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When I'm thinking seaside (or poolside) style, I'm focused on the pretty boho-embroidered kaftan, the head-turning glitzy slip, or the barely-there gauze wrap — not the bikini. While swimsuits have become more and more daring this season, like this statement cutout piece by ATG, I love nothing more than a stunning topper that'll take me from the sand, to the bar, and even to a forest full of mountain lions (for that particular gem of a story, head to my blog).
This explains why I have a healthy inventory of only the season's best beach-appropriate frocks. Ahead, the seven most versatile — and prettiest — cover-ups that'll keep you looking fresh and put-together — even when you have sand in your hair.