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07/22/2013 12:08 pm ET Updated Sep 21, 2013

Swim Week Trend: Long-Sleeved And Short-Sleeved Swimsuit Tops (PHOTOS)

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While Miami's typically a place to bare it all, we've noticed one spot getting more coverage than ever during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim: shoulders.

From fully functional surfing rash guards at Mara Hoffman to structured shoulders and a cap sleeve bikini at Suboo, swim expanded into territory it hasn't fashionably covered since women wore full-body bathing dresses and lacked the right to vote. Nanette Lepore got in on the act with her own printed long and short-sleeved rash guards, BCBGeneration went to the elbows, and CM Cia.Maritima sent out vibrant, athletic sleeved tops we half expected to see winning gold on the vault (or at least passing us on a paddleboard).

Ready to cover up? Or will you let this trend pass you by?

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