About Us


From Eilat to the beaches of the Mediterranean Sea, from Lake Tiberias to the Dead Sea, women have issues regarding swimwear coverage, in Israel and around the world.
Marci Rapp immigrated with her husband and teenage daughter to Jerusalem, Israel, from Toronto, Canada to join their 3 sons.  Back in the “old country”, Marci and her friends had struggled to find a swimming cover that was both modest and suitable.  “We wore cotton nightshirts, which were too short, heavy when wet, clingy, and remained damp & cold out of the water”, Marci laments.
With the warmer climate in Israel & easier access to beaches, opportunities to swim became more frequent.  The problem still existed, what to wear to cover up? 
  • To cover up from the sun
  • To cover up age, weight or medical related imperfections
  • To cover up for religious modesty. 
Over the last few years, the modest swimwear industry has evolved globally. However, few of the styles available were colourful, or suitable for women with full figures.  MarSea Modest Swimwear was founded in 2009 to address these needs.

MarSea Modest UV Swim & Activewear designs will attract women who appreciate the flexibility of modesty coverage options for every body type - from Petite to Plus-size, with separate and adjustable pieces.  Styles are suitable for larger women, with fuller figures.  DD+ bra size, adjustable necklines, straps and waistbands are some of the style features.  Length options are also offered for the swim skirts and swim pants.  Some styles are suitable as maternity wear.  Our swim bras have mastectomy option. 
MarSea Modest Swimwear offers women increased UV50+ sun-protection and comfortable coverage, while eliminating unwanted body exposure.  Styles come in a variety of fashionable colours & sizes. MarSea Modest SwimWear is suitable for all swimming & sports activities.  Our styles are comfortable to wear even in the heat due to the amazing "technofabric" that we use.  MarSea Modest Swimwear is meant to be worn over your personal bathing suit, or with our selection of Swim Bras along with our choice of Swim Pants (shorts, capris, leggings), which come in 5 lengths.
MarSea Modest offers a variety of styles with options of necklines, and choices of sleeve, skirt and pant length. Our modest styles are generous in size and therefor not too tight.   Swim Tops are longer in the torso to prevent midriff exposure. 

​MarSea Modest Swimwear is perfect for all swimming purposes and is very comfortable to wear in & out of the water as well as all sports activities. 
Stay modest when wet & dry!  Our fabric is cool, breathable, quick drying, & chlorine resistant.   MarSea Modest styles are suitable for other sports activities such as Scuba Diving, Surfing, Zumba, Bike riding, Jogging, Tri-athelon, Yoga etc.
The MarSea Modest line includes Swim Dresses, Swim Skirts and Skorts, Swim Pants, Swim Tops, Swim/Sports Bras, and Swim Bandanas, along with sets for girls and teens - all made from high quality Italian nylon/spandex swimwear fabric, which is UV protective, chlorine-resistant, non-transparent, lightweight, breathable and dries quickly.  In the water, the fabric clings and  is not heavy, to allow for easy swimming.  Out of the water, the fabric releases the water & the fabric un-clings quickly.
MarSea Modest Swimwear is suitable for religious modesty coverage, for all religions including Jewish, Christian & Muslim.  Women have ordered globally from, for example, the USA, Germany, Australia, Quatar, Sweden, Russia, UK, and S. Africa.  Some women want coverage for their diving or snorkeling water activities.  Our styles are also suitable for as workout activewear, for exercising, yoga, biking, hiking, as well as swimming.
MarSea Modest added a line a modest casualwear, including Pencil Skirts, Midi  and Maxi Skirts,  3/4 sleeve Tops, and Bandana Caps as well as hand-made dangle earrings.
MarSea Modest Swim & Casualwear wishes all women a modest and sun-safe swim and modest dressing!
Read CBC-radio interview on the #burkini / modest swimwear issue http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-friday-edition-1.3726769/canadian-israeli-modest-swimwear-designer-decries-flap-over-burkinis-1.3726807​
Feel free to contact us info@marseamodest.com

Kohav Yakov, Israel 

ISR - 050-424-8359 
CDN- 905-886-2273



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