16 Chic Swim Cover Ups To Wear This Summer Or On Your Next Getaway 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - October 7, 2023

This summer, we've got you covered with some latest trends, early access, and top deals on swim cover ups. Whether you're enjoying a relaxed day on the beach or attending a fashionable day party, these cover ups have your back, front, and side to side.

To help you shop, we've curated a list of stylish swim cover ups from our favorite stores that will prepare you for a hot girl, stress-free summer. These cover up styles will add pizzazz to any swimsuit or your favorite swimsuit or help you build the perfect sunny day outfit. Don't be fooled by the name "cover up", these pieces are actually going to show off your amazing figure, style, and fun spirit. Turn the beach into a runway or any pool party into a fashion show in one of the following pieces from our list!

What To Look For In A Swim Cover Up


When it comes to fabric, look for breathable and lightweight fabrics that are easy to care for and keep you cool.


With various lengths available, choose one that makes you feel your best. For something modest, look for something around knee length. To show off your leg, try shorter cover ups.


When it comes to style, feel free to incorporate your style into it. Whether it is exotic prints or a classic design, always pick the ones that reflect your personality.

Some styles allow you to look relaxed at the beach or poolside, and it can also be doubled as a beach party dress with some statement earrings and sexy wedges

16 Stylish Swim Cover Ups To Wear This Summer

Flook Bali Dreaming Tunic

This dreamy crochet design features a square neck silhouette and back zip closure. Durable enough to keep you dry and add some dimension to your wardrobe this summer. Later in the winter, you can even wear this over your favorite sweater and jeans. The cream texture of this cover-up makes it, so it goes with anything you decide to pair it with. Subtle enough to go with anything and sumptuous enough to garner plenty of attention. All eyes on you in this Flook Bali Dreaming Tunic by Free People.

This product is Artisan Made, meaning it was crafted by a non-profit or small business around the world that creates handmade, distinct pieces in small batches under ethical conditions. What more could you ask for? You'll get a one-of-a-kind piece that will leave you dreaming in exchange for giving back.


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The Oxford Tunic

Looking for some excitement? Well, this Oxford Tunic is exactly what you need. Show off your eclectic style in this open eyelet fabric, pintuck trim at the collar with a pocket for your phone. Keep it cool by pairing it with your favorite pair of sneakers, or dress it up with some strappy sandals. This cotton tunic has a front button closure and cuffs, so it is a great way to dry off after a nice dip in the pool. 


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Dara Bouk Wrap

Super sexy and comes with an attitude, this Dara Bouk Wrap is a head-turner. This piece is the perfect getaway ensemble, no matter your location in this wrap, you'll be bringing the heat. Name the destination, and you're ready for a vacation. This flowy tulle fabric with a floral design will give off the impression that you are floating, and you might as well indulge yourself by taking it a step further with the matching top and bottom. Either way, all you'll need to do is add a pair of sunglasses to this look, and you're all set. This garment will also look beautiful over your favorite summer dress for an evening out. Guaranteed to give you multiple looks, this piece is timeless and seasonal. This Dara Bouk Wrap can be with you in summer, spring, or fall through it all. 

Scarlet Maxi Dress

Oh WOW! Is exactly what you'll be hearing in this jaw-dropping sheer maxi. It just takes your breath away and shows off your striking figure. This maxi dress features a cut-out waist and slit legs that will bring elegance to any swimsuit. Convertible styling means you can wear it with the straps crossed over the shoulder or tie it around your shoulders for a strapless look. Perfect dress to wear out in the evening, but also perfect for a day at the beach. There is plenty of room to dress this piece up or keep it simple, you decide. Pair it with a margarita and good vibes, and you'll rival the sun this summer.

Midnight Golden Noah Tunic

You'll be so mysterious and captivating in this lace tunic. Pair it with denim shorts and a summer hat, or take your sexy to the next level with a swimsuit. This alluring cover-up is suitable for any summertime event; pool party, day party, or concert. It is a statement piece that speaks for itself, and you'll love the slimming effect of this black. Offering a laced-up neckline with tassel ties, scallop hem, and pull-on styling, all you need to do is put it on and go. Showing off your wonderful neckline, you can add a simple necklace to bring attention to this garment's details.


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Shiloh Cover-Up

Despite what you've been told you can have it all in this Shiloh cover-up! This long sleeve cover up has a tie in the front with a cut-out and bishop sleeves with a deep v cut-out. What more could you ask for? It's long enough to keep you concealed but also sheer enough to show your swimsuit, so you can wear a simple bikini. Grab your summer hat with a bag to match this print, and all eyes will be on you. You spent a lot of time planning this look when really this cover-up just packs a punch. It wouldn't hurt to pre-order this now and start a beach riot later. The summer is all yours.

