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Modest Swimwear for Girls

Updated on December 23, 2014

Modest Swimsuits for Girls

If you're a parent of a little girl then you know how difficult it can be to find a modest swimsuit for them. As a mom of two daughters, I've searched high and low for modest swimwear for girls. I've gathered the best and cutest mom approved girls swimsuits here on one page to give you an easy and enjoyable shopping experience. Here you will only find girls suits that will keep your daughter covered while she splashes and plays. I've selected one piece swimsuits and two pieces with rash guard tops to ensure as much of your little girl's skin is covered this summer as possible.

Browse the modest swimwear for girls below and find an adorable one for your daughter that will keep her comfortable and give you peace of mind.

Why I Prefer My Girls to Wear Modest Swimwear - Why I keep my girls covered up

I'm a mom of two little girls and believe very strongly that girls are supposed to look, dress, and act like little girls and not teenagers. I actually used to work for Children's Protective Services and learned that unfortunately there are a lot more people out there that mean your children harm than you think. Dressing your daughters modestly not only teaches them to respect their bodies, but it also makes it less likely that someone will view your child as an object of attraction.

Here are more reasons why girls need modest swimwear:

  1. In today's culture, people snap pictures with their cell phones and post pictures to FaceBook in the blink of an eye. They also take videos and upload them to YouTube. If you're daughter is at a public pool, beach, or lake, you must consider the possibility that their picture may end up on the internet. You definitely don't want them in a revealing swimsuit that may entice predators to view them as more than just a child.
  2. The more skin that is covered, the more skin that is protected by the damaging rays of the sun. This not only protects against the pain of sunburn, but also helps prevent skin cancer years down the road.
  3. Teaching girls to dress modestly teaches them to respect their bodies. The message stays with them as they grow and as teens they tend to feel they have more to offer the world than just their bodies.
  4. Modest swimsuits stay put. I've seen many a little girls playing and splashing at the local pool or water park in a bikini, only to have their tops slide up or their bottoms fall off.

Modest Swimwear with Rash Guard Tops

Two piece rash guard suits for girls.

2 Piece Rash Guard Swimsuit for Girls
2 Piece Rash Guard Swimsuit for Girls

Modest Rash Guard Swimsuits for Girls

2 piece swimwear with rash guard tops

Rash guard swimsuits make excellent modest swimwear for girls. The main thing that is so great about them is that the full coverage of the top provides great protection against the sun. My daughter's shoulders always burn, making a rash guard top perfect for her delicate skin. Rash guard tops also stay in place, keeping your daughter's modesty in tact. Most rash guard swimsuits are two piece, which makes it a lot easier for your little girls to use the bathroom when she needs to.

These swimsuits provide even more coverage and modesty than most one pieces, but also provide the convenience and comfort of a two piece, making them a great choice for girls of all ages.

Two Piece Rashguard Swimsuits for Girls - She'll splash and play and have a great summer

I love putting my girls in 2 piece swimsuits with full coverage rashguard tops like these featured below. These are all great modest swimsuits. My daughters feel comfortable in this type of swimwear and feel free to have a great time without needing to constantly tug and readjust their suits.

Tuga Tropical Breeze 3 PC Set(UPF 50+), Tropical Purple, 5 yrs
Tuga Tropical Breeze 3 PC Set(UPF 50+), Tropical Purple, 5 yrs

This set includes a shirt with 3/4 length sleeves and a cute skirt cover up.

 
carter's Little Girls'  2 Piece Sea Horse Striped Rash Guard Set, Navy, 6
carter's Little Girls' 2 Piece Sea Horse Striped Rash Guard Set, Navy, 6

My daughters chose this one. They like the blue stripes and the seahorses. I like the full coverage this set offers.

 
Tuga Girls Seaside S/S & Short (UPF 50+), Turquesa, 11/12 yrs
Tuga Girls Seaside S/S & Short (UPF 50+), Turquesa, 11/12 yrs

I love this swim set. It provides a lot of sun protection, is available in three colors, and has a functional drawstring for a secure fit. The shorts are lined, so there's no need for a bikini bottom.

