Sunday, January 27, 2013

Beach Dress Up - Cover Up Ideas for Beachwear

Has the cold weather gotten your mind wandering to warmer places? After a long pregnancy, three months with a new baby, and a cold Seattle winter, I'm off to a sunny vacay very soon. Cannot wait to step onto the beach!

Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried to get rid of baby weight, I still carry extra baggage down below. Beachwear? Sure. Cover up? Soooooo necessary.

How about you? headed to the beach too? If you also need cover up ideas for beachwear, here are a few to consider:

1. Sarongs

Sarongs are simply pieces of fabric with various patterns, prints and sizes. They are easy to wear, and easy on the eye. Wrap them around your chest, drape them off your shoulders, or tie them around your waist or neck -- you can wear them as dress, skirt or accessory. 

(For a secure tie, purchase sarong ties from Fair Winds Sarongs at

2. Sundresses

Don't sundresses scream "summer time?" They are cute, fun and breezy. Just top them over bikinis or bathing suits, and you are ready to go. 

3. Tunics

With the right type of fabric -- linens are great, by the way -- tunics make dream beachwear cover up. You can wear them tanning on the beach, or having a cold beer on the boardwalk.

4. Rompers

Rompers are fun and sexy. They are the newest style to hit blogosphere. Now, they are invading the beach. 

5. Tank Maxi Dresses

Maxi dresses are still going strong. Not only are they classy, they are also comfortable to wear. Add a tank to the top part, you are ready for ocean view.

6. Drawstring Pants

Drawstring pants on the beach are like pajamas on Sundays. They are relaxed, roomy and so easy to wear.

7. Caftan Dresses

These flowy dresses are super sexy and comfy. Try them with a pair of gladiator sandals or straw wedges.

8. Ponchos

Like caftan dresses, ponchos provide comfy cover up. Plus, they look quite seductive in crochet.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend so far, and staying warm.


Any vacation plans yet?



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  2. I just want summer NOW!!


  3. no vacation for me soon...but I might go trough my summer photos:) to get into the mood:)

    Anyway, I like your suggestions. Summer clothes are so much fun!

  4. I will be working through the summer! I had a holiday in Sicily though for Christmas. I am a new follower on GFC, I hope you will follow me back. Greetings from Rome!

  5. Yes I do have the winter blues but more from the cold then a lack of sun. Heh I use to live in Seattle. And New York is uber sunny in comparison. I hope you get to the beach soon! : )

    Ali of:

  6. Those boots are so lovely!! I love how you gave so much detail as to how to wear them as well. Thanks for sharing and I love the outfit you paired the boots with! xo

  7. Such a great ridding boots, I really like this effortless look & cute necklace !


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