Finding the Right Swimsuit for Your Postpartum Body Type

17 swimsuits that are flattering to all postpartum body types.

Postpartum bodies aren’t created equally, and  stripping down to a swimsuit can be daunting when your body is going through its most dramatic shift after giving birth. That’s because, whether you gave birth two months or two years ago, your body post baby can feel like a new body. But whether you are carrying a little extra baby weight, are getting use to a different cup size or trying to cover up stretch marks, you can find swimsuits that are flattering to your new postpartum baby.

To help you feel comfortable in your skin as you are navigating the physical changes that come with motherhood, here are 17 swimsuits for every body types.

fig leaves swimsuit

Full breasts.

It’s inevitable — your breast will change during and after pregnancy, and many women find their breasts change dramatically during the first few postpartum days, especially when they are breastfeeding. So you’ll want to look for swimwear with cups and extra coverage. A few ideas: this sexy high waisted bikini and this one-piece, both from ASOS, are specifically designed for fuller breasts. Also this palm print bandeau by UK brand Fig Leaves, and this one-shoulder beauty from Miraclesuit. This swimsuit from Olivia + Ocean is flattering to all body types, but we love the wrap top for easy breastfeeding.

h&m swimsuit

Pear shape.

Another thing that will change with pregnancy: your hip! To create long lines on a pear-shaped body, try swimwear that cuts high on the leg. Also consider swimwear with interesting necklines, so that the focus stays at the top of the suit as opposed to the bottom. We like this one-piece from Solid & Striped, the stripe pattern also creating those long lines. We are also loving the interest of this off-the-shoulder style from H&M, and this one-shoulder from Marysia. 

straight and square shape

Straight and Square shape.

Some women get back to their pre-baby shape very quickly, and for some, this means losing all the curves they had gained during pregnancy. Take note of strategic details and prints that help to define your waist and create the illusion of more curve in your mid-section. We like this one-piece Suboo, this gorgeous boho style from Sea and this high waisted 2-piece from Mara Hoffman. 

j.crew swimsuit

Petite.

For smaller frames, smaller swimsuits. Too much coverage will overpower a small frame. We love this triangle swimsuit from Vix, this one from Sézane and this  this one-piece from J.Crew. 

swimsuit for pregnancy

Pregnant.

Still waiting for baby to get here? We couldn’t resist sharing a few of our fave swimsuits for pregnancy because, well, we want to see you flaunt that beautiful bump of yours! While most swimsuits have stretch, maternity styles are strategically designed to keep you looking chic while accommodating your growing belly. We are obsessing over this this polka dot style from ASOS, this floral from H&M and this white beauty from Hatch Collection. 

Jenny Greenstein

Jenny Greenstein

JENNY GREENSTEIN is Well Rounded's Fashion Editor. She is a NYC-based personal stylist, and founder of Your Soul Style: a platform where style meets mindfulness. Through Style Coaching, Closet Cleanses and Personal Styling/Shopping sessions, she works with women ranging in age/experience but specializes in the motherhood space, supporting mamas and mamas-to-be navigate personal style during this beautiful (and complicated) time. As a mama herself, Jenny strongly believes that confident style emerges from within, and we owe it to ourselves as women and mothers to live in that empowered space. Stay connected with her via Instagram.

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