Feeling Bold? Here Are Three Slightly Surprising Looks to Wear To the Beach

07/09/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

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Quick question: What do you wear to the beach? A cute sundress? An old tee and cutoffs? Maybe if you’re feeling saucy, a backless maxi dress?

Well, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Naomi Watts have moved past those basics and on to a more advanced level of summer styling, all wearing tricky looks for their beach trips over the past few days. (So much for easy breezy beachwear, huh?)

If Perry wanted to cycle around N.Y.’s East Hampton unnoticed, she may not have gotten her wish in this head-turning Rodebjer look, comprised of billowing pants and a tied-up top in an insect print, plus striped Illesteva sunglasses and a tied-up head scarf.

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Rihanna also flew well above the radar at a beach in Poland (though we have a sneaking suspicion this was intentional) in her itty-bitty Mikoh bikini, topped with a number of golden chains, a high-waisted crochet pencil skirt and, yep, a leather visor.

Finally, Watts left us scratching our heads with her baggy, safari-ready pair of shorts that ballooned in a way that wouldn’t do most ladies any favors. Though Watts can pull nearly anything off, we’re not sure we can get behind a Sansabelt-inspired pair on anyone.

Tell us: Would you wear any of these looks? Do you like that they’re taking risks in their downtime too?

–Alex Apatoff

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