Since becoming frum (Orthodox Jewish), I have not really been swimming. I hadn’t quite figured out how to be tznius (modest) and swim. During one vacation to Florida when our oldest was about 2 1/2 , I wore a light skirt and long-sleeved cotton top with my sleeves pulled up. I was miserable! When he was older, I sat to the side watching him and my husband at swim lessons because I had nothing to wear to join him in the water. I have heard of friends who wear a swimsuit and a very long big T-shirt, but that is not comfortable and doesn’t really cover enough.
Thankfully, over the past few years, a crop of modest swimsuit companies have sprung up. However, if you do a Google search for modest swimsuits, you get not only the ones geared for Orthodox women, but also those for Christians and Muslims, which follow different standards and look a bit different.
So I thought it would be nice to provide a review and listing of the modest frum swimwear lines available today in the United States. Let me know if you are aware of any that I missed! Now if I can only find a way to save up enough money to buy one! This year I do not want to miss out on getting to go swimming with our boys, even in the kiddie pool in our own backyard!
NOTE: Pictures are ABOVE the company they are sold by.
Carries ladies’ dress cover-ups ($65 – $78) to wear with their 2-piece swim sets ($42), ladies’ swim skirts ($52), girls’ swim wear ($56 – $60), 4-piece swim sets ($148 – $150), and ladies’ hair coverings ($18). They also carry sportswear – a skant (a skirt that functions like a pant) for $65. Offer a variety of sizes including maternity.
This line is very sporty and has styles that range in coverage. Their pieces are geared for swimming and other sports. They carry shirts (in sleeveless, short sleeve and long sleeve, $55 – $84), sports bras ($34 – $42.50), skorts (short length, $48 – $53), skirts (above the knee and long lengths, $62 – $84), shorts ($46 – $52), and pants ($42 – $64). They carry plus sizes, but no maternity or girls’.
This swimwear line offers many different separate swim pieces – skorts, skirts, capris, shorts, shorties, shirts, dresses, sports bras, jackets, pullover swim tops, berets, and bandanas. Prices vary from $10 to $85, depending on the piece. They carry girls’ and ladies’ sizes.
This line carries two styles of swimsuits: a swim dress, worn over a body suit and tights and a swim skirt, with tights attached and a bodysuit and tunic top. Prices vary from $70 – $90. They also carry head coverings, sports bras and men’s swimwear. They offer free shipping. They offer a variety of sizes, but not maternity or girls’. Their website features a neat sizing chart featuring different countries size charts.
This line of modest swimwear has a lot of varieties to choose from. They have various swim components/options depending on your style choice. They include shirts, skirts, tights, mid-calf trousers, scarves, dresses, body suits, swim shorts, and bras. Sizing is offered for maternity, plus size, bigger busts, slimming, teen and junior. You can even zoom in on the photos on their website! Prices vary between $69 and $119.
This modest clothing store carries one style of modest swimsuit – a swimdress. This suit appears to be a long-sleeved with mid-calf length skirt. You can find the product listed under the dresses section. Price is $49.95.
This site offers swim separates (shirts, $40 – $50; Skirts with or without leggings, $50 – $70, leggings $30), swim dresses ($70 – $80), girls’ swimwear and pencil skirts. The swim skirts come in a lot of fun patterns. As far as I could tell, there were no maternity sizes. They carry ladies’ and girls’ sizes.
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