Swim Cover-Up Round-Up

In addition to white sneakers, the other item on my immediate to-buy list is a swim cover-up.  A few years ago I came across a blue and white tunic cover-up while shopping for a dress to wear to a wedding.  It was the end of summer, I was pregnant, and I was exhausted from shopping for hours with no luck on the dress front.  Due to those factors, I couldn’t justify the $60 price tag.  Fast forward to now and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve thought about that cover-up.  Naturally, when I wasn’t looking for a specific item of clothing I found the perfect one (and didn’t buy it).  I bet if I went shopping for a cover-up right now, I’d find the perfect dress to wear to a wedding!

I have a few cover-ups that I feel “meh” about.  I’ve just recently started buying clothes that actually fit my body type (long rectangular torso), and my current cover-ups do nothing for me.  The past couple of times I’ve needed a cover-up, I’ve grabbed shorts and a top instead.  I’ve always felt slightly self conscious in a bathing suit (who doesn’t?), so I’d like to find a cover-up that I feel confident in.  Or at least a little better than “meh”.

I rounded up all of the below as possible contenders.  My top 3 are on the top row, but I like them all.  I did have a few requirements that helped me weed through all of the various options available on the world wide web:

  • Sleeves – My current cover-ups are sleeveless and I’ve had several instances where I wish I had sleeves for a little sun protection, warmth if it’s windy, or because I forgot to shave my armpits (kidding, maybe).
  • No drop waist – Makes me look wide.

Not sheer – or at least, not extremely sheer.  I’m fine with some translucence.Swim Cover up Round up » StyleEmulator.comOne  (also love it in chambray)  //  Two  //  Three

Four  //  Five  //  Six

Seven  //  Eight  // Nine

Ten  //  Eleven  //  Twelve

Thirteen  //  Fourteen  //  Fifteen

Sixteen

Help me decide!  Which one do you like best?

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4 Comments

  1. I like the structure of the 1/8/10 looks! It’s like you are getting away with wearing a too short sexy dress, but no one can trash talk you over it because it’s a swim coverup. But for functionality, #2 covers the vulnerable spots (cleavage & shoulders, for me), but still won’t be hot on broiling days. I think you should get two covers this summer. I give you permission.

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