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    36 Coverup Dresses You'll Want To Throw In Your Beach Bag Immediately

    I will take one of each.

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    1. A layered stripe option for showing others that just because you're at a sandy, salty beach, doesn't mean fashion doesn't matter.,

    Get it from Asos for $42 (available in sizes 0–12) or $42 (available in sizes 12–24).

    2. A maxi tee with a sexy little leg slit to not only look great, but to also feel super comfy.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $49 (available in sizes 1XL–3XL).

    3. An ombre choice that'll be versatile enough to wear as a normal dress when you're heading to a non-beach function this summer.

    Promising review: "I use this after drying off from the shower. Even if you get this wet, it's so thin, it will dry immediately. Use as a coverup at the beach or around the house during the hot months." —J.Overdrew

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in five colors, and sizes S–3XL).

    4. A floral outfit for expressing your trendiest side, without breaking the bank.

    Get it from Forever 21 for $29.90 (available in two colors, and sizes S–XL).

    5. A shirtdress to pair with your favorite fedora — don't forget to take some gorg Instagram photos with the ocean in the background!,

    Promising review: "This is a great lightweight coverup. The quality was better then I expected. It fits as it should. I am a 10/12 and purchased a medium and it was perfect!. It is going to be a nice coverup for the summer!" —Rnpemp

    Get it from Macy's for $49 (available in three colors, and sizes S–XL) or $58 (available in three colors, and sizes 1X–3XL).

    6. A fringe cold-shoulder with a statement on it that'll tell everyone just where you wanna go so you can show off your new coverup.

    Promising review: "This coverup was a big hit on my vacation. Just returned from Aruba and I received so many compliments. It was perfect." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in one colors, and o/s).

    7. A printed V-neck beauty for showing off your love for pretty patterns to everyone you encounter at the pool.

    Promising review: "I bought this as a bathing suit coverup for vacation in Barbados and it was not only great for that, but was also cute as a very casual little dress. Soft fabric, pretty colors, great quality. I love it." —Paula W.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in six colors, and o/s).

    8. A colorful striped coverup to make your badass, fierce self really stand out of the crowd in the best way possible.

    Get it from Ashley Stewart for $27.25 (originally $54.50, available in sizes 1XL–3XL).

    9. A sheer fringe number that'll allow you to still reveal your awesome bathing suit, while looking majestic AF.

    Promising review: "Saw this coverup in a local boutique that was more expensive. It looks identical to the boutique version and couldn't be happier. Waited for a sale and saved a bunch — thanks Macy's!!" —BellaButton

    Get it from Macy's for $47.99 (available in two colors, and o/s).

    10. An off-the-shoulder coverup to help you bring just a little bit of the rainforest to the beach this summer — super fun.

    Promising review: "Runs big. Size down. Cute and stylish! Plan to wear on vacation. Light and airy." —Boymom

    Get it from Old Navy for $19.97 (originally $36.99, available in sizes XS–2XL).

    11. A sheer option that'll serve as a simple item to throw on over your swimsuit, still giving you the room to show off your bathing suit, and adding a sexy flair.

    Promising review: "Great value. Purchased to use as a swim coverup but could also use as an outfit/sheer shirt layer. Love it!" —Toby Frisk

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two colors, and sizes XS–2XL).

    12. A tie-dye dress for wearing on the days you feel like answering, "OMG, where did you get your coverup from?" like a million and one times.

    Promising review: "I wear it as a regular dress, not just a coverup. I love it because the fabric is light, airy, and breathes. Perfect summer dress material. Wash before wearing because it bleeds." —BxMocha

    Get it from Macy's for $33.99 (available in two colors, and sizes XL–4XL).

    13. A coverup to make people think you're wearing a two-piecer when you're really you're wearing one adorable dress we're pretty sure is different from other ones you may own.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $24 (originally $60, available in sizes 2–8).

    14. A see-through orange choice featuring wide sleeves that'll redefine how everyone around you thinks of "beach fashion."

    Get it from Free People for $78 (available in sizes XS–L).

    15. A striped maxi for when you want your fashion to feel as relaxed as you do after a day of soaking up some rays. Plus, it comes with a rope waist tie if you wanna spice it up from time to time.

    Get it from Billabong for $59.95 (available in sizes S–L).

    16. An embroidered dress to order immediately if you haven't already left (mid-reading this sentence) to buy this gorgeous option.


    Promising review: "Absolutely adorable coverup! Looks expensive and falls perfectly on the body. Can't wait to wear it when I go to Mexico in a month." —cmlux

    Get it from Target for $19.99 (available in sizes S–XL).

    17. A tasseled beaut that'll pair great with any swimsuit, your favorite trendy hat, and those new stylish sandals you're waiting to show off.

    Promising review: "Great value for this on-trend coverup. Purchased for vacation and was lightweight enough to pack, and perfect for the resort. Not too big, so I didn't feel like I got lost in it." —ElizabethO

    Get it from Nordstrom for $60 (available in sizes S–L).

    18. A sheer maxi for keeping on-hand when you're just in need of a good backup option, without it looking like it was the obvious backup choice.

    Get it from Boohoo for $30 (available in two colors, and sizes 12–20).

