By Jennifer Davis
Updated May 26, 2013 @ 10:00 am
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A swimsuit may be essential, but choosing the right cover-up is not far behind! Step outside the box like Heidi Klum and go for a more unique topper like the tie-dye maxi she chose to cover her skimpy bikini (we like Rachel Allegra's tank dress, $292; Click to see more star-inspired ways to cover up your summer swimwear.

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