5 Swimsuit Cover Up Styles that Flatter Your Body

Bikini season is at hand, and along with your bathing suit you also need a swimsuit cover up when you’re lounging by the pool or beach.  There are many bathing suit styles available on the market that will enhance your assets and play down certain areas of your body. Even if you have on the perfect swimsuit, you must make sure that you also have the perfect and most flattering swimsuit cover up to complement it. Here are 5 essential swimsuit cover ups that can especially flatter a plus-size body.

1. Caftan

Resort wear caftans are usually made from sheer materials. They are oversized, have very wide sleeves that drop down to the sides, and are calf or ankle-length. Caftans are the best swimsuit cover up for plus sized women or apple-shaped figures. The free-flowing material does not hug your body too much. To create a slimmer look, wear a belt to cinch the dress at the waist.

2. Tunic

Tunics are oversized tops that often fall just below your waist or up to mid-thigh. These sheer, light tops can come in short sleeves or long sleeves. If you are highly conscious about your arms, the long-sleeved tunic will be your best bet. You’ll be able to subtly cover them up, and still show off your great legs in them. It’s also a favorite among apple-shaped women, as the loose material does not cling to your torso, thus effectively hiding those bulges.

3. Pareos

Pareos are wraparound skirts that originated in Tahiti. Now, they’re synonymous with resort wear because of their sheer versatility. When worn around the waist, they can cover up big hips and thighs. Tying this around your waist will also create the illusion of a slimmer waistline.

4. Sarongs

There are many different ways to wear a sarong. You can wrap it around your waist, around your torso or tie it around your neck. When worn around your waist, it will give a slimming effect to your waist, so pear shaped women can benefit most from this. When worn around your waist, you are able to even out the rest of your shape, so apple-shaped women might want to try it this way. Wrapping it around your neck will highlight your shoulders and give the rest of your body a more even appearance. This is also a favorite among big-busted women, because it downplays their chest in this way, making their overall figure more balanced.

5. Wrap Dress

Make sure you choose a dress that is constructed of pure cotton or very light material, so you will still look casual and playful enough for the beach. Wrap dresses are best worn by plus-sized and big-busted women. This style is very flattering for big busts and it also gives the bust ample support. It also creates lines and curves that downplay a bulky torso. Opt for dark colors or vertical stripes, as these choices will help make your figure look slimmer.


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