When it comes to swimsuit options, there are so many to choose from: a classic one-piece, a ruffled bikini, bathing suit skirts, cut-out styles, one-shoulder tops—the list goes on. But if you’re looking for something with more coverage, your best bet are long-sleeve swimsuits. Whether you need a suit that will protect you against UV rays, keep you warm during a night swim, or you simply prefer to be more covered up when you’re in the water, long-sleeve swimsuits are a great option.
Extra coverage doesn’t have to mean less style. While there are many classic rash guards to choose from, there are also tons of long-sleeve bathing suits and bikini sets with modern details, like sheer sleeves and cool cutouts, to give your outfit some oomph. Some are so cute, you'll want to make an outfit out of them! (Just pair them with jeans or a skirt.)
If you’re ready to add a long-sleeve swimsuit to your summer wardrobe, we’ve got you covered (literally). Ahead, you’ll find long-sleeve suits of all styles and silhouettes, from glamorous, plus size one-pieces, to floral rash guards, and bikini tops with ample boob support, for any kind of budget. Just remember: just because you’ve got more protection swimsuit-wise, doesn’t mean you can skip that SPF!
Best One-Piece Long-Sleeve Swimsuits
We’re not sure what we love more about this Agua Bendita one-piece, the multi-color design and sunflower pattern, or the cute, tie open back. The long-sleeved style helps protect against the elements, but don’t forget to apply sunscreen where you’re showing skin!
The contrasting pink hues and the floral pattern on this Seea one-piece are so elegant, they’ll make you wish you could wear it outside of the water. The long-sleeved design features UPF 30+ to 50+ sun protection so you don’t have to worry about getting burned whether you’re catching waves or going for a long swim.
If you’re looking for a basic long-sleeved suit without any fancy details, you can’t go wrong with the Body Glove one piece. The crew neck, zip-front style make it easy to put on, while the long sleeves and UPF 50 ensure you’re protected by the sun’s rays. It also comes in a million different colors, so you can plan a whole week’s worth (or two) of swim ‘fits.
Between the gorgeous colorful floral print and the sassy, modern cutout at the front, you’re going to want to wear this on a regular, non-beach day. Who says you can’t? Just add denim shorts or even some wide-legged slacks and you’re ready to meet your friends at brunch. The long-sleeves, UPF 50+ fabric, and moderate back coverage give you all the protection you’d want in a swimsuit.
This is another one-piece that is stylish enough to wear when you’re out of the pool. It’s made with a soft compression, shape-enhancing fabric that molds to your body while still being comfortable. It also comes in chic black if you want something more classic.
This may not be the most practical suit for surfing or other intense water sports, but it might be one of the most glamorous one-piece bathing suits you could wear. With those sheer sleeves, midriff cut-out, and o-ring front design, you’ll be a bombshell on the beach.
Best Long-Sleeve Swimsuit Tops
This pretty pink floral rash guard was born out of a brilliant collab between ultra-feminine dress brand, LoveShackFancy, and iconic surf brand Hurley. The lettuce-edge neckline and front ruching details make this top even more unique. Don’t forget to pick up the matching bottoms, or switch things up with a solid-colored style.
Leopard print lovers to the front! If you’re feeling feline when it comes to your swim gear, you can’t go wrong with this leopard print style from the Summersalt x Sara Foster collab. The top, which can be paired with matching low rise or high-cut bottoms, is made with recycled materials, making it a perfectly sustainable swim option.
Those with bigger busts will surely appreciate this sunshine yellow top from Swimsuits For All, as it’s made with a supportive mesh-encircled bra that provides full support for your bust—especially important when you’re in the water swimming laps!
If you want a suit that’s unique but also subtle due to its neutral colors, add this snake print, crop top rash guard to your Target cart. This comfortably made top has side-cinch ties, and is constructed from UPF 50+ rated material to block the sun rays.
Best Two-Piece Long-Sleeve Swimsuits
If you’re looking for a long-sleeve swimsuit that comes in a two-piece set, consider this cute one from Amazon. Almost 3,000 customers gave it five stars, so if that’s not convincing enough, the $36 price might be. The black and white striped style gives it a little bit of a retro look, but there are other options in the same silhouette if it’s not your thing.
This long-sleeve raglan and high-waist, boy bottom style ensure adequate coverage when you’re out in the water doing your thing. It’s made with UPF 50+ fabric so you’re well protected against the sun, and has an under-wire free, padded top that provides enough support. Keep in mind that this style does run small, so they suggest you size up for a better fit.
This is a really cute cropped bikini set that comes at an affordable price. It features a cross-strap back detail, and a built-in bra, but is apparently best for those with busts smaller than a 36DD. Whether you wear it while practicing your wakeboarding skills synchronized swimming moves, you’ll be protected against the sun thanks to the UPF 50+ material.
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