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If you think all beach towels are made equal, I've got some news for you: they're not (duh). Sure, towels are technically for drying off post-swim, but let’s be real…they’re so much more than that. And they can be very, very chic.
I’ll just come out and say it: towels are the low-key stars of any beach day. Many are cleverly made from fast-drying materials like microfiber, so you can dry off in flash, and some are also sand proof, so you won't bring any of those tiny and annoying grains home with you. (You’ll probably still find them in your crannies while showering, but...I can’t help ya there). But the best part about beach towels? They can make all of those bikini selfies look cuter than ever. And we all know that’s a top priority. Don't even pretend it's not.
We already gotchu covered with the best swimsuits, dresses, and beach hats money can buy this summer, so it was only a matter of time before we hit you with the best beach towels to snag to match all those flame-fire fits. Whether your style is minimalist, sporty, or bold, there's a towel for you (and that’s a promise!). Keep scrolling to find a new fave.
Hannah Chubb is the associate lifestyle editor at Cosmopolitan, covering all things home, travel, food, health, career, and more. She spends pretty much every hour of every day curating the internet for the best new products, trends, and travel destinations. You can typically find her looking for houses she can’t afford on Zillow or Airbnb, planning her next meal before she gets to the restaurant, or taking all of the Justin Bieber classes over and over and over again on Peloton. Follow her on Instagram.
Kase Wickman is a Brooklyn-based writer, editor and tote bag magnet. Follow her on twitter and Instagram at @worstkase.
Megan Uy is the assistant shopping editor at Cosmopolitan, where she searches for the best products in all things fashion, home, beauty, sex, gifts, and more, so you don’t have to. When she’s not writing for the site, she’s whipping up some cool and trendy content for the fashion section of the print magazine. She’s been with the brand since 2019 (when she was an itty-bitty editorial fellow), and she's also written for Delish, House Beautiful, and People. Follow her on Instagram to get some BTS of the editor life and chaotic NYC content. Also, feel free to hit her up if you ever wanna discuss the madness that is TikTok.
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