A beach coverup isn’t really a necessity, but I wouldn’t dream of going to the shore without something to layer over my bathing suit. A coverup can be practical, pretty or sophisticated, and like a chic beach tote its a great way to express your personal style. Often I take a practical approach and wear a big white cotton shirt over my bathing suit. Over the last few years I’ve found that an inexpensive sundress can double as a pretty coverup especially when I’m feeling insecure about my figure. But this year I wanted something a little more elegant. For years I draped a long printed sarong around my hips and felt it was the pinnacle of elegant beach style, but the glamorous classic does get a little boring after, oh, a decade. One of the trends that hit the beach this year is the lacy beach tunic. It’s a flattering and feminine look that I gravitated toward immediately.
Brrrrr! It was cold on the beach when we took these photos and this lacy tunic did nothing to keep me warm. Although pretty and very sophisticated it just isn’t a very practical garment. The coverup offers no sun protection either, but I love how my colorful bikini peeks out through the lace. I think this is a case of style trumping practicality. On the other hand it does cover the body enough to wear off the beach if needed. With a pair of colorful sandals and a big hat and I wouldn’t feel awkward walking to a little beach shack for lunch in this outfit.
My swim suit and coverup are both by Becca. The company also makes the same style beach coverup in hot pink, white, and bright blue. There’s a maxi-dress version as well for those of us who would prefer a bit more coverage.
What’s your favorite beach coverup?