There’s swimwear for lounging by the pool and sunbathing on the beach (with a ton of SPF, of course), and then there’s swimwear you can actually get active in. We’re talking swimming laps, surfing, or playing some beach volleyball, ladies. So in honor of the 4th of July, here are 7 pieces you can get down and dirty in.
Built-in UPF 50 sun protection means this rash guard is perfect for surfing, playing volleyball on the beach, or just going for a quick dip. Even better? J. Crew’s latest hashtag campaign. For every Instagram with the hashtag #JCrewSmartSun they are donating $1 to the Skin Cancer Foundation and the Melanoma Research Alliance during the month of July.
J.Crew Hibiscus Floral Rash Guard, $78, jcrew.com
This is so not your mom’s one piece. Sexy bright straps and a low cut-out back are both flirty and functional.
NEON-STRAP ONE-PIECE, $52.50, victoriassecret.com
Merging the practical neoprene of a wet suit with the eye-catching bright and bold colors make for a high-impact one piece both on and off the beach.
N.L.P Zip Front Full Piece, $234, nlpwomen.com
Attach the straps on this longline bandeau top when you get in the ocean, but take them off while laying on the beach. High waist bottoms ensure nothing slips off in the undertow.
ASOS Mix & Match Spot Longline Bandeau Bikini Top with detachable strap, $27, asos.com; ASOS Mix & Match Spot High Waisted Bikini Bottom, $30.50, asos.com
Wide straps on a tank suit mean no accidental slippage or constant adjusting.
Marysia Antibes Scallop One Piece Wide Strap Tank, $304, everythingbutwater.com
For the athletic girls at heart, try a sporty crop-top that provides full coverage.
Muther of All Things Moat Lynx Terazzo, $179, mutherofallthings.com
Low armholes on this chic one piece make swimming laps across the pool all the more comfortable.
Solid & Striped The Anne-Marie, $150, solidandstriped.com