10 Modest Swimsuits I'd Happily Trade My String Bikini For

Covering up never looked so good.

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The phrase "modest swimsuit" kinda has a negative rep, and I'm here to set the record straight. Modest doesn't mean ugly or that you have to completely cover up at the beach (or in your backyard/balcony because #stayhome). Instead, modest swimsuits are simply toned-down versions of your string bikinis and one-pieces with over-the-top cutouts. Think: Swimsuits with sleeves, or more ruching in the midsection and back. These suits were made to help you look and feel your best. You can still look feminine, sexy, comfortable—all those good things—without feeling completely naked. Let me prove this to you with the best modest swimsuit pieces ahead.

Marina Liao
Fashion Editor

Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.