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Top Five: Beach Cover-Ups You Can Comfortably Wear To Dinner

07/11/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I feel like the just-stepped-off-the-beach look is significantly more appealing than being all made-up and blow dried for a casual summer dinner. Or maybe I'm just lazy.

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This gauzy white cotton tunic ($235) is the sartorial definition of summer.

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In navy blue, this ruffle-detail dress ($68) looks more formal.

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A simple maxi dress ($48, was $64) turns into a legitimate outfit with a pair of earrings and metallic sandals.

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When you're done lounging, switch out the fabric sash on this DVF cover-up ($169, was $225) for a real belt.