Whether you intend to spend the warmer months reading trashy novels on the beach or learning to surf, one thing’s for sure: you’re going to need sun protection. While a bit of sunscreen is enough to do the trick sometimes, more often than not it doesn’t quite cut it in the scorching Aussie summer. Enter: the humble rash top.
We know the idea of wearing something over your super hot bikini is about as appealing as a trip to the dentist. But gone are the days when rashies were those ugly, baggy shirts your mum made you wear when you were 12. There are plenty of fashionable rash tops out there that are actually the perfect finishing touch for your beach look. Not only will they help protect you from the sun, they’ll also stop you from having any embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions while frolicking in the surf. Win win!
9 rash tops that are actually trendy
Seafolly Mesh About Sunvest Top
Not quite brave enough to wear a white bikini to the beach? This cute zip-up rash vest is the perfect way to ease yourself into it. We’re in love with the mesh detailing and matching bottoms.
Heidi Klum Swim Zip Tankini
Channel your inner bond girl in this sexy rash vest from equally sexy, Heidi Klum. With an exposed back and zip front, it’s safe but sultry.
Roxy Castaway Floral Knotted Crop Rash Vest
We get it, you didn’t spend all year doing crunches just to hide your toned tum away. This cropped, floral rash vest has the best of both worlds, as it protects your arms and upper torso from the sun while still showing off your hard work.
Duskii Capri Rash Vest
Are you mad about monochrome? Then this scuba-inspired neoprene rash vest will be the perfect addition to your swimwear wardrobe.
The Acqua Brand Snakeskin Rash Vest
Made of high-performance Italian lycra, this snakeskin print rash vest will add some European luxury to your beach look. Its contoured paneling is extremely flattering, while the highly breathable material will keep you nice and cool on stinking hot days.