There is nothing that makes us feel better at the beach or pool (other than diving into the water) than a very glamorous cover-up. Whether old-school caftan, light natural fiber pants or chic sarong, a stylish cover-up takes your swimming look to the next level.
And everyone is excited to be out there again, says Summersalt’s CEO, President and Co-Founder Lori Coulter and Chief Brand and Digital Officer and Co-Founder Reshma Chattaram Chamberlin. “We love cheerful, fun dresses and floral prints that celebrate the joy of the season. And with people who venture out into the world beyond their backyard, versatile cover-ups are in demand, ranging from the beach to brunch. ”
Calvin Klein Crochet-Shoulder Tunic Cover Up
The biggest trend for this summer? “Cover-ups that can bring you from the beach to the bar are tie-dye caftans, crocheted tunics, and printed day dresses,” said Durand Guion, group vice president of Macy’s fashion bureau. Stay cool by the pool and in town in this white tunic with drawstring and crochet details.
Lollo Vita summer strap dress with twist-knot cover-up
Suitable for a casual summer look or a beach cover-up, this highly rated t-shirt dress with a knotted hem is available in so many colors!
Elan V-Back Cover-Up Maxi Dress
This maxi goes just as well with strappy heels as it does with a swimsuit with flip-flops. Add a couple of gold bangles and you are ready for the date!
Becca Breezy Basics Jumpsuit
This cute, comfy high-rated jumpsuit goes from the beach to brunch with ease.
Dotti Travel Muse Cotton Shirt Dress Cover-Up
Also trendy and fresh? “Boyfriend linen shirt dresses,” says Vanessa Youshaei, founder and CEO of Petite Ave. Look fresh and casual with this white cotton shirt cover-up.
Summersalt The Short Effortless Shirtdress Cover-Up
This versatile cover-up can be worn open over a suit on the beach and buttoned up as a dress or top in the evening – a multitasker for every summer vacation.
Robin Piccone Michelle Tunic Cover-Up
Another great vacation multitasker, this loose-fitting, airy top with tassels that ties over your swimsuit, but can also be paired with shorts for a cute brunch look.
Summersalt The Palazzo pants with ties
If you’re more interested in covering your lower half, “the palazzo pants are another favorite and look amazing with all of our swimsuits,” explain Chamberlin and Coulter. Feel so chic in these high-waisted, wide-leg pants with a tie at the waist. And they are perfect for on the go – crease-resistant, antimicrobial and antistatic.
Lauren Ralph Lauren Crushed Smocked Cover-Up Pants
These wide-leg cover-up pants are perfect to wear and then put in your pocket. It’s already ruffled so it’s easy to travel and keep your legs warm on a breezy summer night.
J & Ce cotton gauze beach pants with low waist and pockets
These lightweight pants made of 100% cotton keep you cool and comfortable on hot days and nights – and they have pockets!
Isla beach pants to cover up
With these orange beach pants with a bright tile pattern you exude a big boho vibes.
Bsubseach Print Turkish Kaftan Cover Up Maxi Dress
Show what you’ve got, says Guion. “A tunic or caftan is ideal – consider one in a sheer fabric to recognize the bikini underneath.” Available in over 30 prints, this caftan flows beautifully for a gorgeous poolside look.
DKNY asymmetrical caftan cover dress with animal print
If you’re petite, look for “shorter cover-ups that don’t go past the knee,” says Youshaei, and this leopard print kaftan completes the look.
Old Navy Soft-woven caftan swim cover with a tie belt
Another cute shortie kaftan, this easy-to-wear number has a drawstring that you can adjust or leave free and flowing for a ruffled look.
Summersalt caftan dress with cinched waist
We’d wear this waist-hugging dress 100% from the beach to brunch or just brunch.
Bsubseach plus size beach shirt dress cover up
Available in nearly 20 prints, this beach shirt dress can be worn loosely over a swimsuit or styled over a bodysuit (or not!) For a cute look.
Bsubseach Floral Patchwork V-Neck Swimsuit Cover-Up
The rainbow crochet accent that falls down the front of this cover-up just screams summer, and we’re here to add some gold hoops to complete the look.
Eicolorte Beach Sarong with Tassels
Wrap yourself in a gorgeous sarong that works around your waist or across your chest, giving you so many options. “The nice thing about most cover-ups is that the silhouettes are intentionally fuller and more fluid, creating a soft draping effect that flatters most body types,” says Guion. Keep it short and sassy with this slightly sheer short sarong with tassels that sway as you stroll to the beach bar.
Dotti Plus-Size Summer Sarong Long Pareo Cover-Up
Wrap this “sheer but strong” sarong around your waist, shoulders or top for an airy beach look.
Summersalt The Short Beach to Brunch wrap skirt
This gorgeous statement maker can be paired with your favorite suit as a cover-up or with a white tank for a cute summer outfit.