Six Great Beach Cover-ups that Keep You Covered

Almost as important as the swimsuit (and generally eminently more wearable) is the cover-up. We love them because they make the long walk from the beach chair to the bathhouse soooooooo much less cringe-inducing.

A tip? Try on your cover-up to make sure it’s long enough, roomy enough, and cut right so that you are comfortable in it—cool colors and fluid shapes make for the most chic beach/pool cover-ups this season, and getting them for less is tres easy. That’s French for no-brainer. Check out our picks for six great beach cover ups.

The Caftan Beach Cover Up

The Caftan cover up is the easiest cover up to wear because it can double as a regular dress (which is good when you go from pool to restaurant back to pool). Just make sure you keep it classy- avoid cover ups that look like nightgowns.

ASOS CURVE Scarf Dress In Fluro Animal PrintASOS CURVE Scarf Dress In Fluro Animal Print, $47.64 at ASOS

Embroidered Kimono Cover UpEmbroidered Kimono Cover Up, $21.80 at Forever 21

St. Johns Cocoon Swim Coverup CaftanSplurge: “St. Johns” Cocoon Swim Coverup Caftan- Green Multi, $73.50 at Monif C

The Tunic Beach Cover Up

The tunic cover up is the most versatile (and most budget-friendly) because you can pair it with a pair of shorts and/or a skirt- or you could just wear it as a dress.

LOFT Beach Border Print Swimsuit Cover UpLOFT Beach Border Print Swimsuit Cover Up, $69.50 at LOFT

Women's Embroidered Gauze Cover-UpsWomen’s Embroidered Gauze Cover-Ups, $29.94 at Old Navy

Double-V Lace Cover-upDouble-V Lace Cover-up, $63.50 at Victoria’s Secret


Angela is a senior writer who's been hanging around TBF since way back in 2007. When she's not weighing in on the merits of, say, feathers as a fashion statement, Angela works as a bridal consultant in the St. Louis area. She also enjoys sunsets, and long walks in Target.