What She Did Wrong:
A classic straw hat gives great facial coverage, but Nicole missed the boat with this shapeless, style-less one.
Do we even need to tell you that a teal long-sleeve shirt (or wet suit) does not a cute beach outfit make?
The dress is mu-mu like: shapeless and boxy, which makes no sense (especially if you have a body like Nicole’s).
What She Should Have Done:
Nordstrom’s Straw Fedora ($38) is stylish, sleek and a major improvement from Nicole’s selection.
Oversize shades like these DKNY Glam Oversized Square Sunglasses ($79) are a glamorous yet protective find- you can have both.
A patterned tunic with tie sleeves and empire waist is a much better way to modestly show off curves at the beach. We love Diane von Furstenberg’s New Edie Beach Tunic ($295) – you can easily wear it from the beach, to lunch, to happy hour cocktails, which makes it worth the price.
If you want to show a little more skin, try Mark’s Flora dress ($34), which is actually a two-in-one: the blue slip dress underneath can be worn separately.