What is a swim dress?

What is a swim dress you may ask? Well, it’s in a shape of a mini dress but made for the water! It is perfect if you would like a bit more coverage in your swimsuit. But don’t make the mistake of a swim dress being a bit drab, they are totally fab!

What to look for in a swim dress?

Swim dresses are made with an A-line design which makes them oh-so-flattering! They define your waist and then flare out without clinging to yourself.

Swim dresses are surprisingly sexy and help give you that confidence to enjoy yourself without worrying about your body. Ain’t no body got time for that! Opt for swim dresses that you feel comfortable in, with our range of styles and lengths there's sure to be one just for you!

Look for a swim dress with an inbuilt one piece underneath so you don’t have to worry about what to wear under your swim dress. Many of our swim dress also offer built-in support and control to shape your figure, bonus!

Our swim dresses range from size 8 to size 34, with an extensive range of plus size swim dresses, there is something to suit every body.

How do I choose the right swim dress?

Choosing the right swim dress comes down to fit, comfort and your personal style of course. To ensure the right fit, choose styles in your normal swimsuit size. For those looking for a swim dress that caters to bigger busts check out our favourite curve brands Artesands & Capriosca.

When it comes to choosing the right swim dress it's important to take note of where you will be wearing it. For the pool, ensure that you are opting for chlorine resitant styles. 

For those wanting to enjoy the benefits that an A-line swim dress provides without showing too much, opt for Modest Mermaid's range of swim dresses that provide that little more coverage as well as offering UV protection.  

Reasons to wear a swim dress

  1. Swim dresses offer built-in support and control to shape your figure
  2. More coverage on the upper thighs from harmful UV rays
  3. If you are into the retro 1950’s style – swim dresses will be your go-to!
  4. Available in a range of cup sizes from B - G cups
  5. Suits a wide varity of women of all ages, shapes and sizes
  6. Chlorine resistant swim dresses for the pool available
  7. If you prefer a bit more coverage over the booty, a swim dress is a great option
  8. With the A-line shape the dress skims over the tummy area and doesn't cling!
  9. Available in sizes 8 to 34 - something for every BODY
  10. They are cute, duh.

Do you swim in a swim dress?

Yes, most definitely you can swim in a swim dress! Swim dresses are a great option for the beach, however we don't suggest wearing one when exercising in the pool (like swimming laps or for hydrotherapy) as the skirt can slow you down and get in the way. We suggest opting for a boyleg swimsuit if you want a bit more coverage at the pool.

Do you wear anything under a swim dress?

No, you don't need to wear anything under the swim dress as there is an internal attached brief.

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