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.
Help me decide! Which one do you like best?