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Fashion: 5 Summer Beachwear alternatives for the swimsuit

"From cover-ups to swimsuit alternatives, here are some outfit ideas if you want to head to the beach but show a little less skin this summer, by Rosa Fairfield."

Photographs by Linda Smith

The boho dress

A loose fitting, floaty cut-out dress is a perfect swimsuit alternative for the beach, if you want to be a little bit more covered up. Its a great lazy girls outfit as it looks good with minimal styling - with no accessories and beach waves.

The bathing beauty

This is a look for vintage lovers. I'm thinking of the musical 'Love Never Dies'. With the cute little swim-costume with the skirt or shorts on the bottom. Great if you want to be a little more covered up or if you are looking for a super cute over-up.

The sailor vibe

When I think seaside, I think blue and white stripes. It could be anything, shorts, a dress or a t-shirt. This looks is great for sea-side walks. If you plan to stop in at the beach after a long day of site-seeing. Also, if you lack confidence around the bottom and thigh areas, these shorts are a great choice.

The knotted tee

This is a great way to cover-up your bikini. Simply slip on a t-shirt and tie it at your waist, you can secure it with a hair tie, which creates a casual beach-babe look. You can also purchase pre-tied t-shirts if you are not skilled in the styling department.

The sarong dress

There are so many ways to style this, which makes this lots of fun. I literally just buy lots of big scarfs and tie them in different ways. It's great because there are so many different scarfs with fun prints. This is another great swimsuit coverup, for when you are walking to and from the beach. Also, one of my favourite options because they are so easy to slip on and off.

All items from Zaful - see their new range of floral party dresses here