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Top 5 Affordable Swimsuit Cover-Ups

Heading to the beach or pool anytime soon? As you know all too well, figuring out what to wear over your bathing suit as you travel to the beach or pool can be a real pain. Denim is awful when wet…a regular ol’ dress is comfy, but could get unnecessarily dirty or wet…and now we’re just starting to run out of options. That’s why—even though it feels like just one more thing to buy—it’s great to invest in a cover-up you can throw on over your suit. You want something classic that won’t go out of style (saves you from having to buy a new one each year) and is comfy, cute and affordable. Find the perfect cover-up and you’ll never spend time searching for something to wear to the pool again. With a bathing suit and cover-up on, you’re good to go! Now you just need sunscreen and a towel.

Here are six of our favorite finds for cover-ups:

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We love this spin on a classic black maxi, which features a fun sheer bottom half. (Target, $23)



This long-sleeve cover-up has a split neckline with eyelet detailing. It’s made of a soft, lightweight cotton gauze. (Old Navy, $17)

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The crochet look is big for summer, so get in the spirit with this classic maxi style. This one has a U-neckline with cap sleeves. (Target, $20)

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Cover up in this oh-so-soft jersey dress that features contrast piping at the neckline. (Delia’s, $20)

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Check out this cute woven cover-up featuring an all-over chevron print and crochet racerback panel. (Forever 21, $15)


Girls, what do you wear over your bathing suit to go to the beach or pool? And do you have any more beach trips planned this summer?

Image: Thinkstock.com / Forever 21


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  1. GodlyBookLover

    Posted by GodlyBookLover on July 26, 2014 at 17:12

    Are cover ups supposed to be taken off before swimming, or can it be worn in the pool?

    • Clairabear

      Posted by Clairabear on July 27, 2014 at 21:54

      You take it off before going in the water 🙂 You could get in with it I guess… but it would sorta be like going in with your clothes!!

    • Rachelove

      Posted by Rachelove on July 27, 2014 at 18:32

      warn before and after swimming but not in the pool

  2. em2rose2

    Posted by em2rose2 on July 25, 2014 at 08:26

    I love the last one and the 2nd to last one

  3. SoZo

    Posted by SoZo on July 24, 2014 at 13:15

    Gotta loooove the chevron 😀