Resort Wear with a South Asian Flair for the Summer Season

With beach season right around the corner, it’s time to scope out the latest resort trends to keep you looking fabulous while you soak up the summer sun. Not so keen on flaunting your physique? Designers like Tory Burch and Gottex are debuting chic cover-ups, ranging from embroidered kaftans to printed sarongs–and all with a South Asian flair. We run you through some of our favorite summer pieces below.

ViX Swimwear India Nubia Tunic Cover Up: This cherry-hued, empire waist tunic is perfect for casual lounging by the pool or beach. The split ruffle cuffs and the turquoise floral print make this cover-up ultra feminine.

Trina Turk Ogee Long Dress: If you’re searching for a longer look, this floor-length, chiffon dress is great for coverage and staying cool. The semi-sheer v-neck has a cinched waist and flirty, geometric print.

Victoria’s Secret The Caftan Dress: With its pom-pom sleeves and sequined-gold neckline, this caftan is all about glamour. A plunging-v neck and dramatic kimono sleeves make this piece ideal to transition from a quick day-to-night look.

Gottex  Nomadic Traveller Pareo: The pareo’s ikat-inspired print can instantly spice up a simple, monotone swimsuit. The versatile silk wrap can be worn in a variety of different ways, including tied around the waist or haltered at the neck.

Tory Burch Cotton Tunic: Made of feather-light, white voile, this tunic can be paired with a colorful pair of sandals or chunky jewelry for a simple but chic look.

What’s your favorite piece?

*Images courtesy of Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s.

Janelle Li-A-Ping is an editorial intern at