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35 best beach coverups for your next vacation or pool day

35 best beach coverups for your next vacation or pool day

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Last Updated on October 30, 2023 by Eve Dawes

The most stylish swimsuit coverups for the beach or pool

Swimsuit coverups have been getting a major upgrade and sexier and more stylish than ever before. So forget your basic bikini coverups and denim shorts and earn major style points with these more fashionable and chic beach coverups this season. Whether you’re wanting to try the sparkly mirror disc or chainmail dress trend (beware of them heating up), crochet swim suit coverup or a matching cute womens swimsuit coverup set, these are the best women’s beach cover ups you’re going to want to wear for your next vacation or pool day.

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Beach coverup skirt set just be careful not to snag on jewelry and toes | Photo Revolve

Why wear beach coverups

Jean shorts and denim are always uncomfortable on hot, sticky days versus flowy, lightweight breathable fabrics. Once just something to throw on over your swimwear, the latest styles are all about resort wear chic. No one wants to deal with having to change on the beach which is why sarongs and easy beach coverup styles that are easy to slip over swimsuits and let you relax in comfort or pull up a chair at the beach bar are so popular.

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The best women’s beach cover ups

I’ve been hunting down the best women’s beach cover ups for our trip to Rhodes and the day club in Croatia from designer to affordable styles. As I wanted something that looks both stylish for the day but also practical for the beach and pool. These are the very best I came across for all body types and budgets, and the cute swimsuit coverups that ended up in my closet.

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Summersalt are the flattering swimwear expert so there’s quite a lot of their beach coverups on this edit. As well as in my wardrobe! This crochet maxi dress also comes in white and is pretty heavyweight for a swim coverup but that means less chance of snagging it than with more fragile crochet materials.

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What beach and swim coverups are in style

The most on trend beach coverups this year include:

  • Glam, mirror disc dresses that catch the sun and scream golden goddess.
  • Pretty floral prints
  • Polka dot prints
  • Bold stripes
  • Loose neutral women’s swim coverup dresses
  • Crotchet dresses
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Chainmail dress silver mini OR tighter knit silver mini | Photo FWRD

Polka dots and butterflies are everywhere this season and one of the cutest swimsuit coverup options! Just look at the Versace La Vacanza collection for all of the resort wear inspiration you need. Including the prettiest pink dress that works as both a summer mini slip dress and a women’s swim coverup dress.

Best bikini cover ups

Mirror disc dresses AKA chainmail dresses work really well as a bikini coverup and are one of my favorite trends this Summer. Just be warned, don’t sunbathe or stay in the sun too long in them. They’re better for arriving and leaving in or for sunset cocktails as they heat up fast but are so stunning in the sunlight! A lot of them are one size so look for details like halter neck straps that you can adjust the length of them with.

I love beach coverup styles that I can step into or button up so I don’t have to worry about my sun hat or hair. Which is how I ended up with this halterneck crochet mini dress as it’s easy to step into.

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Chic beach coverup pants are also perfect for islands breezes, boats and extra coverage like this ones which are another Summersalt find.

Shop the best womens swimsuit coverups

From long sleeve coverups to barely there sheer styles, kimonos, classic sarongs, matching sets, breezy maxi dresses and coverup pants. Whether you’re looking for a forgiving and effortless style, fitted and sexy silhouette, or elegant style like Ralph Lauren’s gold button coverup dress I have you covered in this best swim and bikini cover up edit. Including a striking PatBo dress with 74% off!

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Similar lace shirt dress | similar white long kimono under $20

What is a swimsuit coverup

A swimsuit coverup is considered any piece of lightweight clothing designed to be worn over your swimsuit. Beach cover-ups include but aren’t limited to dresses, sarongs, kimonos, rompers, shirt dresses, matching shorts and tops and pants set.

Obviously the main point of them is to coverup your swimsuit. Whether that’s for eating lunch, when you feel like you’re getting to much sun, or for getting to and from the beach and pool.


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