Follow Me

{what to wear} Beach Day for the Modest Girl

  Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 7:30 AM   |    Post a Comment     Tagged:,,, 
One of the most important things to worry about when going on a beach vacation is what type of bathing suit(s) to bring.  I used to be a bikini girl, but this year I am more into one pieces. I don't know whether I am more self conscious about my body or if I've grown out of the bikini stage a bit earlier than most girls my age.  I still love them, and packed a few for this vacation, but I feel more comfortable in a nice one piece.  This isn't to say that one pieces have to be totally covered, you can still be sexy in a one-piece and today's post will hopefully show you how to do that!

Below I've illustrated a few different styles of bathing suits and how to wear them.  What's great about one pieces is that you don't really need to have anything to cover up your top because the suit can act as a bodysuit.  (Obviously you don't need to wear a top with a bikini either, but if you want to go shopping after the beach it's best to have coverage)

Here is one of my swimsuits, a perfect Michael by Michael Kors animal print suit! It is great for any body type and also comes in plus sizes. It covers you and shows just enough cleavage, I'm obsessed with it.
Pictured: Michael by Michael Kors Swimsuit, MINKPINK Coverup, Target Sandals, Mossimo Sunglasses

This suit by Miu Miu is GORGEOUS, it's classy and covered but you get some extra skin with the deep v-neck. I think pairing it with cute printed shorts and bright sandals would be a really cute beach and boardwalk outfit!
Pictured: Miu Miu Swimsuit, Juicy Couture Shorts, Target Sandals, By Malene Berger Hat

Lastly you could opt for a fun printed swimsuit like this one from We Are Handsome. I am addicted to their quirky swimsuit designs, I've had to resist buying the peacock one in the net-a-porter sale because I don't need another suit.
Pictured: We Are Handsome Swimsuit, Lanvin Wrap Swim Skirt, Sam Edelman Sandals, Xhilaration Sunglasses
Which is your favorite!?

Stay tuned for the bikini edition of this post tomorrow!

About Closet Fashionista

Loves to get bargains on clothes and is obsessed with Harry Potter and Disney. By day she is a freelance graphic and web designer. She also has a slight obsession with movies.

You can also find her on the web at her Harry Potter and Matthew Lewis fan sites.


  1. I love the girls swimsuit from We Are Handsome. I wish I had seen this post before I bought three swimsuits for this summer. I guess adding a fourth wouldn't be so bad, especially since I am trying to plan a cruise vacation for this winter. I will definitely be taking your advice and coming back soon for more great posts!

  2. haha, more like beach day for the modest flat chested girl!
    If I could ever wear these without falling out i'd be all over them.
    the miu miu is so gorgeous!

  3. sunglasses in the first image are dreamy: I want them!

  4. Oooh, I love that deep V swim suit!

    Courtney ~

  5. The beach wear is definitely inspiring I love the first look

  6. I have been drawn to one pieces this year too. Hope you are having a blast at the beach!

  7. They're all great combo's but my favorite is the first one, I love that suit!

  8. Looove that first look! I am all about one-pieces this year, so classic!

  9. I have those pink target sandals and am so obsessed with them.

  10. I love that Lanvin wrap skirt. The animal printed swimsuit is great as well.

  11. Probably I'm the only person who is going to write this: But here is too cold to wear bikinis on the beach :( Even in summer I have the cold feeling, so is something almost imposible for me.

    See you :)

  12. The only bikini I wear is a fifties style one as I prefer the more generous cut. That blue Miu Miu one would definitely be a choice, with a huge floppy sunhat, vintage 50s shades and a chiffon scarf. Mind you, some sun to wear it in would even better!

  13. Just found out I need to buy a bathing suit for a trip to Florida. I hate the thought of that shopping trip, drinks will be included I am sure. Love the Michael Kors and that wrap skirt is a cute idea.


Contact Form


Email *

Message *

Blog Archive

Search the Blog