Cover-Ups Under $25

Two words that strike fear in the hearts of most women: Swimsuit. Season. But don't worry -- we've got you covered. Plenty of fabulous cover-ups can be found for just $25 or less -- the price of a couple pina coladas. Just add water, your favorite tankini, a few cocktail umbrellas, sunscreen and one of these chic pieces and you’ll be oozing confidence all summer long.


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Sporty Spice

We know black is slimming, and, honestly, who wouldn’t like to hide a few pounds -– especially at the pool or beach? What's more, this affordable cover-up is a little bit sporty with its hoodie, and a little bit sexy with it’s side slits and dolman sleeves. Game on!

Gap Open Hoodie Cover Up, $17.99,


Tye-Dye to Die For

We love when fashion does double-duty, so, naturally, we were drawn to this tie-dye print cover-up that could easily serve as a dress for a casual lunch or stroll on the beach.

Converse One Star Women’s Cover Up, $19.99,


Feminine Frills

Part glam, part girlie, this flirty strapless cover-up comes in black and white, but we prefer it in bright pops of pink or turquoise. Bonus: Swap out your flip-flops for strappy sandals, add an armload of bangles, and you’ve got a fun evening ensemble, too.

Victoria's Secret Strapless Ruffle Cover Up, $24,

VIctoria's Secret

Sunny Shimmer

Here’s proof a T-shirt cover-up doesn’t have to be sloppy. The scoop neck and subtle sheen of this soft cotton style make it, well, shine.

Eddie Bauer African Gold Foil Swim Tunic, $19.99,

Eddie Bauer

Pareo Power

For some women, it's really just the hips, thighs and bootie that could use a little camouflage -- and a pareo is the perfect solution. We like this georgette cover-up –- available in black or white –- for it’s simplicity, not to mention its ability to go with your entire swimsuit collection.

Swim 'n Sport Swimwear Short Georgette Pareo, $24,

Swim 'n Sport

Flirty Fun

Cute enough to pass as a little party dress, the ruching on this strapless number flatters while the “beach blue” hue has us dreaming of a summer weekend getaway in the tropics.


Hula Honey Cover-Up, $19.98,


Halter Hotness

The ‘70s are back, baby, and the disco era influence is even shaking its booty when it comes to beachwear. The halter neckline on this cover-up, along with the graphic print, make this style right on trend.

Porto Cruz Smocked Cover-Up Dress, $24.99,


Classic Cover

When you want a little extra coverage on top, but aren’t willing to let your style suffer, you simply can't go wrong with a tunic. Warning: This floral and scroll pattern is pretty enough that you just may not want to take it off.

Croft & Barrow Floral Cover-Up Tunic, $16.80,


Long and Lean

Looking for a classic cover-up style that won’t break your budget this summer? Here it is. Perfect for lounging, this dress’s smocked tube top, colorful print and lightweight fabric just shout pool party. And at this price? You’ll have money left over for a great beach tote to match.
Catalina Womens Maxi Cover-Up Dress, $12,


Mellow Yellow

A truly fab cover-up takes you beyond the lounge chair, and this style will work perfectly as you hit the snack bar, stroll along the pier, play a little Frisbee in the sand, grab a smoothie with the girls … You get where we’re going. Available in nearly a dozen colors, you might want to pick up more than one. Yep, meet your new summer staple.

Lands’ End Cotton Jersey Sleeveless Cover-Up, $14.63,

Lands' End

White Hot

This sweet empire-waist, super-soft jersey knit cover-up may fool some into thinking it’s a summer dress. Shhhh. We won’t say a word when you wear it long after the pool closes.

Make + Model Bermuda Cover-Up, $18.90,


Sarong Chic

A sarong has the ability to hide a bevy of sins while still offering style and sophistication. This of-the-moment ikat print comes in turquoise, sand and coral pink, and also can serve as a scarf on chilly evenings seaside.

Old Navy Ikat-Print Sarong, $16.94, Old

Old Navy

First Published Thu, 2011-05-12 01:04

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