Maternity swimwear comes in all shapes and sizes – think bikinis, tankinis and swimsuits. But like all maternity wear, support, comfort and a great fit determine if a maternity swimsuit will sink or swim.
With bump growing nicely and the warmer weather approaching, it’s time to hunt down some sizzling maternity swimwear so you can look as good as you feel this summer.
What to look for when buying maternity swimwear
Here are some of the key things to keep in mind when shopping for maternity swimwear:
Stretch: Most swimwear has a decent amount of stretch, but maternity swimwear needs to give just that little bit more. Swimsuits with ruching at the sides allow bump to grow comfortably and also give a flattering shape to your post-baby bod.
Adjustable straps: Like everything else during pregnancy, your breast are likely to change as your darling bub grows. Keep an eye out for pregnancy swimwear with straps that can be adjusted with ease. This small detail lets you adjust the fit as needed throughout each trimester to ensure you’re comfy as can be at the beach.
Feeding-friendly: If you’re looking for longevity, consider a maternity swimsuit that’s designed for breastfeeding. Whether it’s a button-down front or clip-down cups, easy feeding access is a great feature for those early baby days.
6 maternity bathers for summertime bumps
To help you find the best maternity swimwear for you and your bump, we’ve compiled this list of incredible brands to get you started in your search. In no particular order, they are:
Lait & Co
Match that gorgeous pregnancy glow with the fab Nikki Bathers from Lait & Co. Available in black, green and rose, the button-down front is ideal for nursing mums. With adjustable straps and side ruching detail, this flattering one-piece is a summer must.
The maternity bathers from Capriosca Swimwear have got you and your curves covered. This twist-front bandeau offers maximum support while ruching at the side gives shape and structure to your growing bump. The range includes swimsuits and tankinis.
Sophisticated summer style at its best. This stunning one piece ties at the shoulder allowing you to adjust the fit as your body changes. With three colourways available (black, stripe and khaki), it’s a classic swimsuit for your pre and post-baby wardrobe.
Designed to fit through all stages of pregnancy, the simple yet stunning swimsuits from Mamaway have a ruched bust and side seams for a comfortable, flattering fit. Simply adjust the straps from straight to crossover to suit your preferred style before heading in for a swim.
Wolf & Whistle
This maternity swimsuit has a plunging v-neck for that luxe poolside look. The straps can be adjusted with ease and the gentle ruched detail at the side mean these maternity bathers grow with your changing body in each trimester.
With tankinis, bikinis and swimsuits, Seraphine has your pregnancy swimmers sorted. The maternity tankinis feature a supportive band under the bust and under bump bottoms for comfort. Available in bold hues and floral prints, you’ll look pretty as a picture summer long.
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