We chatted about rash guards last year, Mamas, but I never pulled the trigger. I'm not sure why – oh. Yeah. That.
So anyway…[awkward pause]….this year we're doing the beach in a BIG way. Like it's our job. Which includes trying out some of my previous recommendations, aka rash guards.
Limi Ricki was nice enough to send over this seriously cute polka-dot rashguard.
J.Crew has declared the rashguard + bikini bottom a "whole new swimsuit" and….OK. I'll buy that. While I'm not loving the potential for farmer-style tans, throwing a rashguard on allowed me to play – hard – without, uh, losing something. (And since I'm still sporting some major scars, having one of these babies accidentally pop out would result in a whole new level of mental trauma for everyone involved.)
I like rashguards best over sexy, skimpy bikinis, to make them a little more family-friendly. BUT. Some rashguards are so chic that you could pair them with board shorts and still come out ahead of a dowdy swimdress. You know? But in general, I do like rashguards paired with a hefty dose of Oooo La La. Like this:
1. Mara Hoffman Cosmic Rays Rash Guard, $148 at Everything But Water | J.Crew Neon French Top in papaya, $44 (25% off with code PACKME) | J.Crew Neon String Hipster in Neon Pink, $40 (25% off with code PACKME)
5. Becca By Rebecca Virtue Optical Illusion Zip-Front Rash Guard, $74 | J.Crew Triangle Halter Top, $44 (25% off with PACKME) | J.Crew Photo Floral Bikini, $44
Here are a few more seriously cute rashguards:
W Swim Photo Rashguard, $32 (on sale at Nordstrom!)
W Swim Photo Rashguard (orange) just sold out….try this one instead, $32
Lime Ricki Rashguard, $40
Old Navy Rashguard, $22
Trina Turk Maze Rashguard, $52 (on sale!)
Happy long weekend!