There are lots of reasons why women wear beach cover-ups. They might be worried about a certain aspect of their body. They may be post-operative and not feel confident. Or they just might want something to cover them up from the beach to a café or bar.
Before you buy your beach cover-up think about why you are buying it. If it is to cover the lower half of your body then a sarong is very versatile. For bellies and busts, a kimono-style cover-up works well. You should also consider the temperature of where you’ll be wearing it and choose appropriate material accordingly. For example, don’t pick manmade fabrics for very hot climates. Stick to cotton which will keep you cool.
Now that you’re fully briefed, let’s see what’s out there:
This is a very simple design, a shirt dress that buttons up the front with a tie belt to cinch you in. Also available in white. Made from viscose.
A versatile dress that can be worn in several ways. There is a slip underneath which you can wear on its own or with the wraparound dress. Or, just use the wrap dress to drape over your bikini. The wrap is made from 100% silk and the slip is viscose.
Sizes: S, M, L.
This is perfect for those who want a glamorous look to take them from the beach to a fancy bar. Made from polyester.
A very forgiving beach cover-up here that is styled to drape over bulging bits and create a flattering outline. Made from viscose.
This skirt is part of the ‘Love’ by Julien MacDonald range so there are lots of matching items available too. Made from polyester.
You won’t want to save this for the beach, it is way too glam. It features a stunning print of sea creatures and florals in gorgeous colours. Made from modal fabric.
A pretty pull-over dress that has a tie belt and comes in a gorgeous dark blue floral pattern. Made from viscose.
This is the ultimate in beach cover-ups with the signature Italian stripes and close-knit that is indicative of Missoni. Nice relaxed fit and elasticated at the waist. Material is a rayon mix.
A sophisticated beach dress that you can easily pop on over your swimwear and then head out to lunch or drinks. Made from heavyweight linen to keep its shape, this is bound to become a firm holiday must-have. Made from linen.
You are guaranteed to get tons of use from this sarong. It can be worn in 5 different ways and packs down into its own pouch. Made from polyester.