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A Comprehensive Guide to Cover-Ups

With summer right around the corner, it’s time for trips to the pool, the lake, and the beach. Along with sunscreen, snacks, and a great playlist, a good cover-up is a summer essential. Here a few cover-ups, ranked from least expensive to most, to help you prepare for your upcoming days in the sun!


Under $20

Old Navy Embroidered Kimono-Sleeve Swim Cover-Up

This chic, yet inexpensive, cover-up is perfect for the summer. Both the black and white and blue options are pretty, and since they’re under $20, you can buy both without feeling guilty. Simple yet with a bit of a bohemian vibe, this dress could easily transition to a casual lunch or dinner when paired with a fancier sandal and a cute straw clutch.


Under $25

Target Women’s Tank Maxi Cover-Up Dress by Merona

This maxi dress is adorable, and perfect for lounging by the pool. Since it’s a maxi dress, it’d be great for the days where it’s a bit cooler or cloudy. The navy and white adds a fun nautical touch and like the Old Navy cover-up, it could easily be worn to a meal or for shopping. Throw on a jean jacket and you’re good to go!


Under $40

J. Crew Factory Sleeveless Pocket Cover-Up

While extremely simple, this cover-up is great for a lazy day by the pool. Available in black, a pale blue, and a bright orange, there’s an option for everyone. Made of cotton, this cover-up will wash easily and maintain its shape year after year. Grab a baseball cap and a pair of flip flops for the ultimate laid-back summer look.  


Under $50

J. Crew Sleeveless Clip-Dot Tunic

This darling tunic is available in both white and a deep purple, both of which pair well with any number of swimsuit colors. With a dotted fabric and tassels, this cover-up is pretty and classic with a few fun details. The website promises a lightweight fabric, perfect for those incredibly warm days where you want to look put together but still stay cool!


Hopefully this list helps you find your perfect summer cover-up!


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