Yours for the Basking – Best Swimsuit Cover Ups

Bathing suit season is so close, we can smell the sunscreen from here. If you haven’t already found your suit, check out our two super articles on the latest trending One-Pieces and Two-Pieces that you’re sure to love.

Okay so you’re suited up and ready to hit your destination. You’ve got your bag, your sun-necessities (don’t forget that sunscreen!)…all that’s really left is an equally amazing cover up. That whole ‘towel wrap’ thing? So awkward.

Our editors have pulled together 15 fun and trendy cover ups for every destination. From hotel poolside to beachside va-cay, we’ve got you covered (ooh bad pun). Let’s get started!

Light as air and with just a touch of shimmer woven into the fabric, this watercolor floral duster is just divine. It has an easy tie front, so you can just tie-and-go. Add a floppy hat and slide into some espadrilles and you have a look that drips from boat to beach.

Boston Proper, Watercolor Garden Print Duster $99.99

Having a casual beach day with friends and need something that packs light without the wrinkles? This rugby t-shirt dress from Sundry Clothing is made of slub cotton with a touch of spandex. So it breathes easy and keeps its shape. Plus we love a good burst of sunny yellow goodness.

Sundry Clothing, Rugby T-shirt Dress $158

When the temperature is really soaring, nothing beats linen for keeping you cool. As a plant-based fabric it’s also a good eco-friendly alternative. This oversized shirt dress from Vitamin A Swim comes in eight colors, but our hands-down fav is this airy, sky blue.

Vitamin A Swim, Playa 100% Linen Shirt Dress $138

Craving something a bit more sporty? This playful printed tank dress from adidas is made from moisture wicking performance material to keep you cool as you head from beach to beer garden.

adidas, Printed Tank Dress w/Logo $40

Wide leg colorful pants are so on trend, so no big surprise they’re also showing up as cover ups. These beautiful, billowy pants are the perfect color punch to your solid colored suit.

Boston Proper, Floral Printed Cover-up Pant $144

Heading straight from the beach to cocktails? This one-and-done jumpsuit from Rachel Pally will transition you there in zero time. The fit is naturally roomy and we’re over the moon with its toasted saffron color.

Rachel Pally, Alexandra Linen Jumpsuit $264

This bright citrus maxi is a summertime dream. Made from stretch linen, it gives you all the breathability of linen fabric without any pesky wrinkling (science!). Comes in sizes up to 4XL…oh and did we mention it has pockets?

Universal Standard, Float On Flutter Hem Maxi $128

If your vacation plans call for clocking in some serious boat time, you’ll want a cover up that can keep you covered and protected from the wind. This comfortable stretch-knit, long-sleeve swim cover-up features a drawstring hood for those times when it gets really blustery, and the long sleeves will help protect from that cold sea spray that may spring up out of nowhere.

Nautica, Hooded Swim Cover-up $20

Channel some 70s groove with this earthy-toned, zig zag patterned maxi dress. Tie it up at the waist or keep it loose like a caftan. Either way, you’re ready for your umbrella cocktail.

Melissa Odabash, Jacqui Maxi Dress $189.99

Be beach bar ready with a quick addition of this off-white crochet cover up.

Lulus, Willow Off-white Crochet Cover up $48

Get a little wild with this animal print duster. Snakeskin is having a nice moment for summer, so you’ll be right on trend with this fab flutter-arm version. Comes in sizes up to 4X.

Kona Sol, Tie-Front Midi Duster $30

Have you fallen hard for this season’s obsession, the glitter suit? Why stop there when Oséree, the company that’s synonymous with the trend, has a cover up lurex skirt version in eye-catching, juicy orange?

Oséree, Shine Embellished Cover Up Skirt $217

Another major trend that’s perfect to show off at the beach – the crochet short. It’s a bold look for sure, but matched with your bikini it magically looks right at home under the sun.

MC2 Saint Barth, Drawstring Crochet Shorts $98

This stylish and sweet pink kimono is so cute, you’ll want to wear it for everywhere, not just the pool!

Windsor, Effortless Breezy Vibes Cover Up $24.90

Finally, this 60s flower-power sundress is a whole vibe. Available in sizes up to 4X and we found it on sale at a price you’re sure to like!

Rue21, Teal Floral Print Sundress $26.99

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