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Beauty and the Beach: Cover-Up Couture

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For those of you who have a second home, friends in warmer climes, or are beating the rush; for those who shop early, realizing that by June, stock will have changed drastically and that in July, Autumn clothes will stand side by side with sale racks. Garments to keep you from direct sun, to take you to the snack bar and back, into town/on the patio for luncheon. Long and short, but sufficiently and decoratively-covered.

Natori Printed Cover-up

Use slightly orange lipstick, wear gold metallic sandals. Discreet, but fetching. Slip off your suit and put shorts under this to get on your bicycle or pencil pants to have cocktails. Bold tropical print with on-trend color-there’s that orange again- especially great with a tan. Fuji printed chiffon with beaded v-neckline. Shirred shoulder detail. Three quarter drawstring sleeves. Loose, flowy silhouette. Rounded hem hits mid thigh. Polyester. $188.00

Diane von Furstenberg Carsandra Beach Printed High/Low Dress

This will take you anywhere after the beach. Go to dinner, dance. Sufficiently open to allow air flow, sufficiently covered not to advertise. Pretty, soft pattern. Vintage printed silk maxi dress with a high/low hem, pull-on styling, great movement. $375.00

Nanette Lepore “Riviera Stripe” Tunic Cover-Up

Fresh yet classic. A modern spin on the nautical. Whether on your way to get ice cream or a martini, this will show off your natural assets. Later, wear with white pants or skinny jeans. Oversized red grommets highlight the v-neckline of a sailor-stripe tunic with slouchy pouch pockets and buttoned tabs that fasten the cuffed sleeves. Cotton/Polyester. $104.00

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W Swimwear Tie Dye Tunic Cover-Up

Fashionable hippie? Ever young. Bright, cheerful, ready to party. Get out the pink nail polish! Find a really big picture hat. Wedge sandals? Dropped-waist cut. The lightest polyester fabric. Slits let tanned skin peek from enormous sleeves. About 31” from shoulder. Also in blues or grays. $74.00

Missoni Pareo

Make it a dress, skirt, or a wrap when the sun goes down. Fringe allows this to look more finished than most pareos. The print pattern selection is chic and flattering. Eminently useful; packable. One size: 56” x 65”. Soft fringe frames lightweight cotton. 100% Cotton. $395.00

Trina Turk Nandini Kimono Tunic

Now here’s drama. You need a positively enormous pair of shades and a faabulous beach bag. Who is she?! Everyone will ask. Bold nylon/spandex print. Pull-on styling, kimono sleeves. $144.00


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