Adorable swimsuits for boys that prove girl clothes aren't always cuter

May 22, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. ET
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Boy clothes get a bad rap, but have you checked out the little boy swimsuit options lately? Perfection.

It's tough to compete with the cute factor of wee bows and butt ruffles, but these swimsuit pieces will do your little boy proud. Mix and match ensembles are what little boy swimsuits are all about. Look for coordinating rash guards, trunks, board shorts and kicky hats to complete your boy's poolside wardrobe. We found a little bit of everything to kick off your summer shopping spree.

Shark rash guard

Gymboree Shark Rash Guard

Boy swimsuits are covered in sharks, quipping, "Careful: I bite!" among other played out phrases. We love this rash guard that isn't afraid to get more playful with the shark motif. (Gymboree, $11)

Churning Tides swim trunks

Tea Collection Churning Tides Swim Trunks

No ocean life, no plaid? Board shorts like this are sort of a unicorn in the boy swimsuit department. Pair these geometric trunks with a bright red or yellow rash guard to ensure you never lose track of your little guy on the crowded beach. (Tea Collection, $35)

Surf suits

Boden Stars and Stripes Surf Suits

Retailers have finally gotten the memo: One-piece suits aren't just for girls! Boden offers this surf suit in a variety of patterns, and we love their take on the stars and stripes. (Boden, $42)

Wippette crabby two-piece swimwear cover-up set

Wippette Crabby Swim Ensemble

I know — if it's not sharks, it's crabs, but we are all suckers for hoodies with faces. (Amazon, $20)

Tucker + Tate rash guard romper

Tucker + Tate Rash Guard Romper

All this suit needs is a bright blue sun hat to complement the black and white beachy waves. (Nordstrom, $24)

Striped seersucker trunks and hat

Janie and Jack Seersucker Set

Sometimes a suit doesn't seem all that special until you see the accessories. Your baby beach survival kit isn't complete without an excellent sun hat, so it may as well be part of an ensemble. (Janie and Jack, Trunks: $32, Hat: $20)

Just One You anchors rash guard

Just One You Anchors Rash Guard

Bonus: Swim onesies mean no more sand down the diaper. (Target, $13)

Hamptons Getaway UV protective swimsuit set

Hamptons Swim Set

Practice sun safety with a zip up, long sleeve rash guard. This stylish set comes in a variety of colors, allowing you to match your boys whether they are toddlers or tweens. (Amazon, $35)

Whales romper rash guard

TCP Whale Swim Romper

For the littlest guys, this newborn swimsuit romper will keep your baby boy protected at the pool while he's still too small for sunscreen. (Children's Place, $25)

Superman swimsuit

Superman Swim Suit

Who needs ruffles when you have a full cape and swim cap? (Amazon, $16)

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