During summers it is essential to keep your armoire updated with swimsuits and swimwear coverups. After all, who wants to look unfashionable? Swimwear coverups though, are for so much more than just for clicking likes-worthy Instagram pictures. They keep your body covered from unwanted attention when you’re done with walking on the waves of the sea.

Imagine sauntering on land in nothing but a two-piece, a style that many find too revealing and awkward. Apart from this, coverups are also necessary for keeping the sun’s rays from tanning you too much. These swimwear essentials come in a variety of styles and prints.

Here are 5 styles that are common and always look oh-so-wow:

1 – Sarongs

Sarong coverups looks chic and perfect with beach waves. Back in the day, these used to be the most popular type of coverups as they were tied at the waist with the knot turned to one side to expose one leg fully.

Sarong coverups are basically just a piece of fabric that is lightweight. This cloth can be tied at the chest and in a number of other ways as well. Pair your sarong coverup with a crop top two-piece bikini or with a strappy swimsuit upper.

2 – Tunic

Another type of coverup that is sure to look gorgeous is a tunic coverup. Tunic coverups can be long enough to kiss your knees or they can be mini ones that end where your thighs begin. These are easy to wear and handle as you just have to throw them on.

Tunic coverups can be sheer too. If you’re looking to wear something more revealing opt for a see-through option. Australian model Miranda Kerr has also rocked a tunic coverup on the beach so you can take a page from her style book.

3 – Sundress

A sundress kills two birds with one stone. It doesn’t require you to change into another dress as you walk out of the beach waters and join your friends for lunch. The coverup is often amply covering. It comes in a variety of styles.

It can have straps for sleeves or no sleeves at all. It can have cuts or cinches, or it can be like a long maxi. Unlike a tunic, a sundress is more likely to be of your body shape. Don’t forget to put on a straw hat and wedge heels to pose for photos in your sundress coverup.

4 – Wrap

Wrap style coverups usually have a V-shaped neckline. These come with two armholes that are worn by crossing one side over the another. The best part about wrap coverups is that they are for all body shapes.

Girls with leaner physiques look taller in this style while bustier women find good support with wrap coverups. Even those who are not too curvy can enhance their body shape and appear curvier by wearing this style.

5 – Kaftan

Last but not the least, kaftan styles are also a pretty big hit among women. These have a luxurious vibe which is perfect for resort wear. Kaftans can be shorter or longer. They typically have wide sleeves and are very comfortable.

You can also add a belt at the waist with this style to pronounce your body’s shape. Long kaftans are great for hiding your body from the harmful UV rays of the sun along with looking stylish. This style looks as great with sneakers as it does with strappy heels.

Which of these swimwear coverups did you like best? Are you a sarong beach or one who prefers tunics?