When your summers are spent in Texas, you find some pretty creative ways to stay in your swimsuit all day. For the rare times when you actually have to leave your tanning chair and emerge from the chlorine filled waters of your private or community pool, I have crafted this guide to help you cover up even the most unusual of bathing suits.



This loophole top and mid-rise shorts are the perfect cover up for a classic cut bikini. If you have a few errands to run or an impromptu lunch date, you can dress this outfit up or down with accessories.



Choose a nice head wrap to make that pool hair fashionable, don your most comfortable pair of heels and shed the extra layers once you’re done for the day. Classic bikini cuts are easy to cover up because they mimic the neckline of traditional bras. If you’re uncomfortable baring your midsection; try a nonbinding cotton tee.



If one piece suits are your usual trend, then go for a more formal coverup.


The one piece backless suit I’m wearing not only goes great with this slightly transparent cover dress but when paired with the right accessories (like a strappy heel and statement necklace) can be a perfectly acceptable dinner or date ensemble.



One pieces usually come in scoop or v-cut necklines so the neckline of the dress you choose should match that of your suit. It must also be noted that bathroom breaks should he well strategized before choosing your one piece coverup given that your “exit” more than likely will be tied behind your neck and not zipped and buttoned.




Swimsuits with unusual necklines like this caged one, in my opinion, can’t be covered up so taking the traditional “just add bottoms” route is best.


I paired my suit with one of my favorite pairs of joggers. You can also try a high rise linen pant or mid-calf Capri. The theme here is comfort.


These tips are great for planning travel apparel for your summer vacation. Believe it or not, you’re actually required to wear a shirt in some of the restaurants on your resort. Whether you plan to spend your summer by the pool in Dallas, Texas or Tulum, Mexico you can always find a tasteful and appropriate coverup for your favorite summer swimsuits.


-Shampaigne Graves, CPC Creator of The Healthy Shampy Blog (2)

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