Maeve Maxi Tunic Buttondown

This Maeve Maxi Tunic Buttondown is a versatile piece and should be a staple in every woman's wardrobe. From wearing it as a cover up dress on the beach, casual look by a match for slim jeans and sandals, or to the office with dressy bottoms, you can wear this top on almost all occasions.

Crafted from cotton, this piece is perfect to wear for the summer. It features one front patch pocket and a tunic silhouette. You will feel like a Greek goddess wearing this piece and for just the right amount of coastal flair, pair the top with a statement shell necklace and hat.

Londyn Side-Slit Crochet Dress

Feel the sand between your toes in this Londyn Side-Slit Crochet Dress. A stylish beach day staple. Unlike your typical cover ups, this sheer crochet cover ups is stylish and features a long dress length with a fringed hem, a variety of stitches throughout, and a deep v neck that allows you to show off your favorite swimsuit. Crafted from cotton, this crochet dress is breezy and with just the right amount of coverage.

Ramy Brook Marisol Gradient Caftan Coverup

Imagine a tropical getaway in this stylish Marisol Gradient Caftan Cover-up designed by Ramy Brook. It features a stunning pink electric orange gradient effect that is super eye-catching to wear by the pool or beach. With the tie-up at the front with tassel trim, you can decide how much coverage you need. The breezy cover-up comes in five different sizes, so if you can show off your figure.

Verde Limón San Juan Cover Up 2

Soak up the sun in Verde Limon San Juan Cover up. An ideal cover up for your next getaway, this chic cover up features a playful tropical print and an adjustable tie at the waist to accentuate your figure. Layer over a bikini top, bottom and pair with an oversized sun hat for the perfect vacation vibe! Or better yet, match it with a matching bathing suit set with top and bottom!

PQ SWIM Monique Fringe Cover-Up

Enjoy those sunny rays and the crashing of waves in the PQ Swim Monique Fringe Cover Up. Super stylish and trendy and worthy of adding to your swim collection. This cover up is all about draped fringe, and you will look amazing and sexy in it. It features a boat neckline, an all-over fringe with solid panels, short batwing sleeves, and a loose silhouette.

PatBO Plunge Knit Beach Dress

Made in Basil, this Plunge Knit Beach Dress designed by PatBO is a hybrid beach dress. It features a built-in bodysuit made from stretch Lycra fabric attached to a straight column skirt made from modal lace fabric. The bodysuit offers a single-center cut-out with a row of ivory-colored beads. The semi-sheer panels on the hip bones are made from stretch-tulle fabric that gives you a sexy and mysterious vibe. 

Quinn Waikiki Wave

This Quinn Waikiki Wave Top And Bottom are perfect for a beach or pool party. The Gia Top is a tie-front crop top that features in beautiful Waikiki Wave print. The sheer top has cuffed sleeve detailing and deep v. Perfect pair this top with denim or the matching Margaret Pant for a summer-ready set. The comfortable long-length Margaret Pants are high-waisted, which will make you look super flattering.

Bring on the Beach White Crochet Maxi Swim Cover-Up

All you need is a bikini, and this Lulus Bring on the Beach White Crochet Maxi Swim Cover-Up for your beach vacation or pool party! This loose gauge crocheted swim cover-up, with a variety of stitches throughout, has wide tank straps and a scoop neck (and back). The column silhouette continues down to a maxi hem. This Bring On The Beach White Crochet Maxi Swim Cover Up is both stylish and budget-friendly.

Bruna Stripes Cover Up

This Bruna Stripes Cover Up will be your new go-to beach (and beyond) layer. The color is so vibrant and fresh that you won't get enough all sunny days long. It has a comfy fit, a standout print, and the fringes all around to take your outfits to the boldest level ever. Your sun wardrobe is craving for it, and complete the look with Bruna Stripes Bikini Top + Bottom set or the Bruna Stripes One-Piece Swimsuit are the perfect matches!

CULT GAIA Madu Knit One-Shoulder Coverup

The Madu Knit One Shoulder Coverup From Cult Gaia is a gorgeous open weave knit coverup. The asymmetrical garment falls over one shoulder and has a high slit exposing the shoulder and right leg in one movement. The open-knit raffia is breezy and seductive. With an easy fit, Madu will become your go-to beach or pool layering.

About the author

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.


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