Toteme The City Leather Sandals (Were $500)

Toteme doesn’t typically come cheap, so when you find the brand on sale, you don’t let it pass you up. These sleek sandals have a minimalist design, plus a cushioned footbed so you can wear them all summer long with ease. I know I will be.

Federica Wildlife-Print Cotton Halterneck Dress

Federica Wildlife-Print Cotton Halterneck Dress

Emporio Sirenuse Federica Wildlife-Print Cotton Halterneck Dress (Was $461)

I could easily see Jennifer Lopez in this dress while on vacation in the Bahamas. It has a simple flowy silhouette, but boy, is it stunning. I would love to see it styled with minimalist sandals (like the ones above) and big chunky gold jewelry.

Floral-Jacquard Cotton Sarong

Floral-Jacquard Cotton Sarong

Giambattista Valli Floral-Jacquard Cotton Sarong (Was $450)

I’m kind of losing it over this sarong over the simple fact that it looks like something Barbie would wear. This is the kind of cover-up you plan to buy a swimsuit around. I’d also try to find a way to wear outside the beach—maybe as a top or cool headscarf. Either way, I’d wear this sarong all the time on vacation.