Nothing says vacation like the word “resort” — Imagine yourself without a care in the world as you lie back on a lounge chair while donning a broad-rimmed summer hat and trendy sunglasses. You’ll want to look your best while you’re sipping on a tropical drink poolside, soaking up the sun’s relaxing rays and enjoying a good old beach read. Whether you feel more comfortable in a pastel maxi cover-up dress or wide-legged chiffon pants in a kaleidoscope print, this season’s trends favor retro look cover-ups that are comfortable, feminine and body-flattering. Check them out.
Take this Bar III printed U-bar bikini top, ruched bikini bottom & cover-up pants ensemble, for example. It’s made from a kaleidoscope print polyester fabric and the pants have a waistline that sits just below your natural waist. The pants retail for $68, bikini bottom retails for $22 and the bandeau top sells for $44.
How can you resist this gorgeous green-striped 4-in-1 dress that you can wear four ways. It’s a strapless maxi, strapless midi, strapless mini or fold-over maxi skirt and it retails for $59.95.
These chiffon cover-up pants by Jessica Simpson have an exotic tribal print and feature a ruffled elastic waistband and wide-leg silhouette to complete your poolside look for just $62.
Kenneth Cole’s Reaction crochet-neck dress cover-up is available in turquoise and black, has an ultra-feminine feel framed by a trapeze silhouette and the dress retails for $58.
And if you’re curious about what’s happening in resort wear in 2015, Women’s Wear Daily says you can expect pants with lots of leg room (think culotte-shaped pants that are cut short and wide); long, flowing dresses; peekaboo cutouts here and there; uneven hems and palm-tree and leafy jungle prints.
Why wear ordinary beachwear when you can look like a Hollywood star in this Norta silk chiffon tie front cover-up. The cover-up comes in a slimming navy color and retails for $250.
Imagine how pretty you’ll look in a Moroccan-inspired cotton dress in oceanic turquoise. This calf-length dress has a plunging v-necklines and vertical patterns to make you look slimmer and it retails for $175.
Of course, a resort experience wouldn’t be complete without a pedicure and hot stone massage an you can relax in-between your spa adventures in this colorful strapless maxi dress with a vertical zigzag print, small bust cutout and sweetheart neckline all for just for $89.99.
If your idea of a relaxing resort holiday involves reading poetry while sipping tea, you’ll love this sheer cream cardigan in washable polyester. The cardigan is trimmed with pretty lace and retails for $44.99.