Summer is about fun in the sun, right? If you’re looking forward to a beach vacation, you need your beach wear in order asap. Here are five pieces that will come in handy. An added bonus: you won’t pay more than $90 dollars for these beach vitals and most picks are under $50.
1. The Faux Two-Piece
At $87, this piece is a tad spendy, but it ticks all the boxes for a perfect summer suit:
- Looks like a two-piece but it’s actually one? Check.
- Forgiving silhouette? Check.
- On-trend styling? Check.
- Underwire for proper support? Check.
- Modest cut with good coverage for your bum? Check.
Plus, this suit easily converts into an outfit. When it’s time to head up to the beach bar for a cocktail, just slip on a pair of shorts and your suit will look like a cute top.
2. The Crochet Cover-Up
Why not cover up in style? This oversized poncho from Target is stylish and comfy. You’re still wrapping up, but you’re also getting just enough see-through action to keep it interesting. For less than $20, you can staff this poncho in your beach bag, so you’re always ready to go.
3. The Classic One-Piece
Yes, you can be sexy and modest at the same time! This one-piece has a gorgeous gray/green pattern with accents of white and black — it’s flattering for any body type. A shelf bra and thick straps provide plenty of support for the chest, and the low-cut thigh means your backside is covered.
4. The Swimdress
Dress up your beach look with this ruffled number that offers extra tummy support and a built-in bra. This is a unique look that anyone can pull off to show some leg. If you like this look but need more coverage, wear a black sarong to cover the legs when you’re out of the water.
5. The Caftan
This $28 caftan includes almost every color in the rainbow, with an emphasis on black, white and pink. Wear this piece to the beach (you can get a matching suit at Macy’s), or not. It’s less sheer than most cover-ups — which means it’ll double as a top.
What’s your must-have list for beach wear? Let us know in the comments!