By Dannah Gresh, Founder of True Girl
Finding an appropriate swimsuit might seem like an impossible task. It could even be a recipe for a mother/daughter tear-fest! Well, we've got seven great places to shop for bathing suits that are both tasteful and cute. There are enough clickables in this blog post to send your fear of swimwear shopping fleeing!
Without further delay, here are my top picks for modest AND CUTE swimwear online. (I really prefer not to shop at those places that shamefully cover a woman's body in drab colors and hideous styles. There are a lot of modest swimwear sites out there that do that. It's easy. What's difficult is to create suits that a girl would actually want to wear that is still full of dignity. These sites are those!)
Seven Great Places To Buy Modest AND CUTE Swimwear Online*
1.) Jessica Rey • Model and actress Jessica Rey has created an adorable line of swimwear for women, juniors, and girls that hints at vintage. I love her fashion sense and her heart, which can be heard in The evolution of the swimsuit video I've posted at the end of this blog. It'll give your mama's heart a boost of courage for swimwear shopping. This is my favorite place to recommend for swimwear!
2.) Lands End • While these suits may be more standard in design, they're great quality and promise a modest look. And Land's End usually carries some super cute cover-ups. I recommend this mostly for the tween girls, but your juniors might also find something they like.
3.) Hanna Anderson • For the most mix and match fun you'll ever have in your life, head on over to Hanna Anderson that coordinates one piece with two pieces with shorts with rash guards. Trust me. You'll have fun. (For example, would you put this cute little skirt with the matching floral tankini top or the rainbow tankini top?) This site only has clothing for your little ones and tweens up to age 13.
4.) Kohls • I've always felt like Kohls has a great selection of tankinis. And they're generally an economical place to shop. Of course, you can find swimwear for tweens, teens, and moms here! We slipped them in here even though they're kind of one of the big and easy to find places because I've had a lot of success finding modest and cute at Kohls! (Check out the brand name on the one I'm featuring below!)
5.) Lime Ricki • What I love about Lime Ricki isn't just that they offer some cute modest suits, but that their models are all sizes and very realistic! If there's anywhere we need realistic, it's in the swimwear department! A great website for moms and teenagers to find good suits.
Peony Scoop Crop by Lime Ricki
6.) Red Dolly Swimwear on Etsy • These suits are so fun. Red Dolly Swimwear creates really cute vintage looks. They don't claim to be all about modesty, but some of their one-pieces and tankinis fit the bill and are super cute for your teen or for you.
Girls Red and White Polka Dot One Piece
7.) Hapari • Welcome to tankini heaven! Hapari features ten different styles of tankini, and each style comes with a whole lotta patterns and fun. This is a great place to find a suit for a teen daughter or for yourself.
Muse Classic Bandeau Tankini Top
Did we miss a great site? Let us know!
And...here's a great mother/daughter learning experience and the video I promised you featuring Jessica Rey and The evolution of the swimsuit.
*This is not to be an endorsement of every article of clothing created by a designer or sold by a retailer, but to direct you towards some places that tend to be consistent in offering quality swimwear that's both age appropriate and cute.
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