You've got your bikini, found a flattering swimsuit, but what to wear to take you from the beach to lunch, or hotel to poolside? A handy beach cover-up that's as stylish as your swimwear, of course. From kaftans to playsuits, shirt dresses to maxis, we've hand-picked the best beach clothing for you to pack in your suitcase.
Ted Baker's rainbow stripe kaftan has a glamorous seventies vibe, and has a waist-tie for a more pulled together look.
If Angela Chase from My So Called Life ever hit the beach, we think she'd wear this 90s playsuit over her cossie.
With tropical prints all over the catwalks, Matthew Williamson's jumpsuit is bang on trend. Styled with bright accessories and heels, it'll also take you from the beach to the bar.
A gorgeous silk kaftan that doubles as an evening dress when you wear a slip dress underneath.
Throw on this trapeze style Aztec print dress over a bikini for a fuss free and comfortable cover-up.
A 1920s style drop-waisted dress that will look chic paired with gold or silver flat sandals.
Miss Bikini's multi-coloured print tank dress will look great with sportier swimwear.
Work the tribal trend with DVF's bold monochrome print kaftan.
A flattering jersey jumpsuit in this season's biggest print, paisley is a quick way to look pulled together by the pool.
This retro print pareo from Tallulah and Hope can be worn in a multitude of ways.
This free-flowing kaftan is effortlessly chic. Team with a pair of flat leather sandals for a bohemian look.
A cute take on the sarong, this Gottex beach skirt will look stylish over a one piece.
We love the relaxed off-the-shoulder style of this French Connection smock dress
Who says cover-ups have to be kaftans and smock tops? This zig zag print shirt dress from Warehouse is perfect for the pool.
With a slightly flared skirt, this simple stripe maxi dress is surprisingly flattering and won't crease up in your beach bag.
A fringed tie-die t-shirt that's perfect for throwing on over a bikini.
With its bright patchwork print, Pacha's jumpsuit wouldn't look out of place on a Balearic beach.
Tommy Hilfiger's preppy nautical kaftan was made for a New England beach break.
Never Fully Dressed do a nice line in stylish chiffon shirts and dresses. We'd take this animal print one to the beach.
Slightly sheer and with this season's (unfortunately named) mullet hem, this paint splash dress is on our holiday wish list.