The 4 Types of Swimsuit Cover-Ups Every Fashion Girl Owns

Erin Fitzpatrick
·3 min read

Even if a beach vacation isn't in the cards for you this year, let's hope you can still get yourself to a pool, lake, or river. That cute new swimsuit isn't going to show itself off, after all. Along with your sunscreen, hat, and tote bag, all that's left to pack is a functional and stylish cover-up.

When sifting through Instagram, I noticed four types of swimsuit cover-ups popping up again and again. Aimee Song, for one, prefers to match her bikini to a sarong, while Lucy Williams is partial to oversize button-down shirts. Scroll down to shop the best editor-approved cover-ups for summer.


Forever 21 Snake Print Swim Cover-Up Sarong ($15)

Forever 21's prices are certainly hard to beat.

Chelsea28 Ana Short Sarong Cover-Up ($29)

Pretty in pink.

Seafolly Seafolly New Wave Pareo in Black ($88)

This would look fantastic with a bold red bikini top.

Melissa Odabash Tassel Cover-Up Pareo ($117)

This will give you vacation vibes even if you're just in your backyard.

Playa Lucila Border Print Sarong ($95)

Pom-poms, anyone?

Devon Windsor Sarong ($98)

I've never met a print I didn't like.

Button-Down Shirts

Alex Mill James Blouse ($95)

Buy it one size larger than normal for a relaxed look.

H&M Cotton Shirt ($13)

Leave it to H&M to come through with affordable prices.

Forever 21 Plus Size Knotted Shirt ($20)

This cute top is so versatile.

Lioness Boyfriend Shirt ($79)

There aren't many things you can wear to both the beach and the office, but this is one of them.

Frankies Bikinis Fifi Sustainable Button Up Shirt in Disco Yellow ($170)

I love this fun '70s-inspired print.

H&M Oversized Cotton Shirt ($25)

You can never go wrong with a great oxford shirt.

H&M Voluminous Resort Shirt ($20)

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with bright colors.

Rixo Rickie Shirt ($255)

British brand Rixo is a favorite of the Instagram set.

FP Beach Winona Wrap Shirt ($78)

I love how this is styled with a coordinating (but not matchy-matchy) pink bikini.


Savage x Fenty Free Spirit Floral Full-Length Robe ($35)

Rihanna's brand never gets it wrong.

H&M Lace Beach Kaftan ($60)

This looks more expensive than it really is.

Serena & Lily Porto Belted Robe ($128)

This is giving me Nantucket vibes.

Faithfull the Brand Larissa Belted Tiger-Print Linen Robe ($189)

Tell me you're a fashion girl without telling me you're a fashion girl.

Diarrablu Cabana Kimono ($105)

Note this super-cute seashell print.

Flowy Dresses, Caftans, and Tunics

Free People So Fresh Tunic ($78)

This has rave reviews on Free People's website because of how comfortable and cute it is.

Shoshanna Breeze Caftan ($295)

This would look right at home in Palm Springs.

Eloquii Smocked Bodice Ruffle Day Dress ($120)

Yep, this is as comfortable as it looks.

Tory Burch Embroidered Caftan ($798)

I love everything about this beautiful caftan by Tory Burch.

Lemlem Mazaa Split Tunic ($225)

The perfect post-surf look.

Next, 25 cheery summer dresses that make me smile just looking at them.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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