Sun’s out, bumps out! The warm weather has arrived and the water is calling. If you’re yet to experience the beautiful feeling of floating in the water when heavily pregnant, you have to give it a go. There’s nothing better than that weightlessness as the water cradles your body. Bliss!
If you thought you weren’t going to have a hot-girl summer because you’re pregnant – think again! From stunning one-pieces to rashies and bikinis, we’ve rounded up our top maternity swimwear picks for mums-to-be to show off gorgeous new curves this summer.
No matter if it’s swimming laps for fitness at the pool or simply having some fun at the beach, we have our favourite maternity swimwear picks below. Keep on scrolling to see what we mean!
What to look for when buying a maternity swimsuit
- Wider straps: Your boobs are likely to grow as fast (or faster!) than your baby bump. That can put a lot of strain on swimwear straps. If you have ample bosom, choose a style with wider straps for added support.
- Ruching: Ruching or gathering of fabric is almost always flattering and allows for growth without straining fabric. It’s a design that’s fantastic for growing bumps as well as postpartum bellies!
- Shelf bra: You don’t necessarily have to be pregnant to appreciate the work that a shelf bra does in a swimsuit. Boobs are heavy!
- Easy boob access: If you’re breastfeeding, you’re going to want easy access to your tatas! A tie, zip or suit with maternity clips is Heaven sent when dealing with a hungry baby on holiday!
10 Sensational Maternity Swimwear Picks!
Corsica Short Sleeve Tie Front One Piece Swimsuit
WHERE TO BUY: Capriosca Swimwear
A perfect fit for mamas-to-be and postpartum mums in their fourth trimester, the Corsica Tie Front One Piece is the ideal swimsuit to take to the water in! A sun-smart design with cap sleeves to protect shoulders from the sun and a tie-up front detail for easy breastfeeding access, it’s a must-have pair of togs for stylish mums this summer.
Featuring a pretty black floral print, shelf bra and extra stomach ruching, this stretchy fabric will accommodate your growing belly and support you in all the right places. Capriosca’s maternity swimwear collection offers so many amazing, fashionable choices for mums. There’s a print and style to suit every woman here!
Jojo Maman Bebe Maternity Ruffle One-Piece
WHERE TO BUY: Swimwear Galore
Bang for your buck and coming in under $100, this gorgeous black ruffle one-piece maternity swimsuit will see you looking stylish as ever by the poolside. Wear it with straps for extra support or remove the straps for a sleek bandeau look. Add a sarong and you’re good to go from your pool lounger to dining out for lunch. It’s summer dressing made easy!
Rosewater Kombucha Maternity Swimsuit
WHERE TO BUY: Cake Maternity
Khaki is so hot right now! And so is this number from Cake Maternity. Featuring UPF 50+ statement textured fabric, and gorgeous bow front and cut out details, mamas can rock a retro look this summer season in their togs! This maternity swimsuit supports you in all the right areas (hello, ample bosom!) with gentle side boning to keep you all in place, no matter how much fun you’re having fun in the sun.
Palm Springs One Piece
WHERE TO BUY: Legoe Heritage
Channel your inner nautical vibe with this stunning navy and white striped swimsuit from Legoe Heritage. Featuring a classic one-shoulder design with a top shoulder tie (allowing you to loosen or tighten as you please), a full coverage bum (yes please!) and made using a premium quality fabric that holds everything in place, just right. It’s a swimsuit you’ll love long after this season.
Miami Maternity One Piece
WHERE TO BUY: Maive & Bo
An easy to wear maternity swimsuit with a classic scoop back and super cute colour block design, this quick-drying suit definitely nails the maternity swimwear brief! Speaking of briefs, we love the cheeky high-rise cut which makes your legs look that little bit longer. For a little bit more coverage, size up!
Slate Blue Supportive Maternity Swimming Costume
WHERE TO BUY: Seraphine
Mamas will be dipping their most glamourous toe in the water when wearing this stunning Slate Blue Supportive Maternity Swimsuit. Designed to fit and flatter your figure throughout your pregnancy, this maternity swimsuit is fully underwired with gently padded cups. So perfect for your new curves and women looking for extra support up top. Finally, the gently ruched stretch fabric cradles your bump oh so beautifully.
Peek & Beau Maternity Exclusive Plunge Frill Detail Swimsuit
WHERE TO BUY: ASOS
Plunging neckline, tick! Ruffles, tick! Cute as a button print, tick! Make the most of all your newfound curves with this sweet maternity swimsuit. Adjustable straps and a clasp back closure ensure a custom fit as your baby bump grows. ASOS has an extensive range of maternity swimwear, keeping you covered all summer long.
Mother and Sun Maternity Rash Vest
WHERE TO BUY: Mother and Sun
Say hello to the Maternity Rash Vest! This rashie is designed with gathering at the sides to perfectly allow for an expanding baby bump. Not just for pregnancy, it’s also awesome for postpartum wear and has zip access for easy breastfeeding. The icing on the cake? It’s fade, pilling and chlorine resistant with UPF 50+ protection and shape retention. Winning!
Speedo Essential U-Back Maternity One-Piece
WHERE TO BUY: The Iconic
Aussie swimwear icon, Speedo, has also stepped up to the maternity swimwear blocks! Perfect for getting those laps in, the Essential U-Back Maternity One-Piece helps you keep fit swimming all while supporting your bump. Wire and padding fee with a handy shelf bra and drawstring bust, the low U-back makes for easy getting on and off – especially when wet!
Lait & Co Malia Maternity Bikini Set
WHERE TO BUY: Queen Bee
It’s a case of sun’s out, bump out in this sizzling two-piece! A gorgeous stripe and spot bandeau style top teamed with a comfy navy full coverage brief sitting snug under your baby bump. Best of all, as your bump grows s does the brief with a slight adjustment of the side drawstring. So fun!
There you have it, folks, all of our favourite maternity swimwear picks for mums-to-be and new mums to enjoy a hot, hot, hot 2021 summer!