The Best Modest Swimsuits, Kaftans, and Cover-Ups to Wear to the Beach

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There are many reasons a woman might seek out modest swimwear. Maybe it aligns with her religious beliefs. Maybe she’s an athlete who needs a functional bathing suit that won’t ride up or tear off when crashing waves hit. Maybe she’s self-conscious about her body. Or maybe she’s just super into sun protection—which, hello, we all should be. Whatever the reason for covering up at the beach or pool, women needn’t resign themselves to oversized tees or frumpy skirted swimsuits.

Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite modest swimwear and fashionable summer looks—including swim dresses, rash guards, wetsuits, and kaftans. Even better: Many of the garments are made with UPF 50+ fabric, further helping shield your skin from harmful UV rays.

Cover-ups and kaftans

Lisa Marie Fernandez Hooded Gauze Kaftan

$595.00, Net-a-Porter

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Azeda Cover-Up and Scarf

$170.00, B Fyne

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Tory Burch Celeste Kaftan

$428.00, Net-a-Porter

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Swimsuits

Lanuuk Swimwear Maya Two-Piece Swim Dress

$104.00, Lanuuk

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Jessica Rey Nicole Romper Swimsuit

$118.00, Jessica Rey

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Duskii Elle Long Sleeve One-Piece

$195.00, Duskii

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Lyra Swimwear Halima Swimsuit

$111.00, Lyra

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Munamer Aurora Navy France Burkini

$467.00,

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Madamme BK Paris Bali Moss Burkini

$111.00, Madamme BK

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Jenna Swim Tunic with Swim Pants

$146.00, Modli

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Wetsuits and rash guards

Cynthia Rowley Sea Ombre Wetsuit

$345.00, Cynthia Rowley

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Lands End’ Quarter Zip Tunic Rash Guard

$70.00, Lands' End

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Lime Ricki Jade Leopard Rash Guard

$73.00, Lime Ricki

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Originally Appeared on Condé Nast Traveler