AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME
The innovative and original idea of a modest swimwear line for Orthodox Jewish community has been brewing within me for many years.
My name is Regine Omid Tessone and as a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology my design experience spans nearly two decades. I have designed ladies wear, children wear, and textile prints; even diaper bags, but nothing has captured my entire being as much as this new line of swimwear. Baruch Hashem, over the past two decades as I grew in the observance of mitzvot, I’ve come to realize that my love of swimming in an ocean anywhere in the world does not need to be diminished due to the fact that I dress modestly.
Wherever I traveled I have observed that Orthodox women who went to a beach, lake, pool, or water park; swim with a cotton tee-shirt dress. However the tee –shirt looks clumsy, it also clings and rides up high while you swim. The cotton-tee shirt also takes a very long time to dry-too long for going back in the water for a second dip once it’s dry. That is why Aqua Modesta came to mind.
Aqua Modesta is made entirely of swimwear fabric-It comes in two varieties-The first consists of a skirt with the brief or capri sewn into it, a top with three quarter sleeves and a fully lined sports-bra.
The second version is a dress, also made of swimwear fabric, to serve as a cover-up for ladies.We offer a short- short and sports bra worn as a set underneath the dresses. Recently, we added a sports bra and capri set to be worn underneath the swim dresses. All of our swimwear coordinates with matching hair coverings in swimwear fabric.
The attributes of this terrific garment are as follows:
1. It is a modest cut
2. It is light and comfortable
3. It dries very quickly
4. It is opaque-not see through even in its lighter colors variation.
5. It is manufactured in the U.S.A.
6. It is fashionable.
Aqua Modesta comes in all sizes ranging from XX-small to XXX-large, including maternity. There are also cover-up dresses from sizes 6-16 available for the junior market. As of today, ladies can perform the mitzvah of dressing in modest/"tziniut" swimwear with utmost joy in all the water- related activities.
Active Modesta, the newest division of Aqua Modesta, is now introducing an amazing new item called “the skant”. It is a garment designed to look like a skirt and function as a pant. It is made of 85% nylon and 15% Lycra in a lightweight fabric, made for wearing all year round. The skant is available in sizes XS-XL. It is ideally designed for sports such as: biking, skating, aerobics, gymnastics, yoga and Pilates. Due to the design and fabric used in creating the skant, women can make splits without exposing or emphasizing any part of her thigh or figure. The idea of the skant was brought out for the great need of Jewish women everywhere who wish to be modest while performing various sports. For years, I have stopped riding my bicycle due to the fact that I did not have the proper modest garment to wear, now with the skant I can return to my bike riding days.