Whether you’re looking for added sun protection, acne coverage or a slimming swimsuit that hides imperfections, these 40 swimsuits that cover the back are worth taking a look at.
Full coverage swimwear is gaining popularity, especially among quiet luxury brands like Max Mara and Loro Piana, who are looking towards the modest-wear markets in the Middle East and beyond as trendsetters.
While full coverage and swimwear aren’t exactly two complimentary concepts, nowadays, swimwear is made for all preferences, so whether you’re looking for something preppy, sporty, chic, or sexy, we’ve got your back – literally.
The swimsuit options that we’ve listed below are a bit more special with interesting cuts, colors, and patterns than your regular boring black one-pieces. Take a look at our top 40 picks of the best back-covering swimsuits, which are not only fashionable but also practical and perfect for your summer vacation.
The Best Swimsuits That Cover Your Back
1. Andie The Malibu One Piece
Nothing is more classic than a black swimsuit. This Andie swimsuit is made of a compressive fabric for sculpting and shaping and features elastic under the bust for a bit of lift.
$98 at Andie
2. Free-est The Sonny Swim Tee
This swim t-shirt is perfect if you need coverage on your back and shoulders but still want to show off your midriff with some low-waist bikini bottoms. The crinkle material and casual fit mean you can avoid that uncomfortably tight feeling of a swimsuit.
$68 at Free People
3. Gigi C Mathilda One Piece
This sleek white one-piece features an adjustable front zip and tiny cut-outs, perfect for a pool party or beach club outfit.
$210 at Revolve
4. Robin Piccone Amy Crop Bikini Top
Robin Piccone has been making fun swimwear for over 30 years, and this cropped t-shirt-style bikini top with a plunging neckline has us feeling like booking a vacation!
$128 at Nordstrom
5. SKIMS Swim T-shirt
SKIMS are masters at making versatile pieces. This can be worn as a swim top on its own, over another swimsuit, or as a cover-up to shield your shoulders from the hot summer sun.
$52 at SKIMS
6. Seafolly Ring Crop Bikini Top
Stripes are a classic swimsuit pattern owed to their nautical origins. This Seafolly pink striped bikini top references this while still being feminine.
$138 at Revolve
7. MICHAEL KORS Empire Logo-Print Rash Guard
This swimsuit is inspired by surf culture, where participants in the sport usually need full back coverage to avoid burns and sun damage. Of course, this Michael Kors piece is chicer than your usual rash guard.
$162 at Michael Kors
8. Sea Level Short Sleeve Multifit Front Zip One-Piece Swimsuit
Another sporty take on swimwear, this short sleeve one-piece swimsuit has a deep front zip meaning you can show as much or as little cleavage depending on your mood.
$114.95 at Nordstrom
9. Good American Compression Swim Tee
This Good American ‘Good Compression’ Swim Shirt is made from a compression fabric that can provide some tummy control while hugging you in all the right areas!
$89 at Good American
10. Robin Piccone Ava Longline Knot Front Bikini Top
This striking red Robin Piccone Bikini Top is a great choice if you need to cover your back but want to make a statement with your swimwear.
$104 at Nordstrom
11. SKIMS Swim Long Sleeve Shrug
This SKIMS bikini top with long sleeves is extremely flattering for those who not only want to cover their back and shoulders but also their arms. The scooped neckline with front closure means you’ll still have a good amount of support in the chest area.
$54 at SKIMS
12. Robin Piccone Ava Knot Front Tee Bikini Top
Robin Piccone are masters of chic two-piece swimsuits. This Classic Bikini Top is the perfect segway into a bikini if you’re used to the coverage of one-piece swimsuits and want to try something new
$103 at Nordstrom
13. Cotton On Swim Short Sleeve Cropped T-shirt
This stunning bikini uses recycled polyester made from plastic water bottles after sustainable fabrics gained popularity in recent years. The result is a smooth, sleek, and seamless look.
$20.99 at Cotton On
14. Aqua Blu Australia Floret Hennesey Cold-Shoulder One-Piece Swimsuit
This stunning full-coverage Aqua Blu Australia swimsuit is stunning enough to double as a top to be paired with shorts, and the high neckline means you can protect your sensitive décolletage.
