10 Creative Cover-Ups
1. Sexy Tunic
A deep-plunging neckline and chic three-quarter sleeves give this tunic versatile appeal—wear it on the beach, like Halle Berry, or over skinny jeans for a night out. Cotton kaftan, Anya Hindmarch, $288.75; my-wardrobe.com.
2. Maxi Kaftan
Go for all-out boho glam in a printed maxi, a la Kate Hudson. The light-as-air fabric channels Brigitte Bardot’s Saint Tropez style. Silk dress, Lotta Stensson, $290; net-a-porter.com.
3. Classic Tunic
Show off toned legs in this sweet and classic cover-up. Take a cue from Jennifer Garner and choose a crisp white style that exudes effortless charm.Linen and cotton tunic, Boden, $88; bodenusa.com.
4. Denim Skirt
A classic denim skirt offers nonchalant style and coverage for summer’s teeny bikinis. Angie Harmon accented her color-bright purple bikini with a distressed, raw-edged style.Cotton skirt, J. Crew, $176; jcrew.com.
5. Neon Kaftan
Turn heads, and show off your killer tan, in on-trend neon. Busy Phillips chose this sheer and billowy number by Mara Hoffman to reveal a sexy hint of skin. Silk kaftan, Mara Hoffman, $310; net-a-porter.com.
6. Printed Tunic
The vibrant print of this lightweight tunic turns a basic black bikini into a seaside statement. Cindy Crawford's long-sleeved style keeps her skin stylishly protected from the sun.Cotton tunic, J. Crew, $55; jcrew.com.
7. White Maxi Dress
Nothing says summer like a classic white dress. Courteney Cox showed off her easy and elegant poolside style in a semi-sheer cotton maxi.Viscose dress, Topshop, $50; topshop.com.
8. Strapless Dress
Instead of a classic sarong, try a strapless dress that can go from pool to party in an instant. A printed look like Kristin Davis' feels elegant and effortless.Cotton dress, Juicy Couture, $260; stylebop.com.
Let your hard-earned bikini body shine in a pair of barely-there shorts. Gwyneth Paltrow pulls together a chic monochromatic look with a simple bandeau top and low-slung shorts. Cotton shorts, Old Navy, $12.50; oldnavy.com.
10. Oversize T-Shirt
Channel surfer-girl style in an oversize printed T-shirt. For a playful touch, Vanessa Hudgens added a playful touch to her red two-piece with a vintage-style off-the-shoulder tee. Cotton t-shirt, Rebel Yell, $57; blacklabelboutique.com.