Living in a city like Miami, we often find ourselves going from pool to dinner or beach to party or some combination thereof -- and then there's boating or the occasional music cruise. So what to pack in our chic little beach bags?

Versatility is the key, of course, but it can be tricky finding the right caftan or coverup that can go from sand to Shore Club with a pair of great sandals. Fortunately the designers showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 seem to be aware of our little conundrum, sending out fab little dresses and flowing maxis that can be tossed on over a bikini and sent out in public, or, likewise, resort wear dresses that can double as garb for the beach.

Check out our favorite options from the runways so far:

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  • L*Space By Monica Wise

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 21: A model walks the runway at the L*Space By Monica Wise show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for L*Space By Monica Wise)

  • ViX Paula Hermanny

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the ViX Paula Hermanny show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

  • ViX Paula Hermanny

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway during the ViX Paula Hermanny fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Raleigh Hotel on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Arun Nevader/FilmMagic)

  • L*Space By Monica Wise

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 21: A model walks the runway at the L*Space By Monica Wise show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for L*Space By Monica Wise)

  • Dolores Cortes

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/20/dolores-cortes-2014-swim-week_n_3628856.html?utm_hp_ref=swim-week" target="_blank">See the whole collection here</a>.

  • Beach Bunny

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/20/beach-bunny-swim-week_n_3628852.html?utm_hp_ref=swim-week" target="_blank">See the whole collection here</a>. MIAMI, FL - JULY 19: A model walks the runway at the Beach Bunny fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 - Runway at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh Hotel on July 19, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Arun Nevader/FilmMagic)

  • Aqua Di Lara

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the Aqua Di Lara show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014)

  • Mara Hoffman Swim

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/mara-hoffman-2014-swim-week_n_3631415.html?utm_hp_ref=swim-week" target="_blank">See the whole collection here</a>. MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the Mara Hoffman Swim show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014)

  • Mara Hoffman

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/mara-hoffman-2014-swim-week_n_3631415.html?utm_hp_ref=swim-week" target="_blank">See the whole collection here</a>. MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the Mara Hoffman Swim show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014)

  • Mara Hoffman Swim

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/21/mara-hoffman-2014-swim-week_n_3631415.html?utm_hp_ref=swim-week" target="_blank">See the whole collection here</a>. MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the Mara Hoffman Swim show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014)

  • ViX Paula Hermanny

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the ViX Paula Hermanny show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014)

  • ViX Paula Hermanny

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the ViX Paula Hermanny show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

  • CM Cia.Maritima

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the CM Cia.Maritima show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CM Cia.Maritima)

  • ViX Paula Hermanny

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the ViX Paula Hermanny show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Oasis at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014)

  • CM Cia.Maritima

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the CM Cia.Maritima show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CM Cia.Maritima)

  • CM Cia.Maritima

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the CM Cia.Maritima show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

  • CM Cia.Maritima

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the CM Cia.Maritima show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

  • CM Cia.Maritima

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway at the CM Cia.Maritima show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 20, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for CM Cia.Maritima)

  • Aqua Di Lara

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway during the Aqua Di Lara fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Raleigh Hotel on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Arun Nevader/FilmMagic)

  • Mara Hoffman Swim

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway during the Mara Hoffman Swim fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Raleigh Hotel on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Arun Nevader/FilmMagic)

  • ViX Paula Hermanny

    MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 20: A model walks the runway during the ViX Paula Hermanny fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Raleigh Hotel on July 20, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Arun Nevader/FilmMagic)

  • L*Space By Monica Wise

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 21: A model walks the runway at the L*Space By Monica Wise show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for L*Space By Monica Wise)

  • Nanette Lepore

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 21: A model walks the runway during the Nanette Lepore Swim Press Preview during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the SLS Hotel on July 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014)

  • Luli Fama

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 21: A model walks the runway at the Luli Fama show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Luli Fama)

  • Suboo

    <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/20/suboo-2014-miami-swim-week_n_3628038.html" target="_blank">See the whole collection here</a>. MIAMI BEACH, FL - JULY 19: A model walks the runway at the Suboo show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at the Raleigh on July 19, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

  • Luli Fama

    MIAMI, FL - JULY 21: A model walks the runway at the Luli Fama show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014 at Cabana Grande at the Raleigh on July 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Luli Fama)