11 Reasons Why You Should Consider Swimwear With SPF
You may be diligent about applying (and re-applying!) sunscreen to your skin on the daily to shield yourself against UV rays. But have you considered kicking your protection up a notch when you're at the beach or pool? Well, there's a range of SPF swimsuits that will help you do just that. Brands like KORE are at the forefront of this movement after realizing that despite having proper swimsuit coverage, UV rays can actually penetrate through the clothing and expose your skin to further damage. "I come from an Irish family who is prone to skin cancer, so it's really nice to know that the swimwear I wear is protective (and I don't forget about wearing sunscreen!)," said Jessica Schulz, co-owner and designer of KORE. She went on to explain how it all works. The unique fabric construction and the use of opaque microfibers make the fabric UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+ to ultimately filter the sun's rays and ward against damaging effects. So what do you think? Willing to give SPF swimwear a whirl? Keep scrolling to shop 11 stylish options that provide just the right amount of coverage this season.
KORE Calypso Maillot ($260)
Summersalt The Back Flip ($95)
L.L.Bean Swimsuit ($100)
UV Skinz UPF 50+ Sunwear ($65)
Bobby Schuessler is a contributing fashion writer at Brit + Co and has contributed to Who What Wear, Refinery29, Lucky, Glamour, Out, Nordstrom, and Barneys New York. When he's not writing about style and shopping, you can find him catching up on the latest Housewives franchise and sipping his go-to drink, a vodka martini with a splash of cranberry and a twist.