For any woman who is a frequent traveler to beach hotels and resorts, obtaining the proper swimsuit cover up is essential. The top beach cover ups for the 2010 season reflect the dominant trends we are seeing in swimwear for women — exotic tribal prints, one-shoulder silhouettes and rich jewel tones. Solid shades of white and black are both timeless and versatile, providing a great deal of flexibility. Produced from a lightweight material, the ideal swimsuit cover up is typically fashionable and functional. Fabrics to consider include silk chiffon, cotton voile, terry and jersey.
Of course, any woman can wear shorts and a t-shirt over her swimsuit, but those items are not the most appropriate or stylish attire for many destination hotels around the world. As a matter of decorum, a woman should wear a swimsuit cover up, while in common areas of most beach properties i.e. hallways, elevators, lobbies as well as countless other locations. Many people travel to sunny destinations year round, so at least one quality swimsuit cover up is an excellent investment that you can pack in your suitcase, before heading off for a beach trip, island getaway or cruise destination.
Regardless of your size or shape, you can find a beautiful cover up for your bathing suit, that will provide you with the appropriate amount of coverage. These smart items come in a variety of looks from super sexy short styles, to modest longer versions. Preview a sampling of the best styles of swimsuit cover ups for the 2010 season — guaranteed to turn heads on any beach.
Best Choices for Beach, Pool & Resort Cover-ups
Kenneth Cole REACTION Cover Up, Tunic. Classic cotton cover up with collared V-neckline. Neckline provides two button closure. An elegant item for the beach that will never go out of style. Available in black and white. Macy’s, $54.00.
La Blanca by Rod Beattie ‘Boca Batik’ Smocked Cover-Up. A cotton cover up that provides a touch of tropical inspiration. Available in a printed design with shades of blue, green and white. Nordstrom, $85.00.
Cyn & Luca Cover Up, Phoebe Embroidered Tunic. Sheer silk tunic with embroidered detail in a lovely shade of cherry. Cover up features a V neckline and ¾ sleeves. Dillard’s, $186.00.
ViX Swimwear ‘London Twisted’ Maxi Dress. A lightweight maxi dress with a long silhouette in a beautiful purple print. A versatile item that transitions from beachwear to street fashion in a flash. Nordstrom, $165.00.
Hula Honey Cover Up, Strapless Dress. A strapless cover up that is ideal for any fashionista to wear over her swimsuit. We love this item because it is super sexy and an incredible bargain. Available in teal, pink, brown and black. Macy’s, $29.98.