6 Cute Outfits to Wear Over a Swimsuit

There’s nothing more relaxing than a day at the beach. You’ve got the sun, the breeze, your besties, and, hopefully, a delicious fruity cocktail at your side. With the wind in your hair and your sunscreen applied, you’re ready to embrace a sunkissed tan and go wherever the wind takes you as the day wears on.

Whether you decide to take a stroll down the boardwalk or you’ve been swept off your feet for an impromptu drink at the local tiki bar, you need a cute outfit that looks put together even after a long beach day.

If you’re looking for some swimsuit cover up ideas, we’ve got you covered. Skip the common beach towel, tunic, and jean shorts options... We’ve picked out six cute outfits that’ll look amazing (no matter how much sand is in your hair.)

#1 The Gisele Detail Short Dress

Nothing whispers I’m a goddess in your ear quite like a one-shouldered dress. The Gisele Detail Short Dress not only gives you coastal siren vibes, but you’ll also unlock the secret to what to wear over a swimsuit.

Some of the features of this one-shoulder dress include:

  • A silky blend of lightweight fabric that feels as smooth as butter on your skin
  • A side tie knot that hugs your curves in all of the right places
  • A wrap skirt that accentuates your silhouette
  • An asymmetric neckline that leaves just enough room for a short-length necklace

How to Wear It

This leg-lengthening short beach dress is perfect for any post-poolside event. All you need is a few accessories to prepare for whatever the day throws your way:

  • For a stroll on the beach – No activity is too casual for this flowy dress—plus, you never know who you’ll meet on the sandy beaches. You can keep it simple with a pair of chunky sandals and an oversized summer straw bag to carry all of your beach accessories from one place to the next.
  • For a date night at a swanky cocktail bar – If you’re in a rush to get from the poolside to the barside for your hot date, never fear. With the zipper closure and elastic back of the Gisele Detail Short Dress, you can slink into your summer cocktail attire in seconds. With a pair of cream-colored wedges and a set of gold pendant earrings, prepare to be the most glamorous gal at the bar.

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#2 The Lindsay Detail Short Dress

You’ll be the belle of the beach ball in this enchanting mini dress. With its adjustable belt, you can achieve a multitude of different styles such as can cinch the waist for a fitted look or go sans belt for a flowy above-the-leg ensemble.

Whether you’ve been tanning poolside at an all-inclusive resort or you spent the morning practicing some of your favorite yoga poses on the beach, the Lindsay Detail Short Dress will glam up your ensemble in a snap. It really is the perfect swimsuit cover up!

Some of its alluring details include:

  • A scoop neckline featuring a 24-karat gold brushed brooch (so your other jewelry need not tie up in knots in your beach tote)
  • A halter-style top with an intricately braided neck tie
  • A low back (all the better to show off your sunkissed tan)

How to Wear It

No matter your post-bikini destination, you can dress your look up or down with the right accessories:1

  • For a casual lunch date – Ready to grab some grub with your BFFs after a morning of fun in the sun? Spice up your look with a pair of strappy sandals and a cross-body bag to hold your tinted lip balm and a mini-size bottle of 30 SPF sunscreen2—you can never be too safe.
  • For upscale drinks with the girls – For a classy night out (with your bathing suit underneath, because you never know what adventures the night might hold), opt for a clutch, low-heeled lace-up sandal and a few select pieces of gold jewelry.

#3 The Carina Detail Long Dress

It can be challenging to go from boho beachwear to elegant attire, but with the perfect long black dress (LBD), no one will ever know that you’re sporting a swimsuit underneath that slinky number. The Carina Detail Long Dress boasts a flattering silhouette with a sophisticated one-shoulder design and a maxi-length cut.

