Choosing a beach coverup is kind of an art. The right one can be the unsung hero of summer — it’s in all your photos, it defines your seaside or poolside style, it can transition into a casual dinner dress or a lovely layer over your lunch outfit and, most importantly, it can help give you the confidence to strut about in your swimsuit without feeling half naked (which you are).
Skip the pricey boutiques, though. Amazon has plenty of chic options for a fraction of the price — and because it’s Amazon, some of the most popular are also on sale. As a full-time beach dweller, I consider myself something of a coverup queen. So trust me: at least one of these 14 picks is perfect for your size, shape and budget.
More than 14,000 five-star fans have made this blouse-y Ekouaer coverup a bestseller. This style is a perennial favorite of anyone who prefers a more classic look over a boho style. It comes in 20 colors and patterns. One reviewer wrote, “LOVED this for my trip to Miami Beach. So cute, comfy and lightweight. Got many compliments.”
If you’re down with the caftan look, turn to this top-rated Gdkey coverup — it’ll make a splash! The tassels are a fun embellishment, and the cut is perfectly forgiving of every lump, bump and dip. And yes, it fully covers your bum! Score it for 40% off in 20 colors and patterns. One shopper called it “perfect in every way!”
Step into the sand in this long, sheer, dreamy lace coverup. It comes in two neutral shades, and it’s bound to make an impact. One shopper wrote, “I got so many compliments on it. Super cute and flattering with a one-piece cut-out bathing suit. I have several Cupshe bathing suits which are always well-made, high quality. This is my first time buying one of their coverups.”
This kimono-style coverup by Moss Rose is so fashion-forward it’s hard to believe it’s on sale for just 25 bucks. Almost 10,000 five-star reviewers have elevated this slouchy statement piece to the prestigious “Amazon’s Choice” imprimatur. One fan wrote, “Every time I’ve worn it I have received compliments with people asking me where I got it and then wanting to come raid my closet.”
This Huskary coverup is a great alternative for beachgoers who prefer ankle-length coverage. The lightweight look doubles as a maxi dress that’s perfect for all heights. “I have never found a maxi dress that fits me length-wise. I am 5’2, and it was perfect,” wrote one reviewer.
Prefer waist-down coverage only? I’ve got your number! This lightweight Ekouaer chiffon sarong lets your swimsuit take all the glory on top, while keeping offering a little modesty down below. At 33% off and just $10, this one’s a no-brainer. “Was a perfect coverup to walk around, doesn’t wrinkle in a suitcase and takes up very little room. Very happy with this!” wrote a savvy shopper.
Some of us love to throw an understated little sundress over our swimsuit, and for us, the Misfay spaghetti strap coverup is the simple solution. Just throw it on after a dip in the ocean and head straight to the clam shack, no dry-off required. “I have wide hips and small chest and it’s hard to find cotton dresses for humid weather that fit and are comfortable. This is a must” wrote one customer.
Remember how I live on the beach? Well, this Grecerelle coverup is an actual dupe of the one I wear almost every weekend! I have others in my closet, but this one’s my go-to because I love a crochet detail. Like mesh, fringe covers the important parts while still offering a little peekaboo. It’s great over a tank and shorts, too. Score this “must-have for summer” at $2 off.
Where are all my lace people? This Hotouch coverup gives lingerie vibes but still offers full yet somewhat see-through coverage. Many coverups are baggy, but this one is streamlined and cinched at the waist for tailored look. One fan wrote, “When I go to the beach or pool I often feel self conscious and vulnerable. I felt so wonderfully attractive and feminine in this coverup.”
Heads will turn when you show up in this swingin’ beach dress with fringe at the hem. It’s opaque enough to wear directly to dinner and comes in fun colors like royal blue and fierce animal prints. Don’t forget to do a twirl! Save 25% on what one of 10,000 five-star reviewers calls “the best coverup ever.”
This flowy mesh number lets the breeze in and offers a little glimpse of your swimsuit without telling the whole story. It comes in more than 20 colors and patterns and with almost 15,000 five-star reviewers have made the Wander Agio beach coverup a summer superstar. “This is super soft and looks great over bathing suit or with tank and leggings!,” wrote one.
With its simple and versatile style, this coverup was made for throwing on at the last minute for any occasion. “This cover up is very cute, and comfortable,” wrote a savvy shopper. “I am taller so many other cover ups are too short and show my behind; this one is perfect length. I even wore it as a sundress with a jacket to dinner while on our vacation.”
Chiffon gives this coverup an elegant touch. “This is such a great cover up!” a happy shopper reported. “I love the pattern and it fits well. It is open on the sides, which is not a problem since it is flowy and long. It is sheer but with the pattern, would make even a self conscious person feel comfortable wearing it.”
The unique crochet details make this coverup flirtatious and fun, but shoppers love the loose fit. “Absolutely love this,” shared a delighted shopper. “Light weight, semi-sheer coverup that I wore boating when the weather was 113 degrees. Covered my thighs, without being too long or looking like a tent. Semi-sheer so you couldnt see my belly fat. Tons of compliments, I even wore it in the water at times.”
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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Originally published July 23, 2022, 9:22 PM