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Headed to the Beach? We’ve Got You Covered

From playful rompers to elegant beach dresses, these swimsuit coverups transition you stylishly from sand to sidewalk

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If beach or pool time is in your plans this summer, chances are you’re shopping for swimsuits. But you’ll need more than a tank and a two-piece to complete your beach ensemble. When it’s time to hit the bar, the shops or when you’re walking through the resort back to your room, you’ll need a cover-up, too.

With so many styles out there, it can be hard to choose. Look for options that are lightweight, cover without constricting, dry quickly and offer fashionable protection in aggressively air-conditioned interiors. You’ll find these features in all of these styles, each guaranteed to keep you covered – and looking cute – on the beach and beyond.

For Day-To-Night Versatility: With a plunging V-neck to show off your assets, this star-spangled coverup by Gabi Fresh x Swimsuits For All is stunning over a swimsuit by day and equally eye-catching when worn over a nude bodysuit in the evening. In sizes 10 to 24, the maxi dress is a slam dunk for curvy girls.

For Maximum Visibility: You’ll be the belle of the beach (and impossible to miss!) when you toss on New York & Company’s rainbow-bright topper. Diagonal stripes flatter all figures, while the bateau neck offers an alluring glimpse of shoulder. And because it’s made of polyester, this coverup is lightweight, crease-resistant and dries in a flash.

For Your Lower Half: Heading to lunch? You can show off that bikini or tankini top and still be appropriate for indoors in Target’s beach pants. The wide legs have split sides that flow in the breeze when you walk, and because they’re black, they’ll work with all your swimwear.
For Girly Types: Cabana cuties will love the playful vibe of Lane Bryant’s halter-neck beach dress, which can be worn over your suit or on its own. Floral details make it feminine while the knee length keeps it flirty.

For Retro Appeal: Throw it all the way back to the ’70s when you throw on New York & Company’s romper over your suit. Strapless styling exposes your sun-kissed shoulders and shorts show off all that leg work you’ve been doing at the gym. And who doesn’t love pockets?

For Effortless Elegance: You just can’t beat the simplicity of a slip dress. And Lulus’ – in red and magenta or turquoise and cobalt – ups the ante with vivid hues that make it simply stunning and pair beautifully with our skin tones. Bonus: Adjustable straps make this a winner for petite and tall sizes.

For One-Piece Ease: As comfy as pajamas but a lot more stylish, Free People’s off-the-shoulder jumpsuit can be worn belted or left loose so you can really dig into those fish tacos. Available in three colors (check out the Imperial Blue), this style is cut generously, so size down for a less voluminous look.

Photographs by Unsplash; Gabi Fresh x Swimsuits For All; Lane Bryant and Lulus'