All this talk about bundling up, surviving the Polar Vortex, and “braving the elements,” is depressing. If you’re one of the fortunate few that had the foresight to book a trip to some far-flung destination where it’s summer year-round and sipping piña coladas is the rule, not the exception, then we hate you. Kidding, but not really.
But even we have to admit (begrudgingly) that if anyone should reap the benefits of a sun-kissed vacation, then it should be you, dear reader, so we’re here to help. First things first: You need to stockpile SPF. And then, you need the chicest womens swimsuits and cover up pairings, because let’s face it, you don’t really need anything else. Scroll through to see and shop our six favorite combos, and then consider yourself packed.
1. CROCHET LACE DRESS + PUNCHY ONE-PIECE
Perks of a see-through lace dress? Letting pops of scarlet peek through.
2. HIGH-WAIST PANTS + UNDERWIRE BIKINI TOP
Turn your bikini into a crop top when styled with a breezy pair of cotton-blend high-waist pants.
3. WRAP DRESS + SHOULDER-TIE SUIT
Achieve two aesthetics in one look by pairing a minimalist cover-up with a feminine one piece bathing suit that’s anything but twee.
4. EMBELLISHED TOP + NEUTRAL BIKINI
Bring your urban nomad self on vacation with a tasseled caftan and olive green separates.
5. RUFFLED SKIRT + PRETTY PINK BIKINI
A sweet scallop-edged sexy bikini becomes even sweeter with a girly ruffled skirt.
6. LACE-UP SHIRT + SPORTY ONE-PIECE
Loosen the laces for a deep-plunge neckline that’s 1) sexy and 2) will show off your one-piece underneath.