As if having to bare it all in a bikini isn’t hard enough, one of my biggest concerns when going to the beach or a summer pool party is what the hell to wear over it all. I’m constantly searching for something that’s both lightweight and casual enough to wear for a sweaty day in the sun, but won’t look completely ridiculous (and reveal my entire butt) if I head out to dinner or drinks straight from a day in the water.
This season, beach cover-ups have really stepped it up.
These cool dresses and tunics can not only do double-duty long after the sun has set, but are cute enough to rock on a hot summer night all on their own. Once you’ve found the perfect one, check out our top bathing suit picks too–from Mara Hoffman bikinis, to Rag and Bone swimwear, to your basic black stunners.
One step closer to beach season, am I right ladies?