Swimwear Cover Ups

FC Bandeau dress copy

By Arriel Ginter

The Bandeau Dress

A bandeau dress is great for the beach and fun in the sun. When paired with a bandeau one piece the two combine for a perfect strapless cover up. To create an exotic look accessorize the bandeau cover up with a straw beach bag, bangles, and embroidered sandals.


Bandeau Dress; $490; Melissa Odabash; matchesfashion.com

One piece; $260; Melissa Odabash; my-wardrobe.com

Straw Beach Bag; $45.57 ;Maribel; www.beachflamingo.com

Sandals; $50; BC Footwear; swell.com

Bangles; $11; Dorothy Perkins; dorothyperkins.com


 FC Jumper

The Jumper

A jumper is a great cover up. They come in a variety of styles, prints, and colors. Here we’ve channeled the 1940s by pairing together a lacy cream jumper and bright red floral one piece. Red sandals and cat-eyed sunglasses complete this old Hollywood look.


Jumper; $60; TopShop; topshop.com

One Piece; $225; Tory Burch; toryburch.com

Sunglasses; $68; C. Wonder; cwonder.com

Sandals; $48; Yosi Samra; yosisamra.com

Bracelet; $48; C.Wonder; cwonder.com


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The Shirtdress

The definition of classic, a shirtdress is an amazing cover-up option. Easy and versatile it can blend into the wardrobe of any personal style. To get a vintage chic look pair the shirt dress with a bold striped one piece, retro shades, and bow sandals. Topping the look off with a wide brim hat adds flair and shade.


Shirtdress; $55; Tommy Bahama; www.islandtrends.com

Bathing Suit; $452; Roksanda Illincic; www.matchesfashion.com

Sunglasses; $17.99; LC Lauren Conrad; www.kohls.com

Sandals; $38; Lipsy; www.lipsy.co.uk

Hat; $34; J. Crew; www.lyst.com


FC maxi dress copy

The Maxi Dress

The maxi dress is a summer staple. With its rise in popularity over the past few years, many styles, patterns, and colors are now available for your choosing. For a light bohemian look dabble with tie-dye patterns. Pair it with a full coverage bikini in light colors and a woven oversized beach bag for bohemian chic.


Maxi Dress; $275; Gypsy 05; www.farfetch.com

Bikini; $220; Gottex; www.harrods.com

Bracelets; $6; www.target.com

Sandals; $44; Jigsaw; www.jigsaw-online.com

Bag; $27 ; www.peopletree.co.uk


FC Oversized Tee

The Oversized Tee

An oversized tee shirt is not only fun, it’s affordable. Go plain and simple with a men’s v-neck or stylish with your favorite retailers latest design. The key, buy the shirt two to three sizes bigger. Buying it bigger gives you maximum coverage and comfort. We’ve chosen a tee in the blue of the season. Pairing it with a tankini and cuffed shorts create a perfect casual look.


Tee; $10; Aerie; www.ae.com

Tankini Top; $22; www.target.com

Tankini Botoom; $44; www.zalando.co.uk

Sandals; $25; Aerie; www.ae.com

Shorts; $79.50; J.Crew; www.jcrew.com


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