 

Modest Rashguard Sets for Girls - Keep sunburns to a minimum with these smart choices

Here are more super cute girls swimsuits that keep them covered. With this type of suit your little girl will be busy playing and having fun and not fussing with her suit having to tug and readjust. I also like the extra sun protection these provide.

SunBusters Girls Fitted Rash Set(UPF 50+), Moka Dots/Blue, 6/12 mos
SunBusters Girls Fitted Rash Set(UPF 50+), Moka Dots/Blue, 6/12 mos

I like that this modest swim suit has boy shorts instead of bikini bottomw.

 

Modest One Piece Swimsuits with Ruffles

One piece suits with ruffles or skirts for girls.

Skirted One Piece Swimsuit for Girls
Skirted One Piece Swimsuit for Girls

One Piece Swimsuits with Ruffled Skirts

Keep her looking like a little girl with adorable ruffles

I adore a one piece swimsuit with a skirt or ruffle around the hips for little girls. I think the ruffles skirt provides a bit more modesty than a traditional one piece. I also think it makes the swimsuit look more like a little girl than a regular one piece. I always buy my daughters at least one swimsuit with a ruffled skirt each summer. They look like sweet little girls, as they should, when they wear them. When I see them splashing and playing at the public pool next to little girls their age and younger who are wearing tiny bikinis, I feel proud of my decidion to keep my daughters modest and age appropriate.

Below is a selection of the cutest one piece skirted and ruffled swimsuits for girls.

Modest One Piece Swimsuits with Ruffled Skirts - Adorable ruffled one pieces are always in style

These one piece swimsuits for girls with skirts are as adorable as they are modest. I really like how the ruffled skirt keeps girls looking like little girls. So sweet.

Hula Star Little Girls'  Princess Diary Ruffle Skirted One Piece,Pink,2T
Hula Star Little Girls' Princess Diary Ruffle Skirted One Piece,Pink,2T

I adore this suit. The ballerina pink and tutu inspired ruffle are so cute and girly.

 
Flap Happy Little Girls'  Maillot Suit With Ruffle,Mod Fish,2
Flap Happy Little Girls' Maillot Suit With Ruffle,Mod Fish,2

I love all of the fun fruity colors in this modest swim suit.

 
Hartstrings Little Girls'  Little Ruffled One Piece Bathing Suit, Green Check, 6
Hartstrings Little Girls' Little Ruffled One Piece Bathing Suit, Green Check, 6

This gingham inspired ruffled girls swimsuit is adorable.

 

One Piece Swimsuits for Girls

One pieces to keep her covered.

Modest One Piece Swimsuit
Modest One Piece Swimsuit

Modest One Piece Swimsuit for Girls

Girls one piece swimsuits

One piece swimsuits are the most traditional of all the modest swimwear for girls that's available today to buy. The pull up and stay in place with firm fitting straps. My oldest daughter is very fair skinned and burns easily, so I tend to shop for one piece swimsuits that come up high in the back and have wide straps so that more of her sensitive skin is covered. I also prefer swimsuits that have a color, print, or detail that looks like it's been made for a little girl. Even though a one piece covers way more than a bikini, I simply think some one pieces look too grown up for little girls to wear.

Below you'll find a selection of one piece swimsuits perfect for your precious little girl.

Pretty One Piece Swimsuits for Girls - Girls one pieces for summer time fun

These suits are so pretty. They'll stay in place while she swims, splashes, or builds sand castles. She'll be so busy having fun, rather than fussing with readjusting her suit.

Flapdoodles Little Girls'  Watercolor Floral One Piece Suit, Floral Print, 4T
Flapdoodles Little Girls' Watercolor Floral One Piece Suit, Floral Print, 4T

This swimsuit is pretty and features a neat asymmetrical neckline.

 
Floatimini Little Girls'  Float On Mermaid Bathing Suit,Turquoise,2T
Floatimini Little Girls' Float On Mermaid Bathing Suit,Turquoise,2T

This adorable girls swimsuit is full of retro charm.

