I grew up in a religious home where modesty wasn’t a suggestion, it was a requirement. While having grown up and separated from what I knew as a child, I still see the benefits to modesty in clothing, and being a stylist, I respect clients who value this and want to cover up but still remain stylish. Unfortunately, though, more often than not, it’s hard to find modest, yet fashionable clothing out there. I recently went through this just this last fall, helping my 17-year-old niece find a modest dress for a Homecoming formal that came down past her knees and had sleeves. It was quite the task to say the least, even with all the free clothing samples sitting right here in my closet that I am sent on a regular basis!
Clothing can be hard enough as it is, but when it comes to finding modest swimsuits. Ay yay yay. I normally refuse to even go there with clients! But that was until I recently came across an amazing line of modest swimwear- more on that in a minute! But first, lets talk a minute first about swimwear. Even if like me, you don’t find yourself concerned so much about modesty, the perks of swimwear that covers you up, has its many benefits!
4 Benefits of Wearing Modest Swimwear
1. I don’t have to tell you that most of us are not comfortable showing that much skin in public, whether we’re concerned with modesty in clothing or not. But when you shop for swimwear, you basically have three choices. 1. A two-piece bikini. 2. A one-piece swimsuit, and 3. A Tankini – involving a camisole top and shorts or bikini bottom. The third is normally the route most take when they don’t want to show the world their more intimate parts, but if you love fashion (and I know you do because you’re reading this blog!) You’ve seen all too many Tankini’s at the beach! It’s the same style over and over. So Boring, and so not what a fashionista wants to wear. As a stylist, I look for items that are new, different, unlike anything I’ve seen before, and this is almost impossible to find in more covered up swimsuit styles.
2. Along with covering up those bits and pieces you don’t want to expose to the rest of the beach-goers, there are other great benefits from wearing swimwear that covers you up. Another major benefit is the sun protection! Wearing that cover-up over your bathing suit or big baggy t-shirt is not going to cut it. Unless you’re wearing clothing that is specifically made to protect you from the sun, you can still get burned. Finding SPF swimwear that covers arms and legs can help shield you from harmful sun rays and reduce the risk of… dare I say it!? Skin Cancer!
3. Not only does more modest swimwear provide much needed SPF, but you’ll also save time and money applying sunscreen! That can be a hassle all in itself, and more often than not, I completely forget to reapply throughout the day and still end up burned somewhere! And if I do remember, given how much sunscreen I end up going through when spending day after day in the sun, the cost of it soon seems to feel more like an expensive smoking habit!
4. Into water sports? Modest swimwear protects you! There is a reason most surfers wear rashguards. A body banging up on a board (or heaven forbid – the reef!) all day can get bruised and scraped. I’ve gotten my fair share of rashes and burns from tubing summer after summer over the years! I don’t know why I’ve never thought to wear protective clothing for this!
So, you see the many perks of wearing more modest swimwear, but still – here in lies the problem of finding it! Well, ladies! I’m thrilled to tell you about a fabulous line of athleisurewear swimwear loved worldwide. This gorgeous line of modest swimwear from HydroChic protects you from the sun, by offering UPF 50+ Sun Protection, it moves so well with the body that it’s great to play water sports in too. It also keeps you covered and feeling more confident at the lake as well!
This versatile line of fun swimwear offers a huge selection of exciting new prints, beautiful colors, and cute cuts that will keep you covered but aren’t going to stand out in a bad way like that bulky T-Shirt you’ve often thrown on over your swimsuit! Theses pieces are stylish and unique, and are great quality and made to last too! I love that they have so many options that work great for mix and matching too, so you can get your own unique style and the separate pieces of swimwear that will suit you and your activities best! Hydrochic doesn’t make you choose between being comfortable or having great style – you can totally have both with this affordable line of modest swimwear!
HydroChic’s swimwear is lightweight, chlorine-resistant and chlorine-proof too. It is made with a comfortable stretch fabric that is breathable, and dries quickly too! The swimwear is both ultra-durable and super-flexible as well!
I recently got to try out a couple of my favorite pieces from the ultra-chic line of modest athleisure swimwear! Check out my cute matching Two-Toned Bikini Bottom and Slim Fit Rashguard below!
*Photos courtesy of the handsome @Olstone
Super cute pieces right? I love the rash guard style top for paddleboarding, wake-surfing, wakeboarding, and my other watersports I love and enjoy and participate in all summer long! I really love that the top comes with a separate sports-bra top which gives my small A Cup Chest some shape, AND helps me move freely and comfortably while cutting back and forth across the wake on my wakeboard!
Interested in checking out some of these great modest swimwear pieces for yourself?
HydroChic is available at select stores throughout the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and Israel, and you can shop the huge selection online at HydroChic.com! Prices range from $29.50 to $95.00
What swimwear would you choose? Let me know in the comments, I love hearing from you!