Trust us: nothing feels better when you’re pregnant than getting into the water and getting to feel light for once — and so buoyant!
Some mamas (and mamas-to-be) want to cover up their baby bump, whereas others prefer to rock the preggo look with a bikini that bares their bump.
Regardless of your preferred style, we’ve put together a host of fabulous maternity bathing suits (one-pieces, tankinis and bikinis) and cover-ups so you can find a look you’ll love to wear to the beach this summer.
But first, a few things to consider when shopping for maternity bathing suits:
- Ruffles help hide your incredibly large bosoms when it feels like they couldn’t possibly get any bigger.
- When it feels like your hips have grown overnight (again), bottoms with side ties are your friend.
- You can never go wrong with an all-black swimsuit.
- Smaller prints and graphics can play all kinds of tricks on the eyes (and vertical stripes are your new best friend)!
- With no “belly constraints” to worry about, a regular bikini might still work for you (assuming your boobs still fit into your top).
Look no further: here are our top picks for maternity bathing suits!
Best Maternity Bathing Suits for 2019
This season of swimwear brings us fresh trends, such as summer brights, nautical, silhouettes, romantic florals, and graphic text.
Nothing kills the winter blues like a fresh pop of color. Runways are exploding with brights for the season and these suits will put you right on trend.
This suit is perfect support for any bust size big or small. To prevent sheerness, it also comes double lined so you will feel cute and comfortable while you’re chilling poolside.
This cutie patootie from Motherhood is machine washable (who has time to hand wash these days?) and has UPF 50+ built into the fabric. It also has an optional strap for the “strapless” side.
If you are top-heavy, the halter style will give you the lift and security you’re looking for if you. This suit also has removable cups that you can adjust as needed. The roll-waist bottom is perfect for any size belly. Bonus: this suit can stay with you after pregnancy and be worn to your first “mommy and me” swim lesson!
We love the adjustable straps on this suit (like a bra), so it’s flattering for any bust size. This style is a “brief cut”, so full coverage for your back side during this summer months. However, my favorite feature of this suit is that it’s made with sustainable fabric (I know I just blew your mind right there) — recycled polyamide. Not only are you helping the planet, you are totes on-trend with the ruffles: a perfect combination.
Let your imagination sail free with nautical stripes; sailor-inspired details are a perfect escape for anyone expecting.
When I think about Seraphine, I think “Princess Kate”. This swimsuit comes with adjustable straps and a super stylish cut-out back detail. It also has built-in bust support and side ruching: both super helpful as your body continues to grow. The horizontal stripes are extremely flattering, as always; you will never want to take it off!
The halter neckline and lightly-padded cups are a huge plus; you can wear this during your entire pregnancy and feel totally supported. The adjustable waistline can be worn high for a little extra support around your middle – or low, if you want to show off your bump.
It’s Seraphine for days! This crossover bustline is super flattering on all bust sizes; this suit also has built-in bust support to hold your girls in place. The flattering side ruching offers great shaping and support for all body types.
Don’t want to spend a ton on a maternity suit? We get it. The halter top on this adorable polka dot suit will give every pregnant women the support she needs and the easy dot is flattering on all body types.
Red and white striped nautical with a trim of blue: now this is my kind of non-traditional nautical. This tankini style is perfect for all stages of pregnancy with room to grow. The thin horizontal stripes are so slimming paired with the ruched detail, you’re going to be looking fabulous with your mocktail by any body of water.
Ruched detailing and a sweetheart neckline (as seen on the creepy mannequin below) make this tankini a must-have this season. It has adjustable straps, molded soft cups, is fully lined and machine washable.
Find your feminine side this summer with the romantic trend. You can’t go wrong with a large print or a “ditsy” print floral (that’s what we call a small scale all-over pattern with a random look).
Combining a retro-chic look with enhanced support, this is the perfect splurge for your babymoon. The elasticized shelf bra with removable pads adds extra comfort and stability for expecting moms. Both the shelf bra and the gusset are fully lined to prevent sheerness, and the soft ruched details are extremely figure flattering.
For smaller busted moms-to-be, the padded cups and cinching at the bust are both incredibly flattering. This suit laces up the back, so it’s adjustable, and that detail is my absolute favorite.
