UPF Clothing You'll Actually Want to Wear This Summer

Sun protective clothing doesn’t have to be a snooze. These UPF hoodies, hats and dresses for women block harmful UV rays to keep your skin safe and they look cute doing it.
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UPF Clothing for Moms

Between the battle that is corralling kids to re-apply sunscreen and the impossible feat of keeping a toddler's hat on, we know how easy it is to forget about protecting your own skin from the sun. That's why we love UPF clothing.

Similar to SPF (Sun Protection Factor), Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) gauges a fabric's effectiveness to block harmful ultraviolet light. We rounded up our favorite smart-yet-cute UPF-rated sun protection clothing picks so you can stock your summer wardrobe accordingly.

Courtesy of Nordstrom
Courtesy of Nordstrom

North Face Shade Me Hoodie

This quarter-zip hoodie is lightweight enough for everyday wear—no matter what the weather forecast reads. Pro tip: Keep it in your tote for cool, summer nights.

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Lilly Pulitzer Sophie Dress

The soft jersey-like material and long sleeves on this classic dress make it a staple you’ll want to wear year-round. Another thing to love? Little buttons around the wrist add a touch of unexpected character.

Courtesy of Calia
Courtesy of Calia

Calia Zip Up Rash Guard

Heading seaside with your fam? Sport this watermelon-colored rash guard and you’ll certainly make a statement on the sand.

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Courtesy of Athleta

Athleta Farallon Pant

Perfect for long days spent outside, these olive green pants are made with organic cotton yet they’re stretchy enough to ensure that you stay comfy.  

Courtesy of Amazon
Courtesy of Amazon

Mott50 Sonja Swim Dress

Add this swim dress to your wardrobe and you’re sure to get a ton of use out of it. With quick drying material and over fifteen colors to choose from, there’s a lot to love!

Courtesy of Amazon
Courtesy of Amazon

BloqUV Hoodie Dress

Whether you’re lounging poolside with your little ones or playing tennis with your friends, this colorful hoodie dress will keep you protected while maintaining your fashion sense.

Courtesy of Coolibar
Courtesy of Coolibar

Coolibar Beach Hat

If you’re in for a long day outdoors, protect your eyes and skin by keeping the sun out of your face with this wide brim beach hat.

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Courtesy of Amazon

Coolibar Travel Skort

For those of you with kids who aren’t always mindful about what you’re wearing, ditch the risk of embarrassment and opt for a skort instead. We love this one from Coolibar, which has a drawstring waistband and best of all, pockets!

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Courtesy of Amazon

Cabana Life One Piece Swimsuit

This cross front one piece provides the perfect amount of coverage for a day of boating or playing on the beach. Ruching along the sides and belted detail on the front add even more style.

Courtesy of Amazon
Courtesy of Amazon

Coolibar Sun Blanket

The versatility of this soft, striped blanket makes it all the rage. Use it to cover your legs at the beach or to set in your lap on long car rides—it can also double as a swaddle or cover up for your little ones.

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Courtesy of Nordstrom

Brooks Canopy Running Jacket

Made with breathable fabric, this sporty UPF 50+ jacket not only offers sun protection but is also reflective so that you can stay safe on family adventures that continue through sunset.

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Courtesy of Amazon

Cabana Life Cover Up

This boat neck cover up hardly looks like UPF clothing. Throw it on over a swimsuit or wear it as a dress while running errands.

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