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These swim dresses provide full coverage without sacrificing style

Need more coverage at the beach? Try one of these flattering options.
Lands End

Swimsuit season is here! And while we love the thought of endless beach days and afternoons by the pool, for some people, the idea of having to shop for a new swimsuit is enough to tamper some of that excitement.

And if you often get filled with dread over the idea of trying on an endless array of too-short and too-revealing bikinis and one-pieces to find just one that looks decent, let us introduce you to the swim dress. They're flattering, high-coverage and stylish enough that when you're wearing one, you can build those sandcastles or jump in the pool without having to worry about how much skin you're showing. Plus, they're so cute, you can even wear them to the local beach bar! All that's to say, you're definitely going to want at least one to bring along for your next vacation.

From tummy control styles to cute patterned pieces, here are 12 shopper-loved swim dresses to add to your rotation.

Swim dresses to shop

Old Navy Wrap-Front Swimsuit Dress for Women

Whether you want a fun fruity print or a solid color that you can pair with your favorite cover-up, this swimsuit dress from Old Navy comes in plenty of different shades and patterns. Even better, the brand has matching styles for the whole family, from swim trunks for Dad to one-pieces for your little ones, so you can all coordinate for your vacation beach photos. Select styles are currently on sale for under $40 (you'll see the extra discount when you enter the code BONUS at checkout)!

Shapermint Essentials Swim Knot-Front Swim Dress

Shapermint, the brand behind some of our favorite shapewear pieces, also makes a swim dress. It features thick "no dig" straps and an inner mesh panel that is designed to provide a smoothing effect.

Cocoship Vintage One-Piece Swim Dress

This vintage-inspired swimsuit has more than 22,000 five-star ratings from shoppers who have raved about its flattering design and fit. The halter straps are designed to be adjustable for a customized fit and it comes in sizes X-small to 6X-large to fit a range of body types.

Yonique One Piece Swimsuit

With a removable bra, built-in briefs and a long swim skirt, this suit checks all the boxes. Along with the bra, the brand says that the wide straps provide maximum support.

Shekini Women's Crossover Ruched One-Piece Swimdress

Available in 14 different colors and patterns, shoppers say that this swim dress is "flattering" and "comfortable." "I struggle to find swimwear that I am happy with, but this is a really great find!" one reviewer wrote.

Zando Women's Tummy Control Swim Dress

Described as comfortable, breathable and slimming by the brand, this swimsuit checks every box. It comes in multiple patterns and colors, though the floral prints seem pretty perfect for anyone going on a tropical vacation.

Aqua Green Women's UPF 50 High Neck Swim Romper

While this one might technically be a swim romper, it's so cute, we couldn't help but include it in this list. It's a Target shopper-favorite suit with an average 4.5-star rating and reviewers say that it provides "great coverage in the right places" and is "amazingly flattering." "This is probably the best I’ve ever felt in a swimsuit in my entire life (and I’m 37)," one person even wrote.

Kona Sol Women's Side Slit Swim Dress

This swim dress comes in a range of sizes, from X-small to size 24 to fit your frame. It provides full coverage for your torso and backside and is even designed to hit at the middle of your thigh to give your legs some coverage, too.

Lands' End Tummy Control Surplice Faux-Wrap One-Piece Swim Dress

Lands' End has a variety of swim dresses in its collection, and right now, many of them are on sale. This cute option is designed to resist breakdown from chlorine, sunscreen and sweat to last you plenty of summers. Plus, the brand says that the fabric even provides UPF 50 sun protection.

J.Crew Halter Wrap Swim Dress

While this top-rated swimsuit from J.Crew is typically nearly $130, you can get it now for under $70 when you use the code SHOPSALE. The halter suit comes complete with removable padding and built-in UPF 50 sun protection. While it's said to be machine-washable, to extend its life, the brand recommends washing it by hand.

Lands' End Chlorine-Resistant Square Neck Halter Swim Dress

With a square-neck design, adjustable ties and sewn-in cups for support, there is so much to love about this swim dress. Plus, it's made with Lycra Xtra Life spandex, which the brand says lasts up to 10 times longer than ordinary spandex.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren Bel Air Skirted One-Piece Swimsuit

"I always buy tankini's. I saw this suit and decided to try it," one shopper wrote. "I couldn't believe how comfortable it was. I thought the straps might bother me, but they are so soft, and you can barely notice them." They added that it "hides a lot but is still so flattering."