20 Swimsuit Cover Ups to Wear to the Beach, Pool, and Almost Everywhere

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Putting together the perfect beach or poolside outfit means much more than selecting a bikini or a one-piece. A thoughtfully styled swimsuit cover-up helps to bring the entire look together and makes for an easy transition from the water to whatever you have planned next. The wonders and stylish potentials of the cover-up were certainly evident in Mara Hoffman’s cleverly styled Spring 2021 collection, which paired bikini tops with hosiery, and Chanel’s Resort 2021 presentation, which made a case for the tiered ruffled skirt as a cover-up. And these are only a few of the many options we have.

There are the tried-and-true sarong scarves, the classic linen button-up, and in an unexpected twist, we’re even seeing cardigans from the likes of many swimwear designers. Below, these and more of the best swimsuit cover-ups, which are, by the way, chic enough to wear beyond the beach.

Crochet Dresses

Mango crochet dress

$80

MANGO

Cult Gaia Silena crochet dress

$618

CULT GAIA

3.1 Phillip Lim crochet midi dress

$695$208
THE OUTNET

Staud Margherita daisy crochet knitted dress

$285$199
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Sarongs

Sir Anais sarong

$190$133
SIR THE LABEL

Adriana Degreas abstract print jersey sarong

$228

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Ganni floral stencil skirt cover up

$115

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE

Eres peplum sarong

$280

MYTHERESA

Caftans

Zara printed tunic dress

$90

ZARA

Tory Burch Iris embroidered caftan

$998

TORY BURCH

La Vie Style House No. 548 guipure lace caftan

$650

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Melissa Odabash Tania belted embroidered caftan

$276

NET-A-PORTER

Pants

Lyyshiding handmade crochet trousers

$37

ETSY

Max Mara silk and modal trousers

$265

MAX MARA

Agua by Agua Bendita Azahar Cocora-print linen wide-leg pants

$375

MODA OPERANDI

Lemlem x H&M pull-on linen pants

$35

H&M

Button Ups

Everlane the silky cotton oversized shirt

$65

EVERLANE

Summersalt the short efforless shirtdress cover up

$75

SUMMERSALT

Nili Lotan Sandra Galabeya long-sleeve cotton cover-up dress

$350

NORDSTROM

L Space Pacifica cover-up tunic

$99

NORDSTROM