$265 at Neiman Marcus
15. GIGI C Mathilda One Piece
This fabulous high-neck pink swimsuit can be adjusted to expose as much cleavage as you wish. This is a classic style from GIGI C. And there’s good news! It’s available in a variety of colors, meaning you can find exactly what you want according to your style
$200 at Revolve
16. Free-est The Sonny Swim Tee
This cropped swim top is made from recycled fibers and again provides full chest, shoulders, and back coverage – making it the perfect ‘sporty’ style bikini top. Paired with the matching string bikini, you will look like the hottest babe on the beach!
$68 at Free People
17. SKIMS Swim Zip Front Sleeveless One Piece
This one-piece swimsuit from Skims ensures you always have the perfect level of coverage. It has a front zip closure, so the necklace can be changed according to your liking. And as always, SKIMS comes in a wide range of sizes to ensure the perfect fit.
$94 at SKIMS
18. Summersalt The Surf Swimsuit
This stunning high-neck one-piece is made with the aim of providing the most flattering silhouette out of all one-piece suits. The two-tone design highlights the slimmest part of the waist, giving the effect of a teeny-tiny waist.
$95 at Summersalt
19. Robin Piccone Aubrey Tank Top
This trendy peep-hole bikini top is the perfect addition to your vacation wardrobe. It can be swapped out with any bikini bottoms of your choice, like high-waist bikini bottoms, or could even be worn paired with shorts or pants in the hot summer months.
$104 at Nordstrom
20. Andie The Malibu Long Torso One-Piece Swimsuit
This one-piece gingham swimsuit has a sporty silhouette and full coverage bottoms, perfect where your swimwear needs to be occasion-appropriate.
$128 at Nordstrom
21. GIGI C Nicole Surfsuit
This particular swimsuit has a high neck whilst still being adjustable by the front zip so that you can wear it as you please. The lace-style fabric creates an optical illusion of a smaller waist, creating a trendy look for all the fashion girls!
$375 at Revolve
22. Athleta Sun Shield One Piece Rashguard
This full-coverage rashguard is perfect for all kinds of water sports and is quick drying; perfect if you’re a water baby [or light packer].
$119 at Athleta
23. MICHAEL KORS Stretch Nylon Belted Swimsuit
This belted one-piece is perfect for making a seaside statement. It is an unassuming full, coverage black swimsuit, but is made uber-luxurious with a glistening gold logo belt to cinch you in all the right places!
$162 at Michael Kors
24. GIGI C Mathilda One Piece
This classic GIGI C swimsuit is a perfect choice if you prefer something simple. The brand specializes in high-quality pieces with the perfect amount of coverage.
$210 at Revolve
25. SKIMS Swim Ruched T-shirt
If you want something to make a statement, look no further. This stunning bright green Bikini top comes in many colors and can be adjusted according to your chest size for a better fit.
$52 at SKIMS
26. GIGI C Sophie Surfsuit
This gorgeous yellow one-piece is perfect for your next sporty holiday, whether snorkeling in the sea or adventuring on a jet ski. The full coverage design means you won’t need to worry about sunburnt shoulders.
$255 at Revolve
27. Summersalt The Surf Swimsuit
If you like the duality of a two-piece but prefer the coverage and comfortability of a one-piece, this is the piece for you. The swimsuit provides good support as most of the Summersalt swimsuits have built-in bras, perfect if you have a large chest.
$125 at Summersalt
28. GIGI C Riley Surf Suit
This one-piece is a great option for a full-coverage swimsuit if you want something versatile. It features a high-leg bottom to create the illusion of long legs.
$260 at Free People
29. Maygel Coronel Yeimis Asymmetric One-Piece Swimsuit
This cool one-shoulder swimsuit by Colombian designer Maygel Coronel features a ruched effect, perfect for tummy control and masking all problem areas.
$405 at Neiman Marcus
30. Andie Malibu One-Piece Swimsuit
This bright red one-piece swimsuit has a full coverage style with front snap closure and full bottom coverage, think of it like Baywatch; but a bit more modest!
$98 at Nordstrom
31. Kate Spade Breton Stripe Rashguard Top
This Kate Spade classic Rash Guard style bikini top is about as chic as swimwear comes. If your tummy area is one you prefer to cover, pair this with the matching high-waisted bikini bottoms for a look you can feel amazing in!
