27 Chic Cover-Ups That Work With Every Type of Swimsuit


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While I love a cute swimsuit as much as the next person, I'm equally invested in what I'm going to wear on top of them each summer. In fact, unless you're only ever wearing a swimsuit in your own backyard, you probably bring along some sort of cover-up every time you wear a swimsuit out in the world. So why shouldn't it be as cute as the carefully chosen swimwear?

In my case, and I'm guessing it's the same for you, I don't want to have to wear a different cover-up with every swimsuit I own, but they are all quite different, so I only ever shop for swimsuit cover-ups that are versatile. And truth be told, it's not always easy. How are you expected to wear the same cover-up with a halterneck one-piece as with a strapless bikini? Good question, and my short answer is that I stick to cover-ups that are relatively loose, somewhat neutral, and have simple necklines that work with a variety of swimwear style. Keep scrolling for my chic selections.

Next up, how people are wearing swimsuits inside.

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.