We spend so much time (not to mention money) looking for the chicest swimsuits, only to then hide them with the nearest T-shirt and jogging shorts the moment it gets chilly or we step off the sand.
Whether you’re looking for a little extra coverage on the beach itself, or a breezy transition to those brunch or dinner plans, we found styles from eight stores that will ensure you won't have to sacrifice style for coverage (you might even decide to wear them in place of your regular clothing).
From Lands' End to Venus, these companies are doing cover-ups and caftans right. Plus, we've got some of our personal picks for your next weekend getaway.
Swimsuits for All
Swimsuits for All is a site that specializes in different styles and fits to meet a wide range of needs and preferences. Just throw on earrings and a pair of wedged sandals to go from sandbar to cocktail bar.
Hayley High-Low Dress, $48, Swimsuits for All
Black Margarita High-Low Dress, $38, Swimsuits for All
If you’re looking for something to wear to your next boat outing, look no further than Boden USA. The brand specializes in practical styles with all the preppy trimmings, and typically offers children’s and men’s clothing in similar prints and shades for getting the rest of the family in on the fun.
Cleo Caftan, $110, Boden
Casual Linen Tunic, $43, Boden
From sleek sarongs to playful cutouts, there are cover-ups to suit your every mood on Amazon, which offers many styles at a fraction of their original or competitor prices. This MiYang style is offered in six shades for mixing and matching with your go-to bikini.
MiYang Women’s Floral Lace Beach Bikini Cover-up, $15, Amazon
Chalier Womens Striped Swimwear Cover Up, $12, Amazon
Lands' End has a selection of cover-ups to be rivaled, from beautifully embroidered tunics to watercolor-printed maxi dresses (and everything in between). We even spotted a few styles that can be worn to a work lunch when you need to mix business with pleasure.
Women’s Petite Embroidered Woven Tunic, $32, Lands' End
Women’s Woven Maxi Cover-up Dress, $60, Lands' End
Shop the cover-up collection at Nordstrom to find a curated crop from up-and-coming and well-known designers, often at discounted prices. We’re currently loving the feminine details found on this midi dress and tunic — perfect options for a girls’ day out.
Ted Baker Midi Cover-Up Dress, $113, Nordstrom
Surf Gypsy Cover-Up Tunic, $62, Nordstrom
From sweet (cue the pompoms!) to sexy (hello, sheer), Asos offers a wide variety of cover-ups speaking to the latest trends. The brand also offers plus sizes in its Asos Curve line.
Asos Beach Off Shoulder Cover Up with Pom Poms, $40, Asos
Asos Curve Chiffon Maxi Beach Caftan, $29, Asos
When you scroll through the swimsuit section of Bloomingdale's, you feel like you’re watching a runway with all the latest designer goods at your fingertips. That enthusiasm for swimwear extends to cover-ups, with striped and lace-clad sheaths that are sure to generate some compliments.
Tommy Bahama Striped Gauze Button-Front Shirt Dress Swim Cover-Up, $92, Bloomingdale’s
Bloomingdale’s La Blanca Island Fare Dress Swim Cover-Up, $79, Bloomingdale’s
Last, but certainly not least, Venus specializes in a variety of bold prints and colors for making a statement at that next pool party. If you’re not looking to be the center of attention (at least this time, anyway), there are also simpler, yet still cute, options.
Zip Front Hooded Dress, $30, Venus
Wrap Dress, $18, Venus