These Beach Cover-Up Dresses Are Just Plain Chic and Pretty

These Beach Cover-Up Dresses Are Just Plain Pretty

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@Claire_Most; Styling: Cult Gaia dress

You may have the perfect little black bikini, but do you own a beach cover-up dress to throw on over it? If not, then you're missing out on one of the fashion set's essential summer items. And as your resident fashionable friend, I'm here to set you straight.

While I may have thrown on an old tee and called it a day in the past, I’m definitely looking for something that feels a little more elevated this summer. matching shorts set is great, but a breezy sundress makes for a whole look in one easy step.

Turns out there are also tons of different options to choose from that go well beyond your basics. Brands like Solid&Striped make crochet and sheer options, while Caravana designs pieces that come in a lightweight linen fabric that will keep you cool all day long. You can also style all of these with a pair of heels for a night out following an afternoon spent lounging by the pool.

Keep on scrolling to check out a bunch of my favorite cover-up dresses that you can shop right now.

Crochet is one of this season's biggest trends. 

Why not try a lime-green frock? 

Wear this from the beach to the bar. 

You can wear this buttoned up or fully open. 

Go ahead—play with prints. 

This piece can be worn as a skirt or as a top. 

Keep this in your beach bag. 

For those breezier summer nights. 

The easiest T-shirt dress, period. 

This could double as a going-out dress. Style it over a bodysuit. 

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