10 Beach Cover-Ups You Can Also Wear IRL

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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.

One-Piece Swimsuits That Will Keep You Feeling Covered and Cute This Summer

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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.

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Hemant & Nandita Cover-up Dress

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


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).

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Rhythm Cancun Seersucker Cover-up Dress

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

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Elan Tie-back Cover-up Maxi Dress

Tie-dye: the trendiest print of summer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lovewave Synn Wrap Dress

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

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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.

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