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UPF Clothes That Are Actually Stylish

Sunscreen: we all know how important it is. Healthy-looking skin demands it, your mom and doctor want you to wear it, and—with almost every moisturizer including it—there’s just no ignoring it.

Lily Pulitzer Sophie dress

SHOP: Lilly Pulitzer Sophie shift dress (UPF 50)

But if you really want to step up your sun care, add SPF to your clothes. Yep: UPF—ultraviolet protection fabric–is very much a thing, and companies have made it their mission to make fashionable clothing with high sun protection. For starters, a typical white T-shirt has an average UPF of 5, meaning it allows about 20 percent of ultraviolet light to seep through. Synthetic fabrics like nylon, rayon and spandex tend to have a higher UPF than natural fibers, and the tighter the weave, the better. By using these textiles in dresses, shorts, shirts and swimwear, clothing can provide just as much protection as your lotion, without requiring reapplication.

Here are some looks that are short on neither style nor protection. Mix and match them for the right amount of coverage.

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Find Your Fit | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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ONIA halter swimsuit

What’s going on back there? In coordination with Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil, this month’s sun/swim edition of our themed shop curated by VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim, our stylists offer wisdom about the back/booty sides of four key women’s swimsuits.

Drop one-piece

The drop one-piece (seen above) has made a comeback and is the must-have suit of the season. It’s sexy while also providing coverage. The drop in back tends to minimize your lower half. This fit is also easily worn for a night out with shorts or a skirt.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REST OF THE FIT GUIDE

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Pattern Recognition: Dent de Man’s African-Indonesian Style | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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Behind the colorful, detailed menswear of London brand Dent de Man are the stories of designer Alexis Temomanin. We’re excited to be carrying exclusive-to-Nordstrom styles from Dent de Man in Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleilour sun/swim shop curated by Olivia Kimand spoke to Temomanin about his formative Ivory Coast childhood, entrée into the fashion world and being haunted by blue patterns.

SHOP: Dent de Man | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

CLICK HERE FOR THE Q&A

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Malia Mills’ Body-Posi Swimwear | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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Back in the ’90s, Malia Mills hated that shopping for swimwear was a scary experience for so many women. Since then she’s been slaying the fashion game with a mission to get past the stress zone and into the #hellyes zone.

With Malia Mills’ swim designs currently featured in Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil—our sun/swim shop curated by Olivia Kim—we caught up with the boss herself to talk about body image in the era of the Lenny Letter, intense ruffles and the importance of getting out there and having a margarita. 

Malia Mills halter | all Malia Mills | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

CLICK HERE FOR THE Q&A

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Sun’s Out: Introducing Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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Lay out your beach blanket and celebrate the sun with Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil, our summer swim shop curated by VP of Creative Projects Olivia Kim. Pop-In de Soleil showcases swimwear and accessories from an international selection of brands for both women and men. Inside you’ll find exclusive, custom designs, richly detailed patterns and everything you’ll need to enjoy your place in the sun.

Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil

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