Advanced search

Covering up at the swimming pool

(30 Posts)
ILovedThe90s Tue 21-Jul-15 20:15:43

For modesty reasons I want to cover up at the pool but I'm not finding anything that floats my boat. I'm a size 10 with a pregnant looking belly (but no baby!)

I have currently been wearing a roxy short sleeve rash vest, billabong knee length shorts and a swimsuit underneath. I fancy something different now as I've been wearing that for years.

I'm thinking about a tankini with built in chest support but no cleavage and that has tummy control, with 3/4 length capri swim leggings. That match.

I am thinking that this is impossible. I can't find anything. Can anyone help me?

gymboywalton Tue 21-Jul-15 20:18:33

when you say modesty reasons is this religious or something?
or is it because you are worried you are fat/ scarred/whatever?

if it's the latter then really you shouldn't worry at all-being very covered up is very obvious....

if it's the former then how about something like this?

TheyreMadITellYouMaaaad Tue 21-Jul-15 20:19:17

Google Islamic swimwear.

(I would love Capri swim-leggings, but have never found any.)

TheyreMadITellYouMaaaad Tue 21-Jul-15 20:21:08

Gymboy, that's perfect, thanks!

Sorry for hijack, ILoved wink

Bunbaker Tue 21-Jul-15 20:22:28

If it is for religious reasons are there any family members or friends that can advise you?

If it is because you feel self conscious then you would stand out more by being covered up than if you were just in a normal swimming costume. Besides, once you are in the water no-one would be able to see much of you anyway.

ILovedThe90s Tue 21-Jul-15 20:55:00

Thanks for your replies.

It is for religious reasons, but I don't want to look religious iyswim. I don't wear headscarf. In fact you wouldn't know my religion just by looking at me. I'm very English and I don't want to change that. But I have to be a bit more modest if I were to bump into anyone from the local community or my DH would be upset (gossip and backstabbing etc)

I would love a nice halterneck push up design with high leg cut. That would suit me. But not my life choices <<sigh>>

PretzelPrincess Tue 21-Jul-15 20:59:00

Google 'knee suit' and variations of it. Loads come up!

ILovedThe90s Tue 21-Jul-15 21:27:55

I have a boy leg suit. Looks awful on me and its so tight round the legs it's uncomfortable to wear!

CMOTDibbler Tue 21-Jul-15 21:35:31

This swim skapri is really nice.

ILovedThe90s Tue 21-Jul-15 22:43:26

I was thinking of something like this but can't find anywhere

Hope the link works

MamaLazarou Wed 22-Jul-15 07:52:33

I have a leg suit, £8.99 from Sports Direct. It's so comfy.

CheersMedea Wed 22-Jul-15 10:12:16

What about tri-shorts and a rash vest?

You can get long-ish tri shorts (designed for triathlon swimmers to go straight on to a bike) that you can swim in, provide coverage and won't need a swim suit underneath. some of them have seat padding in for the bike (but not all) so you'd just need to look for some without.

There are loads of funky rash vests around - try amazon for a start.

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Wed 22-Jul-15 10:24:50 any of these suitable? the longer leg ones are so expensive.

I wear a swim dress from bon marche, but im guessing its not covered enough for religious reasons, but does fulfil the not showing my wobbly belly criteria. (I have a horrible tummy after 3 c/sections and a big weight loss)

mowglik Wed 22-Jul-15 10:24:59

I wear a tankini with Capri length leggings - Google Islamic swimwear and you'll find plenty of Capri leggings made from swimsuit material.

Look for tankinis in your bra size on eBay and you'll find lots of non cleavage style choice in tankinis as well

HelpMeGetOutOfHere Wed 22-Jul-15 10:26:47

the childrens ones are much cheaper. I reckon an age 14 would be close to a size 10, might be worth a try?

CMOTDibbler Wed 22-Jul-15 10:29:55

This? You could then wear an underwired bikini top underneath for control, but it looks really flattering.

tri shorts always have a cycling pad, and aren't ideal for just swimming in

OnlyLovers Wed 22-Jul-15 10:31:55

Your local community don't sound very nice, TBH.

But lots of good suggestions on here.

CheersMedea Wed 22-Jul-15 10:40:59

tri shorts always have a cycling pad

They don't ALWAYS have a cycling pad. A lot do though as I said.

BlameItOnTheBogey Wed 22-Jul-15 11:52:53

Athleta have a ton of things like you describe. Not sure if they deliver to the UK though?

museumum Wed 22-Jul-15 11:57:45

My local swimming pool sells something that looks like a tri-suit but isn't padded. It's on a dummy at the window of the small swimsuit shop they have on site.

museumum Wed 22-Jul-15 12:02:07

try these people

CoperCabana Wed 22-Jul-15 12:07:18

For the people who say, don't cover up if you are self conscious about something, have you actually got scars or a physical disability? I have, and I feel much more confident in swim leggings. People stare at me either way. I would rather they stare at my nice swim leggings than my not so nice legs. I know you are trying to be supportive, but by saying it draws more attention and by dismissing peoples feelings, you ate in fact being the opposite.

CoperCabana Wed 22-Jul-15 12:10:10

Are not ate

CMOTDibbler Wed 22-Jul-15 12:22:03

I think it should be up to everyone what they wear if it makes them feel good CoperCabana. But I do have massive scars and a physical disability and don't cover up at the pool - my choice. And as I thrash people in the middle lane swimming with one arm, they can stare all they like grin

auldspinster Wed 22-Jul-15 12:36:34

What about this one ?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now