Monday, April 16, 2012

Modest Swimwear

The heat of summertime is right around the corner. Already, the swimsuits of this year are on display and scores of girls and women are buying their choice for Spring break and Summer vacation.

For the last several years, I have been more diligent in praying over my swimsuit. Yes, praying. Here are some questions I ask myself:

  1. What is the style and cut of this swimwear?
  2. Is it too revealing?
  3. Why do I want this suit? Is it due to the modesty and lady-likeness of it? Or because I feel "sexy" in it?
  4. Would I wear this in front of Jesus if He were here?
  5. Would I want my husband (present or future) looking at a woman in a suit like this?
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Have you sought the Lord's wisdom and guidance in the area of swimsuits? Below is a list of websites where you can find what it right for you. Some lack modest tops, but offer excellent bottoms. Some lack appropriate water wear, but offer fabulous cover ups. Browse. Then PRAY and ask the Lord what HE would have you wear this summer.

Rey Swimwear has a cute selection of fairly modest swimwear. However, I personally like their cover-ups the best.

Divinita Sole has the option to design your own swimsuit. They have a vast selection of patterns and colors. Some of the tops are too revealing, but they do have several that cover very well.

I stumbled upon Hydro Chic and was very impressed by their selection of modest tops and bottoms. They even have swim skirts! The suits are made for athletic and active wear, but they are modest and, in my opinion, very cool!

Dressing For His Glory have good prices, but they don't have a huge selection. However, their Swim Body Tees look awesome.

Simply Modest is a collection of modest swimwear created by a mom who wanted to protect her daughter's modesty. They have some very cute and ultra modest swimwear on this site!

If you watch 19 Kids and Counting, then you might have noticed the Duggars sporting Wholesome Wear. I would say these suits have the most coverage

Slim Perfect have beautiful swim dresses that are very modern, but cover well. They also have Capri-swimwear and Tankinis that cover more than any that I have ever seen.

1 Timothy 2:9a - "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel..."

I'm linked to: The Modest Mom and The Better Mom


Nicole said...

Thanks for bringing this up Kristen- I love that you take thought and pray over the swimwear you use. I see a lot of women who would never walk around in their undergarmets and then do just that on the beach! It is crazy. Our modest desires should always roll over into what we wear to swim in! -Nicole at Working Kansas Homemaker

Lisa said...

Hi Kristen,
I found your blog via the Modest Mom's link-up.
You bring up some excellent points in this post. I many Christian women pray about which swimsuit to buy?
I have solved the problem as far as me and my girls are concerned: we wear a one-piece swimsuit with knee - length shorts and a t-shirt. We don't go to public pools. But we do swim as a family in the river.
Thanks for a great post! I am following you and look forward to getting to know you better.
I would love to have you stop by and "visit" me sometime. :)
Many blessings,

Rebecca said...

Thank you so much! I'm visiting from the Modest Mom link-up and this is an area that I really struggle with. I really want to dress modestly when swimming, which we do a lot of, but my husband really appreciates it when I don't wear something he considers frumpy or "old". I think I found the perfect bathing suit on Hydro Chic! Cute and modest!!!!! I think my husband will love it. Thank you for the great suggestions!

Lisa said...

Great post, as usual, Kristen! I love my Swim Modest outfit... Though I also wear board shorts and a rash guard at times. Wish more people at pools would dress modestly.... :P

MarSea Modest Swimwear said...

We also manufacture a wide range of modest swimwear for women and girl's. We have over 20 styles of loose fitting, UV50+ protective, chlorine resistant, quick-drying, non-transparent, breathable and comfortable!. Reasonably priced. MarSea Modest is suitable for swimming as well as hikes, yoga, biking, and sporting activities.
Please visit and contact us for further information.

Tirtza Giles said...

Kristen, Thank you so much for mentioning us (HydroChic) in your blog post and for the kind words! Please let us know if you need any more info about our product.

Andi Anderson said...

I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.

Julia Smith said...

Hello, it is good to hear about people who pray about their modesty! Everyone feels differently about modestly. For years I felt uncomfortable with the swimwear choices. I have always been fashion concious, but I wanted to be modest. As a modest clothing designer, I have created a line of swimwear that I feel comfortable wearing. It is available for pre-order through our website.

I would love it if you stopped by!


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