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From Beach to Bar: The Perfect Cover-ups for Around the Pool Area

21 June 2017

Let us set the scene… you’re lying in the sun by the pool, reading a relaxing book and just enjoying the pure blissful feeling of being on holiday. As the morning passes you soon realise it’s lunch time so you get up to get dressed. There’s nothing you want less than to put on a pair of tight shorts and a clingy t-shirt. You want something lightweight and loose fitting, something that feels like you’re hardly wearing anything at all, yet still creates the look of a sophisticated and stylish woman. That’s why cover ups and kaftans are a holiday packing list essential! Today we’re talking you through our favourite options for the occasion, explaining the key benefits of each design so you can getaway in style…

Tie Dye Print Kaftan

The first of our favourites is this gorgeous tie-dye kaftan. Perfect for quickly throwing on and off to cover up your swimsuit, this design is not only practical but gorgeous looking too! The aqua colour will look perfectly in place amongst the blue sea backdrop at the beach, whilst the tie-dye effect adds a playful carefree feel to the outfit – just the attitude you need whilst on holiday! Why not team this lightweight kaftan with a turquoise swimsuit to coordinate the look.

If you’re looking to add a pop of colour to your holiday wardrobe this vibrant pink kaftan is definitely for you! Not only will this colour look amazing against your sun-kissed skin, it will also not break your bank account at the incredible value at just £14! What’s not to love? Not only will you feel glamorous in this kaftan, the easy-care lace fabric will make sure you’re cool and comfortable poolside or on the beach. Make sure you’ve packed yours before it’s too late.

Available in 3 colours.

V Neck Lace Kaftan
Lightweight Printed Beach Dress

In search of a cover-up that offers you style but most importantly versatility? We’ve got the perfect holiday piece you’ll be wishing you had years ago! This subtle floral printed dress offers you three looks without the extra baggage allowance needed. Just simply remove the straps to create a bandeau style dress or wear on your waist line to create a maxi skirt that can be easily styled with your favourite swimsuit. This printed beach dress will be a key piece on your packing list for future holidays, we are sure of it!

Be bold and beautiful with this paisley print kimono and take your look from basic to statement. For that must-have beach elegance, slip on this stunning orange design kimono over your favourite swimsuit and welcome the compliments. We love how it looks with our beautiful purple swimsuit! Or if you can’t leave it just for the beach simply team it with a vest and shorts – we don’t blame you if you did.

"If you’re thigh-conscious, use this Kimono as an extra cover up whilst wearing shorts or swimwear on holiday." - Mark Heyes
Paisley Print Lace Kimono
Paisley Printed Culottes

Don’t worry if you’re not a dress person – there’s still a beach cover up option for you in the form of trousers! These versatile culottes can be styled from day to night, in a comfortable lightweight fabric with an elasticated waistband. Just slip them on over your swim suit and suddenly your outfit is transformed and you’re ready to head from the beach to the bar! Who’s ready for sun and sangria? We certainly are!

Which look is your favourite? Let us know on our Facebook page, or tweet us @bonmarche.