Swimsuit season is almost upon us. Stifle those groans ladies and instead, think of it as a time to shop. After all, everyone needs something to wear over a bathing suit while lounging poolside. Whether it's a beautiful tunic that doubles as a dress, or it's last fall's maxi skirt, we've got you covered ... literally.

Still not convinced you need a cover-up? Think of it this way: You can say sayonara to feeling half-naked on the beach. And with the right options, you can camouflage any not-quite-bikini-ready areas. Don't know where to start? We've got the best of 2012's swimsuit cover-ups right here. Click through the slideshow below to see our favorite picks plus 25 celebrities wearing them in style.

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  • We love a tunic -- and with jeweled flat sandals you're as glamorous as can be. Add heels and skinny jeans and your evening look is set (and you've saved space in your suitcase!).

    Blake Lively (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

  • Channel your inner Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman" and wear your man's oversized shirt.

    Lindsay Lohan (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

  • Make that scarf you've been wearing all winter do double duty. Wrap it around your waist, or, if you're really talented, knot it around your neck as a halter dress.

    Sofia Vergara (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

  • Grab those boyfriend jeans that you've been wearing all winter, pair them with a tank top and you're set.

    Gwen Stefani (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

  • Think of board shorts as a cute alternative to denim cutoffs. Bonus: You can wear them in the water.

    Whitney Port (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

  • A maxi-dress is gorgeous in the winter with a cardigan and heels. In the summer it's the perfect cover up for the beach.

    Nicole Richie (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

  • Kelly Ripa

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  • Ali Landry

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  • Hayden Panettiere

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  • Kim Kardashian

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  • Bethenny Frankel

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  • Debra Messing

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  • Ashley Greene

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  • Tinsley Mortimer

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  • Fergie

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  • Chloe Sevigny

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  • AnnaLynne McCord

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  • Beth Ostrosky

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  • Chelsea Handler

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  • Malin Akerman

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  • Karlie Kloss

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  • Gwyneth Paltrow

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  • Stacy Keibler

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  • Maria Menounos

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  • Mischa Barton

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  • J. Crew Knit Tunic, $75

    <a href="http://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/swim/beachcoverups/PRDOVR~70284/70284.jsp" target="_hplink">J. Crew</a>

  • Joie a la Plage "Collie" Printed Coverup, $98

    <a href="http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/joie-a-la-plage-collie-medallion-printed-coverup?ID=609363&PartnerID=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc=LINKSHARE-_-n-_-n-_-n&LinkshareID=J84DHJLQkR4-uJUXJo0V03TxBIq6DccRjQ" target="_hplink">Bloomingdale's </a>

  • Vix Ubud Ikat Coverup Caftan, $164

    <a href="http://www.neimanmarcus.com/product.jsp?itemId=prod143080216&ecid=NMALRJ84DHJLQkR4&CS_003=5630585" target="_hplink">Neiman Marcus</a>

  • DVF "Carsandra" Beach Dress, $375

    <a href="http://www.dvf.com/Carsandra-Beach-Dress/B1299126P12,default,pd.html?dwvar_B1299126P12_color=PPDYC&start=7&preselectsize=yes&cgid=swim-fashion" target="_hplink">Diane Von Furstenberg</a>

  • H&M Dress, $13

    <a href="http://www.hm.com/us/product/00523?article=00523-A" target="_hplink">H&M</a>

  • Tory Burch Beach Poncho Coverup, $295

    <a href="http://www.cusp.com/store/catalog/prod.jhtml?itemId=prod124692&eItemId=prod124692&cmCat=search&searchType=GUIDED&parentId=cat000001&icid=&rte=%252Fstore%252Fcatalog%252Ftemplates%252FP3E.jhtml%253FNo%253D24%2526parentId%253Dcat000001%2526itemId%253Dcat000001%2526N%253D4294967175%252B4294966755%2526menuPath%253Dcat000000_cat000001_cat000001&ecid=CUALRJ84DHJLQkR4" target="_hplink">Tory Burch</a>

  • The Webster at Target Jersey Dress, $30

    <a href="http://www.target.com/p/The-Webster-at-Target-Sleeveless-Jersey-Dress-Navy-Green/-/A-13963789" target="_hplink">Target</a>

  • Calypso Pull On Mini, $195

    <a href="http://www.calypsostbarth.com/Pull-On-Mini-p-19502.html" target="_hplink">Calypso</a>

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