As summer approaches, many flock to the seaside or resorts to get fresh air and to swim. It is time to take out that swimsuit and be able to enjoy the warmer weather. For women, It is also important to wear cover-ups in order to cover certain parts of the body for protection from the harsh heat or to avoid looking too revealing. This is especially true to those who are not too comfortable wearing bathing suits in front of people. Women also love to wear cover-ups to keep them warmer after a dip in the cool water and to help them dry faster.
Pareo or Wraparound
Pareo is a Tahitian word that means wrap-around skirt. It comes in different colors and prints. A pareo is very versatile because a woman can wear this around her waist, above the chest or around the neck. Worn like a skirt from the waist down, it can cover the lower parts of the body, down to the ankle areas. Worn above the chest, it can cover the chest portion, waist, hips and upper part of the legs above the knees. Tied from the neck, it mimics a mini-dress to cover the upper part of the body, waist and hips.
Slit Side Mesh Dress
For a sexy-looking cover-up, a mesh dress with spaghetti straps and side slits is a good choice. The mesh provides a cooling effect for comfort, especially on hot summer days. Made with nylon or spandex material, this type of cover-up provides a flirty fit that covers the chest area to just below the hips. This is an option for women who do not need to cover up their legs. This see-through cover up does not fully function to cover for privacy; however, it can help disguise body imperfections like belly stretch marks or flabby stomachs.
Cabana pants make excellent bathing suit cover-ups. They are loose fitting, which can help with ease of movement and comfort. The drawstrings help with loosening and tightening the pants along the waistline. Women who are insecure about the lower parts of their bodies, such as the hips and legs, find cabana pants very convenient to use in hiding flaws, such as scars or stretch marks. Nylon and spandex are the common materials used for cabana pants; however, there are some that come in cotton or terrycloth materials.