8 Best Modest Swimwear Brands for Summer 2022

DESIblitz presents the top fashion brands that are breaking barriers and making swimwear accessible to all.

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Their designs are catered to women who seek modesty.

Swimwear that is both modest and stylish is not always mutually exclusive.

Thankfully, with each passing year, more and more brands are dedicated to modest swimwear and burkinis ensuring that every need is catered for.

When choosing your modest swimwear, the materials used are very important and worth learning about.

Manufacturers invest a huge amount of money in developing new materials as they can help to improve performance and comfort levels.

Nylon is the most common material used in swimwear. It is a strong material, light-weighted, and fits the body well.

It has been concluded that nylon doesn’t hold dye well therefore, it is mixed with other fabrics. It helps to retain the colour and is chlorine resistant.

Lycra is also commonly used in swimsuits as it has great elasticity. It is also mixed with other fabrics or materials.

It is not the most comfortable fabric however, it is treated to resist the effects of chlorine.

Without any further ado, DESIblitz presents the top 8 modest swimwear brands just in time for your next holiday.

Swijabi

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Swijabi is an Egyptian fashion brand that launched in June 2017. Despite its ever-increasing growth, the brand still adopts a start-up spirit.

Since its launch, the fashion platform has become one of the first in the MENA region to offer modest swimwear to modern women.

The brand is recognised for its unique Lycra waterproof creations including a turban designed for swimming and fitted bodysuits.

Alongside modest swimwear, Swijabi also offers customers a wide range of garments including everyday clothing items such as jackets, cardigans, knitwear, blouses and shirts.

Hydro Swimwear

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Hydro Swimwear is another Egyptian modest swimwear line. The brand chooses its fabrics with ultimate care to give customers a comfy feel before water and a quick-dry look after.

Their designs are catered to women who seek modesty, but in a way that helps them fall in love with their bodies.

Hydro Swimwear also considers different body types when designing its pieces.

LYRA Swimwear

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LYRA Swimwear was created through one woman’s struggle to find swimwear that suited her lifestyle.

As someone who dressed modestly, and also loved the outdoors, swimming and keeping fit, intertwined with a keen eye for fashion, swimwear that incorporated all of these things was impossible to find.

Since the brand’s launch, LYRA Swimwear has showcased its designs at London Modest Fashion Week and looks to expand its range with more adaptable activewear for contemporary women.

LYRA is also a recognised supporter of the #ThisGirlCan campaign. The brand has designed a range of swimwear that fits the needs of all women to help increase participation rates in swimming.

Through the ‘LyraSwims’ campaign, the brand tells the real story of women who exercise through swimming.

Lakuna Swim

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Lakuna Swim is a modest swimwear brand that, according to its Instagram bio, “creates swimwear solutions that work for you.”

The brand offers a variety of garments including tunics, trousers and long-sleeve tops specifically designed to be worn on the beach and whilst swimming.

Their best-selling ‘trunkies’ are also quick-drying, fade-resistant and have a four-way stretch.

SIYA Swimwear

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SIYA Swimwear is yet another amazing modest swimwear line. The designer and founder Yassine started doing business in the fashion industry in 2018.

The swimwear line has a variety of collections including East, West, North and South.

SIYA also sells head covers which are quick-drying, chlorine resistant and provide UPF 50+ protection against UV rays.

Lanuuk

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Lanuuk was established in 2018 by two women from differing international backgrounds and experiences, with a shared passion to create full coverage swimwear that does not compromise on femininity, style, quality or comfort.

The swimwear brand is passionate about encouraging women to feel empowered and confident in every setting.

They aim to redefine the ‘traditional’ concept of swimwear.

Lanuuk’s swimwear range is made from a high-quality fabric mix of nylon and spandex offering UPF50+ sun protection whilst maintaining a lightweight feel.

Their swim tights can be used for a range of fitness and loungewear purposes and their swim turbans ensure full hair coverage and comfort.

Madamme BK

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Madamme BK is a modern swimwear label based in Paris and hand-crafted in France.

The modest swimwear brand uses the finest Italian swim fabrics with lightweight, UV protection and exclusive patterns.

Their vast collection of trendy burkini designs is made to make you feel incredible both in and out of the water.

Hadia Ghaleb

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Dubai-based entrepreneur and fashion influencer Hadia Ghaleb launched her inclusive swimwear line Hadia Ghaleb Label in April 2022.

After years spent observing the growing fashion gap in the swimwear market between veiled and unveiled women, with there even being separate stores and designs, Hadia has innovated an empowering swimwear line for all women.

The brand bridges the swimwear divide for women of all cultures, religions, and lifestyles, bringing much-needed change and inclusivity to the fashion industry.

Modest swimsuits are simple yet they can help you to feel your best regardless of your comfort zone.

For some, modest swimwear may be seen as unpleasant however, these eight brands are showing the diversity and style power each of their garments provides.

While wearing modest swimwear you can feel feminine and comfortable as it is specifically designed for women, to hug every curve and accentuate their frame in a way you deem appropriate.

Ravinder is a Journalism BA graduate. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.