A good cover-up is just as important as what you’re wearing under it. But throwing on a gauzy tunic over your bathing suit is so basic, and wrapping a sarong around your waist is a move that should stay in the 2000s. So since you probably wore your usual cover-up to death over the 3-day weekend, why not try something unexpected next time you head to the beach or chill by the pool?
We’re talking about items that don’t necessarily have “cover-up” in the name, but can double as one. From white linen button downs and wide leg pants, to board shorts and cardigans, these next 11 items will have every chick wondering why they didn’t think of wearing them first. Click the slideshow to see all the cool, unique ways you can cover up your bathing suit.
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