    19. A hooded option that'll once and for all prove you're the coolest fucking person in a five mile radius — maybe it'll make the pesky seagulls stay away.

    Promising review: "Perfect for those days you need to be warmed up after a swim. Nice, soft terry towel material. Would wear it as a sporty dress for summer too! Love this!! Fit is loose, but not sloppy." —Beeyaach

    Get it from Addition Elle for $62 (available in sizes XL–4XL).

    20. A chiffon babe for looking all fine and boujee at a cost you can most certainly dish out and buy for not only yourself, but your best friends, your relatives, your human-sized pets, etc.

    Promising review: "This coverup is absolutely amazing. It's very pretty, looks exactly as pictured, and of very good quality. It is made of semi-sheer chiffon fabric. It is lightweight, has a relaxed fit, very comfortable, flowy, and flattering. I can't wait to hit the beach in style this summer." —Carr E.

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in three colors, and sizes S–2XL).

    21. A floral caftan to trick others into thinking you walked right off the runway and onto the sand.

    Get it from Avenue for $33 (originally $55, available in sizes 14/16–30/32).

    22. A coverup that'll make your fashionista heart go wild with all of the fun things it has — tie dye? Check. Flowi-ness? Check. Embroidery? Check.

    Promising review: "I love this dress! It runs true to size. I wear a 22W and ordered a 3X. There is still plenty of room to be flowy. You will not be disappointed in this dress! I plan on buying several more from this seller. Can't beat the price!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in 14 colors, and sizes S–3XL).

    23. A simple choice to add in your rotation immediately because it's pretty, pretty sweet thanks to the gnarly pineapple graphic.

    Get it from Ashley Stewart for $19.75 (originally $39.50, available in sizes 1XL–3XL).

    24. A pastel striped V-neck featuring a self-tie belt to seal the deal on the fact you definitely own the cutest coverup in town, no doubt about it.,

    Get it from Asos for $27 (originally $45, available in sizes 0–14) or $27 (originally $45, available in sizes 12–24).

    25. A crochet slip that'll let you rock a ravishing number, while still revealing your trendy swimsuit and peeping a little skin.

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $69 (available in two colors, and sizes XS–XL).

    26. A hooded coverup to help you hide your face a bit from the mobs of people who swarm you (they'll be asking for your autograph because you're the most fashionable person alive).


    Promising review: "This cover up is perfect! Material is comfortable and the front pocket is a bonus. I would totally recommend it! The material is stretchy so if you want a more fitted look, get a size smaller." —SoniaB

    Get it from Target for $19.99 (available in three colors, and sizes S–XL).

    27. A striped poncho that'll feel so impossibly comfy (and cute) while you're wearing it that having to taking it off once you get home is gonna be a struggle.

    Get it from Francesca's for $38 (available in sizes S–XL).

    28. An off-the-shoulder beauty for strutting your way through the gates of the community pool and showing the other swimmers who is QUEEN.

    Get it from Bloomingdale's for $119 (available in three colors and o/s).

    29. A floral option to wear over your bathing suits every damn day this summer, but also to wear as the most adorable sundress on days you're not wearing a bathing suit underneath.

    Get it from Nordstrom for $78 (available in sizes XL–2XL).

    30. A Grecian-inspired dress that'll have you twirling and spinning with joy because — let's face it — the second you put this on, you become a Greek goddess, congratulations.

    Promising review: "Perfect. I felt like a goddess. Order one size up, though. It gave a shape. The material was soft and comfortable. You can’t beat the price." —Sharonjo

    Get it from Nordstrom for $74 (available in sizes S–L).

    31. A cold-shoulder choice for when all of your other stunning cover ups are in the wash (or have yet to make it into the wash).


    Promising review: "Great beach coverup!!! I picked up the white color and it's so cute. It does run a little big. The pom-poms make it look cute. I can't wait to wear it on my trips!!!!" —mommat

    Get it from Target for $34.99 (available in sizes 1XL–3XL).

    32. A flowing polka-dot coverup with embroidered detailing at the top. Buy it immediately, ok? I don't have any further words to say about this because it's so freaking trendy, I literally can't even.

    Get it from Nasty Gal for $30 (originally $60, available in sizes S–L).

    33. A shirt dress that'll perfectly describe what summer entails (the only thing it's forgetting to list is coverup dresses, but oh well)!

    Promising review: "Don't think, just buy it! I needed a coverup for the beach and thought this was cute so I took a chance and I'm so glad I did. It looks just like the picture and it is SO SOFT I've been wearing to bed." —Amber O.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99 (available in o/s).

    34. A cold-shoulder choice for combining a little elegance here, a little retro flair there, and a whole lot of trendiness everywhere.

    Get it from Anthropologie for $140 (available in sizes XS–L).

    35. A relaxed fit dress to look like "yeah, whatever, I'm stylish, I know it, I'm effortless about it, it's, NBD."

    Get it from Old Navy for $34 (originally $36.99, available in sizes 1XL–4XL).

    36. A cream-colored lace trim option that'll feel nice and light and airy and is gonna be v appreciated on the days when the heat feels downright unbearable.


    Get it from Century 21 for $24.99 (originally $50, available in sizes S–XL).

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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