My Journey to Find Modest Swimwear

The Swimsuit Dilemma

Having difficulty finding modest swimwear? Me too! Here's a little about my journey...

I have to admit that as God began to get a hold of my heart in the area of fashion and modesty, I began to think differently. If you haven't done so yet, I'd recommend reading my story here first.

As I began to think differently, I began to question things I had always just accepted. Things I had just accepted as "normal." One of the things I began to question was our typical American swimsuit.

Beginning to Question My Swimsuit Standards

Questions like these began to enter my mind...

  • What is the history of swimsuits? Have we always worn revealing suits like we do today or did they previously wear modest swimwear?

  • Why am I willing to lower my standards regarding modesty for swimwear when I have willingly made changes in the rest of my wardrobe?
  • What does God think of my choice of swimwear? Am I pleasing Him in this area?

These are not easy questions with easy answers. To be honest, I tried to ignore the issue of modest swimwear at first. I don't swim very often, so I just didn't take the time to decide how I would handle it. Until I got this e-mail...

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Hi Shelley! I am a new reader of your site, and I have to say that it is wonderful! It has helped me so much with my relationship with God and my family. My parents have never stressed the importance of being modest, and don't really have a close relationship with God, so you (unknowingly) have been helping me along.

I'm just 14 years old and in need of help. Personally, I don't really have anyone to go to with this question..... my mother doesn't understand how I'm feeling no matter how I phrase it. I'm struggling with modesty. With a school focused on looking "hott" when we're JUST 14, there's a lot of pressure.

With bathing suit season coming up, and skimpy less-than-lingerie bikinis EVERYWHERE, I'm afraid I may cave to the temptation, and buy one. What's your view on modest swimwear? bikinis? halters? one pieces?

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I realized when I received this e-mail it was finally time to tackle this difficult question...what would be my stand on modest swimwear? I began to pray and ask God for His wisdom because I knew I didn't have the answers on my own.

The History of Swimwear

As I began researching the history of swimwear, I found it interesting that it wasn't until the 1920's that women began wearing the type of swimsuit that we now wear today. And at that time, it was still strictly a one-piece bathing suit. It wasn't until 1946 that the bikini was "re-invented" by two Frenchmen, Jacques Heim and Louis Reard. Today, most women wear either a one piece, a tankini or a bikini...some more revealing than others.

Check out a few pictures of swimwear from the past...

history modest swimwear

So, my first question was answered. Have we always worn revealing suits like we do today? No. They used to wear more modest swimwear and it has just been in the last 60 years that bikini's were "re-invented"!

My Double Standards, Feeling Like a Hypocrite

The more I thought about my swimsuit choices, the more I began to feel like a hypocrite. Why, you ask? Well, I decided that I could still dress trendy and cute as long as I didn't compromise my modesty standards. You see, God had begun to convict me of my clothing and fashion choices and I had begun making different choices. But it seemed like my swimsuit choices broke all my "modesty rules." There are no set "modesty rules," by the way. But a few things I try to avoid is shirts that are too low, too tight or too short. Read more about my journey to modesty here.

I started thinking....there's no way I would walk around on the street walking by strangers, in my bra and underwear, so why would I feel comfortable at the beach in a bikini (which is very similar to a bra and underwear) walking by strangers?

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I wouldn't choose to wear a really tight tank top and underwear to a friend's house to hang out, so why do I feel okay about wearing my tankini when hanging out by the pool?

I started to realize that I would have to change my swimsuit choices, but I didn't want to. It didn't seem like anyone else, even other Christians, were willing to stand out and be different. It seemed like everyone I knew just gave in to the culture and wore the typical swimsuit and that the "modest" swimwear choice was a one piece or tankini that wasn't too low cut on the top and wasn't cut too high cut on the bottom.

Was that really the only modest swimwear choice we have or are we just afraid of being different? I have to be honest, I was afraid to be different. It's something I've struggled with my whole life....choosing to please people rather than God. Wanting to fit in and be accepted by people and not "rock the boat." It's easier, or so it seems.

Brave by Nichole Nordeman

This song by Nicole Nordeman talks about no longer living a "status quo" life in Christ. That He will help us be brave in difficult decisions like this that go against the flow of culture. Are you willing to be brave concerning your swimwear choices?



What does God think of my choice of swimwear? Am I pleasing Him in this area?

I had to make a decision. Would I choose to please people or choose to please God. If I choose to please God, what does He think of my swimwear?

I have to admit that there is not a verse in the bible that mentions the words "swimsuit" "bathing suit" "modest swimwear" or "bikini." But, God does give us some of His thoughts about modesty and sexuality.

