Lifestyle plus size swimwear

7 Stylish Cover Up Trends for 2018

March 19, 2018

Even the most confident woman likes to cover up from time to time, and the beach is no exception. Whether you’re looking for a simple beach wrap, or something to take you from day to night, we have you covered (no pun intended).

Below we show you some of the top plus size swimwear cover up trends of 2018 along with Pro Tips on how to make the most of your  cover up.

  1. Pareos and Sarongs

When styled correctly pareos and sarongs are an easy way to breathe life back into an old bathing suit, complete a new summer look, or to use in place of a traditional  cover up. With so many ways to style pareos and sarongs, it truly is a summer must have for 2018.

Pro Tip: Be sure to check out our fun and fashionable pareos and sarongs page for a pareo to match any of your favorite Always For Me swimsuits.

Always For Me Plus Size Polka Dot Black and White Pareo Sarong (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 9012

  1. Flowing Caftans

Caftans are a great way to elevate your favorite swimsuit. For the 2018 season, look for styles made of light-weight materials such as 100% polyester that create a flowing silhouette. The best part about the flowing caftan is that is looks great in both prints and solids. So go ahead, buy a few, and rock the beach or boardwalk this season like the goddess you are!

Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid to try this trend in bright prints like the option below.

Always For Me Plus Size Mystique Caftan Cover Up in Pink (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 2411XF

  1. Crochet

Crochet cover ups are the perfect complement this season for any bathing suit. If you’re looking for a sophisticated and sexy cover up, try a dress, tunic, or caftan in all over crochet. For something a bit more conservative with a twist, reach for styles that have crochet details such as inserts along with neckline and sleeves. Whether it’s used as an insert or all over, crochet is a must this cover up season.

Pro Tip: The texture of crochet can be a great way to update a solid.

Always For Me Hamptons Plus Size Crochet Cover Up in White

Always For Me Hamptons Plus Size Crochet Cover Up in White (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 8318X

Always For Me Crochet Lace Up Plus Size Cover Up Black (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 17031X-B

  1. Beach to Bar Dresses

Moving from beach to boardwalk to bar doesn’t have to be complicated. When searching for your 2018 plus size cover up, look for styles that perform double or triple duty. You want styles that are comfortable and easy to throw on right over your bathing suit. Dress styles, such as the plus size cover up pictured below, easily transition from the beach to the boardwalk or bar in an instant.

Pro Tip: Darker colors such as black, navy, or plum can elevate this look a step further.

Always For Me Sexy Surplice Plus Size Dress (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 7551

  1. Festival Chic

Whether you’re planning to hit the festival scene or not this summer, there’s no reason you can’t rock the festival look on the beach or boardwalk. To channel your inner bohemian goddess, look for styles with details such as embroidery, tassels, or pom-poms.

Pro Tip: Don’t be afraid to pair your festival chic cover up with your favorite shorts or denim and easily transition from beach to bar.

For additional beach to bar ideas, check out our Beach to Bar blog post.

Always For Me Plus Size Absolutely Amagansett Embroidered Cover Up in Black (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 5411X

Always For Me Plus Size Fiesta Cover Up (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 5424X

  1. Shoulder Baring

Off the shoulder and cold shoulder styles are all the rage in ready to wear and lucky for us, they easily translate into plus size cover ups. What’s great about this trend is that it lends itself to many different fabric qualities and silhouettes. You can show a little with a cold shoulder or a lot with an off the shoulder, the choice is entirely yours.

Pro Tip: Cold shoulder cover ups can easily double as layering pieces or tops to be paired with your favorite short or denim.

Always For Me Plus Size Off The Shoulder Flair Sleeve Cover Up in Black (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 5035X

Always For Me Open Shoulder Plus Size Tunic Red (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 2109XR

  1. Pull on Pant

If you’re someone who wants a little more coverage in the thigh, hip, and seat areas, the pull on pant is the cover up style for you. Styles range from short to long, open lace to solid knits, and elastic waistbands to draw cord so there’s sure to be a style perfect for you.

Pro Tip: Try pairing your favorite bikini or one piece with pants to create a look that easily transitions from beach to bar in a breeze.

Always For Me Lattice Plus Size Beach Pants Black (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 16186DC

Always For Me Solid Lounge Plus Size Pants Navy (Click the link above to learn more) Style# 16186SPN