The left side of the waist features a sexy cut-out with 24-karat adjustable gold-cap ties so you can mold your cover up dress to hug every curve. Some of its other features include:

  • A side slit hem making giving you ample room to sashay from place to place
  • A side zipper closure to make it that much easier to shimmy in and out of with your bathing suit in tow

How to Wear It

Wherever you go, you’re sure to turn heads in this LBD. Here are some different ways to add a dash of panache to your ‘fit:

  • For a beachside bonfire – Keep it casual with a pair of strappy black sandals and a denim jacket to keep you warm when the chilly ocean breeze tousles your hair.
  • For bourgeois cocktails – Dress it up for a classy affair by donning a thick gold choker necklace accompanied by a daring pair of hoop earrings. Complete the look with a pair of chunky black heels and a simple black clutch.

#4 The Maisa Long Dress

If you’re a fan of bright, bold colors, we have the perfect dress to wear over your favorite swimsuit. Enter the Maisa Long dress, the ethereal, flowy maxi dress you never knew you needed.

Its boho red and pink pattern, paired with its billowing length, makes it a great option for an after-hours party or a breezy stroll down the coastline with a colorful cocktail in your hand.

Some of its other distinguishing features include:

  • A deep V neckline made for showcasing the perfect pendant necklace
  • An adjustable belt you can cinch to contour to your figure
  • A back loop button closure that shows just a sliver of skin

How to Wear It

With the Maisa Long Dress, you can be ready to take the world by storm in minutes with a few final touches:

  • For window shopping on the boardwalk – You can keep it understated and charming with a cream-colored shoulder bag and a long drop necklace that doubles as a beautiful boho belt chain.
  • For a rooftop soirée – Spice up your ensemble with a pair of sky-high wedges and an adjustable red necklace with gold beading.

#5 The Gracie Detail Short Dress

A dress that turns heads wherever it goes is one that’s a combination of beachy boho mixed with contemporary chic. And with its bold mix of green shades on a soft linen backdrop, the Gracie Detail Short Dress touts all of the above and more.

The waist cut-out that leads to a hint of skin in the back subtly states, I’m sophisticated and appreciate a good martini. The plunging neckline in the front not-so-subtly exclaims, I’m the life of this party—so you have the best of both worlds.

Some other showstopping details include:

  • A crushed gold-plated pendant at the bottom of the deep neckline
  • Three-quarter puff elastic sleeves

How to Wear It

The Gracie Detail Short Dress is so versatile that it’s perfect for any occasion:

  • For margaritas at the local tiki hut – Sip your ‘ritas in style with a tan bucket hat to keep your bronze complexion out of the sun. Finish it off with a straw clutch to keep all of your immediate necessities close by.
  • For a tasteful sunset luau – Amp up the sultry vibes with a pair of medium-height chunky heels and pair the look with a gold pendant necklace.

#6 The Chris Detail Midi Dress

Are you jet-setting to your next seaside escape? You can be ready for beachside action the moment you step off the plane by wearing your bikini under this stylish and comfortable midi beach dress.

The Chris Detail Midi Dress is full of can’t-miss detailing, like:

  • A deep V neckline
  • Three-quarter-length cuffed sleeves
  • A breathable semi-sheer fabric ideal for a warm sea breeze
  • A waistband embellished with 24-karat gold studs

How to Wear It

Whether you’re dolling yourself up or curating a carefree vibe, there are plenty of ways to style this outfit:

  • For a cocktail “how-to” course – Just because you’re slangin’ drinks doesn’t mean you can’t look good while you’re doing it. Throw on your comfiest pair of sandals and you’re ready to embrace your inner mixologist.
  • For a romantic dinner on the beach – Set the mood for the evening by donning some of your favorite gold jewelry pieces and a pair of comfortable yet sexy lace-up, low-heeled sandals.

Find The Ultimate Post-Beach Outfits with ViX

After a day of sunbathing and dipping your toes in the water, you don’t need to go home and change before hitting up the nearest rooftop pool party. With your trendy beach bag in tow, you can whip out a captivating outfit to wear as a swimsuit coverup and look like the beach goddess you were always meant to be.

At ViX, we strive to provide you with the most elegant beachwear and designer swimwear, so you look as glamorous as you feel. With precise detailing and luxurious materials, you’ll stand out in any crowd, no matter which stylish pieces you’re wearing.

Embrace your sunniest side and shop the ViX collection today.


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