What to Wear Over a Swimsuit

What to Wear Over a Swimsuit

Searching for what to wear over a swimsuit? Here are a few options to consider, plus tips on finding the right cover-up for you.
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WHAT TO WEAR OVER YOUR SWIMSUIT

COVER-UP OPTIONS + TIPS FOR SHOPPING

Whether you’re getting ready for a resort vacation or you’re prepping for a pool party at your friend’s house, finding the perfect bathing suit is likely a top priority. It’s important to find one that’s equally flattering, stylish and comfortable so you can enjoy the sun and water to their fullest extent.

But your choice of bikini or one-piece shouldn’t be the only thing on your mind when you’re planning your summer outfit; finding something to wear over your swimsuit is important, too! And you don’t necessarily need a cover-up – there are a few different garment options you can consider throwing on top of your bathing suit that are cute, comfortable, and functional.

Below, we’ve listed some of our tried and true tips for finding what to wear over your swimsuit, as well as six options to consider while you browse through the Anthony’s collection.


TIPS FOR FINDING THE PERFECT COVER-UP OPTION

When shopping for the perfect cover-up, make sure to keep these tips in mind:

  • Shop for comfort, style, and functionality. The ideal cover-up looks cute, feels good, and functions as it should — don’t shop for something that’s going to drag you down on a warm day or feel uncomfortable against wet skin.
  • Make sure the fabric is breathable. Since you’re likely wearing your cover-up in the hot weather, make sure you choose breathable fabric to avoid overheating.
  • Opt for easy maintenance. You shouldn’t have to worry about caring for your cover-up — it should be thrown in the washing machine with your bathing suit, not taken to the dry cleaner’s.

WHAT TO WEAR OVER YOUR SWIMSUIT

Searching for what to wear over a one piece swimsuit? Need a coverup for your bikini? We’ve got you covered! Here are six different options to consider.



1.
THE STANDARD COVER-UP

 

If you’re searching for something to wear over a wet swimsuit, standard cover-ups make a great choice. Designs like this Waffle Knit Sleeveless Cover-Up by Jordan Taylor, for example, is made with unique waffle-knit textured fabric and features a full zip-through front. This makes it easy to slip on and off as you transition from the pool to the chair while you soak up the sun. Plus, the fabric can work well to soak up extra moisture while you’re lounging so you don’t remain soaking wet fresh out of the water.

 



2.
A CUTE TUNIC DRESS

 

Looking for a cute and casual swimsuit cover that you can wear throughout your beach vacation? Try this Sea Glass Lace-Up Tunic Cover-Up by J Valdi. Its unique lace neckline is described as intriguing, and its tropical floral print adds even more fun to your look while you’re lounging in the sun. Wear it to the pool, to the bar, or while you’re walking on the beach for a night cap.

 



3.
AN OVERSIZED SHIRT

 

If you’re searching for a classy beach cover to wear over a bathing suit, look no further than this Santa Barbara Button-Front Shirt by J. Valdi. Designed to resemble a flowy short dress, this oversized blouse-like cover-up is cute and practical. Since it comes in black, you can wear it just about anywhere with any accessories and you’ll always look put together.

 



4.
A MAXI DRESS

 

In need of a cover-up that can double as a cute look for date night? Try this Tropical Garden Maxi Dress by Tango Mango. It’s described as “ultra-chic” with its exotic floral design and its silhouette style. Just throw it on over your bathing suit, put on a pair of sandals and head to the beachside bar for dinner with your loved one.

 



5.
A WIDE LEG JUMPSUIT

 

A cover-up doesn’t necessarily have to be a skirt or dress. If you’re looking for an option with lightweight material and pant legs, consider this Wide Leg Jumpsuit by J. Valdi. It’s a simple and classy option that features adjustable camisole straps and a loose-fitting style for easy mobility and maximum comfort.

 



6.
A HIGH-WAISTED SKIRT

 

Looking for a fun, bright colored cover-up for a beach party or summer get-together? This Kashmir Paisley Ring Sarong Skirt by Anne Cole makes a great option, with its fun paisley pattern and decorative ring at the waistline. You can style a one piece with this cover-up or throw on a shirt to match as you browse the beach in search of the perfect sun tanning spot.

 


OTHER ACCESSORIES TO CONSIDER

If you plan on wearing a cover-up to the pool or beach with the intention of heading elsewhere after a dip in the water, make sure to accessorize! Here are a few other pieces we suggest to complete the look:

  • Straw hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Flip flops or a nice pair of sandals
  • And of course, sun screen!

SHOP ANTHONY'S FOR YOUR COVER-UP NEEDS

From blouses and dresses to pants, shorts, and classic cover-ups, Anthony’s has everything you need to strut your stuff and feel confident on the beach.

At Anthony’s we have a variety of cover-ups, from lightweight caftans made with breathable fabric to basic dresses that make transitioning from the water to the beachside bar simple and seamless.

Browse our collection of cover-ups to find your perfect fit!

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