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Top 8 Cover-Ups Your Little Girl Will Love

Top 8 Swim Cover-Ups for Girls and Toddlers

Cover-ups have several benefits that parents can feel great about and kids will love. From comfy styles to cute patterns and fun colors, there are lots of cover-ups to choose from to keep your little princess protected from the sun and having fun all summer long. Here are eight must-have swim cover-ups for girls that your kids will love wearing after a long day at the pool.

1. Terrific Terry Tops (and Bottoms)

Your little girl will be happy to slip on comfortable terry cover-ups after a round of swimming or splashing in the ocean waves. Terry is a popular material for girls' cover-ups for good reason. It is super-absorbent, leaving your child dry and warm. The soft, plush fabric stays ultra-comfortable no matter where she goes. Most terry fabrics are made from easy-care fabric blends like cotton and polyester, so they are simple to machine wash and be as good as new in no time. The fabric, while comfortable, is also durable, so it will hold up to whatever summer activity she takes on. She can go from pool to play in no time with cute terry cover-ups over girls' swimming suits. There are lots of different top styles with different lengths and sleeve variations, as well as loose, breathable bottoms like pants, capris, and shorts to choose from.

2. Cover-Ups With Pretty, Practical Pockets

Little girls will also fall in love with cover-up styles that feature pretty and practical pockets. Young girls have lots of belongings to tote around, from lip balm and hair bands. They'll also need a place to stash those special treasures like shells or sea glass they find along the shore. An added bonus of pockets is that they can keep a little one's hands warm after the chill of the pool or seawater. You can find spacious side pockets in pants and tops, larger single pockets in pullover cover-ups, zippered pocket styles, and more. Just find one that has the look and design your child loves for a winning cover-up solution over girls' one-piece swimsuits, tankinis, or swim sets.

3. Easy, Breezy Pullovers

Looking for a cover-up top that will be practical as well as comfortable and stylish? Turn to easy pullovers to do the trick. These usually feature ample necklines that are loose-fitting and easy to put on quickly over swimwear. These come in different looks and styles, but they make it simple for your little one to get dry and comfortable in a jiffy. Materials range from terry cloth to lightweight, breezy blends. Does your beach girl love a twirly skirt? She'll love to splash around in a girls' swim cover-up dress!

4. Stylish Zip-Up Beachwear

A great alternative to pullover style cover-up tops are zip-up designs. These are also very easy to put on and can be a great solution for girls who prefer zip-up over pull-on tops. Zip-ups have the advantage that they can be worn either completely zipped up to provide optimal warmth or left loose and unzipped if she prefers just a little bit of extra cover over her swimwear. The quick zip makes it easy to go from pool to poolside and back again with ease.

5. Hooray for Hoodies

While not all swim cover-ups feature hoods, many girls love the styles that do. If girls' hoodies are a favorite for your little one, consider this style. Hooded swim cover-ups come in short-sleeve, long-sleeve, and sleeveless versions, so there's something for everyone to choose from. You can find hoods on long and short tops as well as swim dresses. Hoods help keep girls warm, help protect the head from wind, sun, or sand and can help dry hair and keep the scalp and face protected. They also add a cool style element that young ladies will love to show off.

6. Fun Colors and Patterns Make It Perfect

Many little girls love fashion, and a cover-up can easily be a fashionable part of her summer wardrobe. There are dozens of great options featuring fun prints and summer colors. Find options that include everything from hot pink to electric blue, beachy scenes and summer prints, rainbow colors, floral prints, tie-dye, and much more. She'll shine in a cover-up that matches her fashion personality!

7. Let Her Imagination Run Wild

If you're looking for a cover-up that will go beyond even the bright colors and summery patterns she'll love, consider a unique option that will let her imagination run wild. There are cover-ups with special details and accents, ranging from simple bows and ruffles to themed versions designed to look like flowers, unicorns, or even mermaids. These cute, whimsical styles will encourage her imagination even while they keep her cozy and dry.

8. Sporty Cover-Up Styles

Maybe your little girl is less interested in the fashion of a cover-up than if it has a sporty style that's as functional as she needs it to be. Simple sporty styles in classic colors, clean lines, and done without the extra frills and bright colors are also available for girls who like a look that lets them take on the beach and be ready for anything. These come in simple swim dress styles as well as mix and match designs that can be put on easily over regular swimsuits or a girls' rash guard set.

Cover-Ups for Active Girls

There's no doubt that little girls need cover-ups that account for their busy summer activities. With the right combinations of materials, features, and designs, you can find options that will keep her happy as well as protect her from the elements.