Cover Ups

Top 5 Stylish Cover-Ups to Bring to the Beach

You have spent a few hours soaking up the sun and wading through the waves, but now it’s time to pack your gear and head out. To make a smooth transition from the shore to the urban landscape, a cover-up is in order. Street clothes are not suited to dry quickly, which makes the drive home a little damp, but quick-drying beach cover-ups are both convenient and designed to keep you comfortable as you pack up. With so many styles to choose from, which one fits your fashion needs? Here are the top 5 stylish cover-ups to bring to the beach.

1. Cardigan Cover-Up

A cardigan cover-up is a versatile piece that looks good anywhere you go. Take it to the office or a picnic to complete your outfit and no one will know it is actually a beach cover-up. Easy to put on and set aside, it drapes elegantly over your bathing suit, offering subtle coverage. Tie your cover-up cardigan or keep it loose and open for a different look. It is made of a swimsuit fabric that is soft, stretchy, and made to dry quickly for maximum comfort. With its length hitting just below the hips, you can easily make your way from the beach to your car feeling covered.

2. Hooded Terry Cloth Dress

What’s better than cozying up to a towel? How about wearing one! Hooded terry cloth cover-ups unite the best of both worlds. This casual dress that hits above the hips answers the call for an easy transition piece from your beach day for the rest of your adventures. The convenient hood and pockets provide additional comfort elements. These cover-ups can either be sleeveless or have sleeves of varying lengths according to your desired level of sun protection. The soft terry fabric is also something that you naturally want to curl up to, and it is just calling out for a lounge chair. Though it is absorbent, its thin fabric dries more quickly than traditional towels. If you are not sure about what cover-up is right for you, definitely check this one out.

3. Button-Down Shirt Dress

If you want a piece that you can wear in many settings other than the beach, then the button-down shirt dress is a great item to have in your closet. This gorgeous dress is made of 100% lightweight cotton that is just sheer enough to show off your bikini top. It is a great go-to item to throw over tankini tops and swim bottoms after a great day at the water. It can also be the perfect summer tunic over a pair of Capri leggings and a tank top. There is no need to iron as the crinkled fabric provides an effortlessly ready-to-go look. Make it as modest as you like with its many buttons and styling options. Gain additional styling range by leaving the sleeves long or rolling them up.

4. Kaftan Dress

If your itinerary calls for a day at the beach and a crab dinner at the dockside restaurant, you need a cover-up that can take you anywhere. A lightweight kaftan cover-up is great for any day — whether you’re enjoying the water or some time out with friends. Its gorgeous flowing sleeves and embroidered designs are just dressy enough to blend you in with the rest of the dinner crowd. The light chiffon fabric provides a loose silhouette that is perfect for nearly any occasion. Wear it as a tunic shirt with leggings or as a standalone dress that sits at mid-thigh length. Enjoy the unique flattering v-neck cut of the kaftan cover-up with a variety of swimsuits, and you can be prepared for any social event coming your way.

5. Zip-Up Dress

This dress has enough coverage to take you from the beach to the store — and anywhere else you need to go. Its full-zip front makes getting dressed easy, allowing varying levels of modesty. Contour your waist with a drawstring or leave it loose for an easy-breezy, flowy look. Choose a zip-up dress that is made out of 100% cotton jersey to assure a soft, comfortable feel and quick dry. Falling just above the knees, this dress can fit in many different settings beyond the beach. Take it to picnics, a day at the park, and parties where both land and aquatic activities go hand-in-hand. It is your go-to essential to be prepared for whatever happens during the day!

Which cover-ups do you want for yourself? Any would be a great addition to your beach bag this summer.

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