18 Cute and Comfortable Swim Cover Ups for Mom

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Picture this: you’re lounging on the beach with a cocktail (or mocktail!) in one hand and your favorite book in the other. There isn’t a worry on your mind, except trying to remember when it’s time to apply more sunscreen.

Sorry to paint you the perfect picture and then totally tear it apart, but if you’re a mom hanging out at the pool or beach with your kids, you probably aren’t experiencing the aforementioned bliss.

Instead, you’re probably chasing your littles ones around in the sand, you’re playing lifeguard in your yard’s tiny blow-up pool, or perhaps you’re wrestling with your slippery kid in an attempt to properly slather them in sunscreen. And who hasn’t held their squirmy baby while simultaneously praying they don’t pull down your swimsuit? We’ve all been there.



Maybe it’s not the same as a kid-free vacation in Mexico, but being outside with your little ones and enjoying the summer sun is a different kind of bliss. It can be chaotic and exhausting, but it’s still fun!

If your summer outings will be done with little ones by your side, you’re going to need some practical cover ups. You’ll want swim coverups or beach dresses that are lightweight, flowy, and are easy to toss on as you chase your child around. Bonus points if they can transition from pool time to your next activity since we know mom-life often means go-go-go.

Here are 18 comfortable and practical cover ups perfect for mom life this summer.

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Swimsuits for All

1. Button Up Swim Cover Up Shirt

A classic, this button up coverup option comes in five patterns and sizes up to 24.


2. Embroidered Mini Beach Dress

This breezy style has enough coverage for when you're chasing kids, but still feels light for the hotter days.

beach coverup

3. Long Beach Dress

Check out the tie-back on this beautiful and breezy dress perfect to throw over a swimsuit.


4. Women's Tie-Front Cover Up Tunic Dress - Kana Sol

Of course we have to include a Target pick and we love this simple, airy option with a cute tie-detail.

2 colors available


5. Tiered Dress

This solid colored summer dress in broken-in jersey is the perfect piece to transition from swim cover-up to other summer activities.

6 colors available

sizes XXS - 3X


6. The Long Body Tank Dress

Pregnant mamas need to enjoy the poolside too! This bump-friendly dress is great for tossing on over a swimsuit or for other summer-time activities.

also available in black and white stripe

Ojai Lingerie

7. Bali Beach Cover Up

This cover up is easy to toss on at the pool for a touch of extra coverage.


8. Beach Caftan Cover Up Dress

This Amazon pick is a fun option for beach days and summer nights.

8 patterns available

Old Navy

9. Gauze Button-Front Caftan Swim Cover-Up for Women

This lightweight option from Old Navy is a good go-to that will work with most swimsuits.

Abercrombie & Fitch

10. Trapeze Coverup

This lightweight 100% cotton coverup is great for hot summer days by the pool or the beach.


11. Elan Cover-Up Maxi Dress

A maxi dress is a great option for heading to the pool. Plus it has pockets!

Old Navy

12. Tie-Dye Plus-Size jean Swing Dress

This tie-dye dress easily transitions from a swim coverup to the perfect errand-running outfit.

Kin by Kristine

13. Emerald & Black Maxi Dress

The sheer top on this gorgeous dress works great as a swim coverup and easily transitions to summer nights.


14. Augas Santas Black and White Striped Swim Cover Up

We LOVE this dress for an elevated poolside look.

J.Crew Factory

15. Striped Tiered Midi Cover-Up Dress

This bright and breezy dress is ideal for going from the pool or beach to a casual dinner.


16. Chiffon Kimono

We love the kimono look for poolside hangouts. Throw on a pair of denim shorts and you've got a perfect summer outfit to head to the pool or the beach.

4 patterns available


17. Real Good Smocked High Waisted Beach Pant

These high-waisted pants are lightweight enough for the pool or for every day use.

5 patterns available


18. The Perfect Palazzo Pant

Pair these wide-legged pants with a one-piece swimsuit for a put together look.

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