One of the funnest things about my job is stumbling across new-to-me designers that immediately resonate with my personal style. This year, a standout has been Agua by Agua Bendita. Founded by two friends who share a love for Columbian design, the brand is known for the lush tropical prints, retro shapes, and feminine silhouettes that characterize Agua by Agua Bendita dresses.
For my birthday last month, I treated myself to this empire-waist midi dress using my Shopbop birthday discount. The colors, floral print, low back, and silhouette feel like they were made for me! It’s my second Agua Bendita dress (I also have this mini), and I love both so much that I had to do a post spotlighting the brand.
These are beautiful investment dresses that you’ll return to for special warm weather occasions (think outdoor weddings, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, and anniversaries) year after year. Each dress is handcrafted by a Columbian artisan, and it shows from the moment you unbox them.
A handful of retailers carry exclusives from Agua by Agua Bendita each season, including Saks Fifth Avenue, Matches Fashion, Shopbop, and Net-A-Porter. Right now, many are currently marked down to make room for pre-fall new arrivals! Some of my personal favorites include this cutout resort dress, this date night mini dress, and this monarca crema maxi dress. See below for more of my picks for the best Agua by Agua Bendita dresses!
Agua by Agua Bendita Dresses
I also wanted to add that Agua by Agua Bendita doesn’t just do dresses. They do the full gamut of resort and swimwear, including bikini bottoms and bikini tops, one piece swimsuits, pareos, and coverups. I have one of their bikinis and one of their coverups and love them both. Worth checking out and adding to your wishlist if you have any summer vacations left or a tropical getaway planned for the cooler seasons ahead!