8. Best Dress for the Beach

Oakley Falling Tide; $60

Aug 24, 2011
Outside Magazine
Oakley Falling Tide

   Photo: Courtesy of Oakley

Oakley's hassle-free Falling Tide Dress buttons on like an oversized shirt after a long day paddling the surf. Its open front lets you slip right in, eliminating the need to drag it over your head (Read: no more pulling out tufts of wet hair). Just fasten the buttons on the front, cinch the belt, and you're good to go. Front pockets provide a convenient place to stash lip balm, and the plaid design gives the dress a beach-casual summer flair.

Buyer Beware: The cotton Falling Tide doesn’t come pre-shrunk, so it’ll shrink from dress to an awkward-length shirt if you tumble dry it.

($60; oakley.com)

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