  • I Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body."
  • Ephesians 5:3 says, "But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God's holy people."
  • Matthew 5:28 says, "But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."
  • Luke 17:1-3 says, "Jesus said to his disciples: "Things that cause people to sin are bound to come, but woe to that person through whom they come. It would be better for (her) to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around (her) neck than for (her) to cause one of these little ones to sin. So watch yourselves."

God asks us to honor Him with our bodies. For me, I began to realize that I was not honoring God with my body in my swimsuit choices....instead I was compromising my standards and flaunting my beauty before others, possibly causing others to sin by lusting after my body.

Decision Time Regarding Modest Swimwear

I now feel convicted that I don't want to continue wearing the same tankini that I've worn for the last couple of years. Even though it is considered fairly modest swimwear - according to what is available these days.

So, if I'm not going to wear the tankini, what am I going to wear?

I started searching the internet for "modest swimsuits" to see what was out there. I was pretty disappointed because there is really not much available. There are a few options, but for the most part, I would have to compromise my standards of fashion in order to be modest. I wondered...is it really possible to find modest swimwear that would still be trendy and cute? So my search began.

A Look At Surfers Attire...Board Shorts and Rash Guards

Several of the websites I visited discussed the option of wearing board shorts and rash guard shirts as a modest alternative to the traditional swimsuit. Women Surfers usually wear this type of outfit to protect their skin from the sun and to be more functional....so their swimsuit doesn't fall off as they are fighting the waves.

board shorts rash guard modest swimwear

So, I thought, if surfers wear something like this, why not me? I don't think it would be a perfect solution for modest swimwear, but it could possibly work.

My First Attempt at a Modest Swimsuit

First I looked up board shorts and rash guards online. I'll warn you that they tend to be expensive. But, if you look on ebay, you may run across some that will work for you.

My next stop was the mall. I went a couple weeks before summer clothes were released and there was nothing anywhere that would work for me. I waited a couple weeks and then found a cute pair of board shorts at Walmart for under $15. I thought that was a pretty good deal. I then looked for a shirt I could wear to match the shorts. I figured I would be wearing a sports bra underneath it, but wanted something made out of material that would dry fast.

I found a shirt at Kohl's on sale that is 90% nylon and 10% spandex which is the same material you'll find in a typical swimsuit. I decided to wear a tight fitting tank top cami underneath (80% nylon, 20% spandex) and found the cami in the lingerie section because it's a type of shapewear that you can wear under clothes. Since the top is white, I needed to make sure that it didn't show through for me. Also, if the shirt comes up while I'm swimming it won't show anything since I have the other tank top underneath.

All in all, I spent about $40 for this option. I realize it isn't perfect or ideal, but it is a start.

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Let's Get Creative

Wearing board shorts and a shirt is not the only modest swimwear option. The options are really limitless, limited only by our creativity. This is the option I've chosen for me right now. What about you? What other ways can you think of to help make your swimsuit choices pleasing to God and honor Him with your body?

Junee's has a modest option called, Water Magic Twin that is worth checking out. It's also under $40! They also have a Pool Party Skirt that you can wear over top of your suit.

You can also find swimwear coverups here. Another option called an "Exerskirt" that can be worn for exercise or swimming.

What about wearing a tankini with a swim skirt overtop. Land's End has a lot of options to mix and match, but it is a little expensive. Eddie Bauer also has a few options like tankini's and swim shorts. Or maybe you could find some great sales at your local stores.

Or maybe you know someone who sews or you can sew yourself and can design your own modest swimsuits! Maybe you could design a pair of swim shorts or swim skirt. Fresh modesty has a swimsuit sewing pattern that can be modified to exactly what you want to create your own modest swimwear.

You could try one of these swim dresses from Seasecret.biz or capri's from SlimPerfect.

Coolibar.com offers some modest alternatives. Their main purpose is to protect the skin from harmful UV rays, but also demonstrates modesty. They are expensive but may give you some ideas. You might also find something at Girls4Sport.com.

Or what if you take what you already have and modify it to be more modest?

I think the most important part is to realize you do have options. Realize that you're not alone in this dilemma and that many other girls struggle to find an option for modest swimwear.

What About Modest Swimwear for Competitive Swimmers?

Okay, so I thought I had this swimming thing figured out until my friend talked me into doing a triathlon. What would I wear for the swimming portion of the triathlon? I didn't want to compromise my conviction for modesty and yet swimming competitively in a shirt and shorts was cumbersome.

