Cute Ways to Cover Up at the Beach
Cute Ways to Cover Up at the Beach
Cute Ways to Cover Up
Choosing the right swimsuit is an obvious way to amp up your shoreside style, but you also can't forget about what goes over the skimpy swimwear. Stars like Miranda Kerr illustrate that the trend of wearing more innovative pieces to the beach are in full swing, so click through the gallery to see more unique ways to cover up at the beach this summer.
Miranda Kerr's Leopard Shirtdress
's choice for beachwear is a little bit less "fun in the sun" and a little bit more "minx on the prowl." Try a leopard-print shirtdress like hers to achieve a similarly playful vibe.
Equipment's silk skirtdress is what took Kerr's beach look from classic to vampy. The pointed collars, front pockets, and short hem length combine to make a powerful and unique beach statement.
Equipment silk shirtdress, $178;
Jessica Alba's Maxi Dress
hit the sand in St. Barts in a casual-but-cute leopard-print infused maxi dress, wide-brimmed hat with coordinating ribbon, sunnies, and flip-flops. A full-length dress like this leaves just enough to the imagination while prettily catching the ocean breeze.
Leopard-Print Maxi Dress
Alba's dress is the Lovers + Friends Fly Away Dress, with a low scoop back and pockets for beach-friendly things like sunnies and chapstick.
Lovers + Friends maxi dress, $193;
For another take on the leopard-print maxi, try Topshop's bandeau dress with an elastic waist. This flowy frock especially complements a swimsuit in a similar cut.
Topshop bandeau dress, $40;
Heidi Klum's Tie-Dye Dress
hit the beach in Hawaii wearing a spaghetti strap tie-dye number that just barely allowed her bikini to peek out from underneath. The graphic print is sexy and daring, sure to catch some attention on the sand.
Raquel Allegra's dirty indigo tie-dye tank dress gives off a bohemian vibe while also paying homage to the surfers of the designer's native California. Try it with a chunky statement necklace or dainty gold chain to take your beach look to the next level.
Raquel Allegra tie-dye tank dress, $292;
Lea Michele's Fringed Poncho
star Lea Michele hit the beach in Hawaii wearing an oversized fringed poncho with transparent horizontal stripes. The peek-a-boo detailing gives passersby just a glance at the teeny bikini underneath.
The Goddis Knitwear poncho Michele donned for her sunny Hawaiian vacation can be yours! Crafted in Brazil and Peru, the knitwear piece captures the essence of the South American countries from which it takes inspiration.
Fringed knit poncho, $214;
Rachel Zoe's One-Shoulder Sarong Dress
Ever-fashionable star stylist Rachel Zoe took a sandy stroll in St. Barts wearing a tribal-inspired asymmetrical sarong dress, which she paired with a big floppy hat, oversized sunnies, and a simple necklace. This high-fashion beach look is easy to replicate, and provides comfort and coverage in addition to a chic appeal.
One-Shoulder Maxi Dress
Halston Heritage's one-shoulder maxi dress with cascading sleeve has a graphic pattern that lends the silk-chiffon fabric a daytime feel. But the frock would also go well from the beach to a dinner or after-sunbathing cocktail hour.
Halston Heritage cascading maxi, $315;
Jenna Dewan-Tatum's Graphic Sarong
A growing baby bump no longer relegates you to a one-piece or mumu. Take a note from Jenna Dewan-Tatum, who took a trip to the shore in a belly-baring bikini and a brightly patterned sarong at her hips.
Naomi Watts' Printed Sarong
put a different spin on the printed sarong, pairing her pink one with a plunging metallic one-piece suit in olive, brimmed hat, and wayfarer sunglasses. The sarong and one-piece combo can come across as a bit too modest, but follow in Watts' sandy footsteps and pick a sexy low-cut suit for a successful take on the sarong.
For a fun take on a traditional beach look like the sarong, go for something with tasteful embellishments, like this Tory Burch piece with silver coins at the hems. It evolves nicely from a staple beach item to a swivel-encouraging hip enhancer.
Floral sarong, $135;