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20 Cute Beach Cover-Ups for Every Style


Girl on Beach in Cover-Up

It’s mid-July, which means summer is unfortunately already at the halfway mark. Soon enough, most of us will be heading back to college, so why not enjoy the great summer weather while it lasts?

Making the most of the summer sun usually means taking a trip to the nearest beach or pool, which is a great opportunity to wear some fabulous summer essentials. You’ve found the perfect swimsuit, have some stylish sandals and a fun beach bag, but what will you wear over everything?

Never fear, that’s where a beach cover-up comes in. It’s simple, comfortable, stylish and looks great over any swimsuit. I’ve found 20 cute cover-ups for summer and for your style, so whether you have a classic, edgy, boho or feminine aesthetic, you can rest assured that you’ll find your perfect cover-up below:


Classic Cover-ups

(Top: 1, 2 Middle: 3 Bottom: 4, 5)

Love simple silhouettes and clean lines? Try on a classic cover-up. The white button-up and black cover-ups are super simple, but oh-so-chic– perfect for the beach. If you’re a girl who loves patterns, try this gingham romper or one of the striped cover-ups.


Edgy Cover-ups

(Top: 1, 2 Middle: 3 Bottom: 4, 5)

Would you rather add a rocker vibe to your beachwear? These edgy pieces have you covered. Some of my choices include a bold one-shouldered dress, a studded black cover-up and a grungy graphic tunic.


Boho Cover-ups

(Top: 1, 2 Middle: 3 Bottom: 4, 5)

Are you a fan of a flowy and laid back style? If so, these boho cover-ups are for you. From pretty prints to ultra-trendy crochet, these styles will make you look like a true beach babe. I also included a tie-dye number, for all of you boho girls that lean more towards a hippie vibe.


Feminine Cover-ups

(Top: 1, 2 Middle: 3 Bottom: 4, 5)

If soft, pretty frocks are more your style, I have five ultra-feminine cover-ups for you to choose from. You can go with a delicate floral cover-up or a basic white dress that’s sure to make your swimsuit pop. Personally, I love the cover-up on the top right most; it has a girly sash, cute polka-dot print and is totally functional for the beach.

What do you think?

Are you looking for a beach cover-up? What do you think of these choices? Which category best resembles your personal style? Do you already own the perfect cover-up? Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!

Posted on on July 18, 2010 / Filed Under: Shopping / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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12 Responses to “20 Cute Beach Cover-Ups for Every Style”

  1. 1
    July 18th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Ashley–Great post! My favourite of all was your pick for the feminine coverups (the one in the top right corner)! It’s adorable and, I don’t know about anyone else, but I feel like I could potentially dress it up and wear it as a dress if it’s not too see-through! Love it!

  2. 2
    July 18th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    I would love to wear the gingham romper, it’s a lovely idea and perfect to pair with a straw bag and pair of leather strappy sandals, but I also like the feminine style options, this post was a good source for inspiration, good job Ashley!

  3. 3
    July 18th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Very cute choices – I love the gingham one!

  4. 4
    July 18th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Love them all!!!

  5. 5
    July 18th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Seems like the gingham romper is a definite thumbs up!!!
    @Kaleigh– I was also thinking of wearing the boho or feminine ones as “real” clothes if they weren’t too see-through. GREAT POST!

  6. 6
    July 18th, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Really great post! I love pretty much all of them, especially the edgy ones.

  7. 7
    July 18th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    i like the gingham one too and all the feminine ones!
    and the middle boho one :)

  8. 8
    July 18th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Ahh I love cover-ups! I found a couple great ones this summer. There are so many good ones listed here, good job!

  9. 9
    July 19th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Great picks! My favorite is the black and white gingham romper!

  10. 10
    July 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    totally adored the boho and edgy cover-ups-they do it for me.thanx a lot

  11. 11
    July 30th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Edgy look is my favorite. Im not a bikini girl so these picks would be a plus for me!

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