Can you believe we are near the end of the first week of July! Summer will fly by before you know it. By now you must have visited the local pools or hit the shore to get your swim on. Are you feeling fabulous? If donning a swimsuit makes you feel overexposed and un-fabulous, we’ve got the perfect solution. Swimsuit cover-ups are your new best friend! We found some on-trend cover-ups that will give you style and comfort at the beach or by the pool.
Try a tunic like Paula Patton did on Miami Beach. You can go bold with a tribal print or keep things simple in a more basic color. We love the tied waist to show off your trim summer figure. We love the wide brimmed hat here too. Unless you also want to add shorts, look for a style that’s a little longer to give you a confident stride.
Of course you never want to underestimate the classic sarong. With so many ways to wear them and an option to match any suit, a sarong should be your go-to cover-up! This season with the popularity of the high-low skirts, they are even more in style.
Have more confidence in your abs than your thighs? Go for a full maxi skirt like Jennifer Lopez. These look equally chic in any one of this season’s bright shades. Her edition of a head scarf is a very glam way to tame your hair post swim.
A summer cover-up is a great place to dip your toe in the water of a trend. For example, rompers and maxi dresses aren’t for everyone. If there is one place you can try these looks, it’s the beach! The sheer cover-up shown above is a nice choice; the streamlined silhouette and lacy quality are very flattering. A romper with a looser short and tropical print is also very beach ready.
Once you find the silhouette that best compliments your figure, look for a color or pattern that works with your swimsuit. Spend a lot of time in the sun and have multiple suits? A solid color, like bright white, will work with everything. Have a little fun when selecting your summer cover-up. It really is the perfect place to experiment with new colors and trends.
For more tips to finding the perfect summer accessories, check out Natalie’s bestselling book, Frumpy to Fabulous: Flaunting It. Your Ultimate Guide to Effortless Style. It is available in Paperback, Kindle and Abridged Ebook Format. For customized advice or to engage Natalie as your image consultant, visit her Website.