The introduction of the swimwear follows a trend for more modest clothing lines.
Mark and Spencer has launched a new full-length Islamic range of swimwear, designed to protect the modesty of Muslim woman.
It comprise a head covering, long-sleeved tunic and trousers are available in blue with a floral print across the chest or black with a paisley pattern down one side.
The swimwear covers the whole body with the exception of the face, hands and feet, without compromising on style’ and boasts: ‘It’s lightweight so you can swim in comfort.’
M&S stores in Dubai and Libya have sold the three-piece sets for the past three years.
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The swimwear are now available from the company’s website in the UK, the designs may prove popular with women worried about the damage that exposure to the sun could do to the skin.