Last updated July 2018. Next update will be done prior to the season.
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 2018
ASOS Maternity Plain Square Neck Frill Tankini Top and Bottom ~ $32 + $23
This gorgeous red tankini has ruffles in all the right places. The top is extra supportive and features thick, adjustable straps so everything stays where it needs to be ; ) .
The varied stripe patterns on this suit create a slimming optical illusion of sorts around your baby bump. The halter also offers amazing bust support.
Pink Blush Abstract Cutout Maternity Tankini Top ~ $32 ($21 on sale)
This maternity bathing suit top is a fun update to the traditional tankini, complete with cute cutouts across the chest. The crisscross back is adorable, too! You can pair this top with bottoms of many different colors.
Gap Drawstring Swim Top and Bottom ~ $59 + $39
This is a great style for when you’re farther along in your pregnancy, as it’s more flowy than other suits that might feel too tight across your baby bump. It comes with removable straps for additional support, and looks great paired with a solid navy bottom.
The color blocking is beautiful on this HATCH swimsuit, and I especially love how the bottom can be worn either high-waisted or folded down under your baby bump. Comes in three different colors.
This flattering halter top comes in a gorgeous navy color and offers great support for women with larger busts. You can also tie the straps in a number of ways converting the style to a strapless top or criss-crossing them for a different look.
This great all-black suit offers one of this year’s biggest trends: the one shoulder look. The ruffle offers a great illusion for larger busts. It also comes with a strap in case you need a little extra support.
I love this fun, bright pink color. The ruffles at the chest help hide bigger breasts. Available through size XXL.
This unconventional gingham print suit is super unique. As an added bonus, the pattern is slimming, and the colors are bright and fun!
The halter style and ruching on this simple, black one-piece offer extra support.
This swimsuit is great for the smaller busted preggos out there (this was me– apparently my bust didn’t get the message, even as the rest of me put on 50 lbs). The side ties on the shoulders are adorable and flattering, and the price is right!
H&M MAMA Swimsuit ~ $30
Loving the olive color of this suit! The tie is a fun detail, and the halter offers great bust support — and you can’t beat the price!
I know many people who are die-hard rashguard wearers (including myself: hello, SPF 1,000). If this describes you, this rashguard swimsuit is a great option. It comes in a gorgeous navy color with sweet pink embroidery.
This is such a pretty dress to use as a lightweight cover-up at the beach! I especially adore the side slits.
The long sleeves on this beach cover up are hard to find, since so many cover ups are either short-sleeved or sleeveless. The lace-up detail is super cute and on trend.
Enjoy this season which requires less clothing. Happy Summer!
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