20 stylish swim cover-ups to live in this summer
Beach season is upon us once again and preparation is key before hitting the shore. You’ll need cool sunglasses, a cute swimsuit, a pair of sandals, plenty of sunblock, and a chic cover-up that you can quickly slip on should you decide to move the party some place else or go for a quick bite.
In our opinion, beachwear should always be flattering, comfortable, and stylish. We love the classics — you can get creative with a bold-printed sarong and come up with different ways to tie it every time you head down to the sand.
A cute cotton romper or an off-the-shoulder maxi dress in a vibrant hue are so easy to wear and will have you looking chic and vacation-appropriate. If you’re headed to a destination that tends to get a bit breezier in the evening, opt for a long-sleeved tunic or a pair of wide-legged linen pants that you could pair with a shirt or a lightweight summer jacket.
Whether you prefer to mix and match separates or don a one-piece, you’ll have plenty of choices to consider for your next beach getaway.
Surf Gypsy Cover-up Tunic
Intricate embroideries and neon pom-poms make this tunic the epitome of boho chic.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $62
Isabella Rose Cover-up Dress
This gorgeous off-the-shoulder number stuns with the scalloped floral lace adorning the neckline and sleeves.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $98
Nanette Lepore Desert Diamond Cover-up Pants
Wear these bold wide-legged pants with your favorite one-piece swimsuit for a chic beach outfit.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $160
Isabel Marant Étoile Floral Cotton Wrap Cover-up
Club Monaco Yarden Cover-up
This striped cover-up was practically made for sipping cocktails by the pool.
To buy: shopspring.com, $150
Tory Burch Gabriella Floral-print Cover-up Romper
Ella Moss Swim Cover-up
This blue ombre tunic features a cute pom-pom trim and is made from 100-percent soft cotton.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $98
Carmen Marc Valvo Caftan Cover-up
This glam tunic will amp up the chic factor of your beach look with its flowered print on both front and back.
To buy: neimanmarcus.com, $134
Vitamin A Cover-up Caftan
Velvet by Graham & Spencer Aubree Cover-up Dress
The running black-stitch trim, stars, and tassels add a fun boho vibe to this classic kaftan.
To buy: shopspring.com, $169
Pitusa Maxis Cover-up Dress
The colorful embroideries make this lightweight off-the-shoulder maxi a fun piece to wear on the boardwalk.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $144
Ted Baker London Passion Flower Cover-up Dress
This bright, flowy halter-neck dress will make waves on the beach.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $195
Green Dragon Monterey Cover-up Pants
These bold, paisley pants are super flattering and comfy because of their wide-leg cut and elasticized waist.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $80
Tommy Bahama Shirt Cover-up
We love the loose boyfriend silhouette of this shirt cover-up and the classic, Breton-striped pattern.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $98
O'Neill Emma Cover-up
If you’re headed to a tropical destination, this floral, halter-neck romper is the most logical choice.
To buy: zappos.com, $50
La Blanca Global Perspective Tunic Cover-up
The beautiful beadwork highlighting the V-neck of this long-sleeve tunic gives us a good reason to order it ASAP. Another reason? The bold graphic print.
To buy: dillards.com, $99
ASOS TALL Beach Maxi Dress
This maxi dress features a cute front cutout as well as two thigh-high slits that make it the most comfortable (and sexy) piece of clothing you can pack this summer.
To buy: asos.com, $51
Echo Swim Cover-up in Rouge
We love everything about this maxi cover-up: the simple halter-neck cut, the loose fit, and the citrus color.
To buy: bloomingdales.com, $99
J.Crew Gingham Dress
This slightly sheer dress is perfect for impromptu picnics or barbecues at the beach after a long day of soaking up the sun.
To buy: jcrew.com, $80
Forever 21 Crochet Embroidered Cover-Up
The crochet trend is still going strong, and for a good reason. This pretty dress has an elasticized neckline so it won’t slip off your shoulders.
To buy: forever21.com, $30