Best Sun Protection Clothing & Accessories

From beachy getaways to lake days and backyard barbeques, the summer season is all about spending time outdoors. But while a little bit of sunshine can give you a healthy sunkissed glow, too much can result in painful sunburns and harmful skin damage. 

What’s the best way to protect your skin this summer? With sun protection clothing and accessories! Technically, any article of clothing will offer some level of protection from the sun’s rays—but that’s not to say that all clothing is equal. Heavier, darker fabrics tend to offer significantly more protection than lighter clothes (such as a white cotton tee, for example). 

But ultimately, the only way to really know how much sun protection you’re getting from your clothes is by wearing UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) clothing. Keep reading for our top recommended picks for sun protection this summer, from UPF shirts, dresses, and hats to sunscreen for the face and body.


1. UPF 50+ Coastal Cottage Swing Dress

We believe sun protective clothing for women should be both functional and fashionable. This  adorable swing dress is the perfect example: it features a gorgeous print and delicate cap sleeves with adjustable ties, plus UPF 50+ fabric. The best of all worlds when it comes to women’s sun protection clothing!

Tie Sleeve Swing Dress for Women

2. Quarter Zip Printed UPF 50+ Sun Shirt

This cute patterned quarter-zip offers UPF 50+ protection, meaning it will block 49/50 or 98% of UV rays when worn. We love the quarter zip style—it’s perfect for those cooler mornings or evenings walking on the beach or out on the boat. Not to mention, it’s the ideal piece for year-round sun protection.

Quarter Zip Printed Sun Shirt for Women

3. “Simple Is Better” Rash Guard

Whether you’re riding the waves or relaxing on the shore, you’ll be protected against all the elements in this cute rash guard by Simply Southern. It offers UPF 50+ protection, and is made from performance strength quick dry material. One of our favorite sun protection shirts for women for so many summer occasions.

Pink Rash Guard for Women

4. “Happiness Comes in Waves” Long-Sleeve Tee

Nothing ruins a fun day at the beach like a painful sunburn. Put your mind at ease and protect your skin from the sun’s rays with this cute and comfortable UPF 50+ long-sleeve tee by Life is Good. Perfect for wearing on all of your summer adventures, from hiking to boating and everything in between.

UPF Long Sleeve T-Shirt for Women

5. Cabana Life Shift Dress

All Cabana Life clothing provides broad-spectrum UV protection, making their dresses, tops, and other clothes must-have items for vacation. This classic boat neck dress is lightweight, breathable, and multi-functional. It also features functional pockets for stashing your valuables. Truly the perfect tropical travel attire!

Floral Shift Dress for Women

6. UPF 50+ Sun Hat

The best way to protect your face from the sun is by regularly reapplying sunscreen and wearing a hat—ideally one with a wide brim and UPF protection. This cute straw hat is one of the best hats for sun protection because it features a UPF 50+ under-brim liner. We love this pastel pistachio color, but this hat is also available in tons of fun patterns and summer prints, like the Seaside Straw Hat, the Cadillac Straw Hat, and the Bombay Straw Hat…just to name a few! It’s easy to see why this is one of the best sun protection hats for women.

UPF Straw Hat

7. Cat Eye UV Protection Sunglasses

UV protection sunglasses are a must-have accessory year-round for protecting the delicate skin around your eyes from the sun. Of course, we believe the best sun protective sunglasses should also be super cute and on-trend. We love these fashionable cat eye sunglasses, which are available in a range of both timeless and trendy colors.

UV Protection Cat Eye Sunglasses

8. Dry Texture Spray by Sun Bum

With this Dry Texture Spray by Sun Bum, you can easily style and protect your tresses with a single product. Achieve effortless volume and texture in just minutes: simply shake well, spray onto your dry hair, tousle with fingers, and head out the door. Best of all, this texture spray helps protect hair from damaging UV rays. Sun protection for hair is especially important for ladies with colored hair, as it shields hair from becoming dull and discolored.

Dry Texture Spray for Hair by Sun Bum

9. SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion by Sun Bum

For the best sun protection sunscreen that will keep your skin looking and feeling healthy, look no further than Sun Bum’s SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion. This moisturizing sunscreen formula will protect your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays while simultaneously enriching your skin with Vitamin E, an important antioxidant that helps to neutralize free radicals. 

Sun Bum SPF 70 Sunscreen Lotion

10. SPF 30 Moisturizer by Sun Bum

To keep your skin healthy for many years to come, it’s important to protect your skin with an SPF-containing facial moisturizer every day of the year. Sun Bum’s SPF 30 Daily Sunscreen Moisturizer is a sheer, lightweight formula that works as a protective base layer for your daily skin and makeup routine. It also contains beneficial ingredients like wild rosella and niacinamide. Apply one to two pumps on your face, neck, and décolletage for daily protection.

Sun Bum SPF 30 Daily Moisturizer

No matter your plans this summer, stay protected all season long with the best sun protection clothing, accessories, and sunscreen from Prep Obsessed boutique.

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