11 Long-Sleeve Bathing Suits That Have Us Saying Bye to the Bikini

11 Long-Sleeve Bathing Suits That Have Us Saying Bye to the Bikini

The season’s hottest bathing suit isn’t a bikini.

By Liz Kennedy

Long-sleeve swimsuit. Wait, did she just say long-sleeve swimsuit? Yes, you heard that right, and while you may be protesting at the thought of it, hear me out for a second. Previously, most of my summer bathing suit shopping consisted of finding the perfect itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini, but recently I’ve been introduced to the long-sleeve bathing suit and let me tell you I am on board!

First of all, if you’re anything like me and love a good cannonball or are the first one on the paddleboard at your friend’s lake house, then you also appreciate coverage. With a long-sleeve swimsuit you’re protected against any, ahem, wardrobe malfunctions. And if you’re into surfing, a long-sleeve bathing suit is the answer to your prayers–chic and functional (the Lululemon bathing suit below was even co-created by professional surfer, Malia Manuel!).

But best of all, a long-sleeve swimsuit will give you added protection against the sun with many of them including added UV protection so you can feel extra confident as you strut your stuff on the beach. 

Will the Wave Long Sleeve One Piece


Watercolor Crop Rashguard


Mott 50 Avocado Suit




Pink Queen Cut Out Zip-Up


COCOSHIP Long Sleeve High Waist


Mott 50 Striped Long Sleeve Swimsuit 


Crop Rashguard


Flutter-Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit


UPF 50 Long-Sleeve Zip Swimsuit



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