The Big Cover-Up

How to keep the sun off your back at the beach this summer--and stay in style

Used to be you could just wrap a towel around your waist and call it a beach cover-up. But these days fashion is walking right off the runway and onto the beach. Making a big splash surfside this summer will mean having the right wrap--or wraps. The choices range from sporty board shorts and skirts to beaded chiffon tunics.

"It's not really about beach clothes--it's about beach dressing now," says Stefani Greenfield, owner of Scoop, a trendy specialty store with outposts in Manhattan, Los Angeles and Las Vegas. "It's all about this ethnic-inspired, nouveau-bohemian look. Think Mykonos or Santorini with those colors,...

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