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Beach Fashions

Beach to Bar
June 4, 2014
By , Associate Editor

We’ve always been fierce proponents of “have your cake and eat it too.” It should come as no surprise, then, that our answer to “beach or bar?” is simply “yes.” And since you can’t swim in skinnies or barhop in a bikini (while maintaining your self-respect, anyway), the solution lies in one versatile piece: the low-maintenance dress. These four picks adapt so well to both beach and bar that we won’t be surprised if you wear them on to dinner and the club.

Few styles suit venue-swapping better than bohemian. In a textured zigzag print on a bamboo-silk blend, the Missoni Printed Silk-Blend Maxi Dress brings a free-spirited feel to the beach-to-bar transition.

Show your exotic side with Roberto Cavalli ‘Katano’ Stuck Beach Dress. It’s modest enough to meet the bar’s boring old “must wear clothing” rule, but the python print and a tunic cut scream easy, breezy beach style.

Don’t be afraid to flash your indulgent tastes on the walk from street to sea – especially in the Hamptons. The pure-silk Philipp Plein Tiger Print Maxi Dress boasts a tiger print on a flowing silhouette.

When the choice comes down to bold or ethereal – well, we’ll take both. Delicate details soften up the sheer fabric and pistachio hue of the Miguelina Leslie Crocheted Cotton Lace Maxi Dress.