Summer Accessories: Beach Cover Ups

Thursday June 23, 2011 by Alexandra C.


Cover ups are a must-have summer accessory for any beach bum. Spending all day in your bikini is great but not always practical—these trendy cover ups are the perfect piece to throw over top a bikini on your way to the snack bar. They're also so cute, you'll want to wear them on and off the beach! 


Prints are so much fun and they are a huge trend for summer, what I love about prints is that they become a real stand-out piece and these ikat, tribal, paisley and animal prints will definitely get you noticed. 
1. Neiman Marcus VIX Leopard Print Jersey Tunic (US$143.00)
2. Billabong Island Fever Tribal Print Cover Up (C$40.00)
3. Old Navy Sheer Kaftan Cover Up (C$34.50)
4. TM by Tara Matthews Leopard Print Sarong in Turquoise (US$75.00)
5. Trina Turk Paisley Print Bat Wing Tunic (C$134.05)
6. Forever21+ Paisley Print Sheer Cover Up (C$33.80


Sheer cover ups com in all sorts of bold colours—the bright blue and rich magenta tones are beautiful! Lace and crochet cover ups really give off a summertime vacay-vibe, reminiscent of a vacation in the Caribbean....awwww...
1. Asos Pleated Front Chiffon Cover Up (C$42.49
2. Nightcap Clothing Sheer Mesh Cover Up with Embellishment (C$218.81)
3. Nightcap Clothing Lace Cover Up (C$324.16)
4. Lucky Brand Denim Lace Cover Up Tunic (US$94.00)
5. Sears Cover Me Cross Front Sheer Tunic (C$39.99)
6. Roxy Tropicali Sheer Pointelle Cover Up (US$48.00)


We just ran a feature on tie-dye swimsuits and while we don't suggest wearing both a tie-dye suit and cover ups (that might be a bit much), these tie-dyed cover ups would look great with a solid, bright-coloured bikini!
1. Victoria’s Secret Tie- Dye Dress (US$ 48.00)
2. Billabong Tie-Dye One-Shoulder Poncho Dress (C$65.00)
3. Lucky Brand Denim Convertible Maxi Skirt/Beach Dress (US$68.00)
4. Victoria’s Secret Deep V Back Tie Dye Dress (US$ 49.50)

What are your summer must-haves for the beach?


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on June 23, 2011  TammyK  1,073 said:

@AlexJC - lol good idea but it'll be terribly hard to swim with all that fabric around you

on June 23, 2011  AlexJC  50 said:


I wish someone would develop a cover up bathing suit *sigh*

on June 23, 2011  Siofan  50 said:

Love the Victoria's Secret Tie-Dye one at the bottom. The pattern looks like it would be flattering since it's a V- shape.

on June 23, 2011  jskim07  50 said:

From the Lovely Brand Knit Tunic, to the NightCap Clothing Cover up and to the Clothing sheer mesh, I can't decide which one I love the most!

on June 23, 2011  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

I love the white sheer one that's #6 in the 2nd graphic and the blue one that's #5 in the first.

on June 23, 2011  mamaluv  STAFF said:

I like most of these styles, but personally gravitate toward the maxi dress-style coverup like Lucky Brand's in the last group of pictures (would pick a different colour though). Crochet styles are also really fun!

on June 23, 2011  TammyK  1,073 said:

Cover-ups are SO cute. I especially like number 3, 4, and 5 in the first box of images. I guess I'm really in the mood for turquoise/blue today.

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