After spotting Adele wearing a brightly printed long-sleeved swimsuit in an Instagram post celebrating her 33rd birthday, it's fair to say we needed one immediately.
Long-sleeved swimsuits are a trend-forward take on rash guards, which originated in Australia in the 70s. Also known as rash vests or 'rashies', they were first designed to be worn by surfers but are now a popular alternative to a bikini if you want to show a little less skin on the beach or by the pool. Many feature Ultraviolet Protection which is ideal if you tend to burn easily in the sun, plus they'll keep you warmer when the temperature drops.
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Adele wore hers with black sunglasses, gold hoops and a huge smile
A staycation staple for summer 2021, we've found all of the best rash vests and long-sleeved swimsuits available to buy online right now.
Clara Maniera Swimsuit, £168, Free People
We're obsessed with the celestial print of this Free People swimsuit. It's made from stretchy, chlorine and sun cream-resistant fabric.
Tilos Short Sleeve Rash Vest, £45, Boden
With its sporty high neckline, short sleeves and fitted cut, this rash vest from Boden is so stylish. It comes in multiple different colourways with matching shorts available.
Harper Surf Suit, £140, Free People
For a print to rival Adele's, we love this surf suit by Free People. Featuring heavy fabric for compression and protection, it also has a scooped neck and high leg for a flattering fit.
The Upside Swimsuit, £229, Net-A-Porter
Aussie brand The Upside knows a thing or two about how to design swimwear and this is as functional as it is on-trend. We love the leopard print and sporty stripe combo.
Psychadellic Rash Guard, was £32 now £19, Urban Outfitters
Featuring a panelled design and psychedelic print, you'll be the envy of the whole beach in this rash guard from Urban Outfitters.
Coral Surf Long Sleeve Rash Guard, £95, Sweaty Betty
Considering an outdoor swim in the British weather? With five-star reviews across the board, Sweaty Betty's durable, chlorine-resistant rash guard is a fail-safe and stand out option.
Perfect Moment Panelled Neoprene Wetsuit, £225, Net-A-Porter
Promising a stretch design with ultimate comfort, this Perfect Moment rash swimsuit is ideal if you actually want to get down to some water sports.
Duskii Gigi Long-Sleeved Swimsuit, was £190 now £95, Farfetch
Pair this long-sleeved copper swimsuit with oversized sunnies to stand out when you're poolside. Fully lined with a neck to navel zip, it's a dream for your next holiday, and it's on sale.
Backless Floral One-Piece Swimsuit, £13.99, Shein
This boho swimsuit in sunny colours features an open back, so while your arms are covered you can still show a little skin. Wear it with big beachy hair.
Cover Stretch Recycled Rash Guard, £130, Net-A-Porter
You can't go wrong with a sleek black style and Cover has created just that. Part of Net-A-Porter's sustainable edit, it's made from recycled stretchy nylon fabric and is totally opaque.
Tie-Dye Rash Vest, £35, The White Stuff
Tap into this season's tie-dye trend with The White Stuff's rash vest. It's quick-drying, soft, stretchy and lightweight.
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