Hair and Makeup by Jukka/design.me/Charlotte Tilbury/Plutino Group
Hair and Makeup by Jukka/design.me/Charlotte Tilbury/Plutino GroupImage by: Geneviève Caron
A beach coverup has serious sartorial potential, and when found in the right pattern, you can style it like a kimono. Our #WeTheCurvy columnist, Meredith Shaw, shows us how this unexpected garment is the perfect layering piece for summer.
When you feel like you have nothing to wear, the temptation to shop is strong, but you probably already own everything you need. Your existing wardrobe has infinite style possibilities, so go ahead and get creative. A beach coverup, for example, can go beyond the sand and fit right in at the office. Getting dressed in the morning—or any time—can be fun, so love your body and love your closet!
The Beach Coverup:
We love the versatile Skye kimono-style coverup from Swimco featured in this story because it gives you light coverage while still keeping you cool. Skye kimono COVERUP, $89, swimco.com.
Let’s be clear: Despite its name, the job of a beach coverup is not to disguise your shape; it’s to enhance your look, protect you from UV rays and help you be a little extra. Let it drape off your shoulders and get caught in the ocean breeze.
Bet you never thought you’d be reading this, but you can bring the beach to the office—and no one will be the wiser. Here’s how: Choose a coverup in a bold pattern, thinking less spring break (no neon) and more garden party. Pair it with bold stripes and closed-toe pumps for a sense of authority.
For many of us, a white tee and denim bottoms equals our weekend uniform. With very little effort, a floral coverup can take you from a basic-errands look to a fab outfit ready for brunch.
There’s an inherent glamour to a kimono-esque coverup. Look for floral prints in both sweeping-length and more cropped styles.