The most versatile beach cover-ups for your next vacation


Recreational travel may not be on the cards too soon, but it’s never too early to start planning for our next getaway.

Singapore isn’t exactly known for its idyllic seaside, but there’s no reason why we can’t get dressed up in stylish beach cover-ups such as kaftans and pareos while lounging by the pool during our long overdue staycation.

Think stylish, modern dresses or playsuits that you can easily pull on and off as you make your way to and from the pool and beach, or when heading straight back into the hotel for a drink. What’s more, these selections can totally double up as part of your everyday wardrobe too. Like what we’re proposing? We’ve picked out a list of our favourite beach cover-ups for you below.

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Hong Kong

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Zimmermann: ‘Empire’ printed linen playsuit

Zimmermann‘s ‘Empire’ playsuit is printed with green foliage that adds a gentle tropical vibe to your summer attire. It’s also crafted from breathable linen that is perfect for these boiling temperatures, and comes in a loose shape enhanced by effortless dropped shoulders and cinched waist tempered by adjustable drawstrings. Leave a few buttons undone to reveal your gorgeous swimwear underneath.


Kalita: Lemuria tie-back cotton playsuit

Handcrafted from cotton-poplin, this white ‘Lemuria’ playsuit by Kalita comes with sleek cuts, deep V-neck and A-line silhouette, along with an open back with a bow-tied waist that exudes a feminine and youthful look.


Peony: ‘Poolside’ polka-dot woven maxi dress

Looking for a slightly more dressed-up option? What about this ‘Poolside’ dress by Peony? It’s made from a sustainable viscose fiber called EcoVero, and features a pair of with ruffle-trimmed puffed sleeves, tied waist, forest-green polka-dot print and a line of subtle buttons for extra elegance. Transform it into a cover-up at the beach by leaving the buttons undone.


Caravana: ‘Nikab’ suede-trimmed fringed cotton-gauze jumpsuit

Like the rest of the designs at Caravana, this cotton-gauze playsuit is inspired by the sun-drenched landscapes of the brand’s home country of Mexico, and handcrafted by local artisans using traditional Mayan techniques. Wear the side with the deep-V silhouette at the front when you’re at the beach, and simply turn it around, transforming it into an open back outfit when you’re clinking glasses at cocktail hour.


Three Graces London: Filippa striped cotton-blend trousers

Got a one-piece swimsuit? Show it off by pairing it with wide-legged trousers such as these ones by Three Graces London, which are striped and rendered in a palette of yellow, blue and white that remind us of the lemon groves and beaches of Ibiza. They even come with deep side slits, giving that breezy, effortless look.

This maxi Theia dress in flocked jacquard has a unique design featuring a wraparound cutout and open back that you can just throw on top of your swimwear with no fuss. It’s also unlined and super lightweight, and comes with a lovely texture for a boost of elegance and visual interest.


Missoni Mare: Metallic halterneck jumpsuit

Knitted multicoloured pieces are, of course, a signature of Missoni. We love this Italian-made jumpsuit with metallic threads and bright colour-blocks, coupled with a backless halter neck silhouette and wide legs for a chic, bohemian summer outfit.

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