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Upgrade Your Pool-Side Loungewear This Summer

No awkward towel tucking here.

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Whether you’re planning to spend long stretches of your summer by the pool or the beach, let’s be honest: there will come a point in the day when you need to throw on something more substantial than your striped swimsuit. Maybe you’re flicking through WTG on your phone on a lounger and want some protection from the sun, or perhaps the time has come to make the all-important trip from the beach to the ice cream truck across the street. No one has an exact equation as to how far away from the water it is socially acceptable to be wearing just your swimsuit, but we can all agree that there are limits, and as such it is advisable to pack a lightweight layer to slip on. 

There’s no point in attempting the awkward towel tuck: it may have worked for you when you were a kid on family vacation, but now you require something a bit more sophisticated. The key to a successful piece of pool- or beach-side loungewear is its easy access, so think bandeau rompers, floaty culottes and wrap dresses – the bonus of the latter is that it can double up as a kimono-style jacket to cover your shoulders if you let it hang loose (ditto a shirt dress). 

Presumably the temperature is going to be sweltering hot, so stick to lightweight fabrics that won’t suffocate you. And don’t be afraid to choose a bold color or print – after all, you’re still technically in beachwear. Try a Hawaiian-print frock or a pair of colorful, crochet shorts for a summer-soaked finish. 

Check out our selection of pool- and beach-side loungewear that you’ll want to wear all summer long: 
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Mango Belt Knitted Jumpsuit - $60
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Monki Long Caftan Dress - €30
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Eloquii V Neck Bell Sleeve Wrap Top - $60
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Free People San Antero Jumpsuit - $180
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Zara Flowing Shorts - $36
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& Other Stories Transparent Knit Dress - $85
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Show Me Your Mumu Get Twisted Maxi Dress Gone Bananas - $150
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Kimchi Blue Tropical High Rise Short - $49
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Forever21 Plus Size Rose Print Romper - $20
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Boohoo Plus Emma Beach Dress - $40
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Zara Pleated Bermuda Shorts With Bow - $40
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Forever21 Sheer Mesh Swim Cover-Up Pants - $20
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Show Me Your Mumu Get Twisted Maxi Dress Wagon Wheel - $150
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Monki Oversize Dress - €25
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Topshop Towelling Bandeau Playsuit - $45
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PrettyLittleThing Fantasia Multi Super Bright Crochet Mini Dress - $49
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Eloquii Romper Cover Up - $111
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Mango White Denim Shorts - $60
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Zara Long Floral Print Shirt Dress - $70
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Free People Bondi Beach Stripe Shorts - $78
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Topshop Reversible Embroidered Kimono - $130
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& Other Stories Silk Blend Dress - $135
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Kimchi Blue Paige Printed Pin Up Short - $39
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Show Me Your Mumu Ry Ry Wrap Duchess Darling - $136
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Eloquii Off The Shoulder Flare Sleeve Cover Up - $111
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Free People Legs For Days Shorties - $48
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Zara Short Wrap Dress - $40
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PrettyLittleThing Angelou Multi Color Crochet Short - $35
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