When I was fifteen, my parents told me it was now my choice whether or not I wanted a rash shirt on the beach.
It was a momentous shift in our existing beach routine, which, up until that point consisted of Mum hovering over me with a tube of zinc and my rash shirt, squawking “Your skin! Your beautiful skin! You don’t want to look like a leather handbag when you’re 50!”
The gorgeous Sjana Elise Earp enjoying Mexico in our Navy Sportif rashguard and white bikini briefs, this summer’s essential for swimming, surfing, snorkelling or stand up paddle boarding @sjanaelise @davidjonesstore #active #surf #swim #standuppaddleboarding #scuba #snorkelling #mexico #coquicoqui #tulum #bikini #rashguard #rashie #australianmade #ethicalfashion #sunsmartstyle #luxuryswim
No Mum, but nor did I want to look like a total dork in my 1987 neon rashie, either. (Didn’t she know there were boys on the beach?)
Fortunately that predicament is a thing of the past as the new fashion rashie has emerged for summer: the Fashie.
With everyone from our favourite Aussie surf labels to high-end swimwear brands throwing their neopreen hat in the ring, we count down our top ten Fashion Rashies for this summer.
Forget the faded fluro of your childhood rashie – this US label has instead opted for a cute t-shirt design, with a boho print that we have a hunch is actually a magically slimming 3D Eye Puzzle.
Shop it here.
This nifty little number is an all-in-one, and a great substitute for a wetsuit for those who like to surf – and if you don’t? Just sit back and admire Roxy’s expert-level print clashing. Niiiice.
Shop it here.