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Best Maternity Swimwear
Updated on
January 4, 2024

Best Maternity Swimwear

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Best Maternity Swimwear

For some people, shopping for a swimsuit can be a challenge in the best of circumstances. Add a big, bold and beautiful baby bump to the situation, and finding a suit that fits and is flattering can get even tougher. These days, though, designers are creating comfortable, supportive maternity bathing suits with all types of pregnant bodies in mind, so you can flaunt that bump on the beach or poolside with pride.

What to Look for When Shopping for Maternity Swimwear

Style: First, decide on a style—something that echoes your choices in non-maternity swimwear is a good place to start. If you’re team one-piece all the way, there are lots of maternity styles. Bikinis your thing? Give that bump some exposure. Torn? Tankinis can be a good bet since they offer a bit of extra coverage with some room to breathe.

Material: In a regular swimsuit stretch is always critical, even more so when you’ve got a growing bump. A stretchy fabric like Lycra or spandex will give your suit a snug fit while allowing for room to grow—critical when you’re investing in a suit that should last you through your pregnancy (and ideally beyond). You should also consider sun protection and look for materials that offer UPF.

Sizing: What size should you choose when picking out a maternity swimsuit? The good news is, most brands go off of your pre-pregnancy size which can make things easier. If you’re looking for a two-piece, you may need to go up in size to accommodate your growing bump.

Here are our picks for the best maternity swimsuits.

Best Two-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

This two-piece bikini from Motherhood Maternity is both stylish and comfortable. The scoop neck offers just enough coverage up top and the stretchy high-waist bottoms will gently hug your belly through every trimester. If you’d prefer something that’ll sit under your bump, we also love this cute floral option that features a square neck top and low-rise bottoms.

Additional Specs
Size Range XS-XL

Best Maternity One-Piece Swimsuit

We love this Kindred Bravely Nursing & Maternity one-piece suit for its classic cut and fun crinkle fabric, that gives it an added stretch which means it’ll fit for every stage of your pregnancy–even postpartum. If you plan to breastfeed your baby, the top (which has a built-in shelf bra) pulls down for easy nursing access. The material also provides UPF50 sun protection.

Additional Specs
Size Range S-1X

Best Plus-Size Maternity Swimsuit

We love Pink Blush for their huge selection of maternity clothing with inclusive sizing. This one-piece maternity swimsuit has a flattering wrap tie-waist and ruched sides that accentuate your baby bump. The whole suit is double-lined and features adjustable straps. Another bonus? There is plenty of coverage bottom coverage. One thing to note: some people said this suit runs small so you may want to size up.

Additional Specs
Size Range 1X-3X

Best Maternity Tankini Swimsuit

Seraphine is known for sleek and stylish maternity wear—and their maternity swimsuit line is no exception. Clean, classic lines are the mark of their collection, which features one-pieces, bikinis and cover-ups. They also carry tankinis, a style that’s a happy medium between a fuller coverage one-piece swimsuit and a bikini. The halter-style top has tie straps that allow you to adjust the fit and the bottoms can be worn folded down under your bump or pulled up for more coverage. It’s also made from recycled nylon which is both sustainable and long-lasting.

Additional Specs
Size Range XS-XXL

Best Maternity Swim Dress

In addition to its wide selection of affordable maternity basics, Old Navy also carries maternity swimwear in many different styles. This swim dress provides a little more coverage and has convenient features like removable cups and quick-drying fabric with enough stretch to keep you comfortable. It also has a super flattering empire waistline that’ll show off your adorable bump.

Additional Specs
Size Range XS-XXL

Best Maternity Rash Guard

If you’re looking for plenty of sun protection and then some, this Seraphine rash guard swimsuit is for you. It offers UPF50 protection and has a zipper front which can come in handy for nursing postpartum. The bottoms can be worn folded down to fit under your bump or pulled up for a high-waisted fit.

Additional Specs
Size Range XS-XL

Best Maternity Swimsuit Worth the Splurge

Hatch is known for making motherhood oh-so-stylish, and their swimwear collection falls right in line. The Zanzibar bikini, offered in black, olive and fun black and white cross-hatch print, offers extended coverage with its high-waisted bottom and also has adjustable straps that you can wear regular, criss-cross or halter.

Additional Specs
Size Range XS-XL

Best Nursing Swimsuit

Although most swimsuits can work for nursing and pumping, we love the nursing style of this one piece from Latched Mama. It has a convenient lift-up panel that makes nursing or pumping on the go easier. A few other features that make this a fave are its built-in shelf bra that has sewn-in cups for easy wash and wear (aka no more digging around to straighten them out!) plus its UPF 50 fabric that offers sun protection.

Additional Specs
Size Range XXS-4X
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