If you're tired of ugly UV clothing, you've come to the right place. Check out this article and learn how to find attractive UV clothing for women today.

Are you looking for attractive and comfortable UV protective clothing, but you don't know where to start? Although it's practical, you may be turned off by the fits, styles, and patterns available.

However, even the Skin Cancer Foundation says that clothing is the best way to block the harmful rays of the sun since it doesn't need to be reapplied like sunscreen. With this in mind, you'll be surprised by the number of styles and fits available if you look hard enough–but we're going to make your search easy.

Regardless of whether you're looking for some comfortable beach apparel or UV clothing you can run in, there is a style for everyone.

Read on to learn all about UV clothing for women and how to find the best styles depending on the activity!

Why Wear UV Clothing?

It's first important to keep in mind why comfortable UV clothing is recommended, especially for activities that keep you outdoors in the summer for hours. Cotton, linen, and viscose fabrics–or basically any lightweight fabric you'd wear during the summer–only gives you base sun protection of 5 to 25 UPF.

Black-colored fabrics are recommended because they block more UV light. However, you're more likely to wear light colors during the summer to keep you cool! This is why women's UV protection clothing is so important.

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor, and it's the special number assigned to clothing to give you an idea of how much UV radiation it's able to block.

You'll find that the best UV clothing offers UPF 50+ protection which is able to block 98 percent of the sun's rays. Activities such as golf, horseback riding, tennis, and more may not give you enough time to reapply sunscreen. You also may have a job that keeps you out in the sun during the middle of the day when the UV Index is highest.

Best UV Clothing for Women

Now that you know the importance of UV clothing, here are some of our top recommendations for stylish choices. At UPF 50+, they're both stylish and practical. Keep in mind the areas of your body that burn the most and try to wear clothing that will cover those areas.

UV Golf or Tennis Apparel

When it comes to golf or tennis, we find that the cutest golf apparel is the women's polo dress. These dresses cover up your arms as well as your upper thighs, meaning that you won't have to keep reapplying sunscreen in those areas. Even better, golfing during the summer in these dresses will keep you cool.

The polo dress comes in black, indigo, and navy colors. It's also made of a lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric that's also antimicrobial and odor-resistant. You'll feel comfortable wearing it outside during the afternoon and inside in the club when you're finished golfing.

It can also be worn for tennis, paddleball, and pickleball.

UV Beach Apparel

When it comes to surfing or enjoying the beach, you don't want to be tanning the entire time. This is because you'll be more prone to burns. Instead, we recommend investing in the women's crop top shirt for your next beach outing. This crop top comes in a variety of colors, such as:

  • Watermelon
  • Tickle Me Pink
  • Mint
  • Tangerine
  • Steel Blue
  • White

It can also be worn over your favorite tank top, swimsuit, or sundress without adding bulk to your outfit. The wide neckline is flattering for a wide variety of body shapes. It's also shrink-resistant, moisture-wicking, and quick-drying if you accidentally get it wet.

This top fully covers your arms and your torso, so you won't need to reapply sunscreen to those areas. One of the main benefits of this top is its flexibility–even if you're not going to the beach, it can be thrown on over a variety of outfits for some extra warmth or UV protection.

UV Universal Apparel

Regardless of whether you're fishing, lounging, or running, we like the women's long sleeve relaxed mock zip top if you're looking for a piece of women's UV protection clothing that can be worn anywhere. The relaxed fit of this zip top means it's great to wear regardless of whether you're going out for some quick errands or want to get a jog in before work.

Layered, it can keep you warmer during the winter or cool during the summer with a tank underneath. Since it also covers your neck, this is a great option if you burn there frequently or you're doing an activity that requires pulling your hair up, such as fishing, biking, or paddle-boarding.

As with all these clothing items, it's also moisture-wicking, antimicrobial, and odor-resistant.

UV Clothing for Women: Practical and Stylish

It's important to remember that UV clothing for women doesn't just serve a practical purpose–it can also be stylish too! From polo dresses to crop tops, these styles can be used for a wide variety of activities. You can also find a style and color that flatters your skin tone and figure.

The best part about these clothing items is that they also come with the extra perks of moisture-wicking and odor resistance. Even if you have to wear the clothing for a long amount of time during the afternoon, you won't have to worry about textures sticking to your skin or developing smells over time.

The UPF 50+ protection also doesn't fade or wash out over time. Since they're shrink-resistant, they can be easily tossed into your laundry machine on the cold cycle with similar colors.

Ready to browse more of our high-performance sun protection clothing? Take a look at all our women's clothing options today! 

January 13, 2023 — Gabriella Lowell