You know those times when a beach day turns into dinner and drinks? They’re the best. But we love them even more when we’re wearing the appropriate outfit for both occasions. Enter: The functional cover-up. We’re not talking about those see-through gauzy numbers, but the kind that look like real dresses and jumpsuits—and just so happen to be made out of lightweight, beach-ready fabric. Here are ten we’re stocking up on for the sunny season ahead.

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Madewell V-Neck Tiered Cover-Up Dress

Breezy cotton fabric and an empire-waist will make this the most comfortable dress in your closet.

Buy It ($98)


Hemant & Nandita Cover-Up Dress

We couldn’t find a better dress for that Tulum vacay if we tried.

Buy It ($350)


Tularosa Brogan Mini Dress

An off-the-shoulder silhouette makes this number super easy to pop on (you know, for when you have to chase the ice cream truck).

Buy It ($133)


Rhythm Cancun Seersucker Cover-Up Dress

This sweet seersucker print is ideal for weekends on Cape Cod.

Buy It ($65)


Elan Tie-Back Cover-Up Maxi Dress

Tie-dye: the trendiest print of summer.

Buy It ($74)


Mara Hoffman Beatrix Dress

It’s made with Tencel, which means it won’t wrinkle…even when you roll it in a ball and use it as a beach pillow.

Buy It ($395)


Something Navy Maxi Cover-Up Wrap

Wrap it and secure it with a blingy belt for night. You can also wear it open with jeans and a tee on any other day.

Buy It ($79)

Neiman Marcus

Tory Burch Meadow Folly Off the Shoulder Cover-Up Dress

The botanical print looks just as at home on the boardwalk as it does at the bar.

Buy It ($398)


Lovewave Synn Wrap Dress

Flared sleeves and a fringe hem make this LWD feel like vacation in an outfit.

Buy It ($168)


Tavik Swimwear Fenn Jumpsuit

If you’ve ever felt personally victimized by an uncomfortably tight jumpsuit, let this lightweight and non-restrictive version make amends.

Buy It ($72)

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