Unfortunately this coverup was not what I was expecting. I am 5'7" and this was a little too short on me. The purpose of a cover up is to do just that, and I would definitely not feel comfortable in public wearing this over my swimsuit. I also found the shape of this odd on my body type. I have women-ly hips, so with the location of the "waist" it cut me off in the most unflattering way. I will definitely be returning.