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Swimsuit season is here, and as every beach babe knows, with each perf bikini must come the perf swim cover-up. However, finding the best match for your suit — and your style — isn’t always easy. The trick is finding a rad cover-up that’s just as fashionable as your metallic bikini — and that doesn’t look like just a old t-shirt of your dad’s.
Luckily we did all the work for you. Wade through our pool of cover-ups, from tunics to caftans, so you can put your best sandal forward this summer.
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1. Cool Caftan
The easiest and most traditional swim cover-up is the reliable caftan. However, you want to look less like your grandmother (obvs) and more trendy, which is why this boho chic open-knit pick from Forever 21 is your new beachwear must-have. Forever 21, $25.
2. Rad Romper
Of course there’s a romper just for your cover-up needs! This trendy printed halter romper from Old Navy works amazingly from the beach to the boardwalk. The best part? You can’t even tell it’s a cover-up (which is alwayssss the making of a great cover-up). Old Navy, $29.
3. Hot Hooded Dress
This hooded cover-up is perf for those who are looking for a more sporty silhouette. It’s the ideal selection for a pool party or for covering up after a beach volleyball game. Plus, the stripes are soooo on trend right now. Target, $23.
4. Totally Elegant Tunic
Who says that tunics can’t be flattering? A cold shoulder cover-up like this one from Elan is not only super trendy, but also adds touches of romance and femininity to any swimsuit. This is definitely the one that you wear after a night swim with bae. Nordstrom, $55.
5. Super Fun Strapless
One of the awesome benefits of a cover-up is how easy and breezy it is — not only to take with you to the pool or beach, but also its ease to just throw on whenever you want to dash out for a meal. This fun tropical print one is perf for a family tropical vacation or a fun Hawaiian-themed pool party. Walmart, $10.
6. Jungle Jumpsuit
A chic jumpsuit like this jungle-printed one proves that the fashionable item isn’t just meant for land lovers. Even if you aren’t headed for an exotic destination, a cover-up as exciting — and stylish — as this one will definitely have you feeling like you’re on the beach vacay of your dreams. Perf for a night out post-beach day with your squad. River Island, $64.
7. Fun Tank
Sometimes you just want a super easy and super cool cover-up that’s no fuss, no muss. This fun graphic tank describes your summer vacation dreams perfectly, while also being the best accessory to your swimsuit. Target, $15.
8. Fun in Fringe
This fun fringe cover-up blends boho with cute southern charm. It’s the ideal look for chill beach parties or for hanging out around the pool post-swimming, and it doesn’t look like you’re trying too hard. Topshop, $50.