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Reader E-Mail: Where Are The Modest Bikinis That Don't Scream "Drunk In Cancun"?

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June 9, 2010

The term “modest bikini” sounds like an oxymoron, but they do exist. A reader asked us for help finding a modest two-piece, close to $100, with a fold-over bikini bottom. We scoured the web and found four great options that are modest, but not grandma-like:

For coverage on top, go for something like this Tommy Bahama: Midnight Pearl Full Cup top ($76). The ruched sash on this Tommy Bahama: Midnight Pearl High-waist Front Sash  bottom ($48) flattens your tummy, but they don’t look like granny panties.

The graphic circle print on this black and white La Blanca by Rod Beattie ‘Ring It On’ Shirred Hipster ($55) and La Blanca by Rod Beattie ‘Ring It On’ Banded Halter Top ($77) makes the neutral colors pop, and the set gives you plenty of coverage and support.

This Jantzen Swimsuit, Bandeau Bra Top Swimsuit ($30.38, down from $55) is a great string bikini alternative. Also, this Jantzen Swimsuit, Ruched Bottom Swimsuit ($34.68, down from $58) has a retro feel, and the hot pink color will look great on any skin tone.

If you want to splurge, go for this Juicy Couture Color Bloom Top ($89), which comes with straps, and this Juicy Couture Color Bloom Rollover Bottom ($98) that converts into a mini skirt.

Check out our guides to the best Spanx swimwear, the best cheap swimsuits, and the best swim cover ups. Also, don’t forget to send in your style/shopping questions to [email protected]

 

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