31 Best Beach CoverUps for Women to Pack This Summer

31 Best Beach Cover-Ups to Pack This Summer

Lightweight sarongs, chic matching sets, and versatile button-downs included.

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The best beach cover-ups for women are lightweight, stylish, and versatile—looking just as good over your bathing suit by the pool as they do during a hotel lunch. Whether you're headed on a weeklong vacation to Lake Como or are cruising to Ibiza this summer, be sure to pack a few swim cover-ups you can throw on after a dip in the water. We browsed some of our favorite online shops to find the best styles for you to wear this summer, from two-piece sets and maxi dresses that double as daytime outfits to beachy sarongs that let you show off your favorite swimsuit. Below, 31 beach cover-ups for women to wear poolside all summer long.

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Matching sets

Cin Cin Luau sheer top and Oasis pant

This bright aqua blue set screams European vacation. If you have fancy lunch or dinner plans right after a day by the pool, this matching set looks elevated and can be dressed up with platform sandals and a fun bag. The fabric is sheer enough to let your bathing suit peak through, but will keep your arms and legs covered if you got a little too much sun during the day. 

Vitamin A Playa pocket blouse and Tallows short

You can't go wrong with a matching linen set as your go-to summer beach cover-up. It keeps you cool, but you're covered up enough for whatever's on your itinerary. If you're trying to pack on the lighter side, this set doubles as a daytime outfit for afternoons away from the water, too. 

Fixmatti two-piece set

My favorite thing about this oversized two-piece set: the price tag. It's affordable and won't be going out of style anytime soon. The casual and versatile set is available in over a dozen colors. 

MakeMeChic crochet tank top and skirt set

Another Amazon find we're loving is this crotchet set that features a high-waisted midi skirt and tank top. Dress this one up with a pair of sandals or low heels for an outdoor lunch by the pool. 

Lulus Two-Piece Vacation jumpsuit

For a little extra sun protection, throw on this lightweight jumpsuit with flowy linen pants. It's feminine and cute while still keeping you comfortable on a long, hot day. 

Lightweight pants

J.Crew Relaxed beach pant

If throwing on a breathable beach pant is more your vibe, a style like this pair from J.Crew is easy to rewear again and again. Available in sizes ranging from XXS to 3XL, these slightly sheer cotton-blend pants are flattering on every body type. 

Winioder linen high-waisted beach pants

These high-waisted pants work just as well over your bathing suit as they do with a tank top and comfortable walking shoes for a day spent shopping for souvenirs. They're comfortable, breathable, and the price tag is nice, too.

Buck Mason Crosshatch Linen Catalina pant

Buck Mason makes some of the best elevated basics, and these new linen pants are no exception.  If you're only packing one pair of pants on your next beach vacation, let it be these. 

Chic sarongs

Becca Colorcode sarong cover-up skirt

My personal favorite beach cover-up: A simple sarong. A mesh one like this is ultra-lightweight and takes up virtually no packing room—just fold it up tightly and tuck it away in the corner of your suitcase.

Lulus Zerona sarong

Sarongs tend to be simple, but this fun, boho-style cover-up has a tassel trim that gives it a little extra flare. A sheer white sarong is also a subtle way to let the bright-colored bikini you're wearing have its moment. 

Ekouaer two-piece sarong set

I bought this two-piece sarong set years ago and still bring at least one of them on every single vacation I go on. These are cover-ups I quickly tie on when I'm back and forth from the pool to laying out and tanning throughout the day. Plus, the black and white colors will match any color swimsuit you wear. 

Seafolly textured beach wrap

For a little more leg coverage, a longer beach wrap like this textured maxi is perfect. Choose from colors like powder blue, soft olive, and black. 

Farm Rio Pink Leopard Forest sarong

Farm Rio designs some of the most gorgeous and unique sarongs you can buy. Each with bright, fun colors and summery patterns, a splashy style like one is perfect for upcoming trips to Miami, São Paolo, or Palm Springs. 

Skims Swim cover-up tie sarong

You'd be hard-pressed to find something from Skims that you don't love. The brand's swim line promises all the same comfort and support of its shapewear. With sizes ranging from XXS to 4XL, this stretchy maxi is flattering on every body type and will last for years to come. 