$108 at Kate Spade
32. Free-est The Sonny Swim Tee
This dual-color swim tee is the perfect easy-breezy swimsuit for your next beach holiday. If you still like to show some skin, but still need to cover your shoulders and back, pair this with the matching minimal string bikini!
$68 at Free People
33. Beach Riot Carlie One Piece
Most full-coverage swimsuits are neutral colors and simple in style, but not this one! This triple-toned one-shoulder one-piece from Beach Riot is perfect for beach summer parties and will have all your friends gawping!
$158 at Revolve
34. SKIMS Sport Swim High Neck Top
This ‘pretty in pink’ SKIMS high-neck swim top is perfect for easy dressing, with velcro on the left shoulder – great for anyone with mobility issues. This genre of clothing is called “adaptive” and is gaining popularity amongst designer brands as they increase their diverse design offerings.
$78 at SKIMS
35. A.L.C. Ansel Rashguard
This ruched two-piece A.L.C. swimsuit is perfect if you want to accentuate a smaller chest; the ruching has been strategically designed to do so while meaning you can still have full coverage on your chest.
$195 at Revolve
36. Dolce & Gabbana Two-Piece Bikini Set w/ Branded Elastic
Nothing says summer like designer swimwear, and no one does it like Dolce & Gabbana. This stunning classic poppy print two-piece bikini has a sporty style for maximum coverage!
$446 at Dolce & Gabbana
37. PatBo Plunge Netted One-piece Swimsuit
This gorgeous plunge-neck one-piece is full coverage whilst still being totally sexy but always elegant. PatBo is a brand hailing from Brazil, a country known for its swimwear designs – so it’s no surprise that this brand is a swimwear favorite.
$450 at Neiman Marcus
38. Cleobella Maude Bikini Top
If you’re conscious of your upper arms, this puff sleeve two-piece is elegant and feminine and the perfect choice this summer!
$138 at Revolve
39. Andie Malibu Ribbed One-Piece Swimsuit
Nothing says summer like a white swimsuit, and this Andie one-piece is the perfect simple swimsuit to add to your collection. Think about dressing it your look with a fun hat and sunnies!
$118 at Nordstrom
40. SKIMS Zip-up Swim Mock Neck Top
This sporty SKIMS two-piece is vaguely reminiscent of the colors of the US swim team’s costume. As expected, SKIMS have put their racy twist with a zip detail on both the top and bikini bottoms!
$58 at SKIMS
So there you have it, our top 40 cute swimsuits that cover your back, and any other problem areas.
Why Wear A Swimsuit That Covers The Back?
There are many reasons why you might be looking for a bathing suit that provides full or partial back coverage. The biggest benefit of a full-back covering bathing suit is that it’s the best way to cover up back acne, not only so that you can feel confident but also to protect the sensitive skin caused by acne!
The great thing is that swimsuits come in many different styles, so you don’t need to only stick to one-piece swimsuits and can experiment with different bikini styles whilst still getting the coverage you desire.
Another reason you may want a swimsuit with more coverage depends on your body type, whether you have back fat, broad shoulders, a large chest, or another popularly dubbed ‘problem area.’ Whilst we hope to promote to our readers that you shouldn’t feel like you need to hide your body, it’s understandable that sometimes we are more comfortable covering certain parts of our bodies.
Other than these reasons, another widely popular reason for needing a full-coverage swimsuit is to participate in water sports. Not only will it make you feel secure from any embarrassing slips. It can also protect you from sun damage and sunburn on sensitive areas like the back, shoulders, and chest.
These styles of suits are often called “rash guards’ and are a part of surf culture, but are essentially just long-sleeve, high neck swimsuits. That being said, though this style of swimwear provides great sun protection, do still remember always to wear SPF!
Another fantastic thing about these full-coverage swimsuits is that they can even be worn in place of regular clothes during hot weather or on holidays which involve getting in and out of the water multiple times daily.
We hope we’ve proven that being modest or wanting to cover certain body parts doesn’t mean sacrificing your personal style and fashion choices! In fact, quite the opposite.
Swimwear was traditionally modest, including swim shorts and tankini’s which are again gaining popularity amongst luxury brands who are again favoring a classic style. So if you want to be ahead of the trend, this list will have you being the most fashionable on the beach this summer!
We hope you found these tips and swimsuits helpful and inspiring! For more related articles, make sure to check out our other swimsuit ideas below!