Summer Beach Dress Guide | 20 Best Beach Cover Ups To Wear Everywhere

Summer Beach Dress Guide | 20 Best Beach Cover Ups To Wear Everywhere

Beach trip, lake trip, or lounging by the pool…having a chic coverup is a must! Not only does a beautiful cover-up make you look incredibly stylish, but it also helps with sun protection and will make you feel more comfortable when walking around. I’m breaking down 20 types of coverups to choose from! Many of these are sold out, but I’ve linked other options as well! And more summer swim inspiration in the posts below…

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Best Coverups, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white crochet coverup by Elan over a pink swimsuit in the Bahamas

#1 | Maxi Length Crochet

Sleek and classy, I love the look of a maxi length crochet cover-up! Crochet details can be really pretty and the maxi length makes you look and feel sophisticted!

favorite beach or pool swim coverups on blonde woman featuring a Bobi black romper and a black and white panama hat with Vix bikini

#2 | Romper Cover-Up

Feel flirty with a cool romper cover-up. It will give your outfit a touch of femininity, without making you feel like you’re getting too dressed up. You can throw on some sandals and a hat and be ready to go!

Swimsuit Cover-Ups, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a black deep v elan swimsuit coverup at lake powell, elan coverups

#3 | Bohemian Inspired Cover Up

This style is super pretty and has such a relaxed comfy fit. Choose one with a vintage pattern to really make a statement. Or keep it understated with a more versatile color!

Best Coverups, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white crochet coverup by Elan over a pink swimsuit in the Bahamas

#4 | Lace Crochet Open Front

This beautiful white coverup by Elan is perfect for the beach or pool. The crochet paneling is just lovely… and the tie front makes it convenient to slip on and off. It’s sold out in white but I linked the black and some other similar options. See more photos and find more favorite coverups here.

Best Coverups, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a white Free People maxi dress and white lace bralette in the Bahamas

#5 | Cotton Dress Cover Up

This cover-up is perfect if you’re wanting to dress up a little bit or plan to head straight from the beach/pool to lunch!

#6 | Wrap Skirt

Match your bathing suit top with a cute summery wrap skirt. Make a statement by choosing a loud, fun, and colorful pattern…but be careful about wearing prints on your bottom half as it can make you look larger than you are.

favorite beach or pool swim coverups on blonde woman featuring a palm print flowy coverup and La Blanca tropical jungle one piece swimsuit with white retro sunglasses

#7 | Printed Cover Up

A printed cover-up can make a beautiful statement on the beach. It’s perfect for vacation!

Full Coverage Swimsuits, fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing an orange Vix cover up with a white mesh OYE one piece swimsuit in Moab, Utah

#8 | Henley Cover Up

Go casual-but-cute with a henley inspired beach cover-up. You can leave it open, button it, or tie it up.

Affordable Swimwear, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a coral kimono coverup with a strappy bikini and metallic sandals from Walmart

#9 |  Bold Kimono

Similar to the printed cover-up, you can go with a bold, colorful kimono!

#10 | T-Shirt Dress Beach Cover Up

I love a t-shirt dress no matter where I’m going! Throwing on a t-shirt dress and heading to lunch and then the pool is super easy and chic!

Best Coverups, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a black halter neck coverup by Elan on the beach in the Bahamas

#11 | Sleeveless Maxi Cover Up

Maxi dresses are super chic and sophisticated cover-up option no matter what kind, style, or sleeve length!

favorite beach or pool swim coverups on blonde woman featuring a Topshop lace kimono coverup and a black and white panama hat with Vix bikini

#12 | Kimono Cover Up

I love this deep, plunging V neckline kimono with intricate crochet detailing! Kimono style cover-ups are my favorite because they’re easy to take on and off! Convenience is key!

Duster Cover Up, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a We Are Leone palm print duster with a white pom pom swimsuit from Amazon on the beach in Florida

#13 | Palm Print Cover Up

I’m a big fan of the bold summery palm print! You may remember my post about a new favorite palm print dress I got. I love the print as long as it’s subtle and chic.

#14 | Linen Wrap Cover Up

Linen is a great fabric for summer because it’ll keep you very cool and it dries quickly (perfect by the water)! Pair that fabric with a wrap style cover-up and you have a super chic and feminine piece. Plus, anything wrap style helps hide a tummy! For swimsuits that help hide your tummy, check out this post.

#15 | Knit Cover Up

Depending on how hot it is where you are, a knit cover-up would be great! This coverup is very popular on Amazon and I love that it’s knit, long sleeve, and has a slit up the leg. You can also adjust the waist. This is a very chic option!

Maxi Skirts, my picks including this gorgeous pleated pink and green maxi skirt by Alexis paired with a WAYF lace up cami in white on the beach in Tulum, Mexico, best beach vacation outfits

#16 | Wrap Skirt

Wearing a beautiful flowy maxi skirt cover-up is a gorgeous way to make a statement!

#17 | Pareo

I featured a gorgeous pareo coverup in my video with coverups for women over 40. It’s basically a sarong, which wraps around your hips and legs…which is perfect because, for many of us, that’s what we want to cover!

Maxi Dresses, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com wearing a lace and cotton maxi dress by Tularosa with Sam Edelman sandals at Lake Powell

#18 | Cut Out Maxi Dress

A cut out maxi dress can be really sexy! This is something I’d wear from the beach/pool straight to lunch! Just throw on sandals and a hat and you’re good to go!

favorite beach or pool swim coverups on blonde woman featuring a black Elan maxi dress with pockets and La Blanca tropical jungle one piece swimsuit with white retro sunglasses

#19 | Billowing Caftan Cover Up

I love a billowy dress on the beach! It makes me feel so stylish when it’s flowing in the wind! Plus, it’s comfortable and keeps you covered up!

Summer Accessories, Fashion Blogger Erin Busbee of BusbeeStyle.com sharing her favorite summer accessories for a beach vacation including studded mules from Vince Camuto with a blue Becca crochet swimsuits and white velco closure Norma Kamali coverup in her home in Telluride, Colorado

#20 | Open Front Kimono

An open front kimono gives you the ease of taking it on and off quickly! And it’s super chic!

What are some of your favorite summer beach dresses and coverups? Please share in the comments!

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