What to look for when choosing modest plus size swimwear

Modesty and swimwear don't often go hand in hand. It can be a challenge navigating the world of swim fashion when you prefer to dress modestly. Swimsuits are often made to show more than they cover, especially with the increased popularity in cheeky styles for women who dare to bare. Here at Curvy Swimwear we've made shopping for modest plus size swim separates a breeze, with a range of different swim styles to suit your needs. 

Whether you want to cover just a little or you need full coverage, we have practical and stylish pieces to suit you and your needs. Browse our comprehensive guide to modest swimwear and discover our recommendations for your next swimsuit. 

Turquoise Snake Long Sleeve One Piece

Swimsuits with Sleeves

Sleeved swimwear is huge right now. Here in Australia we are becoming more aware of the negative effects of too much sun exposure and making the choice to cover up. Whether you choose a cap sleeve, 3/4 or full length long sleeve, you're on your way to positively protecting yourself from sun damage. 

Our modest sleeved swimwear collection includes one piece bathers and rash vests to provide the coverage you need. Our frill and cap sleeve styles give you back and shoulder coverage while our 3/4 and long sleeved swimsuits and rash vests offer full protection for your arms and body. 

You can opt to stay protected all day in a full length one piece swimsuit or customise your coverage by packing a rash vest that you can take on and off as needed. Whether you're going for sleeves to protect your skin or just like to keep covered for modesty, we have beautiful designs so you don't need to sacrifice style for coverage. 

Turquoise Snake Long Sleeve One Piece

High Neck and Back

If your preference is to cover up and show less skin while swimming, our high neck styles with full back coverage are the way to go. With a front zip closure these swimsuits are easy to take on and off and allow you to choose how much skin you show. 

Our Luxe Sport collection features athletic inspired swimsuits made from chlorine resistant fabric. You'll love the modesty these one pieces offer with your choice of sleeve length. Chic and practical, these swimsuits are perfect for long, hot days spent in chlorinated pools and spas. You'll feel confident knowing that the hard wearing fabric will withstand the damaging effects of pool chemicals and heat. 

Luxe Sport Chlorine Resistant Long Sleeve One Piece

Skirted Swimsuits and Swim Dresses

If regular swimsuits make you feel like you're walking around in your underwear, why not try a skirted style? Add a skirted pant to your favourite tankini top or put a skater skirt over the top of your one piece. There are a variety of ways to stylishly cover the hips, bottom and thighs for a more modest and feminine summer look. Choose from pants, one pieces and swim dresses to find the right modest swimsuit for you. 

Retro inspired skirted swim separates are perfect for camouflaging the hips and lower body. Choose from a separate pant or full one piece swimsuit for a little more coverage. 

If you want more coverage for the thighs, a swim dress is ideal. These ultra feminine styles skim over the body without clinging to completely hide the hips, bottom, and thighs. Available in a variety of styles and lengths, there is a modest swim dress for every taste. 

Chlorine Resistant Wide Strap Swim Dress

Long Pants and Shorts

Want to keep your legs covered with swimwear that is both practical and fashionable? Look for a boyleg, bike pant or 3/4 length pant to give you the level of coverage you prefer. You'll be able to swim, lounge and play in a pair of longer swim pants to wear with your bikini, tankini or even under a swim dress. 

Our boyleg and bike pants styles are flattering pants that give you a little extra coverage for the hips, thighs and booty. We love to pair them with a tankini top for a cute beach look that is sporty and chic. The 3/4 pant is a longer length that offers sun protection and practicality. Think of them as activewear you can swim in. Made from chlorine resistant fabric, these longer length pants are perfect for aqua aerobics and other water sports. You'll love the coverage they offer in and out of the water. 

Board shorts have come a long way for women. Designed for curves, the board shorts on offer at Curvy Swimwear are figure flattering, sleek and comfortable for active women or those wanting to cover up. Wear them all day for modesty or keep them on hand when you feel like covering up. It's great to have a pair of boardies and a rashie on hand for when you're feeling exposed to the elements.

Chlorine Resistant Black Boyleg Pant

Beach Cover Ups

If you just need modesty going to and from the beach or pool, a cover up is an ideal choice. Sarongs are the easiest way to cover your lower body or to wrap around yourself for modesty. A variety of colour options make it easy to match your sarong to your swimwear to create a stylish summer look and they are perfect to keep on hand for a lightweight beach throw. 

Over-sized kaftans and plus size dresses are easy to throw on over your bathing suit for full body coverage.  A loose, lightweight kaftan keeps your covered with modesty and style, and can be styled to wear away from the beach for lunch or coffee. 

Black Full Moon Kaftan

However you wish to cover up, Curvy Swimwear is your go-to online destination for modest plus size swimwear and separates. Enjoy summer your way with your own unique swim solution from Curvy.  


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