Whether you’re lounging poolside or headed to the beach, you can’t forget the perfect swimsuit cover up to complement your look. Summer fashion goes beyond the perfect swimsuit, and if you haven’t figured out the best styles for your body type, we’ve got you covered. Nailing beach fashion includes fun swimwear accessories (think ocean-inspired jewelry), wide-brim hats or stylish visors, a pair of comfy cute sandals, and a cover up for drying you up post-dip or for that perfect Instagram shot (don’t lie, that’s half the reason we’re at the beach anyway). And DO NOT forget your SPF.
Here is a roundup of our favorite beach cover ups you can rock this summer! Discover our list of the trendiest and comfiest beach cover ups at the end.
Caftans are a major trend this summer. Like the prairie dress, it is incredibly effortless, chic, and comfortable. The loose silhouette is perfect for the beach and pool. For oceanside style, opt for a piece that has a self tie fabricated in a sheer, flowy fabric like this one pictured on Jennifer Lopez. If you’re looking for another cover up option besides the kimono, the caftan is a great option and they come in different lengths. Keep the swimwear a neutral color and play up your look with brightly colored and patterned caftans.
Printed Caftan Cover Up
Bleau by Rod Beattie
On Sale for $50.36
F.R.S. for Restless Sleepers
On sale for $308.00
Oversized Button-Up Shirt
aka The Boyfriend’s Beach Shirt. Eva Longoria is rocking this classic white button-up shirt in a loose and oversized fit. This is the most versatile swimsuit cover up for a few reasons — you can choose a linen piece that is going to give you more drapability, worn like a tunic, or tucked into your favorite pair of comfy bottoms. It can also be knotted at the front if you want to show the bottom half of your swimsuit, or unbuttoned like in the style of a kimono. Order a size up to wear as a shirtdress. You can’t go wrong with this one.
Relaxed Oxford Cotton Button-Up Shirt
On Sale for $46.80
Standard Linen Button-Up Shirt
A sarong works wonderfully as a beach cover up. This wrap skirt is so easy and effortless, and perfect for showing off the top half of your swimwear and drying off after a dip. Choose a statement pattern, like the one styled for this Fernando Alberto Atelier runway show, paired with a simple bikini top, sandals, and large earrings.
Tequila Sunrise Tasseled Sarong Swim Cover-Up
On Sale for $34.10
Discover the beach cover ups we’re loving below! Let us know in the comments if any of our picks made it into your summer wardrobe!
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