Cover-Up in Style | Beauty/Fashion

By Rebecca S. Robertson

For The Surge

A chic cover-up is as essential as a stylish beach bag and sunscreen when you’re headed to the beach or pool. This season there are tons of cover-up options on the market that range from sophisticated to sexy.


A tunic is a versatile and sophisticated option as a beach cover-up. Worn on its own over your swimsuit or paired with jean shorts, a tunic can easily take you from the beach to a barbecue.

J.Crew’s Mosaic Floral Tunic in Chrome Green ($78) is a chic option. The aqua/green and white floral print is accented by the v-neckline, drawstring ties on the shoulder, and a rounded hemline that hits about mid-thigh.


For a more funky style at the beach, a romper is a fun alternative. This type of garment incorporates shorts and a top in one piece, and is easy to throw on for poolside drinks at the bar or lunch at a café.

For a playful option, try H&M’s Terry Jumpsuit in Orange ($29.99). The orange, purple, white, and pink paisley pattern is eye-catching thanks to the romper’s cinched waist, drawstring sleeveless top, and white trim detail.


A crocheted tank dress offers a sexy option for covering up when heading to the beach.

The Mossimo Crochet Cover-Up Dress in Dark Plum ($22.99, Target) offers sleek style and features an A-line silhouette that hits about mid-thigh. Sheer enough to let your bathing suit peak through, this dress will look chic with simple flip flops and a straw tote.