The 6 Swim Cover-Ups I’ll Be Wearing All Summer (Under $100)

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Summer is hands-down my favorite season. Give me sun, give me water (ocean, lake, pool…I’ll even settle for a little plastic kid’s pool in desperate times), and I’m a happy girl. I spend as much time as I possibly can in swimsuits and cover-ups in the summer so when the sun shows up — even a little bit — I’m ready. This week, for example, the temps were hovering around seventy, but when the sun came out it felt like summer. I whipped off the cover-up I had on over my suit (this one’s my favorite for cooler days or a slight breeze), had a quick five minutes of relaxation in the sun, and was instantly in a great mood.

These 6 Cute Cover-Ups Are Under $100

We also spend a lot of time at our camp (aka “cottage” for non-Yoopers) up on Lake Independence during the summer. Swimsuits and cover-ups are pretty much the typical daily uniform there. So when it comes to cover-ups, I’ve definitely got you covered. Ha…ha ha. But seriously, here are my favorite six cover-ups I’ll be wearing on repeat this summer — all under $100.

1. The G.O.A.T.

THIS is the best cover-up purchase I've ever made. This dress is the EXACT same one I wore when I was pregnant. It's held up beautifully over the years.

Elan V-Back Cover-Up Maxi Dress (xs)

THIS is the best cover-up purchase I’ve ever made. This is the EXACT same dress I wore when I was pregnant. It’s held up beautifully through years of wear and a LOT of washes. This cover-up is easy to style for a dinner on vacation (check out our styling video here), but it can still be super casual. I love the extra leg coverage, adjustable straps, and pockets!

Elan V-Back Cover-Up Maxi Dress (xs)

This one definitely runs big, but it also shrinks after washing (and I’ve accidentally put it in the dryer as well!). I’m loving all of the colors that Amazon has as well – ooh especially that orange or pink!

2. The Colorful Tie-Front Tunic

This would be the perfect cover-up for vacation.

Becca Cover-Up Tunic (m/l) | J. Crew Plunge One-Piece (6)

I never would have purchased this one online, but after trying it on in the store, I loved it. The colors are bright and fun and it can be worn opened or closed. I like the tie at the waist that adds shape without adding bulk, and I think it would look cute worn open over some denim shorts as well. This would be the perfect cover-up for vacation.

Becca Cover Up Tunic (m/l)

I’m wearing a medium/large here, but the small/extra-small would also work because of the adjustable tie and flowy fabric. (Ooh, and it’s on sale at Zappos and Amazon!)

3. The Comfy Dress

Becca Beach Date Cover-Up Dress is perfect for when you want to leave to water to go get lunch or drinks.

Becca Beach Date Cover-Up Dress (xs/s)

This dress would be perfect for those days at the beach when you want to head out for lunch or drinks. The fabric is lightweight and super soft. (It’s so comfortable that I’ve actually worn it twice this week already.) I love the bright neon colors at Nordstrom. Plus, Zappos has even more options (some on sale!) and Amazon has it in black and white as well. Although both sizes would have worked, the xs/s was a bit shorter so it looked better on my 5’4″ frame.

4. The Gauze Hoodie

This cover-up is perfect for cooler days or a slight breeze. The fabric is 100% cotton.

La Blanca Hooded Cotton Gauze Cover-Up (xs)

This gauze hoodie is perfect for cooler days or a slight breeze. The gauze fabric is 100% cotton that somehow manages to be airy and a bit thicker at the same time (the fabric isn’t super thin so there’s a bit more coverage). I like the hi-low hemline and the slits on the side that make for easy movement. And while the longer length and hoodie give a bit more coverage, the deep V neckline and crochet detail still give off sexy vibes. (And I love the pocket!)

La Blanca Hooded Cotton Gauze Cover-Up (xs)

This one comes in five sizes and runs a bit big. I’m wearing an xs here and am typically a small/size 6. (Zappos also has it in white!)

5. The Strappy-Back Dress

This swingy lightweight dress from Elan is perfect for the pool. (The back straps are my favorite!)

Elan Stripe Cover-Up Slipdress (s)

This swingy lightweight dress from Elan is perfect for the pool. (The back straps are my favorite!) It covers up belly/booty/thighs without clinging at all so it would work for even the hottest days. Plus it takes up virtually no room or weight in a suitcase — ideal for travel.

Elan Stripe Cover-Up Slipdress (s)

I’m wearing the striped one here, but it also comes in solid colors. This slipdress comes in five sizes and runs slightly large. But it shrinks a bit, so keep that in mind for sizing.

6. The Surfer Vibe

This cover-up is perfect for a laid-back beach vibe.

O’Neill Cover-Up Dress (os)

I am in no way a surfer (tried it once, wasn’t pretty), but that doesn’t mean I can’t pretend. This cover-up is perfect for a laid-back beach vibe. I love the lightweight fabric, the hood with short sleeves and the pockets. Oh and it’s one size only, so it takes the guesswork out of sizing.

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Happy Summer, everyone!!

XOXO,

Scotti

Here are the 6 cute cover-ups I'm wearing to the pool, the lake & the beach this summer. 'Cause you stay ready for sunshine, you don't gotta get ready.

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