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25 womens beach cover ups that are seriously chic

25 womens beach cover ups that are seriously chic

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Last Updated on February 16, 2023 by Eve Dawes

The best beach and swim coverups to elevate your beach outfits this summer

Beach cover ups for women have had some serious upgrades over the last few years. Gone are the days of swimsuit cover ups meaning a simple sarong! Replaced by super trendy beach cover-ups. Think breezy scarf and shirt dresses, classy Kimonos in fun colors and prints, crotchet dresses, matching sets and golden goddess like sheer maxi dresses. These are the gorgeous swim cover ups, beach dresses and matching sets that I’m eyeing for day clubs and leisurely lunches on our beach trip to Rhodes and Croatia.

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25 best swim and beach cover-ups for women

What makes the best beach cover-up? Fashion and function. As much as I like long sleeve swimsuit and beach coverups for when I want to coverup more and for extra sun protection, it has to be made from lightweight, breathable fabrics.

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Best designer beach cover ups for women

Designer swim cover ups always make a statement and are an elegant way to cover up in the sun. Versace, Balmain and do some of the most fashion forward, stylish iterations.

Versace’s Tresor De La Mer is one of those iconic, instantly recognizable prints and this one’s on sale. Tell me you wouldn’t want this as your vacation outfit?

White Maxi Beach Cover Up Dresses

If you’re looking for a classic beach cover up, it’s hard to beat a white maxi dress. Made from a lightweight fabric like lace, broderie anglaise, crochet or linen.

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Trendy beach cover-ups

If you’re looking for a trendy beach cover-up look for:

  • Crochet dresses
  • Fringe detailing
  • Sheer styles
  • Metallics
  • Designer prints
  • Cut outs
  • Chic matching sets

The best thing about a lot of these trendy beach cover-ups is that they also work as summer vacation outfits so that you can pack less. Like this sexy, sheer, gold maxi dress.

Crochet beach cover up dresses

Cover-up dresses are a great option as a swimsuit coverup for going from the beach to lunch, day clubs or sunset drinks for a more elevated look. Especially some of the beautifully cut styles, crochet or luxe metallic fabrics around this Summer.

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Matching Sets

If you’re like me and really love coordinated looks, there are so many great matching sets and bikini cover-ups that match the swimwear for a really put together, chic look.

If you’re worried about tan lines, a strapless dress or 2 piece swim coverup is a great option and easy to pull on and off at the beach or pool.

Elegant beach cover ups for women

I’ve already started stocking up as you can see from my photos but as soon as I saw this jaw dropping matching sparkling blue pareo and one piece swimsuit set it hit my wishlist. The slight sparkle to the bathing suit and wrap skirt material would look absolutely in the sunlight and I love blues for the pool and beach vacations, especially in Greece.

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Beach & swim cover-ups with sun protection

For a little extra coverage for sun protection or modesty look for long sleeves and/or long length dresses.

There are styles and materials with ultraviolet protection factor like Coolibar or Athleta UPF wear. However, they’re not the cutest styles but sometimes you have to take function over fashion. Especially if you burn easily or are doing water sports.

Shop the best beach cover-ups for women

Elevate your beach and resort wear with these trendy beach cover-ups. From sexy maxi dresses to matching sets and designer sale finds like the Versace beach dress.


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