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Bathing Suit Season Is Here…

5.20.2010 WRITTEN BY Ashley How to Wear

…But maybe you aren’t. Enter the beauty of the bathing suit cover-up. If that New Year’s Eve goal to “get into shape” didn’t quite hit the ground running, there are always ways to work around the extra pounds. Cover-ups are a great way to hide your problem areas, but they are also a fun way to spice up your beach attire and add a little more coverage. Not only do they help to protect your skin from the sun, but they also show that you are well put together. I have seen quite a few cute cover-ups this season that I want to share with those who might be going somewhere fun for Memorial Day Weekend!

BCBG MAXAZRIA ‘Draped-Sleeve Button-Front Cover-Up’

This cover-up is a spin off the popular over-sized t-shirt trend. I love the botton detail up the front and the sleeves. This type of cut on the sleeve hangs low enough to flatter those who don’t have the best arms. The cover-up also hangs at a good length, long enough to feel comfortable if you are taking care of kids by the pool or hitting the bar. The subtlety of this cover-up lends itself to fun shoes or great accessories. Added bonus: White will make you look tan!


La Blanca by Rod Beattie
‘Tropical Tantrum Cover-Up’

I love the tunic style of this cover-up. The bright colors and pattern make this piece super fun for summer get-togethers. The only tricky aspect of this cover-up is what bathing suit to pair it with. I would suggest a simple, solid bathing suit, so that you don’t have a pattern overload. If you could match your suit with one of the colors in the flowers, they would complement each other very nicely.

Trina Turk ‘Sculpted Strapless Terry Romper’

This romper is fun an flirty. Romper’s generally look best on a smaller frame, but this black one will hide any problem areas that you might have in the midsection while showing off a lot of leg! Pair it with a really bright suit or something with a lot of color for a fun look.

Splendid ‘Rainbow Stripe Tunic’

This is probably the cover-up that I would pick for myself. I love the flowy material and the color is great! This cover-up would look awesome with a solid suit (like the model above) or a fun print (maybe a paisley). This cover-up is great for women who want to camouflage their midsection, while still giving their body some shape.

BCBG MAXAZRIA ‘Sleeveless Swim Cover-Up’

This cover-up is a fun spin on the loose hanging tank tops that have been so popular lately. The electric orange color will make you look nice and bronzed, and the simple design lets you play with some really fun sandals. I really like this cover-up because of how simple it is. Add a belt if you want to show off your curves.

Which cover-up is your favorite?

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