Shu-Shi beach sarong

Throwing on a bright-colored beach sarong like this one is an easy way to spice up a basic white or black swimsuit. Simply tie this around your waist for a walk along the water or to grab a drink at the beach bar. 

Farm Rio Romantic Garden cover-up skirt

Another stunning cover-up we love from Farm Rio is this floral skirt. It has a tighter fit, so if you want it a little bit looser, you might want to order one size up. 

Poolside skirts

Lulus Pier to Pier crochet swim skirt

A crotchet swim skirt gives you a little bit of coverage after a dip in the pool while still showing off your swimsuit. A breezy swim skirt like this is easy to keep in your tote bag just in case. 

Lulus Sunshine and Fun Times crochet fringe skirt

A more fun take on the classic crotchet cover-up, this maxi skirt has plenty of fringe. Black is always a safe bet—it goes well over any bikini or one-piece you have on. 

Summersalt The Classic Pool skirt

This flirty and feminine skirt definitely earns its spot on your packing list. It's made with the same fabric as Summersalt's swimsuits, so it can be worn in or out of the water, and will give you a little extra coverage when the UV index gets too high. 

O’Neill Hanalei maxi skirt

Made of a slightly crinkled fabric, this yellow maxi features a chic slit that covers you up just the right amount. Throw a basic white tank on and you're ready for lunch. 

Summersalt The Ruched Swim skirt

The ruching on this swim skirt makes it flattering on every body type. Available in a variety of colors, it's designed to match Summersalt's core swimsuits and is made with the same material, so there's no need to worry about getting it wet after a swim. 

Beach dresses

Gigi C Stevie midi dress

I love the way this see-through midi from Gigi C looks over a one-piece swimsuit. It's sexy and fun while still offering enough coverage to wear to any of your post-beach plans. The tangerine hue is perfect for that summer trip to Europe and makes it look a little more elevated than your everyday swim cover-up. 

Farm Rio Blue Painted Birds midi cover-up

I'd wear this midi just about anywhere this summer—poolside, shopping, date night, you name it. It's easy to dress this style up with a pair of heels and fun earrings. 

Ekouaer beach dress

If you're shopping for a cover-up before a last-minute getaway, opt for this soft beach dress that's eligible for Amazon Prime's two-day shipping. It's lightweight, breathable, and fully covers your bum. 

Lulus Coastal Grooves swim cover-up

If you love the coastal grandma aesthetic, this breezy maxi dress is for you. Made of a lightweight woven fabric, it's slightly sheer and is perfect for your next New England getaway. 

Lulus Sandy Cove crochet cover-up

Another cover-up from Lulus we love is this crotchet midi that comes in black or white. It looks so sleek paired with a straw tote bag and pair of black sunnies. 

Versatile button-downs

J.Crew linen-cotton beach shirt

If you only have room to pack one versatile cover-up, let it be this linen button-down. It's the one essential I never travel without—I'd wear this over a bathing suit, with denim shorts, or layered over a dress if it gets chilly at night. 

Sauipe Swim Kris buttoned beach cover-up

This sheer black cover-up looks sleek over a white or black two-piece swimsuit. Your arms are fully covered, yet it's breezy and lightweight enough to keep you cool on a hot beach day. 

Lulus Stroll the Beaches crochet cardigan

If you're looking to switch things up from a basic button-down, opt for this crotchet cardigan. This one lets your neon bikini peak through and matches any pair of linen pants. 

Summersalt The Perfect Boyfriend shirt

It's called The Perfect Boyfriend shirt for a reason. It's just the right amount of oversized—keeping you comfortable without the need to throw on a pair of pants to stroll over to the pool bar. It's also wrinkle-resistant, so no need to worry about stuffing it in your already-full suitcase. 

Abercrombie & Fitch Gauzy Beach Mini dress cover up

If want the versatility a button-down offers while looking just a little bit more put together, this gauzy midi dress has you covered. The adjustable tie gives your waist some shape and the fit is not too oversized.