Speedo Modesty Suits in Australia
“Once you get in the water it’s a perfect leveller, no matter who you are.” It’s the first time the swimwear giant Speedo has released a range in Australia with options for a swim tunic or dress with leggings or pants and hood. People had to go to overseas retailers to find the products they needed or mix and match between brands so we wanted to fully provide for what they wanted. Now the suit allows them to have all over coverage while still allowing women to swim comfortably without too much drag in the water.
Modesty suits like these made headlines in August last year when the French government imposed what was widely known as a ”burkini ban” With hoods, long sleeves and full length pants, modesty suits are an alternative to skimpy bikinis for women who prefer to cover up when hitting the beach.
“This is not just something for people with religious reasons behind their modesty, but simply for women who might be self-conscious about their bodies and want to cover up or as a means of staying sun safe,” Speedo spokeswoman Lauren Spence said. “We have a philosophy that we want to provide a swim suit for any body and this modesty suit is just an extension of that.”
‘The suit allows them to have all over coverage while still allowing women to swim comfortably without too much drag in the water.” Modesty suits are available from a girls size eight to ladies size 22 and work is already underway for new colour options in the coming months. Muslim fashion blogger DelinaDarusman-Gala gave the suits her tick of approval. “The style is really simple — its clean and there's different shapes available depending on what you want,” she said. “Having a well-known brand behind it makes the modesty suit more mainstream.”