Summer fashion and design go beyond the latest in swimwear when hitting the water. What you choose to wrap yourself up in after a dip also counts. We’ve selected the best beach, cabana and poolside towels that will keep you clean, sand-free and dry in style and in comfort.
The “Toujours” beach towel pays homage to the French Riviera. Made from soft Oeko-Tex cotton, it is certified to be free from harmful chemicals, toxins and irritants, and will make certain that your summers are “always in the sun.” anthropologie.com
Popular online linen company Brooklinen now features a line of beach and bath towels. The “Hammam” design is a modern take on a classic Turkish bath towel, and it looks as good as it functions. Made in Turkey with 88 percent Turkish cotton and 12 percent polyester, its striped pattern is accented with hand-tied tassel edges and is backed with soft, absorbent terry cloth backing. Available in grape and red pepper. brooklinen.com
Dock & Bay have been leaders in high quality, quick-dry beach towels and blankets since 2015. The company has created the “Doing Our Bit Collection,” a line of towels each with a charity collab-inspired design. A portion of proceeds from each towel sold goes to a great cause, such as Whale and Dolphin Conservation (as shown). Each towel is made from recycled materials (83 percent polyester, 17 percent polyamide) and dries three times faster than a standard cotton towel, so you can get more play time in and out of the water. dockandbay.com
Family owned in the USA, Pendleton has been producing high-quality, luxury blankets and wool clothing inspired by Native American culture and the landscape of the Pacific Northwest for more than 150 years. The 100 percent cotton velour “Harding” jacquard spa towel will transport beachcombers to the Oregon shoreline with a design originally created in 1923. Available in aqua, slate, coral, gray and black. pendleton-usa.com