Although sunning in a swimsuit has its appeal, the swimsuit cover-up is a humble holiday staple with immense value. It may not evoke the same excitement, but it’s a practical, stylish option that completes a holiday capsule. The kaftan has long been a firm favourite for holiday goers. Now, swimsuit cover-ups are increasing in demand and the styles are becoming more varied year on year.
Maxi-length crochet knits are the prime contender right now. They’ve firmly settled into the beachwear category, as open weaves are better suited to the tropics. The styles, in sweeping lengths, have shaken up beachwear as we once knew it.
Whether you need to hide away from sweltering rays, a beach-to-dinner cover-up, or a free-flowing frock, you’ll be pleased with the extensive offerings this year. Swimsuit cover-ups come in a host of designs and fabrications. This summer, aside from the crochet knit, the most predominant are silk sarongs, which can be work as a halter neck dress, a bandeau and of course in the traditional wrap-around skirt style.
Cotton-gauze dresses pip the post as my favourite type of cover-up and one I tend to squeeze the most wear out of. They’re suitable for hot temperatures and loose-flowing for maximum comfort. Caravana is expert at this. They produce organic-looking relaxed pieces crafted with an ancient Mayan technique. Alexandra Miro is another brand to watch. They use viscose to achieve free-flowing styles that sway in the breeze. If you have a holiday or beach day on the horizon, keep looking for my edit of swimsuit cover-ups.
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