Modest Bathing Suits You’ll Feel Comfortable In

Make a splash in these cute suits.

For those who don’t feel comfortable baring it all on the beach, it can be tough to find the right bathing suit for the summertime. There are so many options out there, but a lot of them show some extra skin (or at least, a little more than you’d like). Plus, constantly tugging and pulling on your swimsuit to make sure it stays in place while you’re supposed to be having fun in the sun can be such a drag.

These demure bathing suits will keep you covered up and looking cute, so you can enjoy the moment instead of worry about any wardrobe malfunctions. They offer extra coverage (some of them even offer extra sun protection, as well), so you can enjoy the warm weather without anything else on your mind. Slip into one of these chic, stylish swimsuits—and get out there!


Lands’ End Slender Tunic One-Piece Swimsuit

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This gorgeous ombré suit brings oceanic vibes straight to you, even if you’re just hanging poolside. The draped overlay offers coverage around the hips (without the fullness of a regular swim skirt), so you’ll feel unencumbered. A sweetheart neckline and ruching on the sides flatter your curves without showing off too much.

To buy: $89,


L.L.Bean Sweetheart Tankini Dot Top and Mid-Rise Brief

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Don’t love a maillot, but don’t want to bare all in a bikini? Try out a more modest two-piece option: the tankini. This top has a built-in soft-cup bra and adjustable straps to keep you feeling comfortable while you enjoy the warm weather. Bonus? UPF fabric blocks UV rays and is chlorine-resistant, so you can wear it in the pool without worrying about fading or damage.

To buy: Top, $50; and bottoms, $ 40;


J. Crew Long-Sleeve One-Piece Swimsuit

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For upper-body coverage, slip on this long-sleeved, athleisure-inspired number. The bright stripes make this a fun and summery pick, while the length of the sleeves elongates arms and protects skin from UV rays. The front-zip means this suit is easy-on, easy-off, even when wet.

To buy: For a similar product: $85;


Boden Santorini Swimsuit

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Not just a pretty, printed swimsuit—this unique option comes with extra support built in. A body-sculpting lining makes it a flattering option for every body (plus it keeps your swim suit firmly in place at all times). Also available in four other colors.

To buy: $90;


Modcloth Beach Blanket Bingo One-Piece Swimsuit

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Go for an old Hollywood look with this adorable polka-dot one-piece bathing suit. The low-cut leg openings and high back keep things feeling demure while the ruching, allover pattern, and halter tie make this suit feel fun and flirty (with a little retro flair). Pair the suit with oversized sunglasses and enjoy your summer in this flirty style.

To buy: From $65;