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7 stylish rash guards you can wear from surf to street


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Red CarterJust like Spandex leggings are acceptable both at the gym and nearly everywhere else, rash guards now have a place in and out of the water—and designers are taking serious note.

This season, haute activewear brands like Michi, Cynthia Rowley, and hot-yoga fave Onzie, are stocking rash guards that are performance-minded enough for water sports like surfing and standup paddleboarding (SUP) but stylish enough for a poolside BBQ or outdoor dinner party.

More Reading: Q&A: Designer Cynthia Rowley on her new activewear line

How do you wear one sans waves, you ask? Try a full rash guard as a bodysuit under short shorts, a cropped version with high-waisted cut-offs, or go a little boho by pairing one with boyfriend jeans and Birkenstocks. (We of course still recommend getting active in the ocean whenever you can, too.)

More Reading: 6 reasons to try surfing

Here are seven functional, fashion-forward rash guards you can wear from surf to street this summer. —Jamie McKillop

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CarbonMichi Epic Bodysuit Rash Guard, $325

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Carbon 1Vitamin A Cannes Cropped Rash Guard, $95

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Red CarterRed Carter Sun Goddess Printed Cropped Rash Guard, $46

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Mara HoffmanMara Hoffman Electrolight Rash Guard Surf Suit, $263

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OnzieOnzie Rash Guard, $59

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AthletaAthleta Colorblock Stripe Crop Rashguard, $30

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Cynthia RowleyCynthia Rowley X J. Crew Color Block Rash Guard, $210

(Photo: Cynthia Rowley)

 

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