50 of the best beach cover-ups for all budgets

Beach style is about more than just the swimwear – the best beach cover-ups can have you looking styled while also being prepared. Whether it’s a sun behind the clouds moment or a spontaneous walk along the promenade, any one of these 50 fabulous finds will have you covered (pun well and truly intended).


Palm beach dress, £38, Seafolly at Figleaves

Stripe jersey sun dress, £32, John Lewis

Tropicana maxi dress, £30, M&Co
Striped slip dress, £79, Plumo
Short crossover jumpsuit, £29.99, Zara


ASOS Design bold stripe plunge co-ord with tie back, £18, and trousers, £25, ASOS

Hit the Floor striped crop top and skirt Set, £30, Nasty Gal

Rainbow stripe button front cami, £12.99, shorts, £12.99, New Look

Embroidered shorts, £25.99, top, £29.99, Zara


Halter cover-up dress in warm paisley, £62.22, Madewell

Black pom-pom T-back mini beach dress, £26, River Island

Leopard print halterneck silk chiffon mini dress, £220, Cloe Cassandro


Ultraluxe v-neck kaftan, £139.95, Jets Swimwear

Tale dress, £205, ba&sh

Clemmie jersey dress, £80, Boden

Cover-up in Ratti Rossignol Floral, £88, J.Crew

Multi-coloured pomp om kaftan, £28, JD Williams

Lace trim kaftan, £12, Matalan


Mexico wrap dress in red, £785, March11

Pia Rossini Paloma cover up with tassled edges, £41, qvcuk.com

Keturah floral kimono, £395, Beaulah London

Tie front maxi cover-up, £25, Boux Avenue

Palm print long line kaftan , £20, F&F

Floozie by Frost French sheer embroidered kimono dress, £45, Debenhams

Off shoulder dresses

Estepona lace cotton beach dress, £92, Guilty Beach

Blue embroidered tie shoulder shift dress, £35, Evans

Bisa Bardot dress, £460, Anya Maj

Lilia off shoulder dress, £35, White Stuff


Blue tropical and floral print playsuit, £22, Dorothy Perkins

Hollie beach playsuit, £69.95, Jack Wills

Yellow ditsy woven playsuit, £24, Next

South Beach wrap over playsuit with all over tassel and mirror detail, £37, Littlewoods

Woven tie front playsuit, £28, V by Very

Boderie beach playsuit, £36, Warehouse


Patterned sarong, £8.99, H&M

Seahaven piping skirt in coconut, £523, Marysia

Pure modal palm print wrap skirt, £35, Marks and Spencer

Fiji Aop chiffon Pareo, £50, Seaspray

UO Stripe wrap front maxi skirt, £46, Urban Outfitters

Cheesecloth pom pom sarong, £95, Rae Feather


Regular boyfriend shirtdress tropical palm beach cover-up, £70, Lands’ End

Striped crochet top, £29.99, Mango

Embroidered Bardot top, £30, Oasis

Silk Georgette pin-up shirt, $599, Adreana Degreas

Tropical shirt with knot, £19.99, Pull & Bear

Shirred mini dress, £26, Topshop


Sherice patterned trousers, £400, Alice + Olivia

Fiona tie dye beach trousers, £12, Boohoo

Crane forest Chloe pant, $140, Onia

Horizon print wide leg beach trousers, £18, Marks and Spencer

Feature by Stephanie Sofokleous