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Fashion: Top 5 Modest Swimdresses!

A couple of weeks ago, we rounded up our top five picks for modest one piece bathing suits, then returned last week with our favorite tankinis. As we said before, if you’re in the market for a new swimsuit, the trends this year are seriously in our (modest) favor!

With vintage-inspired style taking over all levels of fashion, conservative and comfortable cuts have become popular. In response, tons of brands have put out tons of great options! Swimdresses have also become increasingly popular in recent years and are the perfect option for a girl who wants to look über-feminine at the beach or pool.

We love the discussions about swimwear that have been happening on the site, and we checked out all of your comments and your favorite stores for inspiration as we scoured for great swimdresses. As usual, it was hard to narrow down the options, and we can’t wait to see what else you girls have found in the comments below.

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Who loves vintage? This suit may be a little loud for some, but we’re digging the ’70s feel and neon colors! (Swim Outlet, $60)

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If you’re more into classic styles than wild vintage prints, this Clean Water suit might be more up your alley. Available in six colors, the suit includes an elastic strap, boning, removable padding, partial lining and ruching. (Target, $36)

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If you’re on the hunt for a swimdress with a super flouncy skirt, we may have found a contender! This ruffled suit is available in pink, green or blue (pictured) and has full body ruching with two halter options. (Amazon, $40)

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Pink and polka dots–how can you go wrong? We love the girly, ’40s-esque vibe of this flouncy suit that features a conservative v-neck and boning at the waist. (Amazon, $22)

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Are you into polka dots, but the idea of pink sends you running for the hills? This classic white and black polka dotted suit features a ruffled skirt and adorable tie at the chest. (Amazon, $45)

Which of these suits is your favorite? Have you gone bathing suit shopping yet, or do you have a favorite that you already own? We’d love to know where you got it and why you love it!

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  1. faith134

    Posted by faith134 on December 8, 2013 at 23:35

    I love the 2nd light-blue one! Need to get something like that!!

  2. Project Inspired

    Posted by CrrrrrrystalM on July 16, 2013 at 20:21

    I’m really into flower patterns, so I LOVE the first one!

  3. Midnightzara

    Posted by Midnightzara on July 6, 2013 at 22:25

    love em

  4. Acie4Christ

    Posted by Acie4Christ on July 5, 2013 at 09:46

    I absolutely adore the pink swim dress with the polka dots. It’s so cute!

  5. Iluvzumba.com

    Posted by Iluvzumba.com on July 1, 2013 at 17:02

    I LOVE the vintage pink with black
    Polka dots.I usually dont like vintage stuff
    But its so cute!:)

  6. hannah1997

    Posted by hannah1997 on June 21, 2013 at 07:09

    I LOVE The 4th and 5th ones XD

  7. amberkathleen

    Posted by amberkathleen on June 12, 2013 at 21:07

    I can’t find the exact item I bought online, but I seriously just bought the exact, identical suit of Bathing Beauty One Piece in Red on Modcloth ($89.99) from Walmart ($25.00 on sale) today. I’m not even kidding. Looks identical, even down to the seam down the back. I’m so estatic and I had to rush to tell all of you girls 🙂 I can’t afford much, so I saw this and just DIED. I’ve been eyeing it on Modcloth forever. If you’re into the retro style, check your local Walmart! xx

  8. aggiegirl45

    Posted by aggiegirl45 on June 11, 2013 at 11:31

    I call dibs on the last one! Sooo cute and sooo modest…to bad i already have my swimsuit. and i’m 5ft 5in so i’m pretty sure a one peice isn’t my type.

  9. Greatest is Love

    Posted by Greatest is Love on June 7, 2013 at 18:37

    Swim dresses really aren’t my style, but I love the last two. Polka dots are soooooo cute!!!!!! 😀

  10. annie9

    Posted by annie9 on June 6, 2013 at 14:25

    I love all of these but the first and last are my favs. I like the pink polkadot one too, but i’m not a bright pink kinda gal.

  11. redheadswag

    Posted by redheadswag on June 5, 2013 at 15:24

    I love these! I just recently got a bright green and blue swimsuit that’s a one pieve and modest. It’s a little bright but that’s ok! And I feel like my boobs and butt won’t be hanging out like some girls wear

  12. GodGirl4eveh

    Posted by GodGirl4eveh on June 5, 2013 at 10:17

    Both of the Polk-a-Dots I love! And swim dresses are so cool!

  13. MissMaryRox

    Posted by MissMaryRox on June 5, 2013 at 08:27

    #2 & #5!!!

  14. IdaPahus

    Posted by IdaPahus on June 4, 2013 at 23:41

    I like these, but swimwearplace.com has some really nice and modest ones too!!!

  15. so_shedances

    Posted by so_shedances on June 4, 2013 at 21:58

    I love the pink one with the polka dots. I would invest in that.

  16. Alina

    Posted by Alina on June 4, 2013 at 20:06

    Its so hard to find a good bathing suit but these are awesome ones!

  17. PumpkinGirl

    Posted by PumpkinGirl on June 4, 2013 at 16:48

    I LOVE number 2!! It just has such a clean look to it!

  18. Mikayla Grace

    Posted by Mikayla Grace on June 4, 2013 at 16:32

    I loved all of them!! Especially the 2,3,4, and 5! They are totally adorable!

  19. vanilla

    Posted by vanilla on June 4, 2013 at 15:31

    The pink with polka dots is my favorite. 🙂

  20. applebypie123

    Posted by applebypie123 on June 4, 2013 at 15:16

    I’m not big on “swim dresses,” but I do like the first one a lot!

  21. MeishaH

    Posted by MeishaH on June 4, 2013 at 15:04

    I don’t know if I would ever wear any of these, but I love the second and last ones!

  22. sisterwhocares

    Posted by sisterwhocares on June 4, 2013 at 13:46

    I love that pink one, it’s super adorable!!!

  23. Peacegurl1960

    Posted by Peacegurl1960 on June 4, 2013 at 12:42

    I have a one piece bathing suit for a year now. it’s nice and im not really interested in buying more

  24. Posted by Nicole on June 4, 2013 at 12:25

    oooh these are SO cute!! I love 2 and 5. 🙂

  25. bethluvstheafters

    Posted by bethluvstheafters on June 4, 2013 at 11:47

    Oh my gosh I LOVE two and four! I ADORE vintage!

  26. TigerLilly

    Posted by TigerLilly on June 4, 2013 at 11:45

    I got mine from a shop called “creations by savannah” that’s on etsy.com. These are a bit more spendy, but I know I will wearing mine for years!

  27. PolkaDot

    Posted by PolkaDot on June 4, 2013 at 11:38

    I love the seconds ones color, but swim dresses aren’t my style. Plus I have a long torso, so wearing a one piece (which are under swimdresses) is really uncomfortable.

    • Annabanana

      Posted by Annabanana on June 5, 2013 at 07:48

      I completely agree with you. And I’m almost 5’9″ and most of my height is in my torso as well. haha I generally go with a tankini 🙂

  28. Project Inspired

    Posted by Diva Chick on June 4, 2013 at 11:26

    I love these bathing suits!