We’ve Got You Covered: 4 Cute, Classy Cover-Ups for Summer

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May 16, 2013

As a kid did your mom tuck you into a terry-cloth robe or mini-jacket after swimming?  That was your cover-up and you probably hated it.  Well, those days are over.  Now, you can find a cover-up that is luxurious or economical, full coverage or see-through.  No matter your style or budget, you can find what suits you and your suit best. We’ve got 4 different cover-up options, and endless possibilities:

Tons of Tunics

Tunics are probably the first type of bathing suit cover-up that comes to mind.  They can be dressed up or down and are perfect on and off the beach. There’s no end to the colors, prints and prices for a tunic.  Most are cut V-neck style and are easy to take on and off. Many are decorated around the neckline with beading or embroidery.  Keep it simple or glitz it up, it is entirely up to you.  Add a pair of fitted capri pants with wedges or espadrilles when offshore.

Befriend Your Boyfriend

The Boyfriend shirt is a great way to play it safe. This is literally a buttoned-up look.  Dress it up with a nice pair of dark jeans, short skirt and pair of flats (sandals or ballet) and you can go off to lunch without looking frumpy.

Pleasing Palazzo

Palazzo pants may not be at the top of your list but they are back big time. They are both easy and breezy and can be thrown on over any kind of swimsuit.  If you are traveling they can perform double duty as a cover-up and for a night out.  Just pair the palazzo pants with heels, a sparkly top and some chandelier style earrings for a look that is both sophisticated and cool.

Sunny Sundress

Let’s not forget the standard sundress.  From the laid back drawstring style to the spaghetti straps and tube-top wonders, the sundress is the most popular style cover-up.  Change it up by wearing a button-down or t-shirt over the dress. You can mix and match it with a variety of summer shoe styles. Here the realm of ideas really is endless.

Now that you found what works for you remember to cap off the look with a pair of sandals that compliment.  Flip-flops in a fun color that coordinate or a pair of funky sandals will add style to any of these cover-ups.  Add a hat for protection and an extra dose of panache. Styles abound at every type of retailer too.  Just remember to have fun this summer and you will always look great.

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