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Strutting through the hotel lobby in just your bikini is only OK when you’re 6.  Plus, sucking it in while walking is hard work — and your only job poolside is to relax.  Throw on one of these and make your way to the bar to toast the remainder of summer.



1. Smart lady:
Strapless dresses with elastic bands are a breeze to slide on and off. This one will take you from the beach to dinner. Baby Phat Flirty Maxi Dress, $70, www.babyphat.com

2. Earthy goddess: Crocheted flowers and wooden beads give this number an airy, hippy feel. Lucky Brand poncho cover-up, $40, www.urbanoutfitters.com


3. Make Rachel Zoe proud: You can even bring bohemian glam to the baby pool with this silk kaftan featuring turquoise stones and gold beading. Beloved Star Lakshmi Kaftan, $250, www.fx4boutique.com

4. Chic and sheer: A chic white shirt pairs perfectly with nautical or classic suits. Thayer Shirtdress Cover-Up, $198, www.shopbop.com



5. California dreaming:
A little tie-dye dress helps you lounge Venice beach-style. Topshop Coral Tie-Dye Strappy Cover-Up, $24, www.topshop.com



6. Pop of color:
Who cares if the sun isn’t shining? Your papaya-colored cover-up makes things happier. Milly Jute Trim Cover-Up, $275, www.millyny.com

7. Print-astic: Bloated? Just scarfed down a burger, fries and Diet Coke? No one can tell under this gorgeous silk chiffon cover-up. DVF Leurette Cover-Up, $295, www.dvf.com



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