This tankini top with a faux wrap bust comes with adjustable and convertible straps that you can adjust to the level of support you need. It can be paired with a bikini bottom you already have – or you can pick up a cheap and cheerful one along the way. Personally, I think hot pink would complete this look perfectly.
*Don’t forget the bottoms!
This cute economy suit comes with a built-in shelf bra and has UPF 50+ fabrics. We love that it’s offered in a wider range of sizes, from 0-18, and is figure flattering with ruching details.
This tankini is flattering on all body types. The double shoulder straps are perfect for any bust size and offer support for all preggos. The non-removable pads provide an extra layer of comfort, and the material is machine washable. This tankini also comes in sizes XS-3X (0-24). It makes me smile knowing all shapes and sizes can wear the same tankini this summer 😎.
When it comes to fashion, there are so many silhouettes to choose from. I made it my personal quest to find the perfect suits to fit all of our readers. What I love about these suits is that they are all trendy and fit all body types, which is a hard combo to find! From a flirty two-piece to a full coverage rash guard, you can find something perfect for your body type. Three cheers for motherhood!
I am loving this simple chic black ruffle number. This suit is so figure-flattering and the one shoulder is super flirty and fun. There is an extra shoulder strap included if you need more support and a built-in shelf bra to boot. Offered in a sizes from 0-24, this is a fashion editor’s dream!
You can’t go wrong with a ruffled two piece while pregnant: it’s pretty, girly and flattering. This suit comes with an extra shoulder strap for more support; comes in sizes 0-24.
Some pregnant women are sensitive to sun rash, so I always like to find a suit with more coverage. This side ruched long sleeved swim top is perfect paired with any ol’ bottom; I would probably stick with black and more than likely you already own one, am I right? This rash guard top is machine washable and UPF 50+ and offered in sizes 0-24.
The mesh trend is perfect for showing your expecting belly, but also feels covered up and fabulous. This cute suit comes with adjustable, convertible, and removable straps, so there are no tan lines happening with this number. Padded cups on the bust and ruched sides add flattery and support in all of the right places.
TREND ALERT: Graphics are everywhere in fashion these days and swimsuits are no exception. They are fun, cheerful and will make everyone smile both pool or beach side – including yourself.
Sustainability in fashion is all the rage. What I love most about this suit (besides it being so damn chic) is it’s made with recycled yarn from recovered fishing nets and other reused flotsam and jetsam. I’m always so intrigued by how factories are able to master this and turn out such beautiful product, all while reducing our carbon footprint. This suit offers full coverage, brief cut and non padded cups.
This ruched cross-back graphic suit is perfect for every body type. There’s a built in shelf bra and non-removable pads to round out the comfort and support. SPF 50+ and machine washable, this is an easy, no fuss fun-in-the-sun suit — and a great price to boot!
Deal alert! You can pick up this puppy from Amazon Prime. The U-back detail is so perfect for this suit; think Baywatch minus the sexy “run down the beach” in a high cut one piece — HA! This suit also has removable cups and ruched sides.
This full-front coverage one piece with open back is offered in a soft touch fabric, which is critical for comfort. This economy suit is a showstopper!
Designed to slip over your head, this cover up is simply perfect for the beach or for the pool. It’s feminine, lightweight and made from one of the sheerest woven viscose fabrics and drapes beautifully over any belly. The empire waste and A-line body is figure flattering and fits any body type.
A Pea in the Pod Tie Detail Maternity Swim Cover-Up ~ $75, now $35!
Let’s face it: the key to a good pregnancy shoe is the ability to slide it on and off easily (you know, because of your growing, swollen feet). These summer slides are checking all boxes. They come in a variety of colors and materials and are on-trend for the season. The breathable lining and comfort footbed are all must-haves during pregnancy, and the added stability in the heel gives you a level of comfort that a kitten heel would never offer 🙂
I mean can we say totes adorbs! Look at the tassels, I can’t take it! This tote is everything you need to complete your look for the summer season. Its hidden magnetic closure will secure all of your beach-side reads and the twill lining with its zippered compartment is the perfect hiding place for your phone. You’ll need it nearby for your perfect babymoon selfie.
Enjoy this season which requires less clothing. Happy Summer!
~ Missy the Fashion Goddess
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