25 best beach cover-ups
Bumming around on a beach just got a whole lot trendier
Sunscreen. Check. Floppy hat. Check. Bikini. Check. When you pack for that beach vacation this summer, don’t forget about that swimsuit cover-up. From kimonos to kaftans, we present this season’s 25 best beach cover-ups.
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Not sure which swimsuit to pick? Check out our exhaustive list of swimwear to suit every body type
And while you're packing, don't forget to add a pair of summer flats- perfect for those lazy days on the beach.
Taking this summer essential from the beach to the street is a breeze. Opt for loose, flowy styles and lightweight fabrics.
Black and white tassel hem dress, Rs 3,370, Topshop
Printed chiffon cover-up, Rs 23,200, Mara Hoffman at Net-a-porter.com
Mesh maxi dress, Rs 15,000, Diesel
Aztec print dress, Rs 1,299, Desi Belle
Sheer, printed or colour-blocked – the range of kaftan choices makes them the perfect cover-up option this season. Try a high-low style for some added drama.
Aztec print sheer kaftan, Rs 4,900, River Island
Printed flared cover-up, Rs 4,590, Mango
Floral Kaftan, Rs 5,345, Accessorize
You see a traditional Japanese garment. We see summer’s sexiest cover-up. Edgy, kitschy and cool, layer your kimono over a bikini and a pair of denim shorts, and you’re ready for the beach.
Embellished open cover-up, Rs 32,990, Camilla at Matchesfashion.com
Printed kimono, Rs 33,875, Athena Procopiou at Matchesfashion.com
Crêpe cover-up, Rs 9,950, Turquoise and Gold
Floral bamboo print kimono, Rs 5,950, Asos.com
Floral and polka dotted sarong, Rs 450, thebeachcompany.in
Silk sarong, Rs 57,676, Etro
Printed cotton sarong, Rs 29,290, Stella McCartney at Net-a-porter.com
A classic never goes out of style. Give it a fresh twist by knotting it differently. From tying it around your waist to wrapped around the neck – a sarong is your most versatile beach accessory.
Cotton-voile sarong, Rs 39,793, Gucci
Antigua printed jersey wrap skirt, Rs 8,900, VIX at Theoutnet.com
If your idea of a beach vacation is just slipping into something comfortable, a pair of sporty shorts is your best bet. Yes, we know you’re already dreaming of that morning run on the beach.
Toucan printed shorts, Rs 1,999, adidas Originals
Printed shorts, Rs 2,400, Forever New
Striped shorts, Rs 1,990, Zara
PVC shorts, Rs 2,990, Superdry