A day by the pool or out in the water requires the support of a stylish and comfortable women's swimsuit that will help you feel your best - no matter your age or what kind of figure you have. Whether you are seeking a more modest swimsuit for yourself in your 50s or are concerned about long-term sun exposure and want to cover up, UV Skinz went ahead and created the best modest swimsuit guide for women so you can get some inspiration and know what to look for before shopping online.
Bonus: All of the swimwear below provide UPF 50+ protection, so you'll be safe from 98% of the sun's harmful UV rays!
What to Look for When Choosing a Modest Swimsuit for Ladies
First things first, what should you look for when choosing your modest swimwear, ladies? We want to help you find the perfect fit that is not just flattering, but also comfortable and accentuates your curves. Here are our tips on what to look out for when choosing a modest swimsuit for ladies:
- Consider the coverage level - if you want to keep a specific area of your body covered look for bathing suits that provide that type of coverage.
- Pay attention to the design - you want to look for thicker straps and conservative prints without any plunging necklines or cheeky bikini bottoms.
- Look out for fabric that is thicker and also doesn’t cling to your body.
- Find something that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful that you will want to wear while out in the sun.
- Determine if you want a full bra inside your swimsuit for additional support.
The Best Modest Ladies' Swimsuits with UPF Coverage
Women's Long Sleeve Half Zip Swimsuit (available in sizes XS to 4XL)
Available in up to a size 4XL, UV Skinz’s women’s long sleeve half zip swimsuit features buttery soft, quick-drying material that is super flattering. It’s also available in 6 colorful prints and solid black, so it’s easy to pair this with women’s swim shirts or a women’s beach cover-up.
This bathing suit is known for its flattering fit that accentuates your curves while also providing a UPF 50+ rating, protecting you from 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. It's also available in up to a size 4XL and looks flattering on all bodies of all ages, shapes, and sizes.
From Carol C. in the U.S., “I am so happy to discard my other UV swimsuits. This suit is so stylish and very flattering. The bra alone makes it worthwhile for me, but the fabric is so comfortable and holds you in, and the thumb holes give enough coverage for the top of your hands, that I will be buying another swimsuit. Keep them coming!”
Pairing suggestion: Woman's Kaftan Cover-Up
The Best Modest Women's Ruched Swim Tank Top (available in sizes XS to 4XL)
Maybe a swim tank top is more your style? Pair it with your favorite women’s swim shorts or leggings for a modest swimsuit perfect for any beach occasion. If this is the case, check out our women’s ruched tank top.
The adjustable ruched side details of this swim tank add style and let you play with various lengths, so you’re in control of your coverage. Fellow shoppers have loved its crisscross straps for extra support and the internal shelf bra, which can be removed too.
Plus, this women’s swim tank top is, like all our swimwear, rated UPF 50+ for best-in-class sun protection no matter where your next beach day, vacation, or cruise takes you.
According to Teresa P, "I love this top. It covers my belly that I don't want to show. I can wear it when I get out of the pool too as it dries quickly."
Pairing option: Women's Beach Capris
Best Modest Women’s Long Swim Shorts (available in sizes XS to 4XL)
UV Skinz’s women’s active swim jammerz are a fan favorite among women who love longer, more modest swim shorts. Their breathable material, quick-drying fabric, and UPF 50+ rating will keep you covered from the sun while looking stylish.
These shorts are well-loved by women in their 50s and up as they’re so comfortable and flattering that even the “I don’t wear a bathing suit” type will feel confident in them. Plus, as these are saltwater and chlorine resistant, you can wear these from the beach straight to the jacuzzi without needing to worry about the fabric fading over time.
According to Jacqueline P. in the United States, “The quality (of these swim shorts) is unquestionable. I picked this outfit because I love my outfits to match. I am in my late seventies.”
Best Women's Swim Tights (available in sizes XS to 4XL)
Swim leggings can be hard to find - especially flattering modest ones! UV Skinz’s women’s active sport swim tights are the perfect water aerobics or beach day outfit for mom or grandma. Plus with 4-way stretch, you can wear these all day long and stay comfortable. The UPF 50+ rating keeps you safe from the sun as well, which can be a concern for many of us as we get older.
According to Mari Z in the U.S., “(I) am so completely through with youthful days of sun-overexposure. No skin cancer yet, but at 63 years I know better. This is a comfortable and attractive full-leg and stomach cover, and with a swim shirt or rash guard is attractive and practical.”
Pairing suggestion: Women’s Ruched Tank Top
Best Women’s Modest Swim Dress (available in sizes XS to 4XL)
For a modest swim dress that will make you feel confident in and out of the water, check out UV Skinz’s women’s convertible swim shirt dress. This swim dress can also be worn over our swim tights for more modest coverage.
According to Nancy in the United States, “I have never felt comfortable being uncovered around strangers when wearing a regular bathing suit, so this convertible swim dress is the most perfect solution I’ve ever found. With the black size medium swim tights, my body is totally and comfortably covered. I wear it swimming, paddling, and biking."
We hope you found the perfect women's modest swimwear choice for your next beach vacation or day in the sun. Be sure to browse some of our other women's UPF swimwear for additional stylish and comfortable modest swimwear.