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7 Best Plus-Size Swimsuit Cover-Ups That Will Make You Feel Gorgeous

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With summer almost here, you’ve probably already begun your search for the perfect swimsuit. But what about the perfect cover-up? Whether you’re strolling from your hotel room to the pool or spending the day at the beach, a stylish and comfortable cover-up is a must-have to go with your suit. And if you’re looking for a plus-size swimsuit cover-up, you’re in luck: We’ve rounded up seven great choices, in a variety of budgets and styles, so you’re sure to find one that suits you.

What are the best plus size swimsuit coverups for women?

These flattering beach cover-ups provide a touch of modesty, as well as an extra layer of protection from the sun. (But that doesn’t mean you can skip the sunscreen!) Ready to find your perfect swimsuit cover-up? From classic dresses to sarongs and tunics, we’ve got something for everyone.

  1. Best kimono plus size swimsuit coverup : Kelsea Sorrento Tunic
  2. Best long sleeved plus size swimsuit coverup : La Blanca In the Moment Cover-Up Tunic
  3. Best open shoulder plus size swimsuit cover up : Vera Crochet Cold Shoulder Dress
  4. Best plus size sarong swimsuit coverup: Remi Black Convertible Sarong
  5. Best plus size maxi dress cover up: Yskkt Spaghetti Strap Coverup
  6. Best plus size dress swimsuit coverup: Quincy Kauai Mesh Tunic
  7. Best plus size button down swimsuit coverup: Lyla Chambray Button-Up Shirt

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Kelsea Sorrento Tunic

Best kimono plus size swimsuit coverup
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Buy at  Swimsuits for All, $29 (was $58)

Why we like it:

  • Contrasting trim detail
  • Dolman sleeves are designed with wide, open armholes
  • Double side slits

We’re in love with this patterned V-necked tunic, which has slits up the side and dolman sleeves with wide, open armholes for maximum airflow and cooling. Made of 100 percent rayon, it drapes comfortably and slips right over your head. Toss it in your beach bag, just don’t toss it in the washer and dryer — like most swim cover-ups, it’s hand wash and hang dry only!

Happy customer: “This cover-up is as pretty as the picture. Very roomy and comfortable. I felt comfortable wearing this over my suit to go to breakfast before heading off to the pool or beach on the resort. It looks cute with leggings too!”

La Blanca In the Moment Cover-Up Tunic

Best long sleeved plus size swimsuit coverup
Nordstrom

Buy at  Amazon, from $15

Why we like it:

  • V-neck, breezy long-sleeved style
  • Sizes XX-S-3X
  • 12 patterns

This tropical cover-up evokes an island mood, with its watercolor print. A deep V-necks means it slips on easily over your head, and 100 percent rayon makes it flow beautifully over your curves. Hand wash and line dry this one — and be aware that some reviewers needed to tailor the sleeves a bit for the ideal fit.

Happy customer: “I ordered the coral in a XXL, I am a size 16. I have a tummy, and don’t want tight clothing… the XXL fit fine, and wasn’t snug. I have the matching swimsuit, and this is not as bright in the same color and pattern, but blends well. Appears to be well made, and I will wash by hand or on gentle to keep it that way.

Vera Crochet Cold Shoulder Dress

Best open shoulder plus size swimsuit coverup
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Buy at Swimsuits for All, starting at $34 (was $68)

Why we like it:

  • Crochet lace trim
  • Open shoulder slit detailing
  • 5 colors

With its crochet lace trim and open shoulder detailing, this cute cover-up is almost fashionable enough to wear on its own! Made of a polyester/cotton blend, you’ll want to hand wash it and hang it to dry — don’t put it in the dryer.

Happy customer: “I absolutely love this dress/cover-up. Definitely go down a size because it runs big. It’s thin enough to dry quickly if worn as a coverup but has enough coverage to be worn out and about as well. If you’re thinking about it, just buy it. You won’t be disappointed.”

Remi Black Convertible Sarong

Best plus size sarong swimsuit coverup
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Buy at Swimsuits for All, starting at $21 (was $35)

Why we like it:

  • Semi-sheer fabric
  • Can be worn multiple ways
  • 3 colors

Get creative with this sarong, which can be worn multiple ways: As a dress, as a skirt, or however your imagination desires! Sold in two different sizes and crafted of 100 percent polyester, this ultra-lightweight cover-up is soft, sexy, and perfect as your go-to summer garment!

Happy customer: “I purchased the larger size for two reasons: One so that I can use it in several different styles and it will be my sarong and beach towel … yes, you read that right. Wipe off the water coming out of the pool, hang it on the chair — it dries in five minutes and then it’s lightweight, unlike beach towels. I just ordered a second one!

Yskkt Spaghetti Strap Coverup

Best plus size maxi dress swimsuit coverup

Buy at Amazon, $18.99

Why we like it:

  • Sheer, lightweight
  • Backless with lace trim
  • 4 colors

This maxi dress comes in black, navy blue, green, or white, and adds a fun hippie vibe to your beach hangs! Made of 100 percent polyester chiffon, it’s soft, sheer, and lightweight — so you can still show off your swimsuit underneath, while still flattering your curves with a modest layer.

Happy customer: This is more sheer than the picture shows, but it is perfect for the beach. I could have sized down, but I love it!”

Quincy Kauai Mesh Tunic

Best plus size dress swimsuit coverup
Swimsuits for All

Buy at Swimsuits for All, $9 (was $38)

Why we like it:

  • Sheer, lightweight
  • High-low hemline; shorter in front, longer in the back
  • 9 prints

A scoop neck and asymmetrical hemline make this cover-up extra flattering, and the colorful botanical print makes it beautiful and cheerful. Made of polyester with a touch of Spandex for stretch, you’ll want to hand wash this one and hang it to dry.

Happy customer: Beautiful tunic! It is made of thin and fresh material, perfect for poolside or the beach. It covers really well and is great for our hot Texas weather. “

Lyla Chambray Button-Up Shirt

Best plus size button down swimsuit coverup
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Buy at Swimsuits for All, $33 (was $66)

Why we like it:

  • Sheer, lightweight
  • High-low hemline; shorter in front, longer in the back
  • 2 colors

With a higher-in-the-front, longer-in-the-back hemline, this light blue button-down covers you exactly where you want it to. The classic front patch pockets and roll-up sleeves give it a preppy, business-meets-the-beach look, and the 100 percent rayon fabric drapes flatteringly (but wants to be hand-washed and hung dry, so don’t toss this one in the machine!)

Happy customer: “Absolutely love this cover up! The material is super nice and it hits at the perfect length if you are a curvy girl.”

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