9 Beach Cover-Ups You Can Wear All Summer Long

Warmer weather is (finally) here, and it's bringing on some of the hottest Summer styles we've ever seen. Soak up the sun this Summer in these versatile pieces that double as cover ups and will make heads turn from coast to coast.


Beach cover-ups are essential. Why? They protect you from the sun while adding some pizzazz to your look. While many of us go to the beach to get that lovely sun-kissed glow, too much sun exposure is a bad thing. Excess sun exposure causes wrinkles, age spots, accelerates the effects of aging, and increases the risk of skin cancer. A stylish way to protect yourself from the sun is with a beach cover up. 


Whether you have a tropical vacation coming up or are invited to a last minute pool party, we’re bringing you must-have dresses and jumpsuits that can work double time this summer as swimsuit cover ups. These women’s dresses and jumpsuits are easy to throw on top of your bathing suit and when the swimming is done, they double as your post-beach outfit. These easy, breezy styles look great on the beach and by the pool, but they’re just as good on a beachless hot summer day.


COLD-SHOULDER DRESSES

The beauty of the summer dress is that almost any style could work as a beach cover up if you want it to! From floral and botanical prints to polka dots and stripes, they’re the perfect combination of a dress and a cover up. These women's dresses allow you to transition from the beach to a restaurant for lunch in seconds. Plus, using these pieces as a cover up gives your favorite summer dress another purpose.


Off-the-shoulder details make just about any garment look ultra chic, so a swimsuit cover up that flaunts this style is a definite keeper. What’s also great is that you don’t have to worry about your bathing suit straps showing! The tank neckline will hide them, ensuring that the beautiful detailing of the cold shoulder is front and center. As for styling, throw on a glamorous straw hat, espadrille sandals, and aviator sunglasses to make it look as if you’re about to bask on the gorgeous white beaches of St. Tropez. And don’t forget to apply extra sunscreen on your shoulders!


Wear this perfect beach maxi dress with gold hoop earrings, simple sandals and a straw beach tote.

Channel your inner flirt by pairing the Ally dress with espadrille wedges and minimal jewelry.

Channel your inner flirt by pairing the Ally dress with espadrille wedges and minimal jewelry.

This botanical print Macie dress looks great with a straw hat and low-heeled sandals.


Full-Coverage Styles

Even at the beach, you may want to opt for a style that provides more coverage. A midi or maxi dress can work double duty as a swimsuit cover-up or for a casual night out and so can a cropped jumpsuit. Whether you rock a bright color or fun print, an easy to wear, longer garment gives you the ideal beach to beachless vibe.


Another important element of these women’s dresses and jumpsuits are that they not only provide coverage for your legs, but also for your chest. We often forget that our chest is front and center for the sun. With these pieces, you can worry less and play more!


This midi dress is the perfect balance between basking in the sun and protection. Don’t forget sleek sunglasses to complete the look.

Perfect with a pair of strappy sandals, this jumpsuit easily transitions from the beach to lunch with the girls.

Perfect with a pair of strappy sandals, this jumpsuit easily transitions from the beach to lunch with the girls.

A statement itself, this maxi dress draws in lots of attention. Wear simple black sandals to allow this dress to shine on its own.


Strapless Jumpsuits

How awesome is it that a piece as fun as a jumpsuit can be used as a swim cover up as well?! A jumpsuit cover up in a light fabric is perfect for both staying cool in the heat and looking effortlessly stylish by the pool. Whether you prefer a cropped pant or a floor-length panth, this one-piece is easy to toss on over your bikini.


Strapless jumpsuits are also one of the most versatile jumpsuit styles from Connected Apparel. They transition well from beach cover-up, to hot Summer days to breezy nights. All it takes is adding a bit of jewelry and a sweater or denim jacket and voila! You now have three outfits for the price of one!


How cute would strappy sandals, a wrist full of bracelets and a straw fedora look with this jumpsuit cover-up?

This easy-on and easy-off jumpsuit option gives you full coverage on your legs and pairs well with a wide-brim hat.

This easy-on and easy-off jumpsuit option gives you full coverage on your legs and pairs well with a wide-brim hat.

A colorful option, this jumpsuit works well with matching accessories. Try pairing it with a mustard yellow statement necklace and matching straw hat.


From easy-going jumpsuits to casual dresses in a variety of silhouettes, you’ll find something in our Summer collection to fit your style. You'll look effortless while you’re on vacation, lounging by the pool or soaking in the sun at the beach.

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