If you receive our monthly colour me beautiful newsletter you’ll have seen our tips on how to select the best swimwear for your body shape. After looking forward to your holiday all year long, you will naturally want to look fabulous poolside!
One aspect of our holiday wardrobe that can sometimes be overlooked is a stylish poolside cover-up. If you’re on a beach break this Summer then you’ll be spending the majority of your time switching from sun bed to casual eatery, to poolside bar, so you need something that not only looks great, but is comfortable too.
Here’s our round-up of the best beach cover-ups to buy now. Snap one up now before you jet off to the sun!
The Maxi Dress
A classic poolside cover-up, a maxi dress is a great choice. It's loose fit will ensure you keep cool and comfortable and the longer length is great if you prefer not to show your legs too much. Choose one in a fabulous colour as it's likely you'll be make-up free, to ensure your skin glows and your eyes sparkle!
We love this maxi from Monsoon, which will look particularly fabulous on those of you who fall into the Warm dominant colour category.
If you have a Lean Column body shape, then you're lucky enough to have your pick of styles that will look fabulous on you!
We love this gorgeous, teal playsuit from Next. Easy to slip on and off and perfect for trips around the local area when you need a break from sunbathing. Simply pair with a colourful beach bag, necklace and sandals.
The Bandeau Dress
Avoid tan lines with a strapless sundress in a soft, flowing fabric. This cobalt blue bandeau dress from John Lewis is the perfect choice for those of you with a Triangle body shape as it will balance out your proportions as well as skimming over your hips and bottom.
It's stunning vibrant blue colour will work fabulously on both Clears and Cools.
Another beach classic, there's a reason the kaftan has been around for so long. Undeniably chic and easy to wear, the shorter versions are also perfect for showing off a great pair of legs! There are lots of options when it comes to kaftans, you could go sheer if you want to show off your figure, choose a flattering block of colour, or opt for something more romantic and floral.
This Dickens & Jones kaftan from House of Fraser offers just the right amount of coverage and it's delicate print will appeal to those of you who fall into the Romantic style category!
Don't Forget To Accessorise!
Even when you're on the beach or by the pool, accessories are needed to complete your look! There are some gorgeous over-sized beach bags available in the shops right now. Go for something really bold and funky, it's an item that won't get much use for the rest of the year so have fun with it! Embellished sandals, oversized hats and a pair of fabulous sunglasses are all essentials - and a flamboyant cocktail of course!
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