December 04, 2019 4 min read

Our Guide to Modest Swimwear Styles

If you love splashing about in the sunshine but the latest trend of skin-baring swimwear puts you into a cold sweat, Capriosca Swimwear has you covered – quite literally, in fact. You don’t have to hide at home when you shop our extensive range of stylish plus-size and modest bathers. We’ve set the bar high when it comes to flattering silhouettes and fashion styles, so take your pick of modern modest bathers this season.

Dress it Up!

Women of all shapes and sizes deserve to feel good about their bodies when they take a dip, so if you prefer less skin on display, have a look at our contemporary designs, beginning with the Swim Dress. The ultimate in discreet designs, our swim dresses come in basic black or eye-catching contrast pattern-and-plain designs that offer support where it’s needed.

Our swim dresses are perfect for lounging by the pool or lapping 50 metres. They feature flattering waist-slimming panels and modest coverage to help keep you in form all through summer. 

Woman wearing plus size swim dress

Island Nights Wide Strap Swim Dress

The Great Capriosca Combo

Probably the best thing about modern swimwear is the choice of combinations. Once, you could only buy a bikini set in one size for top and bottom. Now, you can mix and match styles, sizes and silhouettes. The tankini has taken two-piece swimwear to the next level and Capriosca has loads to choose from, including the gorgeous 3 Tier Tankini Top. This frill design is less body-conscious than some of our still-conservative Ruched designs, which are all made to suit the modest bather.

Woman wearing colouring tiered tankiniCosta Rica 3 Tier Tankini Top

Depending on your shape, you may favour more reserved coverage for the bottom, while happily filling out the top. Or perhaps, you’d like to tone it down up top and make the most of your booty, in the gorgeous Peaches and Cream High Waisted Pant.

Or if you're after a bottom that has extra leg coverage, why not try one of our Boyleg Pants. Super flattering and comfortable, they're a great option if you're wanting pants that are longer.

Woman wearing black boyleg pantsPlain Black Boyleg Pant

The Peaches and Cream print also comes in a Frill Sleeve One Piece if you want to avoid exposing your shoulders. You’ll also find the Frill Sleeved One Piece in a range of beautiful prints and vibrant colours. All the prints offer a shelf bra, moulded clips and a panelled front, with the stomach panel ruched exactly where you want it.

Keep it Classy

There’s nothing like a classic one piece to appeal to most women. This effortless style covers the midriff and comes in a range of form-fitting designs to suit all types of curves. If you’re a free spirit, you’ll be thrilled the ever-popular Flouncy Bandeau One Piece is back just in time for summer. Its fuller flounced top covers any areas you might want to hide, while allowing you to enjoy the outdoors in style.

The timeless one-piece is practical, too, suitable for lazing, paddling and freestyling in pools, lakes and oceans. If you find a sturdy style with adjustable straps and panelled support detailing, everything is more likely to stay put when you’ve leaving the water, as well. If you’ve been victim of a stray strap coming undone or a more major wardrobe malfunction coming out of the waves, try the Bohemian Sunset Underwire One Piece while swimming.

For the perfect balance of cover vs exposure, a zip-front helps you be your own boss of your body, while enhancing your silhouette with a balance of black in just the right places. If you’re a glamour girl looking for a fashion-forward cut, the Diamond Geo Spliced Zip Up One Piece offers film-star elegance with a modern take on a retro vibe. Adjust the zip to wherever you’re comfortable in this sporty one-piece that also offers built-in shelf bra with moulded cups. 

Woman wearing plus size long sleeve one pieceLong Sleeve One Piece Swimsuit with Zip | Turquoise Snake

Covered & Comfortable

If you’re looking for the ultimate in bold basics, the Long Sleeve Zip Up One Piece also comes in Diamond Geo and Geo prints in nylon and spandex fabric. Giving cover from the wrist to the collarbone, this bright flash of colour suits long summer days and active workouts on the water. The SPF doesn’t stop there, with the Raj print Full Length Rash Vest a great choice for protection from harsh UV rays.

If you’re taking your swimsuit from the water to weekend socialising, grab one of our sarongs in a rainbow range of colours. Mix and match with your tank or one piece for some refreshing coastal-cool style.

Woman wearing red sarongRed Sarong

Make a splash in your choice of our many modest swimwear styles. We have tropical prints, which are a no-brainer for the beach, or monochrome hues because simple is often the best in high-quality swim-ready fabrics. You’ll find something to suit this summer at Capriosca Swimwear.

Shop our full range of modest swimwear here.

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Size guide

All of our swimsuits are true to size. This means you should follow your normal sizing.

The best guide is your underwear - so what you would wear in a bra and undies is the size you order from us in tops and bottoms. For example, in you wear an 18E bra, you should order a size 18 swimsuit top from us.

If you are looking for a one piece and are in between sizes, say an 18E bra and a 20 in underpants, we recommend choosing the larger of the two sizes - so a size 20 in this case.

If you have any issues with your new swimsuit, we do 30 day refunds for full priced items and exchanges for all items - so you can swap to a size or style that is more suitable for you!

International Size Conversions

AUS 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
USA 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26
CANADA 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30
EUR 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56
8 4 6 8 34
10 6 8 10 36
12 8 10 12 38
14 10 12 14 40
16 12 14 16 42
18 14 16 18 44
20 16 18 20 46
22 18 20 22 48
24 20 22 24 50
26 22 24 26 52
28 24 26 28 54
30 26 28 30 56
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