If you know the Duggar family, you know they follow some strict rules. And while some deal with the basics — like no sex before marriage — the Duggar dress code is a little more mysterious. And some of the regulations have left fans with a burning question: why don’t the Duggars swim in public? Well, the answer is pretty straightforward. Watch the video below to see what Michelle Duggar had to say about the Duggar fam avoiding the beach!

It’s fairly obvious that the Duggars dress differently than most people, and even though rebellious sister Jinger Duggar has donned skinny jeans and heels, the Duggar ladies have opened up on many occasions about their decision to remain “modest.” In their book Growing Up Duggar, the sisters explained the inspiration for their clothing choices.

“We do not dress modestly because we are ashamed of the body God has given us; quite the contrary,” they wrote. “We realize that our body is a special gift from God and that He intends for it to be shared only with our future husband… We avoid low-cut, cleavage-showing, gaping, or bare-shouldered tops; and when needed, we wear an undershirt. We try to make it a habit to always cover the top of our shirt with our hand when we bend over. We don’t want to play the peekaboo game with our neckline.”

Well, if you’re hoping to run into the Duggar brood while you’re out and about, we recommend you don’t hit the pool or the beach because they most definitely will not be there! Maybe check out the family’s church — they’re more than likely to be there!

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