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Swimsuit Coverups Add to Your Poolside Style

Women's swimsuit cover-ups are more than a way to cover up a swimsuit while you're lounging by the pool or splayed out on the sand at the beach. A cover-up can add to your swimsuit style, flatter your figure, and turn your bathing suit into an actual ensemble, which is particularly convenient if you're hanging out seaside—you can go from beach to boardwalk to restaurant without worrying about your attire. Are you ready to take your summer style game to the next level with the simple addition of a cover-up?

The Usual Suspects

When you picture a swimsuit cover-up, you probably picture something specific, such as a short, cute article of clothing made of a breezy, lightweight material. Whatever your personal style, color preference, or favorite design, you'll find a thigh-skimming item to wear over your swimsuit. Oversized tunics are a popular choice. They typically feature three-quarter sleeves, breathable fabrics, and fun patterns, such as preppy stripes or funky tie-dye.

Short sleeves and sleeveless cover-ups are available in similar designs. Keep things extra cool and opt for a see-through cover-up. There are mesh pieces as well as crocheted tops. Sheer cover-ups in black, white, or subtle prints are incredibly flattering and ideal for summer.

Boho Chic Cover-ups

The Boho chic aesthetic fits in perfectly at the beach. How do you bring it with you during your vacation? Check out cover-ups that mimic maxi dresses. Long, sweeping cover-ups can actually do double-duty as dresses, especially on a laid-back getaway. Tie-dye is the way to go, but solid hues and psychedelic patterns work, too.

Daring Dresses

Is it a dress or is it a cover-up? If you can't tell, then you know you're the most stylish woman on the sand. Kimono dress cover-ups look just like cocktail dresses, with flattering silhouettes that nip in at the waist and plunging sweetheart necklines. Stretchy jersey pieces are loose and comfortable, but a bit of lace takes them to the next level. Pick out a cover-up that looks like a sweet summer dress, and you can wear your swimsuit under your clothes wherever you go.

A cover-up turns your swimming costume into a whole ensemble, or at least offers a bit more coverage when you're dining seaside or chatting at the poolside bar. Shop at JCPenny to find the most flattering women's swimsuit cover-ups.

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