Well, first of all, I prayed about it. And I suggest you do the same thing when confronted with a difficult decision. Allow God to lead you and give you His wisdom.

Again, what you decide for yourself may be different, but after praying about it, I decided to wear a sports swimming suit (i.e. Speedo) with light weight shorts. Then, I keep a shirt on or towel wrapped around me when I'm not swimming. So far it's worked okay.

Maybe you have some good ideas for modest swimwear for competitive swimmers. If so, share your ideas below.

Finishing my First Triathlon

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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! 
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www.hydrochic.com is a great website for modest swimwear that does not make you stand out. Especially for teens who are very self conscious. They do both …

Cute and Modest Swimwear 
I have always struggled with body image... especially during the summer. All of my friends are little and skinny, and I'm the sporty, tall girl with muscular …

Modest Swimwear and Sports Camp 
I do this sportcamp every summer and we go swimming everyday after we finish our sport for the day. Some girls were really upset because they didnt feel …

This is what I think about modest swimwear 
I like this article a lot. However, I would feel a little out of place if I wore board shorts, say...at a beach party. I live at the beach, and I'm constantly …

I think... 
I think that a bikini is okay. Or just a one piece.I wear either a bikini or a one piece.I was not allowed to wear a bikini until i was thirteen.I still …

my swimsuit over the past few years... 
I have been wearing a one piece swimsuit almost my whole life until this year when my mom and I went shopping for a new swimsuit because mine were too …

swim wear 
It is soooooooo hard to find modest bathing suits!!!!! The last few years I have bought sports tanks, wore a bra under and board shorts.

skirts on a swimsuit 
Skirts. On a swimsuit. See, my mother makes my swimsuits, and she makes ultra-modest. They look like leotards w/skirts (just above the knee) and short …

Very Interesting, great site! 
I have always been taught to dress modest and my church has always taught us to avoid mixed swimming because of the bathing suit issue. I agree, it is …

Dressing Modest Can Be SOOOOOO Hard!!! 
I believe woman should dress modestly for the glory of God,and finding swimwear is one very hard task!!! I searched the internet for a modest suit with …

Modest Swimwear II - Modest Swimsuits honor your beliefs 
I was telling my friend that I used to make my own modest swimsuits. I felt that it was my duty to honor my beliefs in dressing modestly. Not everyone …

A few other cute choices 
I had the similar thoughts as I went to get out my swimsuit for swimming this year. Finding a cute, fashionable, not standing out because of modesty swimsuit …

simply modest swimwear 
I find the family owned "simply modest swimwear" It is a little expensive for myself, but the message of Crystal E. Huyben honors God in the website and …

Liz 
WOW... you are an amazing girl. When I was fourteen I didn't think about what God thought of the way I dressed. I am 28 years old and you just taught …

suits- why you wear them? 
sure, i agree that most swimsuits out there now are skimpy and reveal a TON of skin. recently though, i've found a simple bikini top with long board shorts …

My quest for modest teenage swimwear and my victory! 
This year,I found myself in the position I found myself at the being of every summer.What would I swim in? When I was younger we would just buy a bathing …

Lots of info at ModestSwimm.com 
There's lots of info on modest swimsuits at ModestSwimm.com.

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PLEASE READ! I agree with everything you said: 
hi I stumbled across your site while I was googling modest swimsuits and you are SO right! I am a 15 year old soon-to-be-16 Catholic Christian and am also …

Tankinis are a good option 
The swimsuit trend is getting skimpier and skimpier. Just take a walk down any beach, and you’ll see what I mean. Strolling along the beaches, one sees …

My Opinion on modest bathing suits 
Hi, I'm a 15 year old, high school freshman, baptized Christian. I too have struggled with this issue of modest bathing suits for a long time. Being raised …

Thank you for your help! 
I went to your conference at Illinois State Youth Convention and it helped me A TON. Some of the things you mentioned in the conference I had never really …

GOD IS FIRST 
i think this is a great idea and well as Christians we sound dress properly and not show off our bodies so much. I think that this is a awesome idea you …

One piece modest swim suits 
I think that one piece swimsuits are also totally modest. I have a speedo (for younger girls their material is strong and good) it is a blue one that is …

Modest Tankinis 
Modest tankinis are really becoming the thing. The reason for this, I think, is because of the way swimwear companies are designing the swimsuits. They're …

Finally!! (and a few more websites....) 
I agree wholly with you on this topic. I've been looking for years for decent swimwear that doesn't look like my underwear, just like you said. It's really …

