I love a cute bikini as much as the next girl. It's always fun looking for the perfect new bathing suit for the upcoming swim season, and deciding what looks best: bandeau or halter? Patterned or solid?
What I don't like about bikinis is the sunburn that comes along with them. I have extremely fair skin and burn super easily. My days at the beach and pool are spent reapplying Neutrogena SPF 50+ and hiding myself under a sunhat (big and floppy, of course!)
Why would I expect to not get burnt though? My skin is barely covered, and the most sunburn-prone areas of my body (shoulders and back) are fully exposed. I enjoy going to the beach and pool, but I worry about sun damage to my skin.
What's a (fair-skinned or otherwise sun-conscious) girl to do?
Wear a stylish rash guard, of course!
Once solely designed for surfers and scuba divers, rash guards have taken on a more fashionable appearance as of late. Many designers are coming out with super-sleek versions featuring patterns and color blocking. A variety of cute rash guards are readily available, and many come with matching swimsuit bottoms.
Rash guards are the perfect solution for those looking for protection from the sun, or for those who simply just desire a little bit more coverage. Bonus: you don't have to worry about constantly adjusting your bikini straps every time you get out of the pool!
Over the past 40 years, melanoma rates have increased by 800 percent among young women. (source) The American Skin Cancer Foundation recommends wearing clothing that covers the arms, shoulders, and back. The rash guard is the perfect, stylish, solution.
I'm not saying I will be wearing a rash guard every time I hit the beach or pool, but I definitely think it is worth wearing one periodically. Give your skin a break from the sun's harsh rays!
I think the rash guards are quite stylish (and sporty!). Proof that looking good doesn't have to involve showing a lot of skin.
Need some more convincing? Here's some inspiration:
I hoping to pick up a rash guard before I head to California for Spring break at the end of this week!
What do you think of the rash guard? would you wear one?
Stay Stylish. Stay Classy. Be Creative.