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11 DIY Cover-Ups for a Cruise or the Coast


After taking a peek at all of the different cruises you can take on Norwegian Cruise Line*, I’m dreaming of a blissful vacation at sea. In my mind I am packing my bags. So I’m thinking about swimsuits, which obviously leads me to cover-ups, which obviously leads me to Pinterest. See how I am? Anyway, whether you are lucky enough to be booked on a glorious Summer cruise, are headed to the neighborhood pool, or spraying your kids with a hose in the back yard, you need to do it in style. Here are 11 gorgeous DIY cover-ups that even a beginner can make. Some will literally take only minutes!

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  • The Most Flattering Shirt Dress 1 of 11
    The Most Flattering Shirt Dress
    This dress is perfect for exploring a new port or hanging by the pool.
    Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Beginner Friendly! 2 of 11
    Beginner Friendly!
    A braided belt dresses up this basic tank top dress.
    Get the free tutorial at The Winthrop Chronicals.
  • Freestyle Hot Mess Mommy Dress 3 of 11
    Freestyle Hot Mess Mommy Dress
    Something in Rayon will literally dry in minutes.
    Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Chic Comfort 4 of 11
    Chic Comfort
    Love that this maxi skirt would go from pool-side to dinner and drinks!
    Get the free tutorial at Ella Apparel.
  • Sleep Short 5 of 11
    Sleep Short
    Save room in your suitcase and let your cute sleep shorts put in some pool hours.
    Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Beach Towel Dress 6 of 11
    Beach Towel Dress
    Dry off in style with a dress made from a beach towel.
    Get the free tutorial at MADE.
  • Terry Towel Coverup 7 of 11
    Terry Towel Coverup
    Another towel coverup with a cute braided strap.
    Get the free tutorial at Sew4Home.
  • Cotton-Scarf Beach Cover-Up 8 of 11
    Cotton-Scarf Beach Cover-Up
    Possibly the most simple of all. Just sew two scarves together.
    Get the free tutorial at Martha Stewart.
  • Simple & Sexy 9 of 11
    Simple & Sexy
    You've been working your buns off, don't cover it ALL up.
    Get the free tutorial at Bored and Crafty.
  • Brilliant wrap up! 10 of 11
    Brilliant wrap up!
    This Pinterest darling has to be included. So simple and flattering.
    Get the free tutorial at La Vie En Rose.
  • High coverage with a sexy peek-a-boo 11 of 11
    High coverage with a sexy peek-a-boo
    Clever up-cycle of a giant t-shirt
    Get the free tutorial at A Pair & A Spare.

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