Whether you’re headed to the beach or simply preparing for the spring and summer seasons, one key piece must be added to your wardrobe to take on these warm months in style: a cover-up. We’ve found 24 of our favorite fashion-forward options for every style preference. Whether you’re looking for a classic white cover-up, a brighter option that reflects this season’s trends, a beachy pair of light and airy pants, or a cover-up you can wear both on and off the beach, we have suggestions. Here are 24 breezy cover-ups for this season!


With rising temperatures and days spent in the sun comes the return of white in our wardrobe. Especially when traveling to the beach, a timeless white cover-up has got to be on your packing list. From tunics to bohemian-inspired styles and a few white ensembles with a subtle punch of color, we’ve pulled together six fun and festive options that will keep you comfortable and stylish under the sun.

White is always a go-to summer style staple.

White is always a go-to summer style staple. These sweet and simple cover-ups are perfect for any beach or pool day. The Muche et Muchette tunic cover-up (top left) is $135, Michael Stars caftan cover-up (top middle) is $148, L.Space tunic (top right) is $88, Sunset striped cover-up dress (bottom left) is $94, O’Neill cold shoulder cover-up (bottom middle) is $54 and Pool to Party blue and white cover-up (bottom right) is $110. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom


This season, we’re seeing shades of hushed blue, sage, purple and turquoise in jewelry, evening wear and now, swimwear. These beachy cover-ups reflect that trend without going over the top and are ideal for effortless summer style. We’re also seeing maxi dress cover-ups this season. Don’t be afraid to try out this trend! Although it may seem strange to don a long dress on a warm day, these options are so light and breezy, you won’t feel constricted by too much fabric. Plus, they’re a great option for those who’d prefer to stay covered on the beach.

Soft hues of sage, blue and purple are a major swimwear trend this season.

Soft hues of sage, blue and purple are a major swimwear trend this season. We love how these options reflect the colors and relaxed style of a beach getaway. The James Coviello ruffled dress (top left) is $98, Leith midi cover-up dress is $49, Green Dragon high tide cover-up (top right) is $72, Pool to Party wrap (bottom left) is $78, PITUSA bright maxi cover-up dress with tassels (bottom middle) is $154 and Naudic printed caftan (bottom right) is $98. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom


Another style that is having a major moment right now is the romper and pant cover-up. Here, we’ve selected three rompers that also nod to the stripe, off-the-shoulder and pompom embellishment trends we’ve been seeing all season. If you’d rather go for a beach pant and top pairing, we have some fantastic options. Yellow is by far one of spring and summer’s most popular colors, and these light and airy pants with a simple pompom trim are the right way to rock the look. Or, if a classic color scheme is more your style, go for the grey or black flyaway pants for an easy, breezy beach look.

When you're on the hunt for a unique cover-up that stands out amongst the dresses and caftans.

On the hunt for a unique cover-up that stands out among the dresses and caftans? These rompers and light, airy pants are a fashion-forward way to cover up and stay comfortable at the beach. The TAVIK stiped jumpsuit cover-up (top left) is $85, Pompom romper cover-up (top middle) is $156, Isabella Rose off-the-shoulder cover-up romper (top right) is $58.50, Three Dots yellow beach pants (bottom left) are $118, Elan flyway pants (bottom middle) are $58 and Becca black breezy pants (bottom right) are $78. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom


Lastly, there is nothing more convenient than owning a piece that can work both on and off the beach, especially when packing for vacation. These six options can be styled both as a cover-up and as an on-the-go look. Just remember to pack a slip with you as these light fabrics can sometimes be see-through. We are loving the vibrant wrap maxi dresses for an evening out, or the striped jumpsuit and LBD with darling off-the-shoulder ties for a day spent exploring. These are versatile, reliable styles that will always look flattering and fashionable.

The cover-up you need for this season is one that can easily go from beach to lunch, shopping or even a night out.

The final cover-up you need for this season is one that can easily go from beach to lunch, shopping or even a night out. These bright, stylish options are fantastic for on and off the beach. Just make sure you have the right slip as these light fabrics might show too much without a bathing suit underneath. This Mara Hoffman orange wrap dress (top left) is $295, Elan striped jumpsuit (top middle) is $75, L. Space off-the-shoulder dress (top right)is $99, Maaji floral maxi dress (bottom left) is $118, Mirth waisted dress (bottom middle) is $288 and Dianne Von Furstenberg striped cover-up dress (bottom right) is $298. Images: Anthropologie/Nordstrom


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