Cover Ups

Top Cover-ups Your Little One Will Love

When beach season approaches, it’s important to have cover-ups that will help protect your little one from sun, sand, and more. The best cover-ups will feature fun designs your little beachcombers will want to wear and offer the important features you want them to have.

Colors Your Little One Will Love

The color and style of a cover-up can make a difference in whether your child will want to wear it. Choose swimsuit colors that appeal to their sense of style. This could depend on their personality, age, and personal preferences.

  • Bright and bold: Kids who love vibrant, dramatic clothing, or have a penchant for pieces that have a fun vibe, will be right at home in bright colors like neon green, hot pink, bright blue, or electric purples.
  • Neutral shades: Older kids or those who have a more understated style preference will love stylish cover-ups in shades like deep blue or turquoise heather.
  • Pastels: Some kids may fall in love with the dreamy beauty of lighter colors.
  • Classic black: You can never go wrong with classic black for any age or personality.

There are plenty of color options in modern designs, so you can choose one that is just right for your little one to don at the beach, by the pool, or in the backyard.

Cool Cover-up Designs

There are as many designs and styles as there are colors. One option to consider is a long-sleeve cover-up hoodie – always fun and functional, and sure to be a hit.

  • Long-length zippered swim cover-ups: Little fashionistas will love these easy and breezy, zip-up cover-ups to put on over their girls’ swimsuit.
  • Short-sleeve cover-ups with elastic waists: Pretty and perfect for warm temps, short sleeves are ideal for the beach or pool. These look great over a girls’ one-piece swimsuit.
  • Sleeveless styles: Sleeveless is just right when kids just need a light cover-up.
  • Polo tops: The little man in your life will love a stylish cover-up that looks just like his favorite polo to throw on with his boys’ swim trunks.
  • Fun designs: If you have younger children, you may want to look for fun designs like flowers or sharks to encourage kids to wear the cover-up.

Think about overall cover-up length as well as whether you want a sleeveless, short-sleeve, or long-sleeve designs for your little one. It may be helpful to have multiple cover-up styles for different occasions, too. A lightweight long-sleeve cover-up can help ward off the harmful rays of the sun during the day, while a cotton or terry zip-up could be just the thing for pulling on after an evening swim. Don’t forget to consider details like pockets and accents, too. A young lady might love a girls’ cover-up with a special accent like a keyhole neckline or contrasting trim. Hoods can keep the ears and head warm, and details like reinforced shoulders add durability. Zippers make it a breeze to get a cover-up off or on. Look for details and accents that fit your child’s needs.

The Perfect Fabric

Kids won’t want to wear a swimsuit cover that is scratchy, itchy, rough, or uncomfortable. Look for brands that design thoughtfully made styles from high-quality fabrics. Some fabrics and materials to consider include:

  • Polyester-spandex blends: These have comfort and stretch while providing excellent moisture-wicking capabilities, so they can stand up to all sorts of summer temps. If you are looking for ultra-violet protection (UPF), this is a good fabric to consider as some styles may include up to UPF 50.
  • Terry fabric: Often made from a cotton/polyester blend, terry is a great choice for a kids’ cover-up. It is absorbent, quick-drying, and easy to care for.

Coordinating Cover-ups

Even the youngest kid can look cool and coordinated with the right cover-ups. Look for colors and styles that complement your child’s swimwear (or choose matching swimwear pieces at the same time you are purchasing the cover-up). Nothing says that the swimsuit and the cover-up need to match exactly, but using similar color families, choosing a color in the design or a print suit for a cover-up, or finding other ways to make sure they complement one another one can help your child look and feel great all summer long.

Cover-up Sizing That Works

All kids are different and are in various stages of growth and development, so it’s important to shop at brands that offer inclusive sizing and a good guide to fit to get the right swimwear and cover-ups for your precious little one. Swimwear should fit snugly but not be too tight or uncomfortable. Cover-ups can be slightly loose, so they are easy to put on and aren’t restrictive, but they should fit well enough that they are not too long or baggy. If a cover-up is too big, with extra-long-sleeve lengths or dragging hems, it could even pose a safety hazard. It’s best to have your child try on the cover-up first, but if you are buying online, make sure the brand has a solid return and exchange policy in case you need to exchange anything for a different size.

Stylish Swim Accessories for Kids

Cover-ups make stylish, functional swim accessories that can help keep kids warm and comfortable as well as help protect them from harmful sun rays, wind, or sand. From cool polos and boys’ rash guards to feminine cover-ups for girls, there’s something for every kid. Find the right one for your child to make summer even more enjoyable!

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