Rashie, rash vests, wet shirts, swim shirts. Whatever you like to call them, rashies have become a swim staple. Whether you wear them for sun protection, modesty, warmth, or style, rash vests are an essential item included in most beach bags each summer.

Gone are the days when the only rashie you could find was a sports store basic in awful neon colours offering no shape or style. Now you can find rash vests in beautiful prints and fashion colours to mix and match with your swimwear, creating a swim outfit that is stylish as well as practical.

So, what are rashies made of?

Rash vests have a variety of uses, with designs and fabrics available to suit your specific requirements. It’s important to think of how and where you’ll be wearing your rash vest to make sure you choose one that will work for you.

Insulated rashies for water sports will be made from a different fabric to those you’d wear for aqua aerobics at your local pool, and a chic rashie made to keep the sun off your shoulders at the beach, will be different again.

Read on to see what our rashies are made of and which styles will be best for your needs.


Chlorine Resistant Rashies

Chlorine resistant rash vests are among our most popular wet shirt styles. Made from 100% polyester, these pool proof rashies are perfect for long days swimming in public pools and heated spas.

The polyester fabric can withstand the damaging effects of harsh pool chemicals and heated water. Your chlorine resistant rash vest will maintain its shape, colour, and elasticity, even if you are in the pool every day. Follow our care guide for more details on how to keep your swim shirt looking like new.

Available in navy and black long sleeve styles, our chlorine resistant rash vests are a must for sun protection, warmth, and coverage in the pool.

If you prefer an all-in-one swimsuit, why not try a chlorine resistant long sleeve one piece from our Luxe Sport collection. These are ideal for swimming laps as they stay in place and don’t ride up.

Navy Chlorine Resistant Long Sleeve Rash Vest

Navy Chlorine Resistant Rash Vest


Sustainable Long Sleeve Swimwear

Our surf suit style is also available in a sustainable fabric, new to Capriosca Swimwear. You can find the long sleeve one piece in our chic Leopard print collection made from recycled fabric.

The Leopard collection is made from soft and luxurious swim fabric created by Repreve. Repreve save tonnes of plastic waste from landfill every year, by transforming it into recycled, sustainable swim fabric that is soft and luxurious.

Stay protected and feel great about helping the planet while looking sensational in our Leopard long sleeve rashie one piece.

Leopard Long Sleeve One Piece Swimsuit

Sustainable Leopard Long Sleeve One Piece


Classic Swim Fabric Rashies

Each season, Capriosca Swimwear releases new prints and styles to keep your swim wardrobes up to date and full of beautiful new pieces for you to enjoy.

We make sure to include our rash vest styles in many of our new print collections with short and long sleeve options available to layer over your swimwear.

These rashies are made from a Spandex and Nylon blend which feels beautiful to wear, and when cared for correctly, will look like new for longer. Colours and prints appear clear and bright on this soft and stretchy swim fabric.

The Nylon/Spandex fabric hugs the body without feeling tight and feels cool to wear in hot weather. When laundered correctly the fabric maintains its elasticity, keeping your rash vest in its original shape and fitting you perfectly time after time. 

Model wearing pink patterned long sleeve zip up rash vest

Amalfi Pink Long Sleeve Rash Vest

Rash Vest Styles

Once you’ve chosen your preferred fabric type, you can now select from our range of rash vests. The 100% polyester chlorine resistant fabric is available in a long sleeve top in classic black or navy.

Again, you can choose a rashie one piece from our chlorine resistant collection if you prefer an all-in-one style for water activities.

The Nylon/Spandex options are endless. You can choose from classic black wet shirts in long and short sleeves, or a chic navy short sleeve style to pair back with your blue based swimwear.

Our print collections offer a range of long sleeve rash vests with the occasional short sleeve top being offered as an alternative. You’ll love mixing and matching these stunning printed rashies with your swimsuits.

The core range also includes a number or short and long sleeve one pieces to keep you covered and protected from the elements. Choose from our best-selling styles including frill sleeve, long sleeve, and cap sleeve one pieces.

Blonde model wearing black and orange floral long sleeve one piece

Frenchy Black Long Sleeve One Piece


August 23, 2021