The swimsuit cover-up is the one essential you need if you are headed to the beach.
Yes, it helps hide problem areas, but it can also multi-task as a second outfit (layering!) and extra protection for your skin from the harsh rays of the sun.
There are a lot of options you can choose from. Take it from these celebrity mom's summer OOTD's.
Try a knitted or crochet top
Patty Laurel wears her crochet cover-up as a sun dress while Bianca Gonzalez-Intal brings the crochet theme to her bikini as well for one sexy look.
Go for a breezy and billowy dress
Beauty Gonzalez has no reason to cover up even after giving birth. Neither does Andi Eigenmann.
Ready to get wet with these see-through tops
If you'd like a cover-up can go from dry to wet, these see-through tops (find similar ones on ilovekoi.com) that Cristine Reyes and Sarah Lahbati wore and pair it with shorts (try this one from Roxy.com.ph)...
or beach pants (try this one from Swimsuitchic)
A robe or or kimono works well, too
Choose a length you're comfy with. Kelly Misa's robe or kimono is an ideal length: it covers her bodice but highlights her legs. She's wearing a piece from Soak Swim Wear.
Tunics and caftans are the best
Photos from @pattylaurel, @iamsuperbianca, @beauty_gonzalez, @andieigengirl, @cristinekhatibi, @sarahlahbati, @kellymisa, and @cole_hernandez on Instagram.