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>> Plus-Size Beach, Pool, and Swim Cover Ups

 
Please be advised that all of the "Editor's Picks" featured in this section are hand-selected by Elegant Plus. Although every effort is made to keep featured products current, retailers can sell out of popular styles before the Editor has had an opportunity to update the page. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site. All selections are available at time of posting and purchases can be made directly from the retailer on the associated shopping link. All of the shopping guides include designer selections which are noted with the designer's name in descriptions.


Last Update: July 9, 2017

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After finding the perfect bathing suit, often the next task is choosing the perfect cover up.  Whether for modesty, convenience for getting too and from the beach, or to keep the strong sun at bay while lounging by the pool on a cruise, plus-size swim cover ups are a must-have.
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BoHo Embellished Swim Cover Up, Size 2 - 24W | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Black Lace Tunic Dress, Plus-Size XL - 5X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick Gauze Crochet Tunic, Size S - 3X| ElegantPlus.com Editor's Pick
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BoHo Embellished
Swim Cover Up

Size 2 - 24W

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Beach Cover Up

Size XL - 5X

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Size S - 3X
 
Pom Pom Trim
Cold Shoulder Tunic Dress

Size 1X - 3X
 

 

Caftans, maxi dresses and skirts, loungewear, palazzo pants, and long tunic tees can all also double as great beach looks. Fashion designed specifically as swim cover-ups tends to have a filmy, peek-a-boo quality with fabrics like chiffon, light gauzes, and lace being especially popular.

Although cruises and tropical vacations are increasingly popular during the Thanksgiving, Hanukah, Christmas and New Year's holiday season, swimwear and beach cover ups are noticeably absent from most stores from September through January.   Options become much more plentiful at the beginning of the official "resort season" in mid January with the largest number of retailers and inventories available from mid February through mid August when cruises, winter vacations, Spring Break, and the summer pool and beach seasons are in full swing.

 

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Romper Beach Cover Up
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Chiffon Beach Caftan
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Swim & Beach Cover Ups Shopping Resources for Size 12 +

Lane Bryant, which also designs some of the best fitting swimwear available for fuller-figures, usually has a small selection of coordinating cover ups including tunics, beach pants, sarongs, shorts and more available for size 14 to 28W. 

More seasonal from the winter cruise season through the summer months are the selections at department stores such as Dillard's and Lord & Taylor for sizes 1X to 3X.  

Avenue and Catherine's are the spots to stop for super sized divas to size 32W in the winter resort season, while Ulla Popken  in size 12 to 38W offers a wide variety of styles both in the swimwear tab, and elsewhere in their catalog such as chiffon tunic tops and knit maxi dresses.

 

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Size 1X - 6X 

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Size 12 - 26W

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Cold Shoulder Beach Tunic
Size 16 - 26W

Rose Print
Cold Shoulder Cover Up

Size XL - 3X

 

 

Sealed with a Kiss is an especially good resource for knit maxi dresses, convertible jersey dresses, and palazzo pants, all of which can make great poolside apparel over bathing suits.  Sizing is generous at XL to 6X.

For those who like upscale bohemian looks, Soft Surroundings often has luscious maxi dresses, caftans, free flowing tunic tops,  and wide leg  beach pant styles in size XS to 3X.  Petite and tall sizes are available up to 18.  Meanwhile, Serengeti is the best resource for beach friendly broomstick maxi skirts and dresses in peasant styles with border prints in size S to 3X.  They've also added a cute collection tee and swing dresses appropriate for popping over swimwear.

 

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Tassel Tunic Beach Cover Up, Size XL - 3X | ElegantPlus.com Editor's Picks
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Size 12 - 34W
 
 Tassel Tunic
Beach Cover Up
Size 2 - 24W 
 

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Size 14 - 28W
 
 
 

 

 

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Plus-size clothing featured is hand selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of plus-fashion business partnerships. Although Elegant Plus earns a small fee on all purchases, it is a completely free shopping resource for the consumer, and many times we are able to provide links that offer consumer discounts and free shipping offers upon landing on the partner retailer's site.