Beach Beauty: 6 Best Bikini Cover-Ups

The only thing better than a super cute new bikini is the stylish beach cover-up you get to throw on over it.

Going for boho beach babe, laid-back mermaid or casual-meets-chic? How about a mix of all three? Whatever beach-bound style you're going for, try these summer staples to look as good on the sand as you do off of it.

1. Kimono

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I couldn't write an article about cute bikini cover-ups without including my own personal fave (at the beach, at festivals, and in life). The kimono is forever a versatile piece with a variety of different prints and styles to choose from. Our kimono of choice? Think suede. Think fringe. Think both.

2. Tunic

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Tunics are our go-to piece this season. We especially love the easy bohemian vibe cast by the above-pictured tie-dye touches and trendy cold-shoulder look.

3. Caftan

The caftan is without a doubt a summer style essential. Pack it in your beach bag for any and all tropical vacay destinations – or, you know, just tanning in your backyard. Bonus points if you opt for a psychedelic paisley design like this one.

4. Sarong

As the most versatile cover-up of the bunch (or anything ever), the sarong should be considered the ultimate beach staple in any fashionista's summer wardrobe – especially one who wants to flaunt her curves. Tie, twist, wrap and work it!

5. Playsuit/Romper

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This must-have piece is such an elegant and fashion-forward way to dress up your look after a long day at the beach. Throw on a hat to disguise hair that didn't end up wowing you with that perfect beach wave (we know, we know. That's crazy talk), slip on cute sandals, platform wedges, or even booties, and you're good to go!

6. Hooded Tank Dress

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Play off casual with an edge in a hooded tank dress. The sheer fabric keeps it lightweight enough to wear on the sand, but cool enough to keep it on when grabbing drinks at a beachside bar or restaurant.

Now that your beach cover-up game is on point, you're all set to hit the sand.

I am a beauty, fashion and lifestyle editor at Livingly. Lover of wine, glitter, festival fashion, and everything op-ed. You can reach me at kimia.madani@livingly.com.
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