The Best Modest Swimsuits, If Skimpy + Cheeky Isn’t For You


Modest Swimsuits

While modest can mean varying degrees, I think we can all agree that string bikinis are not it.

If you prefer a bit more coverage at the pool or beach, but still want to look cute and feel comfortable, thankfully, there are plenty of modern and modest swimwear brands to choose from! 





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Where to Buy Modest Swimwear

From long sleeve rash guards to full coverage bottoms, tankinis to swim dresses, there’s the perfect modest swimsuit out there for everyone.

Below we’ve rounded up some of our favorite brands that provide a balance between coverage and style.

But if you’re looking for maximum coverage, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Amazon sells head to toe covered swimsuits for those who want to follow the strictest of guidelines!



Amazon has tons of swimwear options but this retro one piece makes a statement.

It has strategic ruching on the front to provide tummy control, and a square neck and backless design to give you an hourglass figure. 

It’s extremely comfortable, and especially great for plus size or those with larger busts. Best of all, it comes in 13 different colors & patterns!







Boden is a classically English brand, with some outstanding swimwear. 

In particular, i love how they make timeless prints and fun color blocking swimsuits in tons of different styles, so that you can find the exact amount of coverage that suits you best.

From rashguards to tankinis, one pieces and bikinis, Boden offers lots of flexibility in finding cute, modest swimwear.

Our personal favorite is the Santorini, a body sculpting and supportive swimsuit with just the right amount of paneling to conceal and flatter. It comes with a secure halterneck, lightly padded cups and a full coverage bottom.

The quality, for the price, is incredible! 

Shop modest swimwear on Boden





Solid & Striped

Solid & Striped makes cute modest one pieces with full coverage bottoms and simple silhouettes.

Our favorite? The signature belted swimsuit, which looks classic, fun and comes in a ton of colors! 

Shop cute modest swimwear on Solid & Striped, Net A Porter






Athleta makes great sporty swimwear, perfect for those who want full coverage that stays in place for swimming, surfing, jet skiing – active water sports!

The GAP fit brand makes modest swimsuits in all different styles, but this high neckline, sporty tankini set is particularly stunning.

Not only is this tankini set full coverage, it’s made from a recycled nylon fabric that dries quickly and is ultra resilient to snap back into shape and last longer.

What we really like is that the fabric also includes sun protection, with UPF 50+! 

Shop all modest swim styles on Athleta





Lands End

Lands’ End is a great brand if you’re looking for modest swimsuits for the whole family. They have girls, boys, mens and womens swimsuits in a variety of styles and more traditional solid colors and prints. It’s one of the few brands where you can buy swim skirts, swim dresses, swim shorts and leggings.

The prices are very affordable too! 

We like this long sleeve rash guard, that comes with built in sun protection and is made from a lightweight extra soft fabric, with breathable stretch.

Lands’ End also makes swimsuits in petite, tall and plus size so it’s size inclusive as well!

Shop modest swimsuits on Lands' End






Marysia makes beautiful luxury swimwear in a recognizable scalloped style

We love this two pieced set that looks stylish but offers more coverage than traditional bikini brands and is extremely comfortable to wear.

The scalloped bikini top has wide straps, a smooth under band and full coverage on top. Meanwhile, the high rise bikini briefs are cut to sit at the natural waistline and also provide full coverage.

While the brand is a bit pricier than others on this list, it’s simple modest suits are one of the most stylish out there!

Shop beautiful modest swimsuits on Shopbop, Net A Porter





Karla Colletto

Dress designer Karla Colletto makes some truly fabulous swimsuits.

Her swim is all made in-house, with a particular focus on functional support and fantastic fit. All of the styles tend to flatter the waist and provide a bit more coverage without sacrificing style.

Take for example, this high neck one piece. We love the wide strap, tank style design and d ring waist belt. It looks simple, but drapes on the body perfectly while still providing full coverage bottoms!

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