Maternity swimwear is just one of many things to expect when you are pregnant. From nursery to your maternity leave and how you can afford to have your children looked after, it may all seem very overwhelming and – as excited as you are that your new bundle of joy is coming – rather stressful. But don’t let your maternity swimwear wardrobe become something that causes you anxiety.
I spent the first days of my pregnancy dreaming of my ideal babymoon: one last relaxing break, just me and my partner. All you need is a sunny destination, a selection of best maternity swimwear packed, and a great book – and it’s finally time to *relax*. Yes: before I even do it reserve anything (are we going somewhere exotic and off the beaten track, like Oman? Or is the spa in the countryside a safer, but no less exciting option?) I had bought some too much maternity swimwear. Needless to say, I’m pretty familiar with the most stylish maternity swimwear and bikinis.
Sadly, most of us won’t be able to spend 40 weeks pregnant in vintage Chanel and tall leather boots à la Rihanna, but that doesn’t mean giving up all your pre-pregnancy style. It does, however, mean adding a few carefully selected pieces of maternity clothing to your wardrobe – and a chic maternity bikini or one-piece, should be at the top of your list. Because – just in case you thought your little Ibiza bikini would always fit as you progressed through each trimester – I’m here to tell you that it won’t.
Shopping for swimwear is on a par with shopping for jeans – that is, something most of us avoid like the plague. But, our guide to the best maternity swimwear has narrowed things down to 17 chic styles from top swimwear brands to suit every bump and every taste, so we can pretty much *guarantee* you find a style you like. Well, where to begin ?
Even if you’ve spent your life being a bikini refusenik, wanting to show off your baked bun may change your mind — and there are tons of options to choose from. This New Look tie-dye set is a steal under £30, but if you don’t mind splurging, this Liberty print bikini is a very stylish purchase for your poolside relaxation.
If you prefer bikini bottoms to sit below your belly, the options are slightly more limited, but this set of coral should be at the top of your wish list. It will fit a DD cup, with the triangle bikini top accommodating all cup size fluctuations and the bottom gathered comfortably under your belly.
If you’re more of a one-piece girl and wondering if – or for how long – a full swimsuit can stretch across your stomach, all of our best maternity swimwear the peaks have gathers to accommodate your growing bump. There are many classic black styles to choose from, but this number Figleaves with a plunging neckline and ladder details is one of the best. If you’re looking for something a little more eye-catching, add this one shoulder, animal print style bag. At less than £30 it will fly (virtually) ASOS shelves.
And if everything Of these options still haven’t convinced you to buy a maternity swimsuit, I’m going to let you in on a style secret from some of the hottest moms out there. Hunza G’s one size fits all ruffled cut styles are loved by pregnant influencers and celebrities not just for their sleek aesthetic, but for their ability to stretch and adapt to a growing bump. Even better? They’ll fit your postpartum body just as well, while making sure you don’t look like a regular mom, but a cool mom.
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