Zika virus worries have many women covering up more than usual now to keep mosquito bites at bay – particularly if you’re pregnant or trying. But just because you’ve got a bun in the oven doesn’t mean your look has to be half-baked. We’ve got you “covered” with six stylish top that keep the skeeters away.
1. Pacific Breeze Convertible Black Mesh Coverup
Perfect for the beach but just as useful for everyday wear, this lightweight coverup lets you thwart would-be mosquito attacks without breaking a sweat. Even better, the versatile design can be worn 10 different ways: from a bolero to a shawl to a sarong and even as a dress.
To buy: $57, Etsy
2. ExOfficio Bugsaway Lumen Hoodie
It may look like a cute and summery hoodie, but it’s actually a powerful weapon against biting bugs. Made from an odorless, mosquito-repellent mesh weave called Permethrin, this breathable top comes in nine cool hues to go with any outfit.
To buy: $50-$60, Amazon
3. Everlane Cotton Poplin Split-Neck Popover Shirt
Tailored enough for the office but breezy enough for a day at the beach, this long-sleeve 100% cotton shirt features an easy vertical stripe in either blue or black. Plus, you’ll feel even better wearing it knowing that the factory that made it passed the rigorous integrity and ethics qualifications that Everlane is known for.
To buy: $55, Everlane
4. Free People Movement Billowing Hoodie
Who knew that the mosquito netting look could be so chic? This airy, over-sized hoodie from Free People offers plenty of room for a growing belly, and is easy to throw on over your favorite tank or bikini for extra protection.
To buy: $32.40, ShopBop
5. ASOS Floral Maternity Blouse
Frame your bump with a floral flourish in this lightweight maternity top from ASOS. The blouse’s buds may attract compliments but will keep unwanted bugs away thanks to its long sleeves.
To buy: $59, ASOS
6. Insect Shield Maternity Long-Sleeve Tee
It may be the most basic of the bunch, but that’s why this 100% cotton long-sleeve maternity tee will become your go-to top for the summer and fall. Treated with an EPA-registered mosquito repellent that is safe for all ages, this extremely wearable top comes in four different colors (white, black, pink and light blue), so you can pick up a few to slide into your wardrobe rotation.
To buy: $29, Insect Shield