I’ve shown you surfer style cover-ups and bohemian style cover-ups but I wanted to dive into more preppy style – perfect for a poolside vacation at a beach house complete with lemonade and oversized sunglasses. What do I think of when I think of preppy style cover-ups? I imagine stripes, polka-dots, tank dresses, ruffles. Casual and cute.
Of all the cover-up styles out there, preppy is the one I am most comfortable with. Preppy automatically makes me think nautical, and nautical makes me think stripes. I love my striped pieces because not only are they preppy, they happen to be very comfortable. Which is why this particular style makes so much sense for cover-ups. Beyond the nautical stripe, pastels and bright colors are perfect for preppy cover-ups. Collared dresses and strapless dresses also fit into this category. But here’s the thing about tube top dresses: beware the uniboob! Honestly. It’s a real fear that anything strapless is making my chest into a blob shape. If you’re going to wear a strapless dress and you have substantial boobage I would recommend going for one with some bodice shaping.
– Julia of Style and Cheek