Bye, Denim Shorts—These 34 Swimsuit Cover-Ups Are Under $100 and Way Chicer


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I used to always slip into denim shorts while hanging out by the pool, and while that worked in high school, the beach clubs I frequent on my vacations as an adult have a whole different set of standards. If you're still wearing denim shorts to the beach or pool, this article is for you. It's time to say goodbye to the "jorts" and step up your swimsuit cover-up game with these affordable options. 

Who says cover-ups have to be boring? I used to think they were only for the beach until I really discovered my personal style. Many of the styles that I'm currently loving are also versatile enough to wear beyond the beach. Pair the crochet maxi dress with sandals and a denim jacket for a day out, or style a sarong with a logo tank for an effortless vacation look. Whether you prefer woven dresses or a classic button-down shirt, these 34 options are the perfect way to take your beach or poolside look to the next level without breaking the bank.

Associate Editor

Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.