X
X

Enter to win a cleanser from Erno Laszlo!

*By entering to win, you agree to receive future emails from Erno Laszlo and SheFinds.

Style

Has The Topless Sunbathing Trend Topped Off? Sorry, Guys

August 4, 2008 by SheFindsErin
shefinds | Style


If your constant quest for freedom from tan lines — or your insatiable urge to emulate Sienna Miller — has you headed for the beaches of St. Tropez, better pack your bikini top, just in case. According to Page Six, the 40-year-old topless sunbathing trend has, at least temporarily, run its course. Fewer and fewer women are baring all on European beaches, and according to gals in the know, male, uh, sightseers are less than thrilled with the covered-up conservatives sunning on the sand this summer.

Speculation about why this time honored tradition is suddenly passé, of course, turns to skin cancer. With a heightened awareness of the sun's damaging powers, nobody wants any crispy body parts, and that includes sun-baked cleavage.

image image
If you must, must, must go tan line-free this summer, be safe with some of your most sensitive skin. Buy a sunscreen specially formulated for the thinner, more burn-prone skin on your face and décolletage. Kiss My Face Face Factor Face + Neck SPF 30 ($9) will keep your chest from frying, and Juice Beauty SPF 30 Mineral Sheer Moisturizer ($29) will keep skin soft, supple, and young-looking even after a day in the rays.

imageimage
For a skin that's already seen its fair share of sun, invest in a photo-corrective moisturizer like NIA 24 Sun Damage Repair for Hands and Décolletage ($42) to reduce the look of sun spots and freckles while protecting your chest from harmful UVA and UVB rays. And if you're staying on trend and smartly skipping the sun altogether, Estée Lauder's Go Tan Sunless Towlettes ($23) will give you a golden glow without the cost of summering on the now-buttoned up French Riviera.

image

For other out-of-the-sun options for a great tan, check out our Guide to the Best Self-Tanners.  

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

Fashion

Psst! These $30 Black Leggings Flatten Your Tummy #YesPlease

September 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
*Praise hands*

Style

This $25 Nordstrom Tee Is The Perfect Fall Top To Wear With *Anything*

September 21, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get one right away!

Style

This Super Soft Sweater Has Over 800 Rave Reviews At Nordstrom

September 20, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get one for yourself.

Fashion

These Shoes Look Super Expensive—But They’re Only $22 At Target!

September 20, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
We're OBSESSED!

Fashion

I Tried Rent The Runway Unlimited For The First Time--Here's What I Thought

September 20, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
It's life-changing!

Style

Need New Boots For Fall? We're Giving Away 10 Pairs From Chooka

September 20, 2018 by Alisha Stacy
Enter now!

Fashion

These $20 Black Leggings Are *Crazy* Popular At Amazon

September 19, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
Get a pair today!

Fashion

The Tiny Top Trend You’re About To See EVERYWHERE This Fall

September 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Shop the trend!

Celebrity

We Can't Believe Blake Lively Just Made This Unexpected Outfit Choice A HUGE Trend For Fall

September 19, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Are you brave enough to try it?

Fashion

The $7 Top You HAVE To Buy From H&M’s Must Shop Sale While It's Still In Stock

September 18, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
It comes in SO many different colors!

Fashion

This Super Soft Fall Tee Has Over 300 Five-Star Reviews At Nordstrom

September 18, 2018 by Jeanine Edwards
It's so good!

Fashion

4 Sneaker Trends That Are Going To Be Everywhere This Fall (& They’re Not Slip-Ons)

September 18, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Who's ready to shop?

Fashion

The One Styling Trick You Should Always Try If You Want To Look 10 Years Younger

September 16, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
It's so simple!

Fashion

4 New Flats Trends Everyone Will Be Wearing This Fall (& They’re SO Comfortable!)

September 15, 2018 by Jessica Harrington
Start shopping!

Style

Need New Boots For Fall? We're Giving Away 10 Pairs From Chooka

It's the most wonderful time of the year--fall! ...

LOAD MORE
+
LOAD MORE POSTS