Our Favorite Rashguard/ Bikini Combos!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is going on right now blah blah blah, over it yet?

But yeah, as much as we’re genuinely LOVING this sneak peek into fall Nordstrom Anniversary Sale fashion picks, we’re not quite ready to let go of summer over here on The Mom Edit.

So, I interrupt this epic fall fashion sale to bring you: Rashguards.

And not just rashguards but some really great mix-and-match bikinis to go along with them. Now, I am not a bikini girl (and am insanely jealous of you sexy mama’s who are) but these rash guards give you the option to have the same sexy / flirty / surfer vibe without all that showing-your-skin business. And, they’re the perfect addition to play hard with the kids and protect yourself from the sun — two summer essentials in my book!

So, we’ve picked our top three rashguards, three bikini bottoms, and three bikini tops that all coordinate perfectly with each other. Pick any combination you want! It’s basically garanimals for grown-ups! Mix n’ match if you’re feeling adventurous or stick with our favorite pairings!  If you’re like us, you’re already seeing summer slip through your fingers.

Let’s start with our editor-in-chief…


Shana’s Picks

The Best Rash Guards For Moms

  1. O’Neill Skins LS Crew Rashguard
  2. Billabong Peeky Jacket
  3. Land’s End Swim Tee Rash Guard in Classic Stripe
  4. J.Crew T-Back String Bikinin Top
  5. J.Crew Metallic Colorblock French Bikini Top
  6. J.Crew Gathered French Bikini Top
  7. Anthropologie Seea Vintage Rose Bottoms
  8. J.Crew Metallic Colorblock Hipster Bikini Bottom
  9. J.Crew Jungle Print Surf Bikini Bottom

Cams’ Picks

Rashguard Bikini Combos

  1. J.Crew Factory Rash Guard in Colorblock
  2. Sperry Top-Sider’s Scenic Reflection Rashguard
  3. J.Crew Factory Sleeveless Rash Guard in Geometric Shapes
  4. J.Crew Factory String Bikini Top in Geometric Shapes
  5. Sperry Top-Sider’s Scenic Reflection High Neck Halter Top
  6. Dolce & Gabbana Vichy Gingham Balconette Bikini Top
  7. J.Crew Factory String Bikini Bottom in Geometric Shapes
  8. Sperry Top-Sider’s Scenic Reflection Loop Tie Side Hipster Bottom
  9. Dolce & Gabbana Vichy Gingham Bikini Briefs

Scotti’s Picks

Summer's Best Rashguard Bikini Pairings

  1. Nanette Lepore Montecito Covers Rashguard w/ Zipper
  2. J.Crew Neon Sleeveless Rashguard in Neon Yellow
  3. J.Crew Halter Rashguard
  4. Billabong ‘Ninety Mile’ Bikini Top
  5. Victoria’s Secret The Strappy Bandeau
  6. Free People Mikoh Swimwear Strappy Racer Back Swim Top
  7. Victoria Secret Beach Sexy Strappy Bottom
  8. J.Crew Neon Bikini Bottom in Neon Pink
  9. J.Crew Inky Floral Bikini Bottom

OE’s Picks

Rash Guard Surfer Chick For Moms

  1. Body Glove Swim Cropped Bikini Top
  2. Volcom Long Sleeve Rashguard Top
  3. Billabong Striped Rashguard
  4. LA Hearts Crochet Trim High Neck Halter Bikini Top
  5. LA Hearts Beaded Bralette Bikini Top
  6. Free People Wrap Top in Black
  7. Mara Hoffman Embroidered Bikini Bottoms – Check Print
  8. Anna Kosturova Astal Nomad Skirtini
  9. Mara Hoffman Side Ruched Bikini Bottoms


**And the best part of all, this late in the season everything’s on sale!**

peace ’n love – OE

Don’t forget to check out our – recently updated – 2015 Swim Guide for even more rashguard (and rashguard suit) picks!


  1. With my pale skin, rash guards are a must! Last year I had a long-sleeved one from JCrew, but found it too hot. This year I’m loving this “aqua sport zip-front” one from Land’s End: http://www.landsend.com/products/womens-aquasport-zip-front-rash-guard/id_277056
    The zipper makes it easy to put on, you can decide how low you want to unzip it, it’s got a bit of a sporty vibe, and short sleeves are so much less hot.
    I pair it with a high-rise bikini — keep the stretch marks and the pooch covered!

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