If you have a basic swimsuit, you can get funky with your cover-up. Consider trendy patterns and details like eyelets, chevron, quatrefoil, tribal prints and color blocking.
My favorite of the cover-ups featured above is definitely the bold blue tube style dress with delicate embroidery. While definitely a splurge, it's beautiful and makes for a great transitional piece when you leave the sand and head for lunch or dinner with your friends.
Coming in a close second is the grey silk chiffon tie front cover-up. I just love the flowy kimono style sleeves. It's more casual than the blue cover-up but it's so lovely!!
How do you cover up at the beach?