5 Bathing Suit Cover-ups You’ve Got to Have This Summer

By Ashley Yenick, Student at Merrimack College

Image from Forever 21

It’s officially bikini season! It’s time to lounge in the pool or splash in the waves at the beach after a long semester.

Bathing suit season also means it's time to whip out those cover-ups. If done right, you’re able to create an adorable outfit after you just got out of the pool or the waves.

We found five cover-ups that are chic but cheap — cute to wear and good for your bank account.

1. Target: Xhilaration® Junior's Stripe Ruffle Tube Maxi Swim Cover-up Dress

This cover-up is for all the girls who love maxi dresses. Do your friends want to go get ice cream after the beach? Slip on this adorable cover-up and you’ll be looking fabulous! This gray maxi dress also comes in navy as well. I picked this dress from Target because Target’s a trusted brand for their awesome prices and quality products. It’s also cheap enough for a college girl to afford at $20.69!

2. Old Navy: Women's Crocheted Gauze Cover-Up

The next cover-up I found was this crocheted one from Old Navy. Like Target, Old Navy’s also a trusted brand that I can always count on when I want to look chic for a cheap price! I also love that it’s white so it will always match with whatever bathing suit you have. This cover up is $29.94, but because of Old Navy’s quality, you can absolutely get the most from using this cover-up all summer. Plus, if you’re not venturing to the beach or the pool, you can always wear this to a barbecue with a bandeau underneath for a cute summer look (while still keeping it classy).

3. Forever 21: High-Low Boho Cover-Up

This next cover-up is for the hobo-chic girls who love tribal print. Tribal print made such a big impact on last season and this season. Tribal prints are literally plastered everywhere on various products, everything from cellphone cases to shoes. I think this cover-up would be cute if you love the pattern, plus if it’s Forever 21, you know that it’s budget friendly! This adorable cover-up is can be found at the low price of $14.80.

4. Walmart: OP Junior Ruffle Swim Cover-Up

This next cover-up from Walmart is for the girls who love bold color and ruffles. If its cute color and ruffle detail isn’t enough to sell you, how about its $6.50 price? You can’t beat those numbers! Even if it’s just a cover-up to walk around in on vacation, this cute cover-up isn’t one to pass up.

5. Etsy: Monogram Cover-Up

This last cover-up is for the girls who love monograms. These shirts are so affordable at $15. You can have any pattern, style and font personalized just for you. I don’t know about you, but this is definitely on my list to get this summer!

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