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Holiday Style : Beach Cover Up

Whether you need one for half term or not (although judging by today – you may be at the lido more than you thought over the break!) now is the time to buy your beach cover up.  Why?  When you do actually need one, all the best ones will be sold out! It’s the law of averages. The way of the world. Excuse the cliches but its true. “Buy when you see” is my motto (within reason of course!)So, here is a little heads up to what is out there – dresses to throw on when you are around the pool and you need to take the little one to to the loo and don’t fancy walking through the restaurant semi naked. Or perhaps an easy little number that you can leave on the sand and not worry that little Timmy is actually using it to wipe the suncream out of his eyes.

Anyway, you get the picture – here are my top picks…

Seraphina Bella Gold Palm Tree Dress £95 

This is beautiful and I love the feminine print and cool fabric.

Bela Dress


Little Leggies Blue Cotton Beach Dress £30 

This just has I am on holiday allover it. Neon. Pom Poms. Versatile shoulders (if you re eating burnt you can pull them up over your shoulders, want to catch the last of the sun, pull it down!)


TLM Edit Black Crochet Cover Up £28 

This works for both the above scenarios – all without breaking the bank and looking like a minx at the same time!


Marks & Spencer Long Sleeve Tunic Dress £45 

Tunic dresses ain’t going anywhere and this one is understated whilst also giving a little hello to the boho vibe a la moment.

tunic dress

Naftul Embroidered Trim Mini Dress £150 

This is back on TLM Edit again as it has proved immensely popular. This would work in the evening too or around a really sophisticated day time scenario.

naftul beach cover up

TLM Edit Pink Ruffle Beach Cover Up £28 

I mean, how fun is this!!! I cannot wait to do a little jog around the swimming pool in this and I Have no doubt it all draw a few (admiring) glances too!

beach cover up

Marie & Lola Coral & White Embroidered Dress £75 

From one of my favourite brands who does beachwear very well, this embroidered dress is winking at me – I am a sucker for neon.


Marks and Spencer Pom Pom Contrasting Shift Dress £19.50 

So simple and elegant and would allow you to get stuck into the calamari at lunch without worrying too much about your mum tum.

bardot shift dress

Hush Evangeline Dress £65

This is a pretty versatile dress for the summer as it can be dressed up or down, but it has definitely made my beach cover up cut.


Sister Design Passos Pink with Mint Trim £85 

This is my holiday treat to myself. Not one to actually suit pale pink, I do love the colour so thought if I can’t wear it when I have a bit of a tan when can I wear it. It is so pretty in itself, I don’t think anyone will be noticing what I look like in it!

Sister design

Hush Rio Maxi Dress £75

Again, a tube top might feel a little 2008 but they are great for tanning!

rio maxi

Hush Macrame Beach Dress £65

You have to have a bit of yellow somewhere in your wardrobe and if you have the correct colouring for bright yellow (like super tanned and dark hair?) then this will work wonders.


Next Red Embroidered Dress £45

So the Next top caused an instastir and the dress version is also making waves. I would feel too shrouded by this dress but if you are tall it could work for you.

next beach dress

Selected Femme Summer Dress £49.95 

Simple. Pretty.


Pitusa Pom Pom Festival £79.99

I have had to include both the black and white versions of this pom pom dress as they are both lovely.

Pom Pom Pitusa

Pitusa Pom Pom Black £79.99


If you missed Holiday Style : 9 Flattering Summer Tops – head over now!

My next Holiday Style edit is on swimwear (foxy and flattering?)

If you need some head turning, zany, well priced and fun accessories for the summer, don’t forget to have a look at TLM Edit. I am adding new things each day!!

Have a great week and lets hope the sun stays shining xx

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