Okay, so I’ve shown you about a bajillion bathing suits, but really, the actual suit-wearing only comprises a fraction of your summer: the swimming and sunning and sporting part. What do you wear when you’re not in the water? A cute coverup is critical, and in my opinion, it’s second only to the suit in importance. Here, you’ll find 5 fabulous coverups for all five Style Dial body types. (Yes, flattery rules apply here too!). After you’ve taken cover, complete the look with the cutest accessories and the best beauty products to look and feel your best at the beach!
Cover it Up
There are two schools of thought when it comes to coverups: the take-covers and the show-offs. And while the show-offs might think that a strategically placed sarong is adequate coverage for an itty bitty suit, I prefer a little more discretion. Especially in this season of my life.
The ideal coverup, in my opinion, is 3 things: glamorous, flattering, and modest enough to allow me to run an errand on the way home without embarassment. Neutral coverups are the most practical, of course, but I can’t resist a pretty print or a bold stripe when the mood strikes me.
Style Dial 1
The season’s hottest sleeve combines with a simple shape and a vertical neckline to make this chic, neutral coverup a great choice for a Style Dial 1.
Style Dial 1 (3)
The vertical neckline is adjustable, thanks to the zipper, and the self belt adds much-needed definition in the waist.
Style Dial 2
This coverup doubles as an adorable, with UPF 50 built in, doubles as an adorable, protective dress.
Style Dial 2 (3)
This classic black coverup offers the season’s trendy tassel detail and a flattering style at a great price. Pair it with Bermuda shorts or white skinny jeans and it easily doubles as a tunic.
Style Dial 3
This hip tank-style coverup offers waist-whittling side knots and an easy, laid-back look.
Choose Your Shoes
Those Havaianas are looking a little tired, and, well, we’ve all been wearing pretty much the same basic flip flop for a decade now, so it might be time for an upgrade. The season’s slides, in sleek and sturdy varieties, are the trendiest pick, or choose an updated thong sandal.
Add a Hat
Not only is a chic chapeau a sun smart choice, it’s a stylish one as well. Nothing adds more glamour to a poolside look than a broad-brimmed hat, and it’s a great way to cover up post-swim hair.
So if you’re going to be seen in a bathing suit, it’s a real confidence booster to have soft, glowing skin. A great glow is easily yours with the following products, from tan boosters to skin savers. If you’re going to be using body cream anyway, why not find one that doubles as a firming cream.
Smooth Things Over
We’ve all got our issues, and the easiest ones are solved with a fancy new body product. From battling ingrown hairs (now that’s a sexy subject!) and stretch marks (another hot topic) to boosting your bust and your bum, you’ll find plenty of products to boost your body confidence.