 

Looking for Even More Coverage? - I found sites that provide full coverage

When I was shopping for modest swimsuits I found these great sites that offer full coverage swimwear for girls. If the swimsuits above aren't modest enough for you then these sites will be more of what you're looking for.

I feel good putting my girls in swimsuits that do a good job covering them up. I think it's important to teach my girls to be modest and respect themselves.

Do You Buy Modest Swimwear for Your Girls? - Thank you for visiting

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. My daughters are twelve and it is so hard to find something they both like. It seems the things on offer are either skimpy (and almost pornographic!), too frilly or too babyish.

      I am going to take a look at the links you suggested, with them, and hopefully they will see something they like!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for the great tip - I checked out Lands End and they had a bunch of modest swim suits for my girls (and all on sale)!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the reasons modest swimwear should be used. I agree and think it is so much more important than many people even realize. I have a 6 yr old daughter and usually dress her in shorts and a shirts for swimming.

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      WordChipper 4 years ago

      I have two little girls - great ideas here especially with summer right around the corner

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have worked diligently with my daughter about modestly since she was a small girl. At 6 yrs old she now takes it upon herself to make sure she is appropriately covered. ie She runs and puts pj shorts on under her nightie if she and her brothers are going to wrestle. I appreciate this list. I generally buy her suits at Lands End.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @dellgirl: Modest is Hottest. If you can't find any modest swim wear than buy short and a sleeveless t-shirt. Hope this was helpful

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      dellgirl 5 years ago

      BEAUTIFUL lens and thank you for bringing awareness to this topic. This article will help educate a lot of people and hopefully change some minds. ~~Blessed by a SquidAngel~~

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      JenaleeMortensen 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing some more modest choices for swimwear for girls. We need better choices for our girls. Modesty is important even for little girls.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am so thrilled to find this list! I can't tell you how many times i have ranted and raved to my family about the appalling swimwear they market for children. My daughter is almost 3 and too tall for 4yr old one pieces and the tops on 5 yr old sizes end up exposing her chest. Rashguards are good sometimes but they can be tight on her arms and I was just about resigning myself to a tankini with at least some belly exposed. I am so relieved to have found this list. Thank you!

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      KayeSI 5 years ago

      I always did - and encourage my grandkids to do the same. For so many reasons, including your last point - as the current phrase goes - "wardrobe malfunctions" are especially common in swimming pools and parks :) Thanks for an excellent resource!

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      FamilySolutions1 5 years ago

      Just when you think that the whole world has gone crazy, I stumble across your wonderful lens. Thank you so much for putting together this wonderful lens. I bet there are many people out there who are searching for modest swimwear and don't know where to find it.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Please consider our modest swimwear dresses and separates for girls.

      www.marseamodest.com

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Too bad some of these swimsuits are not in my size! I love the "Hula Star Girls Day At The Zoo Skirted One Piece" suit!!

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      LLMom27 5 years ago

      Great topic! It has been a challenge to find modest swimsuits for my 4 girls. I like to buy them board shorts to wear over a one piece suit, but they can be hard to find. Seems you can find tons for boys but all the girls shorts are really short.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great topic. I don't like seeing little girls dressed in skimpy swimsuits at the pool/beach/wading pool. What are the moms thinking? Oh yeah, they think it's "cute". Sad. I think the rash guard shirts and swim shorts are a great swimsuit for girls.

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I always get modest swimwear. Even when buying bikini, I make sure it is age appropriate. Like you said- little girls should look like little girls. There is plenty of time to grow up. How sad that we always have to be on the guard, though.

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      ara-bella 5 years ago

      I have boys, but one day when I have a girl I would buy only modest swimwear for her.

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      victoriuh 5 years ago

      Excellent topic and lens! I completely agree with all of your reasons, too. My oldest child is a four year old girl. I was not surprised at what I found in the stores when I went swimwear shopping last year, but I was disappointed all the same.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We manufacture modest swimwear. Over 20 styles, including swim tops, skirts, shorts & dresses for girls. Please visit our website www.marseamodest.com. Note, swimdresses for girls not yet pictured, but will be soon.

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      Yes I do. You have a wonderful selection. As my daughters approach the teen years it gets harder and harder to find modest swim wear.