10 Stylish Rash Guards to Wear This Summer

Somehow rash guards have overcome their tragically uncool name in recent years and transitioned to equal parts fashionable and practical. Part of that credit goes to Dallas-based Cover Swimwear. Made in the U.S., this sun-conscious swimwear line elevates protection with its own opaque fabric that blocks 98 percent of UV rays. The brand also elevates its fashion, often collaborating on designs – past collabs include Texas photographer Gray Malin, Instagram artist Donald Robertson (@drawbertson) and New York men’s swimwear line, Glass.

Donald Long-sleeved Maillot by Cover Swim X Donald Robertson, $285, coverswim.com

Long-sleeved Houndstooth Swimsuit by Cover Swim, $190, coverswim.com

Long-sleeved Ballet Swimsuit by Cover Swim X Gray Malin, $100, coverswim.com

But the looks can also be seen on the likes of high-fashion runways and multiple ready-to-wear collections. As summer emerges, along with the lasting effects of the sun’s rays, take a dip into the rash guard pool to find a look that’s much cuter than a sunburn.

Cynthia Rowley Neoprene Wetsuit, $235, cynthiarowley.com
Rash Guard in Mixed Stripe, $88, JCrew.com
Hermosa One Piece Strands, $135, theseea.com
Cynthia Rowley Printed Kookboard, $350, cynthiarowley.com
Santa Barbara Rashguard, $88, Anthropologie.com
Sweaty Betty Drift Wetsuit, $190, shopspring.com
Mara Hoffman Zip Front Rash Guard, $280, marahoffman.com