Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner might be trying to bring back the high-rise thong bikini, but another one of summer's key swimwear trends sits at the other end of the spectrum. Last summer on holiday, Beyoncé wore a Mara Hoffman long-sleeve swimsuit with a vibrant tropical print and cutouts at the waist, proving that rash guards aren't just practical; they are stylish, too. A year later, many other girls are following, erm, suit.
This summer swimwear departments have been flooded with colourful, printed rash guards that are perfect for those girls who don't care one jot about sunbathing or for those who are in need of a more sporty style. Mara Hoffman is leading the pack here, but Perfect Moment, Stella McCartney, J.Crew and Lisa Marie Fernandez are also making us consider covering our arms up at the beach. Also, don't you think they'd make for a great top with denim cutoffs?
Scroll below to shop our edit of the best rash guard swimsuits to buy now.
This is for you if you want to channel Beyoncé.
We love the fitted silhouette of this rainbow-striped top.
This is a print made for the Instagram crowd.
Perfect Moment is another go-to brand for rash guards.
This is available in a number of prints.
This J.Crew striped rash guard is a safe bet.
This is perfect if you want to try surfing.
Lisa Marie Fernandez's neoprene suits are available in long- and short-sleeved versions.
This pineapple print is super fun.
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Opening Image: J.Crew