Cover-up Dress

Y'know, wearing gingham always had me stumped. Mainly because I associate gingham with two things 1) my daywear uniform back during my boarding school days in Nigeria and 2) a table cloth.

Of course, in order for me not to look like I'm rockin' a tablecloth, I had to find the right gingham in the right style for my body. And guess what? I did! But in the oddest of sections - under swimwear.  That's right, that's right. I'm wearing a swim cover-up from Catherines as a dress. Because it's sheer, I added a black slip underneath. The faux wrap detail won me over. My only mistake was sizing up. No need for that. In fact, I'd advise to size down.

Gingham Cover-up c/o Catherines

Believe it or not, wearing swimwear items as an everyday piece is a great way to have fun with your wardrobe. A one piece swimsuit can be worn as a bodysuit. A bikini top can be worn as a cropped top. An open front cover-up can be worn as a kimono. A body of water doesn't need to be nearby to wear any of those items. Here are some options to get you started: