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32 Best Beach Cover-Ups Under The Sun, Because Minimizing UV Exposure Is Sexy

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Summer is so close that I can already smell the sunscreen and sangria. So here is your reminder that you should start looking for a beach cover-up while you’re swimsuit shopping. To be fair, swimsuit cover-ups aren’t just for the beach. They’re great when you’re lounging poolside (or kiddie poolside) with a fruity drink and can double as a sundress or a layering piece when you have to wear real clothes but don’t want to wear real clothes.

Summers are a super busy time for families to socialize without school causing all the scheduling conflicts, so your calendar is probably already filling up with events, meaning it’s time to start planning outfits for graduations and 4th of July, not to mention family vacations. So it’s time to figure out what bathing suit cover-ups to add to your cart (and let’s find you a new bathing suit, since you can never have too many).

Cover-ups are a great way to look cute yet modest while elevating your poolside ‘fit, but they also reduce harmful sun exposure while you watch your kids (who are hopefully also decked out in protective gear like bucket hats and super cute sunnies) making sweaty summer memories that will last a lifetime. So wherever you plan to spend your summer, here are the best cover-ups so you can feel like a lounge-y summer goddess.

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