Sarongs are a popular choice for coverups. Since they are rectangular, you can wear them in so many different ways. It could be worn as a skirt. For a short sarong, fold it into a triangle, wrap it around your hips and tie it at the side. Don't fold the sarong in half if you want to wear it long. To wear as a dress, wrap it around your chest and tie it in front. To wear as a bandeau, fold the sarong into a 5-7" wide strip, wrap it around your chest and tie it behind your back. You can also use the sarong as a headband, scarf, shawl, beach blanket, table cloth or wall hanging. There are so many creative ways to make use of a sarong. Simple, yet versatile!
The pareo is the Tahitian word for wraparound skirt. It can be worn in many ways. Longer pareos can be wrapped around the upperbody, covering it from the breasts to the knees, or they may wrap a corner around their shoulder or neck. Long and short pareos can be wrapped around the waist for coverage of the hips and thighs.
For women that want more coverage, there is a good assortment of jacket coverups, tunics, dresses and shirts. Many establishments while on vacation may require more coverage from their patrons. These full coverage coverups will do the job beautifully.