Sure, any standard bath towel could handle the job of drying you off -- but being along the shore or beside the pool is the perfect opportunity to lounge on something more fabulous. Thankfully, there are plenty of pretty printed options out there to choose from. Some are flashy and will be no problem to spot on a crowded beach, while other others are more subtle but still eye-catching enough to turn heads. Plus, we really love oversized towels, because they prevent our bodies from spilling over into the sand.
We've rounded up a selection of big, beautiful beach towels that will have you sunbathing in style this summer. Which one do you love?
Top row: Tory Burch "Tuile" towel, $125; Pendleton "Spider Rock" towel, $49; Jonathan Adler "Newport" towel, $98.
Middle row: Missoni "Orfeo" towel, $184; The Beach People "Majorelle" round towel, $110; Mayfair printed towel, $21.
Bottom row: SunnyLIFE "Byron" towel, $55; Maslin Co. "Jaguar Hide" towel, $225; Long Tall Sally "TTYA Chevron" towel, $55.