Finding a swimsuit that makes you feel like a queen/sun goddess/like you’re vacationing in the French Riviera (whichever you prefer) can be a tricky challenge all is own. But putting together a great look for the beach or pool doesn’t stop there. You need some sort of cover-up, and we prefer ones that are far from an afterthought.
To get some inspiration before the July 4 holiday, we went where we so often find our best styling ideas: Instagram. Here we discovered multiple ways some of our favorite trendsetters are wearing their one- and two-pieces this season—whenever they’re not going for a swim that is.
Take a look ahead at the 10 best ways we’ll be covering up (at least a little bit) at the beach, that rooftop pool, our friend’s friend’s BBQ, or wherever our summer plans take us.
Nightgowns are not something we think of when it comes to swimsuit styling. But when worn open like this in a robe-like way, we kind of wish we thought of it first.
Available in sizes 1 and 2.
A flirty printed skirt makes for the perfect piece to complement your favorite bikini top.
Cutoff shorts and swimsuits: A classic summer combination if we’ve ever seen one.
Available in sizes 24 to 32.
We always found it a little tricky to decide what to wear under overalls. Not anymore.
Available in sizes XXS to XXL.
Treat your swimwear like a bodysuit and pair with sophisticated high-waisted trousers for a look that’ll take you from beach to brunch
Available in sizes 0 to 6.
A tied up sarong skirt is a timeless vacation essential, and we especially love a colorful style that perfectly clashes whatever you wear it over.
Available in one size.
Who’s to say we can’t wear this one-shoulder denim skirt ensemble to any summer cookout?
Available in sizes 4 to 8.
Make use of long sleeves this summer and pair a crisp, oversize white button-down shirt with your boldest swimsuit. Bonus points for coordinated sunnies.
Available in sizes 00 to 14.
Of course we keep a sweater close by for when temperatures drop after sunset, but we suggest an oversize style that you can really get wrapped up in.
Available in sizes XS to M.
This look can easily be re-created by wearing a summery wrap dress undone.
Available in sizes XS to 3X.
Searching for a personalized swimsuit pick? Just look to your astrological sign for your next one- or two-piece.