What To Wear On A Beach Vacation
If you’re planning an excursion to the beach, you’re most likely to spend it on the beach. There are three different types of clothing and three different styles of clothing that you must bring for your beach trip—wearing clothes like resort clothing (for occasions that you’re at the resort), dresses for exploring, and the beach.
Today we’ll be covering clothes for the beach, and of course, this includes beach covers. If you’re looking for more ideas for style and the clothes you should wear when exploring your favorite beach, be sure to take a look at my travel clothing category. This category doesn’t only dress for beach days as well as outfits for every place.
If you are thinking about the issue of what you should wear to a sandy beach? The answer might be pretty straightforward. Of course, a swimsuit! It’s not much.
If you’ve taken the time to research and read this article, I’m guessing you’ve put a bit more thought into what you wear and would like to make sure you’re picking the correct items. Nothing is more frustrating than not packing what you’ll need and packing all the things you believe you’ll require but not enjoying any of them.
The photos were captured during a visit to Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Mexico. This stunning resort is all villa Riviera Maya Resort is situated close to Playa Del Carmen, right in the Caribbean. The beach provided the perfect location for photos of beach attire and swimwear.
So let’s consider my outfit for this blog post as an illustration. The bikini top is bright yellow with shades of white and purple. It’s gorgeous against my skin tone and features adorable gold accents that I love as they work together with gold-colored bracelets. The hat I’m sporting is mostly for sun protection; however, it never hurts to be fashionable even when you’re practical! I finished my bikini with flip-flops, sunglasses, and an ocean cover-up that went with the overall outfit.
As you can see, this isn’t just a bikini on the beach; it’s an entire outfit.
Why You Need a Cover UP
I think that beach cover-ups are necessary, and I will never leave the store without them. Why?
Beach covers to shield you from sunlight. While many of us visit the beach for that beautiful sun-kissed glow, too much exposure to the sun can be unwise.
Sun exposure that is too long causes wrinkles and age spots, and it also can accelerate the effects of aging and raises the risk of developing skin cancer. Learn more about the consequences of sun exposure on WebMD.
A fashionable way to shield yourself from the sun’s rays is wearing a beach cover-up. If you’re going to spend all day at the beach – probably the reason you chose to fly to a beautiful paradise in the first instance–plan to wear a cover-up for the beach at least for a small portion of the duration.
After spending a significant amount of time out in the sun, wear a beach cover-up and stay safe for the rest of the day, or you could alternate each hour between bikini-only and your cover-up for the beach.
The need to wear a beach cover-up does not stop with sun protection; it’s also a helpful accessory. Walking towards and from the beach, you’ll want something to cover up with, especially in public areas such as the bar or lobby. In most resorts, your pool might be a little walk, and if you aren’t a fan of walking around in a bikini, you’ll need a beach cover-up—an absolute must.
As I said, we took these photos at an oceanfront location at Banyan Tree Resort in Mexico. It took us just 7 minutes to drive on a golf cart from the hotel to the beach and more than two times that amount on foot. Cover-ups for the beach are necessary and much more straightforward than putting on and taking off a dress.
Types of Beach Cover Ups
So do I begin to convince you of the idea that beach cover-ups are not just stylish but essential?
Let’s look at the various kinds of beach covers that are stylish and provide sun protection.
Tunic Beach Cover Ups
A tunic cover-up for the beach almost is like an oversized shirt, and it’s a loose-fitting dress that is slightly above the knees and is generally short-sleeved. Tunics suitable for beach wear are made from light fabrics like chiffon silk, cotton, polyester, or rayon. They are available in many prints, colors, and designs. Most tunics come with an elongated V-neck that can showcase your swimsuit underneath. Tunics flow and are typically not tied with belts, but some come with an elastic waistband.
Long Cardigan Cover Ups
This is the outfit I’m wearing in this beach dress. This beach cover-up has an open front that can be shorter or longer, and it’s comprised of lighter fabric than the traditional cardigan sweaters. It can also come with either short or long sleeves. These cover-ups for the beach are perfect for those who are just taking a trip to or from the beach, but you’re not dining out or wandering through a resort town. They’re comfortable and can be sexier because you’re showing your bikini. I love beach cardigans that are slightly larger than a tunic and come with long sleeves.
This one I’m sporting in the photo was long on the sides, which is why I tied them to make an adorable style. The pattern stands out and is neutral, meaning I can wear it with any color bikini.
Sarong Beach Cover Ups
A sarong beach cover-up can be one of the most versatile possibilities. Sarongs are a length of material tied and wrapped for use as a halter dress, skirt, or dress in straps (short or lengthy), one shoulder dress, or one shoulder dress. Your imagination only limits the possibilities—Beach cover-up. Based on the material you choose, you could even make it into a towel and lay it directly on the sand while tanning.
Dress Beach Cover Ups
Dresses for beach cover-ups sound precise as they sound. They are dresses. They are available in strapless, maxi, strapless spaghetti straps, or even halters or straps, and come in many different materials, shapes, and sizes. They’re dresses to wear at the beach. Therefore they’re lighter in material and usually more transparent than regular clothes because you’re expected to wear a bathing suit on top. Have trouble deciding on the perfect beach cover-up for your dress since there are many choices? Take your most loved clothing, which you wear all day long, and pick an identical style to use as an appropriate beach cover-up.
Other Types of Beach Cover Ups
The beach covers I previously mentioned are traditional styles. However, there are many different styles that I would like to say. There are jumpsuits, rompers, shorts, skirts as well as pants. Rompers are cute and, at times, could even be used in the fashion department. It’s the same for jumpsuits. Separates like skirts, shorts, pants tops, and skirts are what I consider to be resort wear. They are ideal for wearing at resorts with specific dress codes.
Shopping for Beach Cover Ups
When shopping for beach-wear, be sure to consider these suggestions:
Take into consideration what you’re going to put the cover-up with. Keep in mind the colors of your bikinis and ensure the shade of your cover-up will match the majority of your swimwear so that the cover-up can be worn several times.
Choose a style that is in line with your style and style. If you’re the type of person who prefers to cover up the entire body completely, then a caftan may be better than a dress. If you’re not keen on having to cover from head to toe, you could opt for a sarong or cardigan.
Pay close attention to the material. Do you want something slender or more opaque? Are you looking for a garment that completely conceals your bikini, or do you prefer some of your bikinis to peek through? What about crochet?
When you cannot head to the beach often, you might consider purchasing an inexpensive covering-up. As with anything, there are high-end designer options and less expensive alternatives. For cheap beach cover-ups, look at stores like Bohemian Beach Boutique, LOFT, Victoria’s Secret (on sale), and Forever 21. Prices can vary between $19 and $60. For stylish beach covers, look at Nordstrom; its costs are as low as $60-$200.
I hope this article has given you an overview of beach covers, and if you’re not familiar with them, I hope this article has made you want to buy one to wear on your next trip to the beach!