I cannot tell you what a fan of Cabana Life swimwear I am. Back in 2007, I had a Moh’s procedure done to remove skin cancer on my face. To say I was shocked, when I was diagnosed at 36 with skin cancer, is an understatement. Luckily, I had an amazing doctor who performed the procedure beautifully and left no trace of a scar (which is lucky because it was on my cheekbone). Since then, I am totally insane about avoiding the sun and protecting my kids from the dangers of sun exposure. Last year, in my quest for durable yet still cute UV protective sun apparel, I came across Cabana Life. It was love at first site.
Sun protective clothing is so important as ordinary, light-weight clothing is often the equivalent of SPF 5! Cabana Life’s line of stylish beach essentials (bathing suits, cover ups, shirts, pants…) offers 50+ UV protection. Huge difference.
The line was created by Melissa Marks Papock , a skin cancer survivor herself, who has an extensive background in fashion. They offer items for adults and kids and everything is super stylish. That is not always the case with sun protective clothing.
I particularly love the bright, fun rashguard sets for boys and girls. I bought Little a ton of the rashguard sets that come with coordinated boy-style short bottoms. She wore them everyday to camp last summer and will again this year. They allow her to go straight from the water to land play without having to worry about changing. (The two piece option also makes bathroom breaks so much easier!)
They have great options for boys that are super sporty and fun like this cool iguana set.
The great looking options extend to adults as well. here are some of my favorites (and ones in my closet and husband’s).
And last but not least…these clothes hold up extremely well. We’ve washed, rewashed, brought them to waterparks and summer camp and they still have their shape and they haven’t faded a bit. Here are my guys in their Cabana Life…
And make sure you check out our recent post on sun safety tips where we interviewed Dr Keren Horn from Wicker Park Dermatology about how best to protect our kids from the sun.
Disclosure: I was provided with a discount (on just my most recent order) to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% my own.