You’ve found a cute bathing suit that seems to be figure flattering, but as any woman knows that’s only half the battle when it comes to feeling confident at the beach.
A great swimsuit cover-up gives you the extra assurance you want and finishes off your total beach look.
How do you know what type to choose?
Here’s a look at some classic, always in fashion styles, as well as what’s also currently trending in beach cover ups.
The beach is one place here where a voluminous top or dress actually works for once and it won’t make you look dowdy, so long as it is light, airy and breezy. Choose a long Kaftan style with sexy wide sleeves for totally glamorous look.
If your legs still look hot, try a shorter Kaftan style that hits at the top of the thigh or mid-thigh. The Kaftan style is a classic beach look that you can never go wrong with.
Kaftans are for women who like very feminine and glam look. Some of the newest Kaftans are exotic and sheer. I just adore this Kaftan called Scarlet Siren. It’s pure fantasy.
Another cute style below is the one shoulder animal print from Michael Kors.
The tunic style is similar to the Kaftan but less voluminous and more shirt like.It’s kind of like a very short shift dress and has a relaxed, California vibe.
Tunics are perfect for women who like a sporty, casual look. You’ll find lots in bright colors this season and even some mod prints from Trina Turk, which are always summery.
A sexy, more tailored style is the boyfriend shirt. It made to look like you threw your boyfriend or husband’s shirt on in playful, seductive way. White is the classic color for this look but this season we’re also seeing feminine touches like white eyelet shirts and bold fun touches like bright painterly colors. Turn the collar up to draw the eye up to your face and give you a sporty, youthful appearance. This style is for women who like a sexy, slightly menswear look.
Beach Sweater Coverup
This is a variation on menswear shirt. Instead of an oversize menswear shirt it is an oversize sweater. It’s meant to look large so you look tiny in comparison. This bold navy and white striped one below is particularly cute.
Maxi dresses have been extremely popular lately and one of the places they work best is at the beach. Choose a maxi in a soft, comfy fabric that you can roll up and throw into a beach bag if necessary. These are great for women who crave more coverage and who like a relaxed boho look. Don’t forget your floppy hat.
The tropical sarong is great with bikini or 2 pieces swimsuit when you want to cover you tummy, bottom and hips but show off your bust. The high neck sarong below is quite exotic and pretty and works with any bathing suit. The Sarong is for women who like a flirty, feminine, and slightly exotic look.
Which is your favourite and why?
*This post has been updated since first published.