Top picks: beach cover ups and kaftans

No beach holiday suitcase is fully packed without some kind of beachwear these days. In fact, swimwear retailer Coco Bay reported last year that sales of kaftans had overtaken bikinis on their website.

Whether you choose a sarong, kaftan, beach dress or playsuit, having something stylish to wear over your swimwear is now a must, and the beachwear collections from brands and retailers have been growing as a result. Now you can buy almost any style in any colour to suit your latest bikini or swimsuit, with prices ranging from £20 to several hundred – luxury beachwear is a big market!

Here are some of our top picks for the season, from budget-friendly options to designer pieces.

Seafolly, Kailua Beach Cover Up in Envy

Seafolly Kailua Beach Cover Up Envy

One of our favourite kaftans from Seafolly, you can pick up Kailus right now in this gorgeous Envy green – and you’ll be the envy of all your friends when you wear it. The lightweight crochet is cool for hot days and the loose cut is both comfy and flattering.
Buy: one size, £57.

Paolita Siam Wrap Beach Dress

Paolita Siam Wrap Beach Dress

This beach dress from Paolita is almost too cute with its little collar and bright tribal print.  The wrap style is super easy for the beach and you’ll completely adorable.
Buy: S-L, £187.

 Nicole Olivier, Brights Poncho Cover Up

Nicole Olivier Brights Poncho Cover Up

Bright, versatile and so easy to wear, this beach poncho from Nicole Olivier is ideal for hot summer days on the Med. Totally indulgent – something for when you want to treat yourself.
Buy: one size, £95.


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