When choosing sun-sensible swimwear for a sport-filled beach day, my go-to outfit formula is a rashguard, well-fitted swim pants, and a straw hat with a broad brim. It’s fairly easy to figure out why! This outfit formula gives me the freedom of motion I need for fun beach activities while retaining optimum coverage to block damaging sun rays.
Choose the Right Fabric
As much as I cheer everyone who dresses in maximum coverage for sun protection, I have to say, choosing the right fabrics goes a long way. You can dress in a rashguard and long swim pants, but are the fabrics protecting your skin enough?
So many apparel brands use sun-protective fabrics now. It’s a nice elevation from basic fabric blends that don’t offer as much sun protection. And when it comes to our skin health, investing in sun-sensible clothing is always commendable and worth the price tag.
Today, I’m introducing you to one more sun-sensible swimwear brand: Dallas-based fashion label, Cover.
The patterned rashguard and black, fitted swim pants I’m wearing from Cover are both made with certified UPF 50+ jersey fabric. This means that it blocks at least 98% of damaging UV rays from the sun. This material is breathable and water-wicking. It also keeps me cool out of the water, which is a huge plus when you’ve got a long beach day!
I wore this in the morning for a fun stand-up paddle boarding at the beach with my boys. By noon, of course, I had ducked out of the sun and into the shade of a beach cafe for a lunch with my friends.