Swimsuit cover-ups

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Q: It seems like most bathing suit cover-ups are either of the sloppy T-shirt variety or hopelessly polyester. Is there anything out there that won't make me look like I wandered off the set of The Golden Girls?

A: Absolutely. Look for quality pieces that can pull double duty both on and off the beach: Après sun, a hooded tunic or boyfriend shirt can be dressed up with dark jeans; pair a palazzo pant with a sparkly top and heels.

The Boyfriend Shirt
Shirt, $225; MonikaChiang.com. Bikini top, $180, and bottom, $160; MaliaMills.com

The Palazzo Pant
Pants, $265; TheodoraandCallum.com. Swimsuit, Bleu/Rod Beattie, $115; SwimNSport.com

The Tunic
Cover-up hoodie, $238; LemLem.com. Bikini top, $39, and bottom, $37; Gap.com

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