The Ultimate Cover-Ups for Fabulous Poolside Fashion

Poolside Fashion

The weather is getting warmer every day, and let’s face it, the pool and beach are calling our names. In our teenage years and even into our forties, we wore cut-offs, shorts, and/or tees as our swimsuit cover-up of choice. On occasion, we’d embrace the sarong, but always relegated our summer investment pieces to lacy dresses and skirts.

Now is the time to rethink the importance of poolside fashion by way of a fabulous, sexy cover-up. There are more choices than ever, with maxi dresses, caftans, and kimonos everywhere you look. Enjoy the summer poolside activities while appearing cool and chic. An airy, beautiful caftan or cover-up is what we like to refer to as a game-changer. Why wear shorts or sit draped in a towel when there is a beach dress that looks just as beautiful reading oceanside as it does for post-beach cocktails?

Poolside fashion should make you feel and look feminine, not frumpy. Paired with flip flops or flat sandals for day, then dressed up with a small heel and some fun statement jewelry for evening get-togethers.

Since we’ve all learned our lesson about the damage the sun can wreak on our skin, make sure you complete your poolside fashion with a dramatic sun hat. Of course, we have included some favorites for good measure. Now, channel your glamorous inner goddess and let’s shop!

Shop the Look

Madewell Lemlem™ Mizan Caftan Dress
Madewell Lemlem™ Mizan Caftan Dress, $325
Cabana Life Coral Tides Tassel Maxi Dress
Cabana Life Coral Tides Tassel Maxi Dress, $126
Talbots Embroidered Maldives Tunic
Talbots Embroidered Maldives Tunic, $109.50
TNuck Cerulean Short Emerson Caftan
TNuck Cerulean Short Emerson Caftan, $158
Everything But Water Tie-Front Kimono
Everything But Water Tie-Front Kimono, $69
Elan Metallic Stripe Maxi Cover-Up Caftan
Elan Metallic Stripe Maxi Cover-Up Caftan, $68
Montana Floral-Print Coverup
Montana Floral-Print Coverup, $243
La Blanca Tranq Long Sleeve Cover-Up Tunic
La Blanca Tranq Long Sleeve Cover-Up Tunic, $99

Sun Hats for Every Mood

Pair these hats with these swim covers: 

Gigi Pip Corey Short Hat
Gigi Pip Corey Short Hat, $74
Brixton Joanna Hat
Brixton Joanna Hat, $55
Coolibar Miranda Wide Brim Hat
Coolibar Miranda Wide Brim Hat, $69

When you’re ready to hit the pool with your family and friends, don’t forget to take along a fabulous cover-up to keep you protected from the sun’s rays and ready to slip into the pool-side bar for a cocktail without having to get dressed. Regardless of the style you prefer or the amount of skin you want to show, we tried to include poolside fashion for everyone. 

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