Stunning Swim Cover-Ups To Go From Day to Night

There’s something freeing and oddly satisfying about packing light and looking fabulous. With the right swim cover-up, you really can have it all. Check out these six chic swimwear cover-ups that are expertly crafted and ever so fashionable for the beach and beyond. Plus, get our top tips for converting your day look to nighttime!

Trendsetting Tunics

Transform a tunic with light fade skinny jeans, neutral wedges, and bright jewelry: Tunics are an easy go-to for a day at the beach—just throw one on for instant, effortless elegance. The loose fit of a tunic keeps you cool and comfortable all day in the sunshine and salty air, but your tunic doesn't need to go back in the closet once the sun sets. With a few tweaks, it can easily be worn to an evening dinner under the stars or to a club down the road from your resort.

One of the simplest ways to dress up a tunic is to slide on your favorite pair of mid-rise, light fade skinny jeans underneath. Form-fitting bottoms give you a bit of shape under the billowy fit of the tunic while making your outfit appropriate for any setting off the beach. Throw on a pair of neutral wedges and a bright-colored bib necklace to really dress it up, or keep it simple with your favorite slide sandals!

We’re loving the Island Fare V-Neck Tunic paired with a sleek pair of black skinnies or capris, or a simple chapeau with sunglasses! The tunic’s solid color makes it easy to dress up, and the crochet trim shows just enough skin to make it positively playful, especially with a bright-colored bralette underneath.

Stylish Sundresses

Transform a sundress with a structured jacket, bold necklace, and contemporary clutch: Don’t let the name deceive you—sundresses can absolutely be worn in the moonlight! Sundress cover-ups are no-brainers on the beach, but they can just as easily be worn from day to night. Instead of packing an entirely new outfit for your evening adventures, a few accessories are all you need to transform your mini or maxi dress.

When the temperature drops after sunset, pop a tailored blazer over your sundress to instantly go from carefree to chic. The structured look of the jacket will contrast beautifully against the loose-fitting flow of the dress. 

Another foolproof way to dress it up? Accessories! Throw on a sky-high pair of strappy heels, a bold necklace, or bangle, and add your favorite clutch. With the right accessories, there’s no mistaking your sundress for a casual beach outfit!

The Island Fare Tunic Dress is one of our current favorites. With retro Boho-chic sleeves and lace trim detail tell a story that's uniquely you. It's perfect as a sultry top, dress, or swim cover-up. You choose! 

Shirt Dress

Transform a shirt dress with straight-leg jeans, flat espadrilles, and a shoulder bag: The shirt dress is an essential piece to take on vacation with you. A sophisticated piece that always looks polished, it's a lightweight option for heading to the beach. The button down front also lets you play around with how you style it, giving you multiple options. 

To style your shirt dress for a nighttime outing start by throwing on a pair of straight-leg jeans over your swimsuit. Unbutton the shirt dress and wear it as an overshirt over your swimwear. Pair the look with some flat espadrilles and a cool shoulder bag for an easy day-to-night look. To add some extra details to the look, finish it off with some cool and colorful accessories.

Our Island Fare Resort Button-Down Shirt is a great option for this look. A lightweight shirt with adjustable sleeve length and slits at the hem that has a naturally cool feel to it. It’s the perfect comfortable beach cover-up that can quickly transition into a nighttime look with the addition of some select pieces. It’s a great style that’ll look good on all different body types.  

Midi Dress

Transform a maxi dress with heels, statement earrings, and a long lightweight cardigan: Generally, dresses are a no-brainer when packing for vacations. Essentially a one-and-done outfit, they give you an easy solution for when you’re running out the door. Going for a dress is sure to keep you comfortable all day and looking polished with little effort. Midi dresses are a great style since their extra length gives you more freedom to move around without worries and protects more of your body from sun exposure

If you’re heading to dinner after the beach it’s also super simple to make it into a nighttime look. Switch out your shoes for some strappy heeled sandals, a pair of statement earrings, and a long lightweight jacket. Finish the look with a small purse and you’re ready to go.    

Our Draped Darling Strapless Midi Dress is the perfect option for this exact occasion. A comfortable and easy dress that can take you from the beach to the bar with the simple addition of a couple of accessories. The bandeau neckline and flowing hemline create a romantic look while the color makes it sophisticated.

Mini Dress

Transform a mini dress with mules, cropped denim jacket, and raffia handbag: Mini dresses are a summer classic. The warmer temperatures allow for hemlines to rise and give us fun and flirty dresses. Another extremely comfortable option for summer days they are easy to transform into an amazing night time look when the beach day has ended and it’s time to hit the bar for drinks. Simply adding some extra pieces to a mini dress can give you a whole new look. 

Once the sun sets, throw on an oversized cropped white denim jacket for an immediate twist to your look. Add some colorful slip-on mules, heeled or not, and a raffia tote bag style handbag and you’ve got a killer look. For an extra touch finish the look with summery accessories, such as coral-inspired bracelets and some beach-toned earrings.  

The Draped Darling High Neck Mini Dress is a great summer mini dress to go for. With an A-line silhouette and a high neckline, you’ll be comfortable the whole day long. Adjustable around the neck you can easily make it fit your own body. A modern take on the classic little black dress there’s no way to go wrong with this option.  

A Cover-Up Is All You Need 

From tunics to dresses to rompers, La Blanca has the swim cover-up you need to look great, day or night. Every piece is durable enough for your sunny, sandy adventures, and polished enough for an elegant night out. Let's make your next resort getaway a breeze. Shop women's swimwear cover-ups.


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