Let’s face it - on a GOOD day, some of us dread shopping for a swimsuit for the warmer weather months. Now that your body is showcasing some new curves and that adorable baby bump, finding a suit that provides support and is still fashionable (and that you feel great in!) can feel a little like asking for a unicorn to appear.
Luckily, this season there are quite a few styles and silhouettes on the market for both the bold and the body conscious, in any budget.
What to Look for in a Maternity Swimsuit:
Make sure it’s got plenty of support for the girls
There’s nothing worse than a suit with little breast support. Many now are fully lined or come with bra style clasps and cups, which is great for the larger size in your bust you might be sporting.
Consider pre-pregnancy sizing when choosing a fit
While it might seem tempting to ‘size up’ when choosing your suit, really try to stick to your truest pre-pregnancy size. Most suits use this sizing when proportioning areas, and especially with the majority of suiting allowing for two piece options, they have built in the extra areas of support. A suit that’s too big will not only not flatter you, but it’ll be easier to fall off in the water (no!) or stretch out when you’re washing it.
Embrace your personal style
One of the great things about your new shape is that it embodies an amazing time in your life! IF you’re gravitating towards florals or bold stripes, go for it! You’re pregnant, and showing off that bump should be fun! Two pieces not your style? You can find adorable separates that don’t look like mu-mus.
We scoured the internet (partially for personal reasons, since an impending trip to Great Wolf Lodge with the family is necessitating a suit for the season) for the best options for your body and budget.
Our Favorite Maternity Swimwear
1. Motherhood Maternity Cross Back Maternity Swim Tankini
If you’re into bottom coverage, pair this tankini with a cute skirt for a silhouette that is both flattering and fashion forward. The ruching detail on the sides of this extra long tankini give you the support and reassurance you’ll need that your top won’t be flying up in the water! We especially love the thickness of the straps and the heavy duty material that we’ve come to enjoy from Motherhood Maternity’s products, so you’ll be set!
2. MiYang Off-Shoulder Flounce Floral One Piece Bathing Suit
Very few silhouettes are more flattering than the off the shoulder trend, but this one’s benefit is that it has straps to keep you secure! The size of the pattern and color flatters your bump without drawing too much attention to it, so you can keep your sense of style.
3. Motherhood Maternity Crochet Halter Maternity Swimsuit
The interesting detail of the crochet combined with the dark navy and sporty bottoms are a no brainer. Plus the halter provides extra support with the lined top.
4. ASOS Mamalicious Stripe Swimsuit
The nautical theme in a one piece halter with lots of extra support with an extra bra band in the back. Classic and chic.
5. ASOS Maternity Wrap Suit
With the bow in front, classic halter one piece silhouette and great floral or folk prints, this suit embraces the fun of your new shape while flattering so many body types!
6. Kimi and Kai ‘Abby’ Two Piece Maternity Tankini Suit
If you’re trying to maintain your personal style, feel supported and also cover your assets, this figure flattering option from our friends over at Nordstrom is a sure bet.
Kimi and Kai are known for the supportive qualities their suits maintain.
7. Seraphine Nautical Tie Back Maternity Suit
The bow in the back, white piping on the plunging bust line and belly support make this suit from Seraphine a must have!
8. Pez D’or Stripe Two Piece Maternity Swimsuit
If you’re looking forward to embracing your body and showing off that bump, this striped two piece in a great traditional bikini shape is perfect for you! In two colors, the support is sure to make you feel amazing!
9. Oceanlily Halter Maternity Bathing Suit Tankini Top
More into halter tops or afraid the growing bust will pop out of your suit choices?
This high neck halter has a flattering small print and comfortable bottoms, so you’ll never have to worry about fitting all of your growing frame into it!
10. MiYang Backless One Piece Maternity Swimsuit
Looking to advertise your bump in a fun way?
This suit was designed to keep up with the trend of the one piece solid color - but with the fun addition of the pun on the front. Super cute and stylish and sure to make it known that you’re welcoming a new addition!
Get out there in a beautiful new suit that embraces this great time in your life!