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Rock this beach cover-up from the shore to the store — get it as low as $30

An easy way to make the most of your summer wardrobe — and limited packing space for vacations — is to stock up on pieces that serve a dual purpose. For instance, a beach cover-up that can also double as a flowy, flattering sundress all on its own. We found just the thing: The Herseas Button-Down Beach Cover-Up, a versatile option that is sure to nab you all sorts of compliments on your vacay ... and best of all, it's down to as low as $30 now on Amazon, from $39.

This piece looks like an oversized shirt dress, but it's light enough to wear over a swimsuit on a sunny day, making it a great 2-in-1 summer standby.

$38 at Amazon

At as low as $30 in white (and just a few bucks more in most other colors), this piece is a great buy for summer, since you can use it both as a seaside shift and a regular sundress around town. Just throw on a belt, add some cute sandals and get to looking great!

Many reviewers have called the the Herseas Button-Down Beach Cover-Up the "perfect little dress" for summer, as well as a "super comfy and stylish" cover-up for the beach or poolside. It's supremely chic — it looks like a button-down oversized shirt dress, but it's light enough to wear over a swimsuit on a sunny day, thanks to the breathable fabric.

The sleeves, too, are comfortable for the summer heat — short, but loose and oversized, so you can cover up the upper arms if you so choose. The front of the dress buttons two thirds of the way down, so you can decide how much coverage you'd like, too — or if you want to flash a little extra leg by the shore. There's also a side slit to add more airiness to the design, and the sleek collared top makes it stylish to wear even to drinks or while strolling the boardwalk. It comes in 19 different colors too, from neutral black and white, to pastel yellow and green, to sharp solids like red, lake blue and rose.

woman wearing button down beach dress cover-up in teal, white, and black
Beach cover-ups don't have to be boring — you're looking at the proof. (Amazon)

Reviewers on Amazon love the look and feel of the Herseas Button-Down Beach Cover-Up; they've collectively awarded it a sweet 4.3-out-of-5-star average rating.

Its versatility? That's a big hit. "I have this dress in green, white, orange, and black. You can wear them as a swimsuit coverup or as a dress," said one. "I wear them as dresses. They're super comfy and stylish. I love how soft and comfortable the material is."

Another reviewer called this cover-up a "10/10," adding, "Ummmm, sooooooo cute, so comfy, so perfect!! Can even dress it up with a belt. NOT see-through, either! I will highly recommend this perfect little dress!"

One fan even said they were shocked by the amount of compliments received while wearing this beach dress for the first time: "I bought this to wear around the house. ... I was not expecting the compliments. My father and my uncle both asked me where I was going, I said nowhere. They asked why I had gotten so dressed up. But, you know men!" Of the fit, the shopper wrote, "Super comfortable, great length, a little see-through, but with some shapewear or a slip it would be fine as a dress — and it's obviously completely appropriate as the swim cover-up. ... I might actually think about wearing it as an outfit now, haha."

"The dress is soft, light and airy — not itchy at all — and actually adds a slimming effect to your figure, especially for taller women," said a five-star fan, also noting, "The length would definitely be an issue for shorter women."

Some shoppers would've liked it to be a bit less oversized. "Let me start by saying that it runs big!" wrote one. "I am a medium in all clothing, but it was huge, so I returned it and ordered two smalls in different colors, and they fit more like I would have expected from the medium. Even with the small size, there is lots of room." However, they also added that they liked the cover-up once they found the correct size: "I was looking for a swimsuit cover-up that provided more coverage that I’d feel comfortable wearing at a resort and their restaurants. After getting it, I decided I’d also use it as a light summer dress."

Another writer agreed: "For a bathing suit cover-up, et cetera, it does the job. Although I know it's supposed to be quite loose, I found that size small was still too big."

Choose from 19 different colors including black (pictured), lake blue and rose pink, and sizes X-Small to XX-Large.

$38 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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