Swimsuit cover-ups are versatile lightweight apparel you slip over one- and two-piece bathing suits. So, you can slide them on and off easily multiple times, loose shapes may feature stretchy fabrics, elastic bands, and/or ties. Various reasons for wearing swimming suit toppers range from practicalities to making fashion statements. Shopping considerations from styles to coverage areas and amounts will help you find your ideal looks.
Transportation attire: You can wear cover-ups as comfortable and modest garments while traveling to and from pools, lakes, and beaches.
Tourist apparel: When you’re on vacation, some hotels, resorts, and cruise lines might not want guests to wear skimpy swimsuits in indoor areas between their rooms, pools, and beaches. But chic toppers may be acceptable ways to conceal bathing suits while passing through lobbies and atriums.
Weather protection: Use cover-ups for outdoor sun and wind protection when boating, before and after water activities, and while strolling along beaches. Fuller coverage styles with sleeves provide post-swimming warmth in cool breezes.
Brazen show offs: If you want to flaunt your toned beach body, pick flirty sheer or lacy cover-ups or more figure-defining styles that allow alluring peeks at your curves underneath.
Modest coverage: Are you shy about revealing more cleavage, midsection, and/or upper thighs than you do in public normally? Then go for conservative options. Choose opaque over transparent fabrics. Pick longer, loose-fitting, fuller coverage styles over shorter, skimpier ones for the most modest concealment. Then you can relax without worrying about overexposing your figure.
Beach-to-street versatility: Don toppers that obscure swimsuits underneath completely to look suitably yet stylishly dressed every time you go indoors. These double-duty pieces transition beautifully from sand or water to casual shops, lunch spots, and beachfront bars. That means you can pack fewer separates before traveling away from home. When switching locations, pair cover-ups that resemble shirts and tops with shorts, skirts, or pants. Just add sandals to rompers and dresses to pass as appropriate for venturing inside. Possibilities span from classy to Boho chic to sporty.
Sheer toppers team up well with revealing two-piece bathing suits. Browse Swimsuits Direct for Becca women’s bikini cover-ups. Styles include rompers, ponchos, tunics, kimonos, and dresses. You’ll find strapless, sleeveless, cold shoulder, and off-the-shoulder looks plus options with sleeves of varied lengths. Extras go from lace-up fronts and flirty tassels to ringlet trim and keyhole or strappy backs. Flimsier materials in lighter solid colors allow swimming suits to show through the most. Shorter ones let you flaunt your legs while covering your midsection.
Fuller Coverage Options
Extended lengths: Do you want to conceal more of your legs for modesty, sun protection, or indoor breaks? Check out our long swimsuit cover-ups. You’ll find various options like caftans, tunics, ponchos, dresses, and rompers with long pants providing greater coverage. Designer details include high necklines, lace-up fronts, keyholes, lacy inserts, fringe, tassels, contrasting trims, cold shoulders, and asymmetrical hemlines.
Longer sleeves: You may like to shield your arms from sunshine and air-conditioning when you move from outdoor heat to indoor coolness. Explore Swimsuits Direct for long-sleeve cover-ups. Choose from dresses and shirts. Or try rompers, kimonos, tunics, or caftans with three-quarter length sleeves.
Hoodies: Does wet hair make you chilly after swimming? Then try a bathing suit cover-up with a hoodie.
Colors: Look and feel clean and fresh in white and lighter shades like pale pink and sky blue. Make a fashion splash in bright hues such as yellow, red, and turquoise. Or to appear leaner, opt for darker tones including black, gray, navy, and purple.
Patterns: Go for classic stripes, cool geometrics, feminine florals, intriguing ethnic motifs, fun tropical themes, and trendy animal prints.
Mixing and matching pieces: If your swimming suit is visible when wearing a cover-up, choose pieces that coordinate or contrast beautifully. You might want to wear complementary looks even though opaque toppers hide bathing suits completely. That will avoid clashing while slipping into and out of them in public. Pair matching or opposite solid colors. Combine patterns with harmonizing single shades.
Vacation-friendly materials: Are you an avid traveler? Then search for cover-ups that resist wrinkling. Select options like stretchy knits and blends containing nylon, polyester, Spandex, Lycra, or Elastane that will pack well. Then you’ll always be ready to hit the sand and water.