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           The innovative and original idea of a modest swimwear line for the Orthodox Jewish community has been brewing within me for many years.

            My name is Regine M. Tessone, and as a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, my design experience spans over three decades. I have designed ladies' wear, children's wear, textile prints, and diaper bags. However, nothing has captured my entire being as much as this new swimwear line. Baruch Hashem, over the past three decades, as I grew in the observance of mitzvot, I've realized that my love of swimming in an ocean anywhere in the world does not need to be diminished because I dress modestly.

            Wherever I traveled, I have observed Orthodox women who went swimming in cotton tee-shirt dresses to a beach, lake, pool, or water park. 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 to go 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 many varieties. Our most popular option is the ladies' four-piece swim set, which consists of a skirt with the brief or capri sewn into it, a top with three-quarter sleeves, and a fully lined swim bra.

            The next option is a lady's swim dress designed from swimwear fabric. You can swim in it or wear it as a cover-up to stroll around in. We offer shorts or capri and a swim bra made of swimwear fabric to be worn underneath the swim dresses. 

       We also carry a line of separates. Our swim tops and skirts come in an array of beautiful solid colors and prints designed exclusively for us. Our entire swimwear line has coordinating hair coverings in the same swimwear fabrics of solid colors and patterns.

            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 color variation.

5. It is manufactured in the U.S.A.

6. It is fashionable

7. It is SPF rated 50 Plus

            Aqua Modesta comes in ladies' sizes ranging from xx-small to xx-large, including maternity. We also carry a line of girls' swim dresses and sets ranging from sizes six through sixteen in solid colors and prints. As of today, ladies and girls can perform the mitzvah by dressing in modest/"tzniut" swimwear with utmost joy in all water-related activities.

          Active Modesta, the newest division of Aqua Modesta, is now introducing a unique 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 for wearing all year round. The skant is available in sizes x-small through xx-large.

     It is ideally designed for biking, skating, aerobics, gymnastics, yoga, and Pilates. Due to the design and fabric used in the skant, women can do splits without exposing or emphasizing any part of their thigh or figure. The idea of the skant was brought out for the great need of Jewish women everywhere who wished to be modest while performing various sports. I have stopped riding my bicycle for years because I did not have the proper modest garments; now, I can return to my bike riding days with the skant. 

     Skirted leggings style SWL has been introduced into our Active Modesta sportswear line. It is made of moisture-wick fabric. Perfect for jogging or running errands. 

       We are introducing the newest division of Aqua Modesta, the AM line of costume jewelry. A unique collection of handmade costume jewelry designed by our head designer, Regine Tessone. Each piece is made with much precision and attention to detail. Custom-made lengths are designed to fit you to perfection.   

Aqua Modesta always seeks the highest quality and fashion in modest swimwear, sportswear, and fine hand-crafted jewelry. 

You deserve the very best!




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