AC Now: The Shorts

Buying swim trunks can be a tricky business. It's not easy steering clear of excessive patterns, elastic waistbands and too-tight inseams. Our advice: Seek out dark, solid colors in quick-dry fabrics, with plenty of leg coverage. In other words: the plainer the better. We like this model by Quiksilver.

$36, Quiksilver, the Pier at Caesars, 609-344-4997;