Summer is prime time to get your beach (or pool) on, but before you leave home, don't forget to grab the perfect cover-up. Jet-setting celebrities like Jessica Alba, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Jennifer Lopez definitely didn't. Jessica sported a zigzag caftan with white denim cutoffs and a Tory Burch fedora during her vacation in St. Barts. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley mixed a colorful sarong with her printed bandeau bikini in the South of France, while Jennifer Lopez donned a green printed maxi dress over a black triangle bikini in Miami. Sizzling all around, right? Now it's your turn to get in on the fun by shopping the hottest cover-ups below before you make your sunny escape.
Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and baby Blue Ivy just jetted off to St. Barts for a glam getaway, and naturally, the singer busted out with a super-hot Etro cover-up during a casual stroll. While in many places it's not hot enough to walk around in a cover-up just yet, you can start perusing for the perfect one for your upcoming Summer vacations. Whether you're headed to Miami, Los Angeles, Tahiti, or the Caribbean like Beyoncé and Jay, we have found 10 equally standout cover-ups that will suit all your glam getaways.
The Investment: $295 and $180
Why We Covet: A few Summers ago I traveled to St. Tropez for my friend's wedding, and there was no weekend more casually glamorous or beautiful than that weekend in August on the French Riviera. All the women seemed to have the perfect suit and the beachiest tunic. It made me realize the value of one incredibly sexy, perfectly cut, high-quality, gorgeously-printed bikini. Because if you have that, you'll be forced to spend all your time on some beautiful beach to make the most of it. And you'll never fret over what to wear to a beach barbecue because you'll have this bikini and this gorgeous tunic to throw over it.
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Blake Lively and I already showed you how to cover up in style, but I can't help but bring you one more unique way to get dressed for the swim scene. You're looking at a Vintage High Waisted Romper, size small/medium, that would go perfectly over your sizzling bikini. The cutout is fun and the red polka dot print gives it a splash of youth. Just don't wear it over your fabulous one-piece as that would defeat the purpose of the cutout!
The current bidding price is at $15.50 and the auction ends on Wednesday, July 9. Good luck and happy bidding!
No matter how hard your abs are or how toned your bum is, you have to cover up a bit before you hit the waves. OK, I suppose you don't have to, but with all the exotic coverups out there, why not have an outfit change? Blake Lively even covered up with a Tory Burch tunic on the set of Gossip Girl. Coverups are not limited to tunics though. You can wear a romper, sarong, sundress, or tank top. Choose the one that suits your style and give your audience something — your hot bikini bod! — to look forward to.