Because eventually you’re going to have to slip something over your swimsuit.

BEST Beach Cover Up Pants

Sure you love your brand-new bikini or retro-inspired one piece swimsuit, but odds are you’re going to need to cover it up at least part of the time while on vacation. Perhaps for a jaunt around town, or when the breeze kicks up by the water’s edge. The good news is you have an arsenal of beach cover up pants for you to choose from, right this way…

Our Top Picks


Cin Cin Oasis Printed Georgette Pants

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Channel that hippie vibe with a pair of slightly sheer groovy floral printed pull-ons.


Tropic of C Palazzo Pant

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Opt for a casual look with a pair of striped, wide-leg cover up pants that you can just pull on and go.


& Other Stories Jikirti Belted Fringed Striped Cotton-Blend Gauze Midi Dress

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Even if you prefer a clean white option for your cover up pants, go a little rogue by way of a subtle detail like a ruffle hem.


Muzungu Sisters Talitha Tiered-Cuff Printed Linen Trousers

Shop Now at Matches

Looking for something a little more whimsical? These ruffle-hem linen pants are great for a swimsuit cover up but equally chic when styled with a silk camisole for after-hour activities.


Tory Burch Leopard-Print Cropped Cotton Pants

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Become one with your inner animal-lover and slip on a pair of cover up pants that make quite the statement, on and off the beach.


Hannah Artwear Charlie Printed Silk Trousers

Shop Now at Matches

Made of 100% silk these beach-ready cover up pants hang from your frame just-so to offer that elevated, yet easeful, look you most crave when on a beach vacation.


Terry Capri Organic Cotton-Terry Pants

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The early-aughts are back with all your favorite terry-cloth looks, including a totally pool-ready pair of cropped wide-leg pants that make the perfect cover up.


Alémais Farrah Floral-Print Linen Wide-Leg Trousers

Shop Now at Matches

Make quite the statement in a blown-out floral print that is reminiscent of your mom’s closet from her youth. It’s just as awesome now, as you’re sunbathing in your matching retro maillot.


Cult Gaia Iriel Crochet-Knit Flared Pants

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If you’re really looking to get into the coastal spirit, go for a pair of crochet cover up pants. And, while you’re at it, opt for a bright shade of blue that is reminiscent of the ocean from which you just emerged.


Zara Wide Leg Linen Blend Pants

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Keep cool with a linen blend that features an easy pull-on-and-go elastic waistband that makes hitting the beachside snack bar post-swim a breeze.


Abercrombie Tailored Linen-Blend Wide Leg Pants

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Sometimes you’re simply on the hunt for a pair of printed wide-leg linen pants that are totally cover up appropriate, and these have a little bit more tailoring that makes them more easy to transition to whatever else you have planned for the day.


Missoni Zigzag-Print Wide-Leg Trousers

Shop Now at Farfetch

Go for the original color player and shop for a pair of Missoni zig-zag wide-legs cover up that make a statement, no matter how you style them.


Trina Turk Iseree Cover up Pants

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These cover up pants are festive and daring, in a transparent fabric of bright primary colors and daring side slits.


Solid & Striped The Roya Gingham Swim Cover Up Pants

Shop Now at Bloomingdales

In vibrant orange, bring out 1970s retro vibes in these flare-leg cover up pants. Style it with a wide belt and other tropical colors.


Madewell Lightestspun Beach Cover Up Pants in Stripe

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From Madewell, these striped cotton beach cover up pants are the definition of relaxation. The tasseled waist tie is a charming touch.


Kistore Womens Crochet Net Hollow Out Beach Pants Sexy Swimsuit Cover Up Pants

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A pair of crochet swim cover up pants walks the line between dainty and sexy, with its modest white color and skin-revealing open areas.


Solid & Striped The Logan Gingham Swim Cover Up Pants

Shop Now at Bloomingdales

The allover gingham pattern on these Solid & Striped cover up pants will appeal to the minimalist in you, and look fantastic with any color swimsuit.

Pro Tip


When it comes to your swimsuit and beach cover up pants, have a bit of fun. Be it an ultra-wide leg silhouette, bold colors, or retro prints, it’s time to transport yourself to the beach in 1960—because if not now, then when?

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