Cute Outfit Ideas for the Beach

When the thermometer climbs and the temperature sizzles, there’s no better way to stay cool and collected than by spending a day at the beach. But just because you are laid-back and relaxed doesn’t mean you needn’t think about your look. With a little careful planning, you can put together a myriad of cute beach outfit ideas that let you look your best while you are enjoying the sun, sea and sand.

Cute Cover-Up Ideas


Traditionally, the mainstay in cover-up ideas has been sarong-style tunics. They are popular because of their loose styling and feather-light fabrics. Short versions let you cover up while still displaying your legs, but if you prefer the longer style there are plenty of options.

white sarong cover up

For a short cover-up, try a light chiffon design with monochrome print for beauty and freedom, or branch out with a black off-the-shoulder romper with tasseled fringing. A tunic-style sundress with drawstring neckline and featuring striped panels also looks great. You may also consider a pastel-striped jumpsuit with three-quarter sleeves for covering up without too much concealment. Longer designs could be a simple sarong with luxuriant fringing and a cool white sarong with lacy border. Or you could try a wrap-around lacy mini-skirt with tasselled hemline together with a classic denim buttoned shirt tied at the waist for a cute playful feel that’s totally feminine.

shirt over a bikini

Throw on a shirt over a bikini and shorts for a beach chic look! A striped boyfriend shirt looks casual and flirty paired with denim mini shorts and a bandana. A long shirt is one of the cutest cover-up ideas to wear over a bright bikini!

patterned playsuit

For a cute beach outfit idea, try wearing a loose and light patterned playsuit with a retro style straw hat. Not only is this look effortlessly summery, it is also a great way to cover up for an evening at the beach after swimming!

frayed denim shorts

Frayed denim shorts and a simple white top is the ultimate beach look. Pair with a wide brimmed straw hat for added effect. Why not try a long white shirt over denim shorts and your favorite bikini top?

swimming costume

This low plunging swimming costume under a fringed kimono is such a striking outfit. To catch everyone’s attention on the beach just throw on a fringed paisley kimono and white straw hat!

ruffle dress

Whatever beachwear you are wearing you can’t really go wrong with a see-through white cover-up. White is always the prettiest look for the beach, especially when it’s an off the shoulder ruffle dress and wide brimmed hat.

Cute Swimwear


The most important rule when choosing your swimwear is to pick something you can wear with confidence. If a skimpy bikini isn’t for you, then take a look at the one-piece options or perhaps a retro-style bikini that covers a little more. For many women, the teeny-weeny bikini is the ultimate in beach style and there’s certainly plenty to choose from.