6 Stylish Beach Cover-Ups You Almost Won't Want to Take Off

While showing off your new bathing suit is one of the best parts of summer, choosing the right outfit to go with it can make the debut even more gratifying. Enter: the cover-up. It's perfect for complementing your favorite bikini or creating a simple, chic ensemble that can easily take you from beachside activities to dinner in a flash. Ahead, shop our favorite picks so stylish, you'll be tempted to wear them all day long.

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Merona Smocked Waist Tassel Trim Cover-Up Dress

Complete with tassel embellishments and a fun tribal print, this smocked cover-up offers the ultimate boho look. Pair it with fringed sandals and your favorite oversized sunnies for a laid-back look.

To buy: $20; target.com

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Tavik Beach Throw

With so many ways to wear this throw—from a skirt to sarong that can be tied in various styles—it promises to be your go-to beach attire. It also doubles as a blanket, so you can skip packing one and save room in your bag for other shoreside essentials.

To buy: $44; nordstrom.com

With so many ways to wear this throw—from a skirt to sarong that can be tied in various styles—it promises to be your go-to beach attire. It also doubles as a blanket, so you can skip packing one and save room in your bag for other shoreside essentials.

To buy: $44; nordstrom.com
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Lulus Indie Black Surplice Romper

Every woman's wardrobe needs an LBR (little black romper). Not only can you use this one for everyday wear, but it pairs well with any of your favorite swimsuits, and is super easy to slip off and on once you actually hit the beach.

To buy: $45; lulus.com

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Raviya Off-The-Shoulder Ruffled Maxi Cover-Up

This stunning maxi, featuring a leg slit and off-the-shoulder ruffle sleeves, is the ultimate vacation pick. Whether you decide to keep it simple or add accessories, it can easily take you from poolside lounging to dinner—no outfit change required.

To buy: $54; macys.com

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Bleu Rod Beattie Ombré Caftan Swim Cover-Up

If you're looking for a barely-there option, this stunning ombré caftan is for you. Cinch the empire waist tie for a more form-fitting look, or leave it loose to create a breezy finish.

To buy: $79; bloomingdales.com

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Semi-Sheer Tunic Cover-Up

You can never go wrong with a classic tunic as a cover-up—especially as you probably already have one of these in your closet. Accessorize it with a pair of colorful earrings or straw bag to really amp up the look.

To buy: $86; macys.com

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