How to Wear a Cover-Up Off the Beach: Transition from Day to Night

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White Shirtdresses
Gauzy white shirtdresses are probably the easiest cover-up to transition from day to evening, save for one thing: you can't keep your bathing suit ... more 
Photo by: Courtesy of Retailers
White Shirtdresses
Gauzy white shirtdresses are probably the easiest cover-up to transition from day to evening, save for one thing: you can't keep your bathing suit on. Unless you are wearing a one- or two-piece that perfectly matches your flesh tone (and um, who does that?), everything will show through the fabric, even if you've totally dried off first. (As you can imagine, the whole effect is doubly disastrous if your swimwear layer is wet.) No, it's much better to take five minutes in the restroom/car/nearby beach brush to slip into some nude seamless undergarments. From there, the rest is easy: swipe on some red lipstick, add some streamlined accessories and you're ready to go.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge in 8 Iconic Red, $24, sephora.com; Arizona Double Chain, $132, La Mer Collections, piperlime.com; Regina Linen Shirt Dress, $195, CP Shades, calypsostbarth.com; Foldover Clutch, $180, clarevivier.com; The Louie Sandal, $128, madewell.com

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Fri, Jun 21, 2013 12:58 PM EDT
by Alison Syrett Cleary



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