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16 Beach Cover Ups That Eliminate Any Excuse To Wear a T-Shirt to the Beach

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Whoever invented the beach cover up knew that there is no bigger summertime killjoy than having to pile on the street clothes over a damp bathing suit, just to grab a hot dog at the concession stand. So we went in search of some non-buzz-killing cover-ups available online now, from bright pareos like one we love from Echo Designs, to full-length beach glamazon kaftans, like Etro’s whisper thin silk dress. There are also no-fuss shirt-dress styles from Madewell and By Malene Birger, plus more street-worthy options that could hold their own apres-sand, like Old Navy’s Mexicali striped number. So, out of respect for the No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service rule, we bring you these 16 easy surf-to-sidewalk options. —Julie Chen

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