By Lindsay Sanderson
If you have an athletic body type, it can be hard to create the illusion of curviness on the beach. By choosing a cover up with added shape, like a cinched waist or a ruffled top, you can create volume where you may lack it. This romper cover up from Victoria’s Secret has a thick waistband and volume on the top and bottom to give the appearance of an hourglass figure. The one-piece is easy to throw on and with a pair of cute sandals, can even be transitioned into a cute outfit for dinner on the pier.
If you have wide hips and a Kardashian booty, but are a little flatter up top, aim for a cover up that attracts attention to your bust to even you out. This Victoria’s Secret cover up has a ruffle on top and an off the shoulder cut that creates more volume on top where you need that balance. A tie at the waist will give you a perfect waist before a loose, flowy bottom that won’t hug your curves too tight. If you’re aiming for balanced curves on the beach, volume on top is the way to go.
For ladies who have more going on up top, it can be hard to find beachwear that doesn’t show too much. This striped Caftan cover-up from Target has a flat neckline that doesn’t plunge too low. The top is flowier, so it won’t fit too tight. The cinch at the waist accents your smallest part and a relaxed fit on the bottom balances you out. The blue stripes have a nautical vibe that’s perfect for the beach, pool or a boat trip.