Are you getting ready for beach weather and wondering what on earth you’ll be dressing that growing baby bump of yours? Don’t worry — even when you are pregnant and sporting a bowling ball, you get to make a splash in a totally on-trend swimsuit. Whether you prefer to cover up or want to show off that beautiful belly of yours, you’ll find your perfect fit. Here are the swimsuits we love and what you need to keep in mind when shopping for your beach escapades.
If you’re planning on wearing a bikini, you may want to look for bottoms that flex with your changing shape. This will come in handy as your belly continues to grow, and the bottom will rise and adjust accordingly. Since your breasts are likely to be larger than usual during pregnancy, opt for a top that has extra support.
If you’d like to stay on the non-maternity route, remember to size up on both bottom and top. You can also get a swimsuit that has a tie-side bottom, which you will be able to adjust as your body changes. Just remember that bikinis may be trickier to wear post baby (at least at the very beginning), so invest wisely.
Which one to buy? For maternity brands, we are loving this adjustable style from Seraphine and this adjustable cinch style from Hatch. For non-maternity, the bra-sized separates from Malia Mills, and this fuller bust style from ASOS are spot on!
If you’re looking to wear a one-piece, choose silhouettes and fabrics that can flex with your growing belly and consider dark colors and prints. They will help compliment your round belly and smooth your shape.
Unless they are constructed with underwire or cuts, one-piece swimsuits are typically not as supportive in the bust area, so be mindful of that, especially if you’re still getting used to your larger bust.
Which one to buy? For maternity brands, try this aztec print style from Topshop or this solid black tie-front from A Pea in The Pod. For non-maternity, we are loving this one-shoulder style from J.Crew and this striped halter style from Shoshanna.
If you’d like to keep the belly under wraps, stock up on a few stylish cover-ups that will keep you looking and feeling cool while hanging by the water.
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