Ten Places to buy Modest Swimsuits

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(Note: This is a repost of one of my most popular post with an updated image and printable download.)

We are quickly approaching Summer and the hot weather that comes with it. Unfortunately, that often means a lot of people walking around wearing almost nothing – especially at the beach or pool. It often amazes me how people wear swimsuits that cover less then their underwear does!

It particularly bothers me to see little girls (4, 5, 6 and 7 year-olds) wearing bikinis. Little girls should be taught the virtue of modesty and respect for their bodies as temples of God, rather than flaunting their bodies as if it was the most natural thing in the world. {sigh}

Off the soap box now. This post is for us grown-up women who are looking to wear beautiful, modest swimsuits. If you are in the market for a new swimsuit, here are some great places to get modest, attractive looking swimsuits (keep in mind that some of these sites are operated by women with different faith traditions and beliefs other than Christian and the price range for some of these suits can run a bit high):

1. Simply-Modest.com.

2. Solartex.com.

3. Stitchintimes.com.

4. Swimmodest.com.

5. Wholesomewear.com.

6. Dressingforhisglory.com.

7. Blair.com. (Some suits are more modest than others, so beware before you click over…)

8. Modestswimwear4u.com.

9. Biblicalgarden.com.

10. Modestswimwearsolutions.com.

If you have a favorite retailer that promotes modest swimsuit, do share! What are your thoughts on the lack of modesty with bathing suits? Or am I alone in my distaste for the whole bikini wearing thing?

You can print out this list, no opt-in required, here: ย 10+ Places to Find Modest Swimsuits

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  1. Wow! Thanks for these links!
    oh amanda…recently posted…Top Ten TuesdayMy Profile

  2. Betsy (Eco-novice) says:

    I like Lands End bathing suits. High quality and lots of different options for height of leg opening and coverup options below and above. Actually, I have not had a bathing suit that fits for since I got pregnant with my first child (5 years ago). I need to get one so I can take my 4 yr old swimming this summer.
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    • SimpleCatholic says:

      I haven’t either; but now that we are visiting family in NJ I want to get a suit to go to the beach/pool and teach my son to swim.

  3. Hey there, Carol!

    I’m planning on buying my suit this year from Lands End. For my taste, they have suits that are modest and attractive. Just not a fan of the price, unfortunately.

  4. thanks for the helpful information!

  5. If I put on a bikini I would not only scare myself but everyone who saw it! since I work out in the therapy pool several times a week and the chlorine breaks suits down so badly, I bought a pair of cotton athletic shorts and wear them over my one piece suit. I feel much more modest and the shorts fade but haven’t broken down. I also buy chlorine resistant suits. Sometimes in the interests of economy and modesty we have to get creative.
    Barb…recently posted…Sunday Snippets โ€“ A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      HA! I would too!

      I agree. I like the solution you came up with. chlorine can certainly take its tole on swimsuits.

  6. I agree with your “soap box” words completely. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I am in agreement with the other commenters who recommended Lands End. They have cute, modest suits that flatter and stay in place. They ARE pricey, but I’m hoping not to have to replace it any time soon!

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      I’ve been hearing a lot of good things about Lands End. I just hope the quality is worth the price. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Thank you for this! It’s so hard to find decent swim suits! Two days of shopping, and who knows how many stores last year, just to find an appropriate suit for my poor teenage daughter.

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      I know what you mean. I don’t have any daughters, but I know a lot of women who have the same problem finding suits for their daughters. I hope you have better luck finding an appropriate swimsuit this year.

  8. I put young girls in two piece suits because they are so much easier to handle when they all of the sudden have to go to the restroom. Also, many camps want them to wear their clothes over their swim suit on swimming days, and bring underwear to put on after swimming. A one piece suit under clothes on a small girl is an accident looking for a place to happen
    RAnn…recently posted…Sunday Snippets–A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      That’s understandable. No one wants a young girl having an accident.

      However, I do think that two piece suits can be made that cover a lot more than they do.

  9. Since I work out regularly in a warm water therapy pool, I’ve taken to buying the chlorine resistant swimwear. My suits are one piece and they last many months. However, I bought a cotton knit pair of shorts (gym wear you might say), and I put that on over my suit. It may look goofy to most people, but it’s modest and has held up well in the chlorine.
    Barb…recently posted…Sunday Snippets – A Catholic CarnivalMy Profile

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      I’ve done that in the past with shorts, too. I feel a little more covered up, but this yeaar I am going to buy a suit from one of the sites on this list. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Utahgurl says:

    I dont like bikinis, but these suits could use some better prints, and there is nothing wrong with a tanktop swimsuit as long as it covers your stomach and isnt way too low.

