11 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 sunscreen, and a chic cover-up that you can quickly slip on whether you're browsing the boardwalk or just want a little extra coverage from the sun.
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 a flowy 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.
Summersalt The Beach to Brunch Wrap Skirt
Summersalt makes some of our favorite swimwear, so it's only fitting that the brand also has some stunning cover-ups in stock, including this gorgeous flowing skirt.
To buy: summersalt.com, $80
La Blanca Slouchy Hooded Sweater Cover-up Tunic
If you want a little more coverage on breezy days or chilly nights, opt for this cozy hooded dress, made from a super-soft knit material.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $69
Roxy Oceanside Linen Blend Beach Pants
These gauzy linen pants can take you from the pool deck to an al fresco lunch, thanks to their flowy cut and nautical drawstring detail.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $40
Beach Riot x REVOLVE Palm Sarong Cover-up
Wrap yourself in this playful palm-print sarong for a stylish poolside look.
To buy: revolve.com, $84
Madewell Hooded Cover-up Tunic Dress
Throw on this cozy hooded tunic dress after a day at the beach and you'll be just as comfortable as you are effortlessly stylish.
To buy: madewell.com, $70
Elan Cover-up Slip Dress
You can't go wrong with an LBD — on and off the beach. This version is strappy, swingy, and perfect for summer days. It even has pockets.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $44
Ekouaer Women's Swimsuit Beach Cover-up
This shirtdress is both soft and breathable, and it comes in 16 colors.
To buy: amazon.com, from $20
Eicolorte Beach Sarong
This simple yet stylish sarong is available in over 20 colors and patterns, so you'll be able to find an option to match every swimsuit in your closet.
To buy: amazon.com, $14
Lemlem Sofia Mini Dress
Lemlem caftans are a warm-weather staple, but this mini-dress is the perfect, no-stress, wear anywhere cover-up. Made in Ethiopia, the craftsmanship and breathable cotton textile behind this striking number make it one you'll want to wear (and should!) to more than just the beach.
To buy: lemlem.com, $345
J.Crew Button-up Beach Cover-up
A classic button-up style makes for a perfect cover-up. This version from J.Crew comes in seven colors, is made from a soft linen-cotton blend, and is available in from XXS to 3X.
To buy: jcrew.com, from $49 (originally $80)