By: Kara Dunford Bader

Similar to the SPF rating system most redheads know well (like the back of their hand), the Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) rating system measures the UV protection provided by fabric.

Yes, clothing made with sunscreen in it does exist! 

Therefore, a garment with a UPF rating of 50 only allows 1/50th of UV radiation hitting the surface of the fabric to pass through. Simply put, a UPF rating of 50 blocks 49/50ths or 98% of UV radiation.

Read more here about why high SPF sunscreen is not always better.

Whether you’re soaking up the surf, scaling a mountain range, or shopping till you drop this spring break, stay safe from the sun’s harmful rays with these stylish UPF-rated garments.

1. Swimsuit:

Make a splash in the quick-drying Mott 50 Mila Swim One Piece, $125 UPF 50

2. Skort:

Great for hiking, biking and running, this moisture-wicking skort has built-in mesh boy shorts Title Nine Majestic Skort, $64 UPF 50

3. Tunic:

This resort-ready tunic pairs well with swimsuits, shorts or lounge pants Cabana Life Bora Bora Fringe Tunic, $88 UPF 50


4. Long-Sleeve:

For the seafarer at heart, this striped top features details abound, from side seam ruching to thumbholes Coolibar Ruche Cowl Neck, $79.50 UPF 50

5. Dress:

Roll and stow this easy chambray shirt dress; the perfect adventure companion Athleta Stellar Shirt Dress, $108 UPF 25

6. Bottoms:

Liberate your closet from the drab black legging pandemic with these bold beauties from Lilly Pulitzer Luxletic Weekender Cropped Pant, $98 UPF 50

7. Stylish Sun Hat:

Hats off to this wide wire-edged brim topper; rolls up for packing Wallaroo Hats Savannah, $52 UPF 50

8. Scarf:

That’s a wrap; this lightweight piece has an endless array of styling options SPF Addict Ida Bella Scarf, $25 UPF 50

These stylish UPF garments will keep you safe while frolicking in the sun this spring, but don’t forget to apply plenty of sunscreen.

Read more here about the 6 places redheads are forgetting to apply sunscreen.

As always, rock it like a redhead!