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      Many of the sites allow you to choice your own fabric if you don’t like the ones displayed.

  11. I love my suit from Hyrdochic.com. It has a more “athletic” look to it and they have a maternity option. I have one regular and one maternity suit. I have worn them for years and they are still almost like new. Worth the money. We don’t go to pools/beaches that are “public” but we will go to the grandparent’s house or such every now and then.

  12. Ray Swimwear made by model Jessica Ray are modest and modern with a vintage look. These suits are aimed at young women who are looking for an alternative to the bikini. Unfortunately, they are expensive $50-90 and often sold out. Jessica Ray takes a stand for modesty.

  13. Jennifer Fischer says:

    I am very grateful for finding this site, I saved this to my favorites. I have in the past purchased a swim suit from Wholesome Wear, however modest it may be it is not practical when needing to use the restroom, I found you need to take the whole thing off rather than pulling the shorts off to go. So now I am going to try the suit by Stitch in Times.

    I did look at Lands End based on some of the others comments, I don’t agree that their (Lands End) suits are at all modest, either they show of too much of your back or too much cleavage. (Which is not modest at all).

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      I can understand that, Jennifer. Many suits I’ve worn in the past had the same issue.

      I agree with the Lands End. I’ve checked out their site but not a big fan of their suits.

  14. A friend of mine found an attractive, modest, and reasonable suit at Walmart last year. I don’t know if that can be depended on, but it might be worth a look.

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      It certainly never hurts to look, Roz. I’ve never come across suits I like at Walmart or Kmart, but others may.

  15. Adiba Khan says:

    I’m a Muslim lady and dressing modestly is very very important in our religion. And i totally agree that girls should dress modestly even when they are going for swimming. My favourite retailer who promotes modest swimsuits is EastEssence. I love their range of swimwear.

  16. Another modest swimwear site is sewnbydi.com Custom made to your measurements and desired length for the skirt and leggings!

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      Very nice looking swimsuits. Thanks for sharing the suggestion, Diana.

      • Melanie Freire says:

        I love that we are seeing more variety and choice in swimwear. I am very pleased with my suits from SeaSecret, a company in Israel. I think they have some of the most beautiful designs. At first I was afraid I might feel self conscious wearing something so different to our Florida beaches but, on the contrary, when you are dressed in a manner that comports with your own sense of modesty, you really feel more at ease and free to move.

  17. I haven’t tried out these yet but I can’t wait.
    I have been looking for a really long time to find a modest swimsuit that is still colorful and doesn’t make me look older than I am (I am 14) I also really love that some of these are biblical

  18. Good information, thanks.
    Sola fide

  19. Thanks for the list. Was going to make my own this year, but will check these out first – may be more expensive to make it. I have worn capris and long tshirts (together) with underthings underneath, but these get bulky and break down fast in the chlorine. love to swim, so want to get a better, modest suit. Thanks for posting.
    Robyn D…recently posted…Trail to OregonMy Profile

  20. Do you know of any modest swimwear companies owned and operated by Catholics? I like to give them my business.

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      Hi Janice,

      Unfortunately I don’t. I’ve tried to find some in the past, and will continute to look; however, I haven’t been able to find companies that express themselves as Catholic owned and operated. I keep looking periodically, so, If I find one, I will defintely post it here.

  21. Finding modest swimwear, is less a problem than finding a place to swim where one is not surrounded by women in g strings and pasties! Short of having a pool in one backyard, is there any place to swim?

    • SimpleCatholic says:

      Good point, Sooz. Like you said, short of having one’s own pool, it is impossible to find a swimming place (pool or beach) where inmodesty is not prevalent.

  22. I love the swimsuits at http://www.simply-modest.com. I have been wearing them for years now.

  23. I like getting my modest swimwear at swimsuitsforall. They have tankini tops that I can pair with shorts of all lengths even boardshort/biker short length.

  24. I like the modli site. It’s got swim and sport wear, and good price-quality ratio…

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  1. I will definitely be using this list!

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