Modest Swimwear Hack! Featuring Jessica Rey and Slide the City Event Review!

1,000 ft. water slide across the streets of downtown SLC? Sign me up! For the longest time ever, I have always wanted to go to this city wide event and my wish finally came true this year!

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P.S. How cute are all these trendy pool floats? Thanks Target!

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Slide the City  event was organized in waves of time periods you could attend to limit your time waiting in line. Once you reached the top of the hill it was time to grab your float and take the jump to slide the the streets in SLC.

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Okay, funny story literally the night before the event I rushed over to my local Target to grab myself a watermelon pool float! The awesome thing was that all their pool floats were on sale for 50% OFF! Which made my watermelon float that much “sweeter” and pun was definitely intended 😉

Alright so let’s jump right into what I wore to Slide the City! I am so grateful that I had my modest girl trio along with me to take a stand for modesty. I am also grateful that we were not the only ones at the event promoting modesty. You see, I live in Utah which is a conservative state for the most part, and I was beyond pleased to see young ladies in their cute and covered swimsuits while having fun!

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Red, White, blue & gingham for a 4th of July picnic inspired look!

My modest swimsuit is from the gorgeous Jessica Rey, founder of Rey swimwear!

Jessica is a sweet friend of mine who I had the pleasure of meeting last August!

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She is an inspiration! Her video on the evolution of the swimsuit on Youtube has over 2 million views and is a must watch! It is a beautifully researched lecture on why we choose to be modest.

Plus, I adore her tagline, “Who says it has to be itsy bitsy?”

I expressed to Jessica that I would have to wear a longer skirt over the suit to fit my convictions and she was still willing to work with me! (An exciting Giveaway coming soon! 😉

So here is the modest swimwear hack that will be able to work with just about any swimsuit! It will literally cut your swimsuit shopping in half!

All I did was buy 2 yards of red stretchy fabric at Walmart and an elastic band!

I made a quick DIY circle skirt and sewed on the elastic band and VOILA! Longer swim skirt was finished! Let me know if you’d like a step by step tutorial on it!

 

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the cool thing about this skirt is that it actually dried pretty quick without having to purchase actual swimwear fabric which costs more than half as much!

$3 per yard at Walmart vs. $10 per yard for actual swimwear fabric

$6 (fabric)  + $2 (elastic) = $8 swim skirt

VS.

$20 (fabric) + $2 (elastic) = $22 swim skirt

 

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Watermelons, nachos, doughnuts, and flamingos?! I think this just about describes our group! lol

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If you are planning on attending Slide the City, here are some things to consider before you go!

Know before you Go: Slide the City 

  1. Bring as little as possible! If you can leave your purse in your car, DO IT!
  2. Water stations are provided all throughout the event so you can leave that water bottle in your house!
  3. Cheap flip flops are the way to go! I wouldn’t bring my designer pair of sandals to this event as you may run the risk of losing them when going down the slide! *runaway sandals were seen all throughout the event lol*
  4. No towels are needed! If it was as hot as it was here in Utah, there was no need to bring a towel as just walking around made us dry really quickly, plus it is one less thing you need to bring and take care of!

 

A BIG SHOUTOUT to our amazing photographer Trish  who literally braved all the elements we threw at her and still managed to take amazing photos!

I mean we are talking like, shooting at the worst possible time (noon), water, heat and carrying  all our stuff! She was a trooper! Thank you Trish!

Enjoy the photos and have a great and safe 4th of July weekend!

Modest Swimsuit || Photography by Trish  || Slide the City Event  || Watermelon PooL Float 

 

Shopping for Modest Swimwear & Slide the City Utah Event + Coupon Code!

Happy Monday! I cannot help but snicker while I write this summer related blog post because outside my window sill there is a hail storm with grey skies! Oh well, hopefully this blog post will help you sometime down the road for finding cute and covered swimsuits!

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I realize there are different opinions of what a “modest” swimsuit should look like, and I have tried my hardest in providing  you with as many levels of “cover-ability” (someone should register that word to google/wiki now 😉 to suit your personal convictions/comfort levels.

Before we get into the store directory of modest swimwear I have an EXCITING announcement! Slide the City and I have teamed up to bring you (Utah Locals) an AMAZING 20% OFF coupon code to Slide the City THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 18!

GET 20%OFF THE TRIPLE SLIDER USING CODE: “MODESTLYHOT”

Slide the City is the world’s biggest slip-n-slide block party with 1,000 ft of slip-n-slide awesomeness! A perfect way to cool off this summer in Utah! I will also be giving away 2 free passes (Slide the City Swag included) with the Dating Divas  !

Head on over to our Instagram accounts for official rules and times!

Hope to see you there!

@ModestlyHot

@DatingDivas

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On Saturday I will be showing you a modesty hack for all your swimsuits to be covered and cute so be on the lookout for that post!

So, without further ado, here are my recommendations for modest swimwear shops!

  1. Rey Swimwear 
  2. Lime Ricki 
  3. Modli (Large Variety of modest swimwear & swim dresses with something for everyone’s budget! 
  4. Undercover Water Wear
  5. Hydro Chic 
  6. ModSwimwear
  7. Cover Up for Christ
  8. DownEast Basics 
  9. Walmart 
  10. Swimsuits for All 
  11. Divinita Sole
  12. Neesees Dresses

Modest Swimsuits/ Swim Dresses for under $25!

Nautical Striped Swim Dress (Also available in yellow/navy!) $14.30

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Classic Striped Swim Dress! $23.99

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Vintage 2 Piece Swim Dress (Also available in navy and white stripes!) $21.99

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Mint Retro Vintage One Piece (Available in 6 colors!) $14.99!

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Black Crossover Swim Dress (Available in 6 different colors! Cobalt Blue is amazing!) $26.99 *a dollar over but well worth it! 😉

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Stunning Floral Swim Dress (more floral patterns available!) $19.18

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Retro Striped Nautical Swim Dress $19.99!

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Navy Floral One Piece $13.99!

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Retro Floral Swim Dress $23.98! *more patterns available*

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All Over Coverage Swim Suits 

Nautical 2 piece Cover Swimsuit $49.99

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Undercover Waterwear Ladies Swim Skirt with Leggings $56.00

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Hope you all enjoy these cute swimsuit options for summer!