Q. I have a pool party coming up in a few weeks and I am super uncomfortable about wearing a swimsuit in front of everyone. I don’t plan on swimming, so can I get away with just wearing cute shorts and a top or a little sundress?
A. Absolutely! A casual sundress or maxi dress with sandals or shorts and a top with wedges are perfect clothing options if you prefer not to wear a swimsuit. Another option is to wear a swimsuit with one of this season’s must-have tunics or a pretty kaftan on top — even if you never remove your cover-up, you’ll still look “ready” for the pool. Here are some looks for inspiration: