Taking Henkaa on Holiday: the Ultimate Beach Holiday Dress!

The Henkaa Convertible Maxi is a one-piece dress that can be styled in multiple ways – from sleeveless to one-shoulder to full-coverage, the options are endless! When I first saw the Henkaa dress (at Lotus Leaf’s #PRESSDAYS),  I immediately fell in love with the vibrant colors, gorgeous material and elegantly draped design. I knew it would be the perfect piece to take on my week-long holiday to Turks & Caicos.

Why is Henkaa the ultimate beach holiday dress?

  • material – the poly/spandex blend is wrinkle-resistant, unbelievably easy to pack, machine washable – and so silky and beautiful!
  • versatility – SO many ways to style it – from a skirt to a dress, just change up your accessories and wear it to different occasions.
  • lightweight and comfortable – perfect for warmer climates

Here’s the Henkaa dress in action on my holiday – I wore it 3 different ways:


Henkaa Dress worn in the Sandy, Necklace (Mine from J.Crew Factory), Button Down (Mine from H&M), Tan Wedges (Mine from Old Navy), Tote bag (Mine from J.Crew Factory)

Breakfast by the Beach – worn as a maxi skirt (instructions here) paired with a white button-down shirt.


Henkaa Dress worn in the Lola, Denim Vest (mine was DIY), Bubble Necklace (mine from H&M), Minkoff Bag, Tan Wedges (Mine from Old Navy)

Layers in the Afternoon – worn as a twisted halterneck (instructions here) paired with a denim vest and turquoise bubble necklace.


Henkaa Dress worn in the Annabelle, J.Crew Factory Necklace, Minkoff bag & Tan Wedges (Mine from Old Navy)

Dressed up for Dinner – worn in the classic halterneck tie (instructions here) with my crystal necklace for added sparkle. (As you can tell from the photo, it was a windy evening!)

For more information on Henkaa check them out on: their website / facebook / twitter / youtube. Also keep an eye out for my upcoming in-depth post on the Henkaa dress, including details of my visit to their showroom.

What is your favorite way of styling the dress?


DISCLAIMER: I contacted Henkaa after the #PRESSDAYS event and they kindly provided the dress for this post. I purchased the bandeau top myself.


  1. Schnelle
    December 31, 2013 / 3:35 am

    I love the way you styled all three of these looks- that dress is the perfect staple!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2014 / 2:06 am

      Thanks Schnelle – I'm amazed at how easy it is to style!

  2. Beautygirl24
    December 31, 2013 / 5:32 pm

    I love them all, but the third is my favorite! Such a gorgeous color on you! I can't wait for spring 🙂 even though it's warm here, I still feel the need to wear wintery colors. Excited for brights!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2014 / 2:07 am

      I agree, it's such a gorgeous color 🙂 I'm completely in love with this shade – it's so vibrant!

  3. Elaine Atkins
    December 31, 2013 / 7:04 pm

    Beautiful Ella! Great colour pick for vacation you did a great job styling it so many ways!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2014 / 2:08 am

      Thanks Elaine – it was such a fun vacation piece – and super easy to style 🙂

  4. Skylette from Sequins & Stilettos
    January 2, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    It's such a great dress and I love the versatility, but I especially love the last look all glammed out! You are positively radiant!

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2014 / 7:49 pm

      Thanks Skylette – I'm loving my J.Crew Factory necklace – totally blings up the dress LOL 🙂

  5. Cornelia Kennedy
    January 2, 2014 / 9:04 pm

    I have seen this dress so many places but didn't actually believed that it worked, but it does! Thank you for sharing!Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty

    • Ella Pretty Blog
      January 2, 2014 / 9:11 pm

      Thanks Cornelia – I know what you mean – it's hard to believe all the completely different looks from just one dress! I'll be sharing some more variations in my upcoming post about my Henkaa showroom visit 😉

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