“To wear, or not to wear bikinis” would probably be one of the hardest questions which troubles your mind when going to the beach for your summer holiday. While most women would think of wearing either one-pieced swimming suits or bikinis, there is an up-and-coming type of swimming suit that grabbed away Korean women’s and even men’s hearts – rash guard.
Rash Guard was originally popular among those who enjoy extreme water sports, such as scuba diving, windsurfing or kayaking. Also known as rash vest, it is an elastic shirt made of flexible materials such as spandex or polyester that stretches when it’s worn. If you watched the movie Captain America, you can think of the elastic suit the hero wears in a swimming version. Yes, rash guards are generally worn more by men than women.
Rash guard has many advantages other than its stylish look or fashionable design. As it is invented for sports experts, rash guard has numerous practical functions. Firstly, rash guard is effective for the regulation of body temperature as it controls both cooling and heating. As for safety, it protects skin against scratch and other injuries including sun burns. Also, as it covers the whole body, you don’t have to worry about bra pads under the swimming suit falling off in case you put in extra pads. While it hides out the unwanted parts of the body such as love handles, it nicely highlights your curves from the breast to waist.
Hf will now introduce you to rash guard styling tips from Korean entertainment; from EXID to Miss Korea Beauty Pageants.
Sohyun Kim starred in an advertisement in rash guard. Sohyun Kim earned popularity as starring in drama Who Are You: School, The Girl Who Sees Smells and in number of others. After her Pocari Sweat ads were launched, she became the icon of innocence and purity.
Sohyun Kim身穿了水上運動服。Sohyun Kim在《Who Are You: 學校2015》和《看見味道的少女》等劇集獲得不少人氣。在這個廣告推出後，她成為了新生代清純偶像代表。
Among many, the most formidable media production that introduced rash guard nationwide is this year’s Miss Korea Beauty Contest. Traditionally, all candidates wear swimming suits or bikinis, but this year, candidates took profile photographs in rash guards and stole Korean men’s hearts. As for this beauty contest, contestants in rash guards ranked one of the frequently searched items in the popular Korean portal Naver for quite a while.
Famous Korean girl group EXID appeared in rash guards at a photoshoot of a sportswear brand. Though rash guard exposes less pats of the body than bikinis, it still highlights women’s curves and makes them look sexy. When matched with bikini panties, rash guard looks more sporty and fashionable than other types of bathing suits.