Best Beach Cover Ups

  • Best Beach Cover Ups Remember those days when bopping around the beach in an itsy-bitsy bikini wasn’t embarrassing? Now even the thought of doing so has us seeking the refuge of the nearest beach umbrella.

    But it’s entirely possible to look stylish and confident on the sand—and no, you don’t have to bare any more than you want to. Since many of us will be spending this Fourth of July weekend out in the sun, here are 7 chic beach cover ups that will let you show off what you want…and keep the rest under wraps.
  • Best Beach Cover Ups This boho-inspired cover up is perfect for the ladies who love looking ultra-feminine. The crochet stitching, belled sleeves and open neckline are soft and lovely. Plus, this top does double duty—throw it on over your suit when you head to the beach, then wear it out to lunch as a summer sweater with a pair of jeans.

    Off-The-Shoulder Tunic Sweater ($49.50,
  • Best Beach Cover Ups It’s like summer kissed your husband’s dress shirt! This beach cover up in gradient shades of orange is where masculine and feminine styles meet. The shirt’s slightly see-through material makes it lightweight and chic. You can close it with one or two buttons, or leave the shirt open to show off your new swimsuit.

    Tommy Bahama Swim Ombré Boyfriend Shirt Cover-Up ($112,
  • Best Beach Cover Ups Take that towel off from around your waist—if you want to keep your legs covered at the beach, then by all means, but make sure you do it stylishly. This tie-dye convertible dress is a two-in-one special. Wear it as a strapless maxi dress, and when it’s time to tan your tummy, fold down the top and turn it into a full-length skirt (just make sure you put on sunscreen first!)

    INC International Concepts Dress, Convertible Foldover Tiered Tie-Dye Maxi Skirt ($69.50,
  • Best Beach Cover Ups Yes, comfy and flattering can co-exist. The super-soft jersey material, bright blue color and flattering fit make this dress the ultimate beach accessory. If you consider your tummy a problem area, the mini pleats and empire waist work to detract from your midsection. Here’s another plus: since it looks like a regular dress, you can wear it out right after the pool and no one will know you still have your suit on.

    Porto Cruz Pleated V-Neck Dress ($24.99,
  • Best Beach Cover Ups Sometimes a good old-fashioned summer staple is the way to go. Sarongs, like this mesh one from Land’s End, give you a variety of options—tie it around your waist and wear it at its full length like the model is, or show off those toned legs you’ve been working on by folding it in half before knotting it around your waist to make a shorter skirt.

    Women's Regular Mesh Pareo Cover-up ($20.65,
  • Best Beach Cover Ups Three cheers for versatility! Tying a sarong around your neck to make a trendy dress is another fun way to wear it. No matter how you decide to rock it, you’ll feel covered up and confident when you hit the sand in this printed wrap.

    Roberta Roller Rabbit Pareo Wrap ($38.99,
  • Best Beach Cover Ups You can cover up and still show off what you’ve got. We’ve got to hand it to plunge necklines—they’re sexy without being too revealing. This tunic by Vitamin A is relatively fitted, but also has loose sleeves which still gives it a comfy-casual feel. And we’re loving the fun zigzag pattern!

    Vitamin A Paradise Plunge Tunic ($159,