French Girls Don’t Go to the Beach Without This One Accessory

Dressing for a beach day can be tricky. We have experienced a few battles with insecurities throughout the years but can finally say We feel more confident than ever when we are at the beach. It was an overnight change that we are so grateful for, and we still remember the first day we wore a swimsuit without feeling nervous. And who do we have to thank for this transformation? We attribute a lot of it to quite a few self-love rituals that helped us learn to love our bodies. But something that very much sped up the pace was finding chic cover-ups that made us look feel more styled and made me feel confident. 

French girls are our style icons, so of course, we are always turning to them for inspiration, and you will rarely see them at the beach without a chic and effortless cover-up draped over their bikinis. All you need for your swimsuit collection is one or two good styles and a bin filled with cover-ups that make them each feel brand-new every time you wear them. We love that with many of these style options, for example, a good button-down shirt or a barely-there dress, you can easily wear them with more than just swimwear. Bring the South of France to your backyard with the fun bathing suit cover-ups below.

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1. Le Button-Down Shirt

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Our absolute favorite item to pack for any vacation is an oversize button-down shirt. It looks so cool over a swimsuit and can also be worn to dinner, on the flight home, or to explore the destination of choice. No pool day is complete without this in our bag.

2. Barely There Dresses

The sheer trend is all over the runways, and while we are loving it, we tend to shy away from such a risky fashion move with our everyday Miami wardrobe. However, a trip to the pool or beach is the perfect opportunity to have some fun with a see-through item. We are kind of obsessed.

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3. Bottoms Up

Sometimes, when the bikini is so good, and the sun is relentless as can be, covering up is not ideal. In this case, it’s fun to try a pair of shorts or pants that still show off that bikini top. This is a great time to wear linens or knits.

4. Pareo Party

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A good pareo brings the party to whatever beach or poolside you land. We think this is the chicest add-on to any bikini or one-piece look that needs a little something to take it to the next level.

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This Is the One Item I Guarantee Every French Girl Has in Her Closet RN

Whether it’s “Oui” or “Non,” we trust French women to tell it how it is when it comes to anything fashion. In the case of the slip dress, the answer is a loud and united “Oui.” We wanted to do a little experiment and find out which dress style all of the French girls on our Instagram feed were depending on. Amongst babydoll silhouettes and puff sleeves, we noticed that slip dresses were the one item that all of our favorite fashion girls across the pond were leaning on.

We can’t think of a more dependable item in our wardrobe than the classic slip dress. It has gone everywhere with us, from late nights to exciting trips with friends and even to bed! It’s funny to think that the item that has become such a routine out-and-about piece for us was originally initiated as nothing but a sleeping gown. Well, we can thank the ’90s for changing that.

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Spotted on cultural icons from experimentative Rihanna to the traditional Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy this dress was truly made for any woman. We are sure you already have a slip dress or two in your closet so this article will surely come in handy. Have a little scroll and you’ll discover 10 new inspo to wear yours, and a few new ones worth buying. 

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Straight Up

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Wearing nothing but a slip dress never fails. This simple look will take you from casual date nights to extravagant weddings.

Silk on Silk

While most people opt for a cotton poplin button-down over their slip dress, why don’t you try pairing yours with a silk one? The fabrics look so fabulous together. 

Summer Whites

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Nothing wins us over faster than an all-white outfit. So chic and sophisticated—make us miss summer! You have to try this out.

Leather Weather

Polka dots are such a French girl move, so if you’re planning on wearing a slip dress might as well add the playful pattern to the mix. We love how good it looks with a leather jacket.

Cut-outs Galore

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If you already have a plethora of slip dresses in your closet, we bet you don’t have this one. Adding cutouts is a fun idea to give the classic silhouette a modern twist.

Colorful Cutie

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Introducing some bright colors into your closet is never a bad idea. Playing around with different combinations has become some of our hobbies, and we highly suggest you do it too. Orange and pink are so good together.

Summer in South of France

We’ve never seen an outfit that screams South of France more than this one, and we are obsessed. Let’s book our flights now, okay? But we are ordering this look for every single vacation.

Business Casual

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Get ready for the workweek in style. We love any opportunity to add a blazer to our look, and a slip dress is no exception. This is an easy way to guarantee an A+ on your look.

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