Sara Sampaio’s Super Flattering, Colorful, Swirly Gown Is the Perfect Vacation Outfit Splurge

The two-time SI Swimsuit model stunned in the dress that ‘feels like summer.’
Sara Sampaio.

Sara Sampaio.

We will simply never recover from Sara Sampaio’s latest summer gown. The two-time SI Swimsuit model, who appeared in back-to-back issues in 2014 and ’15 stunned in her most recent Instagram post. She donned a gorgeous floor-length dress featuring a swirly pattern of black lines and warm tones. The glamorous number, featuring a high-neck and side slit, is the perfect summer splurge—and can be dressed up for a formal night out, paired with dainty sandals for a girls brunch or worn with sneakers for exploring a new town while on vacation.

The 32-year-old opted to accessorize the Louisa Ballou number with strappy black heels, chunky, textured hoops from the Aureum Collective and a small black shoulder bag.

“This dress just feels like summer,” the Portuguese model captioned the post shared with her 8.6 million followers. The model let her long brown locks loose and neatly tucked behind her ears in the first snap, a mirror selfie. In the following sides of the carousel, she rocked a perfectly slicked-back spiky bun and posed in front of the Eiffel Tower.

“This dress is a work of art 👏,” one fan commented.

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world🌟💋❤️😈😈🙌,” another gushed.

Shop Sampaio’s dress below.

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.