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Long-sleeved swimsuit is latest beach and pool fashion trend

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You have lots of ways to look stylish on the beach, from a bikini to a tankini to a one piece. But the newest trend is long-sleeved swimsuits -- modesty takes precedence over a golden glow.

The new beachwear is turning up on sites like ASOS and on luxury sites like Neiman Marcus. There are one piece versions and crop top versions.

One of the pioneers of the trend is Dallas-based clothing company Cover. Lisa Moore started the company in 2007 after her sister was diagnosed with melanoma at the age of 23. Cover's long-sleeved suits claim to offer sun protection that equals a sunscreen with SPF50.

Manhattan dermatologist Dr. Doris Day says that anything that blocks the sun's harmful rays is good. But she warns that the swimsuit only protects what it covers, so you still need to lather up with sunscreen, wear a hat and sunglasses, and try to stay in the shade under an umbrella.

Some designers are comparing them to rash guards, which were invented for surfers to protect their skin from the friction of the surfboard. Retailers like Canyonbeach swimwear are seeing an increase in customers who want to branch out beyond the traditional.

 

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