Finds on a Dime. Covering Up the Cost of the Cover-Up

June 17, 2009 • Shopping


Rachel Yeomans for Second City Style Magazine

I recently escaped from the big city to the remote beaches of
Florida, and I was elated to pack only a few swimsuits, some tanks and
skirts, summer dresses, sandals and two sarongs. Yet while walking the
beach, I noticed that the sarong that has been in my closet for the
past 10 years seemed a bit worn compared to the other cover-ups
sunbathing before me.
So I did what anyone would do — I went online in the airport terminal on my way home and went shopping!

Now, I know cover-ups are important to have in order to shield
yourself from the sun; plus they have the added perk of being quite
cute. Nevertheless, I have a slight problem with paying the same amount I would for an evening dress
for an item that I only have the chance to wear beside flowing water,
and has the likeliness to get ruined in a few seasons with sand and sea

For those of you who share my sentiments, I found some options that we more thrifty towel-tanners can look to.

I was initially inspired by a Free People jersey dress
my younger sister wore over her bikini for one of our many beach
strolls. It was simple grey jersey cotton that draped perfectly and had
just enough edginess that I’m sure caused a few lifeguards’ heads to

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