In the words of DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, "Summer Summer Summertime. Time to sit back and unwind!" And, oh, are they right! It's time to relax on vacations, go to outdoor concerts, and bask in the sun. Of course, while you're basking you've got to have all the essentials, which includes a good swimsuit cover-up. Much like the concept of going from day to night, it's pretty handy to be able to go straight from the beach to meet up with friends for lunch or vice versa. It's even handier when you can throw it on effortlessly and look like you tried... even though (truth be told), you just passed out on the beach, wiped off drool from your arm and are starving cuz all you had all day were margaritas. Ha!
So here you have it- our top 5 picks for beautiful beach cover-ups:
1. Morocco Cover-Up Maxi Dress for $98
Unfortunately, I just saw that this dress is sold out online *nooooooooo!!*, but it's still available at Madewell stores. WHEW! I fell in love with it immediately because of the fun floral pattern and stripes.
Dressed up with this gorgeous hat from J. Crew and the ALOHA bandana I added to it, it is absolutely meet-up ready!
I also thoroughly enjoy the bow tied back detail. It accommodates different sized breasts so you can loosen it or tighten it as you wish.
I also love the button down front, which allows you to show more leg or cover up entirely! Head to to coverage below in this blooper photo LOL.
2. Tradewinds Dress for $130
Simple stripe, sheer fabric, and slits.... What more could you ask for in a sexy number like this?
3. Destin Tassled Cover-Up Dress for $108
This is the perfect cover-up for the ladies who would enjoy wearing a watercolor painting! These gorgeous hues are mesmerizing.
4. Maaji Two-Way Cover- Up for $119
The name says it all! This is 2 looks for the price of one. It is smocked halter dress, but ...oh wait... it's also just a waist hugging skirt. SOLD!
5. Long Kurta Tunic for $118
This beach cover is special because it was a collaboration with local artisans in India and is for the ladies out there who love and appreciate vintage-inspired clothing. Connie and I will both take one, please!
Soma & Ulte