Thursday, July 24, 2014

3 Places to Get Cute & Modest Swimwear

Now that I'm no longer a camp counselor and it isn't as widely accepted to throw on an unflattering speedo to wear under overalls or norts to wear around all day, I've had to enter the world of finding cute and flattering and modest swim suits.

Speedo + Chicken + Norts = BEST EVER.

I'm pretty sure one of the levels of Hell will be nonstop swim suit shopping. It is my least favorite thing in the world. And for awhile, it was hard to find something flattering and modest that was actually cute. 

Also, can we talk about the word modest? It's the worst. At camp we had to wear modest swimsuits, but in reality I'm glad I had that crazy Speedo because lake swimming, canoeing, blobbing, & mud hiking in a bikini that I would have to constantly adjust would be so uncomfortable on so many levels. Especially the mud hiking situation.

Now I'm all kinds of sold out on "modest" swimwear, but mainly because it's what I feel comfortable in. I don't really want to dive into why modesty is a thing today, I just want to share some legit resources I've found with you all.

With that in mind, here are my three favorite places to show for swimwear.

I bought my first Lime Ricki in 2013 and came back this year for more! My family is headed to Hawaii in 8 days, so I just bought a new top from there (on sale, 40% off! holla) for the trip. I'm looking forward to getting swim wear from here for the next few years.

Who doesn't love chevron?

Why I Love Them: They're bright, they're fun, one suit has pineapples all over it, but most of all they're well made and flattering. Check out their style guide to get ideas on which suit should should buy. AND they are very affordable. 

Why I Love Them: Vintage inspired clothing from a company with a mission to support women? Um, yes please. I love everything about that. They also support charities that support women in underdeveloped countries. I love that their suits have a 1940/1950's feel to them. BONUS: They have dresses and other clothes.

I've been drooling over this bad boy for a few years, now:

Why I Love Them: Inspired by Audrey Hepburn, Rey Swimwear strives to bring grace and class to a world of tiny swim suits. Their motto, "who says it has to be itsy bitsy" challenges the culture, and brings beauty to swimwear.

Check out this awesome video the designer sharing the history of women's bathing suits, and her philosophy.

I hope this post has helped you on your quest to find fun swimwear!

Happy Shopping!


  1. Love your post! But IMHO you missed the best one of all. Hydrochic! I've been a hydrochic swim freak for the last 6 years and won't go near water without them.

  2. MarSea Modest also has over 30 styles of modest sunsafe swimwear to suit everyone