5/04/2010

Modest Swimwear

It's that time of year when most of us are out trying to find that perfect swimsuit for our summer vacation. The hardest part about swimsuit shopping for me, is that I tend to be very conservative, so trying to find a modest swimsuit can be a pretty tough job. Trying to find one that is flattering makes the search that much harder.

Now, I should point out that modesty is all relative. For me, modest means no midriff, cleavage, or an extremely high leg opening. I'm ok with spaghetti straps, bare shoulders, or skirt-less/short-less swimsuits.

I did some online searches and was pleased to find that there are numerous options available that fit my modesty requirements (now let's just hope these are flattering as well!).

For instance, these two suits are from Target. Each piece costs $19.99 or under.

I found this one at Macy's, but it is pretty pricey (I think it was $108).
I love this navy and white suit because I think it would be figure flattering on many body types. I found it at Dillard's, but it was definitely on the pricey side.
I'm loving girly ruffles on swimsuits, I just wish I had the figure for them. This yellow ruffled number would look great on a small bust, so it's not for me - but I though it was cute and modest.
Some fellow fashion bloggers have introduced me to Divine Modestee which offers several different designs of swimwear at a reasonable price.

Check out how cute this retro red checkered suit is from Dillards:

Downeast Basics is another online store that I think offers a great selection of modest swimwear. Two of my favorites of their suits are pictured below:


Another modest online swim shop is Lime Ricki Swimwear. They offer a great selection of suits at good prices, too.

Where do you shop for swimwear, and is modesty an issue for you? Or just quality and fit?