Friday, March 14, 2008

classic beach cover-ups

What are beach cover-ups and what are classic beach cover-ups? Beach cover-ups are the clothing you wear over your bathing suit (similar to lounge wear). Classics refer to a traditional beach look (nautical colors, all American polo’s, white sun dresses, casual shorts and a t-shirt in summer colors). Cover-ups include shorts, skirts, dresses, tunics, t-shirts, tanks, and polo’s. The material used for most beach cover-ups is light, such as cotton, terry cloth and linen. Madras and seersucker work too. Right now, we beach bunnies love airy cotton tunics (which can be paired with shorts and heels in the evening). For women, many bathing suits have a matching beach wrap, usually available to correspond with your suit. Please take careful consideration regarding those wraps as there often tacky and not flattering.

Men have it easy. All they need to throw on is their swim trunks and a t-shirt or polo, paired with sandals. However, they should be aware of the color of their shirt (no black please), and leave the tank tops for the women to sport.

Surf shops, J Crew, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren, Juicy Couture, trendy boutiques and department stores all carry beach cover-ups. Happy shopping!

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