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Cover Up in Style: 11 Best Modest Swimsuits

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Are you looking for the best modest swimsuit that shows off your personal style but keeps you covered up? Whether you’re hitting the beach, the pool, or even the backyard for a good ol’ fashioned sun tan session (just wear SPF!), finding the perfect modest swimsuit can be a challenge. But thankfully, swimsuits have come a long way and it’s more than possible to find a cute modest swimsuit. Don’t believe me? Check out these highly-rated stylish modest swimsuits for yourself! 

1. Summersalt The Sidestroke Swimsuit

Summersalt has taken the world by storm and the infamous swimsuit leading the charge is this one. This one-shoulder style covers you in all the right places, while still being uber chic. With butt coverage and compression that reviewers say offer nice tummy control, this ranks top of the list for the best swimsuit. Even better, it comes in many different colors so you can find the one that fits your personal style best.

The Hype: 4.5-star review. “So comfortable and holds everything in! I felt like a million bucks and received compliments all day when I wore this suit on vacation.”

2. Summersalt The Surf Swimsuit

Another Summersalt one-piece swimsuit for the win! This one offers a high neckline, an ideal choice for those who like to partake in water sports without having to wear an active bathing suit. This is a full-coverage swimsuit, covering not just the chest, but the back, stomach, and butt as well. And can we talk about this color combination? How chic!

The Hype: “As soon as I put the suit on I was obsessed (I got the white / black). I immediately called my mom and sister and told them to order this suit! Do yourself a favor and purchase this in at least 1 color – you won’t regret it.”

3. Old Navy Wrap-Front Swimsuit Dress

If you’re looking for full coverage bottoms, you can’t get any more full coverage than this modest swim dress. And though that may sound like a lot of fabric to swim in, no one can deny how chic and sophisticated this option is!

The Hype: 5-star review. “Really flattering fit with the wrap skirt. Also, great length covering the bum. Neckline not too revealing. I purchased 2 colors I love it so much!!

4. Albion Fit Hamptons One-Piece

When it comes to modest one-pieces, you can’t get much cuter than this. The charming gingham print paired with the adorable ruffled sleeves make this a top contender. It comes in different sizes as well, ranging from XXS to XXL.

The Hype: 5-star review. “I am OBSESSED to say the least! The fabric is so buttery and stretchy! The pattern is so cute! I will not be taking this off when on vacation!!!

5. J.Crew Ruched One-Shoulder One-Piece

If the queen were to go swimming, this is what I’d imagine she’d wear. With ruching on the sides to provide the perfect fit and a full coverage bottom, this makes one of the best modest swimsuits. What’s great about these cute suits is that you could totally throw on a pair of bottoms and call it an outfit!

The Hype: 5-star review. “I absolutely love this suit. I am so glad that I purchased 2. They are flattering and modest at the same time. I felt covered, chic and so classy wearing this while on our family holiday.

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6. Kona Sol Scallop High Neck One Piece

This swimsuit keeps it modest while still providing a little wow factor. The keyhole detailing is not too revealing, plus the halter neckline lets you adjust what you need so you can find a good fit.

The Hype: 5-star review. “Love this bathing suit! Love that it’s a little more modest while still being so cute! And the color is amazing! It covers up my lower belly well.”

7. Athleta One Piece Rashguard

This swimsuit is perfect not just for those that want extra sun protection, but for those that want options as well. Fully zipped up, this swimsuit offers modesty, coverage, and a sporty look. However, you can adjust the zipper too if you want to let your chest breathe a little!

The Hype: 4.5 rating. “I recently wore this suit while vacationing in Costa Rica. It was very comfortable and provided great sun protection….I got many compliments including my teenage daughter. She said she would wear the suit!”

8. Palm Modern Over-the-Shoulder Square Neck One-Piece

If simple is the style for you, then you’ll love this pick. This square neckline is modern yet timeless, and the solid color options will never steer you wrong.

The Hype: “I have probably ordered 20 bathing suits over the past year from different brands. I am looking for simplicity, fabric and cut of a suit. I have been disappointed with most, but not with this suit. I love it. It fits me perfectly. I am slender but have large breasts. This suit is so flattering with good lines and nice fabric. You’ve got a winner with this one.

9. Aqua Green Tiered Tankini Top + Aqua Green Mid-Rise Swim Bikini Briefs

Do you prefer the ease of a two-piece set? Tankini tops provide the ease of bikinis but offer more modesty. Even better is that this tiered style can offer some great tummy camoflaguing too! By the way, did you know that your swimsuit can help protect you from the sun’s harmful uv rays? This pick has a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) 50+ rating!

The Hype: This tankini top comes in a variety of colors and has over 200 great reviews!

10. Albion Fit The Savannah One-Piece

Simple yet fierce, this swimsuit is perfect for the no-fuss woman. It has thicker straps which are great for modesty and support, as well full butt coverage.

The Hype: 5-star review. “I was so surprised how comfortable this swim suit is! The straps stay in place, great coverage all around, and I love the design! If you’re looking for a swimsuit to run around the beach in or get out on the boat with, this is your suit!

11. Lands’ End Long Sleeve Rash Guard + Bikini Bottoms

Lands’ End is a favorite brand when it comes to modest swim suits. Offering both two piece and one piece swimsuits, here you’ll find a range of sporty and classic choices. But when it comes to modest, you can’t go wrong with long-sleeved rash vests! This is a perfect fit for those that want to stay protected from the sun or be active in the water.

The Hype: 4.7 rating. “I swim for exercise during the warmer months and basically live in these shirts (I have several). They are great and I love them”

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Everyone has their own personal reasons for choosing a modest swimsuit style, whether it’s sun protection, extra coverage for comfort, or faith and religion reasons. Whatever your reason, the most important thing is that you feel confident (and cute!) in your swimwear options. And now that you’ve got a definitive list on the best modest swimwear, you can. 

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Founder and editor of My Chic Obsession, Carolyn is your trusted fashion maven. Carolyn's drive to help others achieve a classic and timeless wardrobe fuels her posts, making a go-to resource for style seekers worldwide. Beyond the wardrobe, she resides in the heartland of the Midwest, dreaming up new ideas and raising her two lively boys, her biggest fashion critics.