Swimsuit Coverups: 13 Trendy Ways to Cover Up at the Beach

by Katelyn Cheek

Swimsuit Coverups: 13 Trendy Ways to Cover Up at the Beach

This summer is all about making a style statement in your swimsuit coverup. Throw on your bikini and cover up in an array of effortless ways inspired by fashion bloggers. You’ll need a few coverups for all-day fun, but if an investment piece isn’t in the budget, you’ll be surprised to learn how many you might already have in your closet. Try one of these 13 coverups for your best summer yet.





The blouse is one of the most versatile and must-have pieces in your wardrobe—perfect for a day at the office or weekend wear. Style guru Lindsey of the blog Saucy Glossie kills it with her causal, open-blouse outfit. Grab one of your work blouses and throw it on over your suit for a no-fail, laid-back look.


Maxi Dress



A maxi dress can work double duty as a swimsuit coverup or for a night out. Whether you rock a bright color or fun print, a maxi gives you the ideal beach vibe. If you’re unsure what color works best for you, go for white. White is such a fresh color to wear against the gorgeous blue ocean—or pool—as proven by Merrick of Merricks Art.





Another dual-duty basic in your wardrobe is a sundress. Sundresses are super convenient to toss over swimwear for easy coverage without spending any money on an actual coverup. So the next time you head to the beach, do what Rachel of Pink Peonies did and wear an everyday dress—solid or print.





Nothing says beachy like a lightweight kimono. Keep it free and breezy with a printed one like this one worn by Finland native Anna of the blog Mungolife. Kimonos are the perfect easy bohemian style to toss on and cover up. Offered in an array of lengths, styles and prints, you’re sure to find one that fits your personality.





The romper was created for all the girly girls out there. Style maven Rachel of Pink Peonies rocks her romper on her latest Mexico vacation. This one-piece is easy to toss on over your bikini. Accessorize with a floppy hat and oversized sunnies.


Oversized T-Shirt



Covering up doesn’t have to be complicated. Keep it simple and comfy with an oversized tee. Add an eye-catching element with a print or graphic like this Wildfox one from Nordstrom.


High-Waisted Shorts



Take style notes from Ashley of Ring My Bell‘s beach babe look. For a vintage vibe, toss on your high-waisted denim cutoffs. They’ll hide your tummy for the perfect coverage.





Kaftans are all the rage when it comes to the covering up at the beach. This laid-back style pairs perfectly with a floppy hat and strappy sandals shown by Julia of Gal Meets Glam. Whether you prefer a solid or a print, kaftans appeal to every body shape.





You can never go sa-wrong with this classic coverup at the beach. Surfer babe Rebekah teamed up with Roxy to show you how to tie-dye your own. Speaking of DIY, sarongs are investment-worthy pieces because there are so many different ways to tie them. Check a few out here.


Comfy Shorts



Keep your day at the beach casual with a pair of comfortable shorts. Choose a style constructed out of a light, breathable fabric like cotton or linen. We love printed and patterns ones too, like these worn by style blogger Lindsey of Saucy Glossie.


Boyfriend Shirt



Julie of Sincerely, Jules teaches us that you don’t have to spend any money to look cute at the beach. Instead, raid your boyfriend’s closet for one of his button-up shirts. Whether you button it or keep it undone for a casual cool look, this style is a major trend this summer.


Palazzo Pants



Rock a pair of palazzo pants for an effortlessly chic way to cover up. These wide-leg pants have slimming powers, making them an ideal match for your bikini top. We love how model and blogger Micah Gianneli proves this point.





When in doubt wear crochet. This see-through fabric offers the ideal amount of coverage for a day in the sun. Fashion icon Aimee of Song of Style is wearing a lace-up crochet kaftan. We love that her swimsuit plays peek-a-boo, creating a sexy yet sophisticated vibe.