Beachwear edit: the best cover ups for beach to bar

Your summer holiday wardrobe is no longer complete without a stylish cover up to throw over your swimwear before you head to the local shops, restaurant or bar. To help you navigate through the vast array of styles on offer, we’ve put together our pick of the best kaftans and cover ups to suit all budgets.

Figleaves Congo Kimono Kaftan, £40

Figleaves Congo Kimono Kaftan

Figleaves Congo Kimono Kaftan

This versatile tropical print kaftan from Figleaves will take you effortlessly from the beach to cocktails at the bar with the sand still between your toes. Light, airy and flattering, it can be worn on its own with swimwear or as part of an outfit for an evening out, and you can wear it fastened or open depending on your style. Sizes range from S-L and you can buy from

Seafolly Beach Crush Kailua Cover up, £57

Seafolly Kailua Cover up

Seafolly Kailua Cover up

Australian swimwear brand Seafolly has a huge range of amazing cover ups, but our favourite of the season has to be this crochet Kailua cover up in white. With its slouchy style, scoop neckline and tassel hem, this is the epitome of cool, effortless beach style. And made from lightweight cotton, it should also keep you cool and comfortable. Buy it from

Kriss Soonik Sian Fishnet Dress, £93

Kriss Soonik Sian Fishnet Dress

Beautifully simple in design, this fishnet dress from loungewear brand Kriss Soonik is part of the designer’s debut swim and beachwear collection which launched this season. Perfect for wearing over almost anything, it features a bow and keyhole detail that can worn at the front or the back. Buy it direct from the designer at

Beautiful Bottoms Wave Shirt Cover Up, £104

Beautiful Bottoms Wave Shirt

Beautiful Bottoms Wave Shirt

Our luxury purchase for beachwear has to be this gorgeous floaty cover up from Beautiful Bottoms, ideal for wafting elegantly around the pool. We love the retro-look wave print and the Swarovski crystals that embellish the hem and neckline, which is cut low for a sexy, revealing look. Grab it while you can from Violet’s Knickers.

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