I don’t know about you all, but summer seems to have arrived in the Mid-west. The temperatures have been going up, up, up. Along with rising temperatures and sweet summertime, swim season is upon us as well.
Now, for those of us who are serious about making modesty an important part of life, the thought of swimsuit season is enough to make one itchy. I mean, we all know the song, right — about the “itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny-yellow-polka-dot-bikini”and the young woman strutting the beach in it.
Many young (and unfortunetly not so young) women think there’s no other option than to wear something like the above pictured “swimsuit”, or even worse, it’s tacky first-cousin the “string bikini”.
I have *usually* worn one piece swimsuits most of my life, but two summers ago I did buy and wear a few times a “bikini” that had a full-coverage halter top and a skirted bottom. I did not feel when I was wearing that swimsuit that it was entirely inappropriate, but I no longer feel it’s appropriate for me to wear now.
I think that once a woman becomes aware of the importance of modesty, and becomes more interested in witnessing to the truth that real beauty and femininity IS modest, it becomes harder to find a swimsuit that is (a) modest (meaning here that it covers the stomach, entire pubic area, the behind, and shows minimal cleavage) (b) attractive or cute and (c) age-appropriate. And sister, is that a tall order!
BUT, lest we turn our faces away in despair and resign ourselves to swimming in this:
However, I think most women would like to find a medium between exhibits b and c. And I think one exists. I’ve found a few websites/stores that offer a selection of modest swimsuits that are age appropriate for women over 18 and under 60. Could it be?
website: Retro Swimwear (some suits are more modest than others)
Website: Etsy shop Ava Bell Designs (cute and retro-inspired)
Website: Lime Ricki Swimsuits
Website: Rey Swimwear
Lands’ End also has a good selection of modest swimsuits, and the best thing about them is that they’re everywhere!
Happy Shopping my friends!