My thoughts on modest swimwear 
Hi! i completely agree! All my female family members wear swimsuits that i think are immodest, such as bikinis. Ive told them that im not going to though, …

My opinion on modest swimwear 
i am a 13 year old girl. I am very comfortable wearing a bikini-because thats how i was raised. i lived in south florida until last year and my family …

Thank you so much for taking a stand on this issue of modesty 
Thank you so much for taking a stand on this issue of modesty. I am 30 yrs old, and have struggled with these same issues you have so honestly expressed. …

Go out of your way, its worth it! 
I actually just finished buying my swimsuit yesterday. I have a tankini (really immodest top, comes down very low). I am wearing a dark smallish (any shirt …

Another modest swimwear site 
http://Hydrochic.com is a site with very modest swimwear. I think you would love it. It's expensive, but looks nice and there's nothing on the whole …

simsuits can be a problem 
lots of girls wear bikinis but i really don't like them they're too revealing for me but if girls just wear a tank top over them i think it would be somewhat …

Renee-realtalk.blogspot.com 
I admire your attempt to set an example of purity and modesty. I am doing the same with my daughters; although not yet teenagers (ages 1, 7, & 12), they …

Thank YOU for caring about modesty! 
I'M SO GLAD SOMEONE ACTUALLY CARES ABOUT MODESTY! I'm a college freshman. I am a believer! College is so discouraging though. Fashion is a big deal and …

ok its just me and my opinion on modest swimwear 
im 13 and well for me most people i have the body some girls want im skinny ... but thats only because i have a very high matoblism anyways i …

modest = hottest 
I am 16 years old and ever since i've gotten a body shape i don't wear bikinis i am strictly one pieces and 2 pieces that cover the stomach... I use the …

There are more options for modest swimwear than you think. 
I had the same problem and in the end also decided to go with a rash guard and board shorts. www.kneeshorts.com has women's board shorts for ten or …

Modest swimwear as a Christian... 
Well, first of all I would like to thank you for the information you shared with us as readers. For me, the best swimwear we could wear as Christians are …

What I wear for modest swimwear 
I can't stand bikini's so that's out of my summer shopping list. I looked at the modest swimwear that you put in the article and the water magic twin looked …

Modest Me Swimwear 
I need modest swimwear. I inherited dark hair, all over! On my arms, legs, back, even in private areas I have dark hair. I can shave my legs to a certain …

What about modest swimwear for us plus-sized girls? 
Girls and young women who are overweight (such as myself) always have a difficult finding cute swimwear at all. I think it would be interesting to …

Why not wear one piece swimsuits? 
Well, why not wear one pieces? Problem is I'm 13, and my body is still changing, so I have to find a new swimsuit every summer! I prefer tankinis though, …

World Traveler Mom Saw Great, Modest, Functional Suit! 
I just returned with my family from a resort on the Red Sea; what an extreme mix of swimsuits! From Europeans in "not-much" to Saudi women in something …

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Honoring God - Modesty from the Heart 
Wow! Amazing. This is a topic that has been on my heart for a while and it so refreshing to hear that I am not the only one! Very few of my friends would …

We Need More Modesty! 
I think it is wonderful that there is somebody out there who wants to honor God and do what is pleasing to him. As a Christian I am very delighted. …

Modesty in swimming 
I think it is very important to wear modest swimwear. But, I think that there are more options than just board shorts and t-shirts. I ordered from a wonderful …

Thank you so much! 
I've always worn bikini's. I'm 20 years old and bought one just a few weeks ago, I've always been real religious but it never even crossed my mind, and …

Ahiida Hijood Burqini™ Swimsuit 
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Thank you - a need for modesty 
I am mother of 6 kids. 3 of them are girls. This is a huge issue of mine, too. I am worried about the morals of the world these days. I am so glad …

Glad I found this website. 
I am Christian and in my religion we are not allowed to wear bikinis. In pools that don't let us wear short, has to be a bathing suit. I'm going to buy …

Another Option for Modest Swimwear 
I struggled with any tankini being too low. So I bought a bikini and wear a thick strap tank-top over top, on the bottom I just wear the bikini bottoms …

Modest swimwear & peer pressure problem 
I just found out about your site today because I go to a Christian school and we got a whole chapel about these kind of things that you've written about …

Sewing a solution to modest swimwear 
Hi! I am new to your site, but I find it really great. I have been sewing our "swimwear" for a couple of years. It is basically a ice-skating pattern …

Modest Swimsuits...all for Christ! 
I agree, as Christian women we need to honer God in how we dress whether we are going swimming or going to Church. Though modest swimsuits are hard to …

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