With so many cover ups available, there’s no excuse for wearing sweats to the beach! Let’s explore the various types of cover ups so you may find one that works best for you!
Loose and lovely, tunic-style cover ups feature wide, flowing sleeves and usually come to about the mid-thigh. Some feature plunging necklines while others include gorgeous embellishments. And others feature both! Made of cotton or other lightweight fabric, choose from sheer to not-as-sheer and wear your new cover up on and off the beach.
The Maxi Dress
A long, generally ankle-length dress, maxis became popular in the 1960s thanks to their billowing skirts and colorful prints. Maxi dresses may or may not feature straps, and can be dressed down for the beach (think flip flops) or dressed up for an evening out (think strappy sandals or wedge heels). Super-comfortable, maxi dresses make ideal summer staples, as they’ll keep you cool when it’s hot out. Like really, really hot.
Sometimes referred to as tunics, kaftans usually feature an open front in addition to wide sleeves. Vivid, detailed patterns are a staple of the kaftan, which originated in ancient Mesopotamia. Traditionally a calf or ankle-length garment, shorter kaftans often feature belts. This cover up became a vacation staple in the 1960s and ‘70s.
Sure, you can wear any old tee as a cover up, however swimsuit designers have crafted versions specifically for the beach. Often wider and just plain bigger than your average t-shirt, these versions may or may not feature unfinished seams for easy cutting to desired length. Tie-dye options are also available and always look chic on the beach.
A piece of beach attire that may be worn as a skirt or a dress, the sarong easily ties on and looks effortlessly chic. They come in a wide variety of sizes, fabrics and colors, and may be worn on the beach, by the pool, around your favorite shore town, or as part of evening wear.
Skirts and Shorts
Who wears short shorts (and skirts)? Plenty of cute and sexy options are available from the swimsuit industry’s top designers, and are made of lightweight material for optimal comfort. Enjoy wearing them over your favorite bathing suits or when doing just about anything beach-related!
Find a wide selection of cover ups by your favorite designers when you visit Canyon Beachwear!