When we think about bathing suit season, an often-overlooked item is the beach cover-up. We’ll head down to the pool with our bathing suit in the first pair of shorts and tank top we can find. But cover-ups save you the time and energy of planning outfits to wear on top of your swimsuit: they’re a much comfier — and more convenient — option that you’ll make use out of again and again.
While each season sees a new trend in swimsuits, cover-up styles remain relatively consistent each year. Of course there’ll be fun new prints and designs to choose from, but one thing’s for sure — the cover-up is not going anywhere anytime soon. This piece is definitely something you’ll be glad you purchased each time summer rolls around, or if you’re lucky enough to be going on a warm holiday vacation.
Read on to see our round-up of some of the best cover-ups to wear by the beach, pool, or just out and about this summer. The ones we’ve picked transfer well to a number of different summer activities — after you’re done at the beach, you can throw on your cover-up to go grab some ice cream, or just walk around town.
What are your thoughts on the cover-ups we’ve selected? Sound off in the comments below!
Out from Under Mini Caftan Cover-Up
Get it at Urban Outfitters for $64 CAD
Fans of the bohemian look will especially appreciate the flowy, relaxed material of this Urban Outfitters caftan. Wide sleeves and intricate crochet detailing down the front make this a great option for a summer stroll through the city as well.
Out From Under Lola Beach Caftan Cover-Up
Get it at Urban Outfitters for $72 CAD
With its block stripes and tie-up v-neck with hanging tassels, this cover-up also transfers well from the beach to a late summer dinner.
ASOS Curve V Front Cold Shoulder Beach Cover Up
Get it at ASOS for $41.15 CAD
Looking to make more of a statement at a beach? This bright pink cover-up is for you. Its loose fit makes sure you’ll stay cool and comfy on hot summer days, and its stylish split sleeves also work well for activities around town.
ASOS Rust Palm Chiffon Beach Cover Up
Get it at ASOS for $61.72 CAD
This is another cover-up that could double for a cute summer dress to wear during both the daytime or evening. The pattern has a lovely mix of orange, blues and purples, which would look great with a pair of shoes or beach bag in a matching shade.
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