Sandals, bikini, and sunglasses check—what else could your beach bag be missing? How about your swimsuit cover-up. It’s usually the last thing that comes to mind when packing for a coastal vacay. Whether you need something to lounge in while you catch some rays poolside or heading for drinks at the cabana, a good transitional piece is as essential as sunscreen. Many places off the beach have dress codes—shoes and coverage are required! Or you may prefer more coverage when you aren’t submerged. Either way, a classic sarong, maxi dress, or crochet ensemble is a must for any resort outing.
A good post-swim piece can take you from day to night while showing just enough bikini or none at all. There are tons of options to choose from based on your coverage needs and the occasion. If you are planning to be at the beach all day, then opt for a caftan or flowy button-down. It’s easy to take on and off with little fuss. Go for a mesh or crochet matching set if you are planning for bottomless at the beach bungalow. That will allow you to show off your swim set and give your cover-up some time to shine. Don’t know which cover-up will best go with your current suit collection? Then going for a coordinating suit and cover-up combo will be your best bet.
Whether you are looking for bare-bones coverage or complete modesty, we’ve got you covered (literally). Here are 18 of the best swimsuit cover-ups worth adding to your collection.
Gigi C Bikinis Terri Mesh Coverup
Gigi C’s Mesh Coverup is both limpid and effortless. Perfect for lounging poolside.Available at Gigi C Bikinis