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The Best Swimsuit Cover-Ups Based on Amazon Reviews

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Take Cover

Think “cover-up” and you might envision a shapeless, unflattering piece of fabric that only takes away from an otherwise photo-worthy outfit. Good news: They don’t make ‘em like they used to. Now you can find colorful, flattering cover-ups that serve as a complement to your swimsuit collection. Here are some standouts to pack the next time you hit the beach


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Eicolorte Beach Sarong
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Eicolorte Beach Sarong

$13 from Amazon

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This semi-sheer cover-up is available in almost 50 different colors and patterns, ensuring that it’ll match whatever swimsuit you choose to show off at the pool or beach. Fringe tassels decorate the edges of the fabric, and its generous size — 26 inches by 65 inches — means that you can wear it as a sarong, shawl, or wrap skirt, and even spread it out like a beach towel. 


Bonus points: It’ll barely take up any space in your suitcase. One five-star reviewer notes that it was “easy to pack for vacation,” while another praises its versatility.


“This was surprisingly a staple of my vacation” the reviewer writes. “It went with and over all of my outfits. The fabric dried really quickly and was easily usable as a makeshift towel to sit on. Sand came right off when you shook it. It was a little bit long for me but definitely not a deal breaker.”


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Wander Agio Beach Cover-up
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Wander Agio Beach Cover-up

$20 from Amazon

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With billowing sleeves and side tassels, Wander Agio’s beach cover-up gives off serious bohemian vibes. The oversized accessory is made from cotton and polyester (handwashing it is recommended), and comes in 20 different solid and patterned options. Though it’s dubbed a “one-size-fits-all” garment, the cover-up fits medium to extra-large sizes, and some reviewers noted that those on the taller side might find that the cover-up lands a bit short — literally. Still, with over 13,000 five-star ratings, many reviewers considered it to be the perfect beachside accompaniment.


“I love this cover-up,” one reviewer writes. “I have it in two colors so far, but may need more. It covers me enough that I feel like I can walk around away from a pool or beach, but it also is sheer enough that you can see the suit underneath.”


Another reviewer notes that it provides “just the right amount of cover, while being fashionable at the same time. I would never guess this was only $20 — the material is so soft and flattering.”


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Moss Rose Swimsuit Kimono
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Moss Rose Swimsuit Kimono

$24 from Amazon

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This one-size-fits-all kimono comes in no shortage of design options, from palm leaf prints and colorful tie-dyes to tropical gardens and vibrant ombrés. The open front allows for your swimsuit to shine through, though some have also found it makes a great accessory to throw over an everyday outfit — or even double as a robe, as one reviewer notes.


“The picture is true to what you get,” another reviewer writes. “Super lightweight and flattering, goes with a variety of outfits because of the different colors and patterns. I wear this out a few times a week whenever I want to take my simple outfit to the next level.”


With slits up the sides, the kimono can be tied in front or worn open, with some design selections sporting a more frayed hem look.


“You will LOVE this wrap,” a five-star reviewer gushes. “Most beach cover-ups are made of chiffon material that gets hot, but this one is so soft while still being lightweight! I actually bought it to wear to work as it’s super cute, stylish, and versatile. The perfect wrap to throw over a basic shirt and jeans anytime.”

 

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Ekouaer Swimsuit Cover-Up
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Ekouaer Swimsuit Cover-Up

$12 and up from Amazon

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Resembling more of a shirt dress, this Ekouaer cover-up is a casual addition to any beach vacation. A deep v-neck and side slits show off a little skin, while the rolled up cuff sleeves help stave off sunburn (though you should definitely still lather on that sunscreen). Made from rayon and spandex, the cover-up is light, airy, and comes in 42 colors and patterns. Sizes range from small to 3XL.


Five-star reviews include praise for the cover-up’s “soft, breathable material” and “timeless style,” while another reviewer notes that it could also double as maternity clothing.


“​​This cover up is exactly what it promises,” another five-star reviewer writes. “Light, flattering cut, super stylish. I just want to throw out every other cover up [because] nothing compares to this one. Haven’t washed it so can’t say how it will hold up all summer, but I don’t care. I’ll happily pick up another at the end of summer if I must.”


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Yincro Chiffon Cover-up
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Yincro Chiffon Cover-up

$16 and up from Amazon

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Half T-shirt, half cover-up, this swimwear accessory is lined with decorative pom pom fringes, lending a playful air to an otherwise straightforward garment. The 35 color options range from basic black with black pom poms to navy with rainbow pom poms, with additional patterns including an American flag (perfect for that July 4th boat party), sunflowers, and leopard print. Sizes run from XS to 4XL.


“I love everything about this swim cover up!” one reviewer writes, giving it five stars. “It is just loose enough but doesn’t swallow you up. I love the detailing of it and how fun and flirty it is.”


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