The ultimate swimsuit guide: The cover-up

Sep 28, 2007 at 9:29 p.m. ET

When you're out shopping for the most sublime swimsuit ever, keep in mind that cover-ups are also essential -- no matter what shape your figure is in this season. Cover-ups let you unveil your new swimsuit look or keep it under wraps until you are ready for some fun in the sun.

Going undercover
Here are five cool cover-ups we liked:


Cover-ups above, from L to R:

  1. Juicy Couture Terry Tank Dress - Nordstrom
  2. Liz Lange Maternity Eyelet Tunic - Nordstrom
  3. Beach Sexy Caribbean blue Cover-up skirt - Victoria's Secret
  4. OP Swimwear Poly Princess Dress -
  5. ViX Luana Tunic -

For even more options, Shirley of Hollywood makes a sexy silk-chiffon long-sleeve sheer shirt in just about every hot (and mild) color you could imagine -- perfect for wearing out to drinks after fun in the sun, or to cover up your suit while still out. It's available at or