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‘Tis the season for beach vacations! Although the weather isn’t quite up to speed, we’re beginning to plan and pack for spring break and summer getaways. And since we’ve already brought you 12 Bathing Suits Every Woman Can Feel Confident In, it’s time to move on to light and breezy cover ups that can easily be thrown over your favorite suit. From tunics and beach pants to flowing dresses and kimonos, these are the 10 beach cover ups we’re loving this year!


Tunics are our usual go-to when shopping for seasonal cover ups. We’re drawn to both light and bright colors, like white or vibrant orange and fun details, including pom poms, tassels and crocheted cutouts. Don’t let the long sleeves of this white tunic cover up ($99) fool you — the ultra-light fabric and strategically placed mesh accents actually ensure its comfort and versatility both for lounging in the sand and for exploring the local beach town. This bold orange tunic ($66) is easy-to-wear and available in a myriad of bright shades. And this feminine wrap cover up ($37.80) has got to be the most fashion-forward way to say “beach style.” It’s figure-flattering, polished enough to work on and off the beach and features fun fringed detailing.

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Here are three easy, breezy beach cover ups we’re loving this season. The white cover up is $99, the vibrant orange tunic is $66 and the black wrap cover up is $37.80. Images: Nordstrom/Anthropologie/Swimsuits For All


Another fun cover up option that we love to style is light beach pants. We opt for these when we don’t necessarily want to show off our legs, but we do want to feel comfortable and confident while walking the shore. These striped pants ($78), which are also available in a tan and white option, are so light, they’re slightly transparent. We love the flattering tie detail that hits right at the waist. Basically, it’s like wearing pajama pants to the beach and who doesn’t want that?!

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Beach pants are an unexpected and stylish way to feel comfortable and confident at the beach. These striped pants, also available in white and tan, are $78. Image: Nordstrom


We love wandering and shopping through charming beach towns before sitting down for a light lunch and refreshing libation. These breezy dresses are fantastic, stylish options for those kinds of days. This seafoam green dress ($198) is definitely see-through, so make sure you’re styling this for beach wear-appropriate spots while this grey dress with cute white stripes ($130) is about as “beachy chic” as you can get. How cute does it look with a wide-brimmed hat and some slides?

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Breezy dresses are a must on our beach vacation packing list. This seafoam green dress is $198 while the grey and white striped dress is $130. Images: Nordstrom/Anthropologie

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A sarong is a timeless cover up style. Similar to beach pants, sarongs keep your legs, hips and bum slightly covered. Our go-to is a midi-length sarong that features seasonally appropriate accents like bright shades and playful details. This striped option with precious pom poms is $99.

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We love a sarong for more coverage on the beach. This fun yellow striped sarong with cute pom poms is $99. Images: Nordstrom


A cover up style that’s become more popular over the last few seasons is a light jumpsuit. We love this black jumpsuit‘s strapless cut, ultra-light fabric, cropped wide legs and understated tassel detail. This one can go from beach to shopping in a breeze and flatters any figure. Plus, at just $55, it’s super affordable!

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A light jumpsuit is a stylish cover up option for any beach day. This black jumpsuit is $55. Image: Nordstrom


Here are two different, yet equally stylish, choices for that open, bohemian-inspired kimono look. This black kimono ($58.80) can be tied at the waist or flow freely. Its chic cut and color can easily carry through seasons while this striped style ($110) complete with trendy pom poms is sweet, youthful and fun. Plus, the colorful stripes are versatile enough to match almost any solid suit you have in your closet.

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An easy, breezy kimono is always a fashionable choice when packing for a beach vacation. The black kimono with a tie-waist detail is $58.80 and the striped kimono in a classic cut is $110. Images: Swimsuits For All/Nordstrom

Enjoy your upcoming beach days!


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