25 Modest Swimsuits If Skimpy Isn't Your Thing

Modest swimsuits for petites



"Modest fashion" and "swimwear" aren't usually uttered in the same sentence, but maybe they should be. Modesty in fashion is a fast-growing movement that shouldn't be ignored. In fact, it was just reported that searches for the term are up by 500% on Pinterest's UK site.

Since swimwear is a staple in most of our wardrobes for much of the year, it's only fitting that modest options be discussed as much as they are for other clothing styles.

Truth be told, it can be a bit tricky to put your finger on exactly what modesty is. It's all relative and means something different to everyone, and the reasons for modesty vary from personal preferences to religious standards or maybe even just a beach vacation with your significant other's family. And given that it can be a challenge to find swimwear that doesn't bare all, we made it our mission to source stylish options that would appeal to women who want to practice modesty but still want to wear a beautiful swimsuit.

While most of these options won't leave you completely covered up, there are long-sleeve and high-neck one-pieces, bikini bottoms with full coverage, tankinis, and skirted styles in the below roundup, all of which are cool enough to want to wear regardless of their coverage level.

Tory Burch has a plethora of subtly modest options. 

Meet your new LBD (that you can actually swim in).

A chic option that's comfortable enough to wear from sunup to sundown. 

Try a chic rashguard that is modest yet striking.

We're currently coveting this color combination. 

This set comes in a variety of cool hues.

If you like the athleisure trend, you'll love this sporty swimsuit.

We're all over this shorts set.

As you can see, a short-sleeve one-piece can be very chic.


A dress that passes for a swimsuit? Yes, please.

A little crochet always wins our hearts.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Up next, five swim trends that feel fresh.

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