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18 Cover-Ups to Rock on the Beach

A beach vacation is one of those rare times when it's okay to wear little more than a swimsuit and sandals for days at a time. Of course, if you want to do more than just sit on the sand—say, hit the beach bar or go shopping—you'll want to slip into something that offers a bit more coverage. Here, 18 beach cover-ups that'll do just that while injecting extra personality into your seaside look. Get shopping!

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Becca Breezy Basics Cover-Up Dress

Let's start out simple: this basic black cover-up is perfect for minimalist types and looks even chicer with a matching black suit underneath.

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9seed St. Tropez Ruffle Mini Cover Up

Off the beach, we'd wear this swingy dress with a pair of white trainers and a jean jacket.

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Tommy Bahama Sail Forth Cover-Up Boyfriend Shirt

A non-fussy style that you can toss into your beach bag.

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Loup Charmant Cotton-Poplin Slip Dress

This cotton slip design is a super breezy pick for the hottest days.

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Raviya Crochet-Trim Tie-Front Kimono Cover-Up

Crochet trim adds a little something extra to this black batwing cover-up.

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PQ Swim Noah Tunic Cover Up

Put your favorite swimsuit on display underneath this sheer lace tunic.

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La Blanca Slouchy Hooded Cover-Up Tunic

For an East Coast beach vacay, we love this navy-and-white striped hooded  number.

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FARM Rio Graphic Dreams Sarong Cover Up

Try out a tropical Brazilian look with this sarong from Farm Rio.

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Coolchange Lydia Jumpsuit

This Coolchange jumpsuit is crafted in Bali by local artisans, designed with the island in mind.

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Rujuta Sheth Shira Caftan Cover-Up

Glam gals, go for this luxe maxi-length kaftan. The billowy silhouette goes perfectly with an oversized floppy hat and statement sunnies.

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Aish Piku Dress Cover-Up

We love this easy, breezy, handwoven cotton caftan from Aish.

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Silvia Tcherassi Blanche Pleated Chiffon Skirt

Headed to a see-and-be-seen type of island? Dress to impress with a chic pleated wrap skirt.

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Madewell Tiered Cover-Up Caftan Dress

Madewell's floaty tiered cover-up dress is truly timeless.

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L*Space Doheny Jumpsuit Cover-Up

This casual jumpsuit features a V-neck, tasseled tie back closure, and best of all, pockets.

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Faithfull The Brand Linen Cover-Up Matching Set

If you prefer a two-piece, go for Faithfull The Brand's matching lightweight linen Fernanda top and Lena pants.

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H&M Long Beach Kaftan

On a budget? This affordable zebra-print H&M kaftan won't break the bank but will make you look like a million bucks.

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Camilla Daintree Darling Rainforest-Print Playsuit

Bare some leg with this silky romper from Camilla. The vibrant green print will look stunning on the sand.

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SUNDRESS Pippa Short Dress

For a playful pick, we love this bright gingham mini dress with its oversized pom-pom trim.

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