Summer Favorites: Swimsuit Cover-Ups

Brittny Drye
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swimsuit cover-ups
Photo from Polyvore.com

You've been working out hard to get back into bikini body shape, right? Riiiight? Yeah, me neither. So I'm keeping my eyes peeled for adorable swimsuit cover-ups ... just in case.

Cover-ups have come a long way from being the billowy pieces of fabric that you wore mainly out of necessity instead of style.

  • Since one of the main fashion trends for swimsuits this summer is retro, it's no surprise that the same style is trickling into what you wear over your suit, like this cover-up from Guess (top left, $77). The red stripes and tunneled ties make it look very retro while it covers up that yellow polka-dot bikini.
  • I love the pretty bohemian cover-up from Cool Change (top right, $94). The long, flowy silhouette would look good on just about anyone.
  • The cover-up from Hurley (bottom right, $42) is perfect for those days at the beach that end up turning into night outings unexpectedly -- it's chic enough to wear as a regular dress.
  • I can picture Samantha Jones wearing something like the Tommy Bahama snakeskin-print cover-up (bottom left, $80) during her trip to Abu Dhabi in the upcoming SATC 2. It oozes with sex appeal. 

Do you wear cover-ups over your swimsuit?


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