Summer is here, which means it’s time for you and your baby bump to hit the beach. But you’re worried about being stuck with boring maternity swimwear? Beach, please! There’s plenty of stylish maternity swimwear to choose from. The only thing you need to know is where to look for it. While you can (and should!) turn to some of your favorite maternity clothing brands, including Séraphine, Kimi and Kai, and Target, for maternity bathing suits, there are also a few brands, like Mermaid Maternity, that are exclusively dedicated to bringing you the cutest options in maternity swimwear. From maternity one-pieces to maternity bikinis, plus-size maternity bathing suits and maternity cover-ups, shop The Bump’s complete list of the best—and cutest!—finds in maternity swimwear.
Maternity One-Piece Swimsuits
When pregnant in the summer, maternity one-piece swimsuits might be the easiest way to go! Even with a new baby bump, you feel totally covered up. Plus, the lining of many maternity one-piece swimsuits are designed to offer you extra support with your bump. Most of all, this swim silhouette is a classic. You might just feel like a retro goddess on the beach.
This white crochet maternity one-piece swimsuit is a delicate maternity swimwear choice, thanks to its ruffled hem and crochet accents. And that halter top tie? Especially good for nursing, so hold onto this one after pregnancy.
ASOS Maternity Crochet Lace Frill Swimsuit, $45, Asos.com
Liz Lange’s maternity one-piece bathing suit features a colorful beaded print and a deep V-neckline, making it especially accommodating for an expanding bust. And check out that lattice detailing in the back—stunning!
Liz Lange for Target Maternity Printed Beaded-Back Lattice One Piece Swimsuit, $35, Target.com
Love a good nautical theme in your maternity swimwear? Then this Pez D’Or beauty, a white one-piece with navy, sailor-inspired piping, is the maternity one-piece for you. It’s the epitome of vintage glamour.
Pez D’Or Rimini Pique One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit, $95, Nordstrom.com
Lady in red! This red maternity one-piece bathing suit, also by Pez D’Or, is so sweet, what with its apple hue and candy-striper ruffles. And it’s a little sexy, too—check out that cutout back!
Pez D’Or Montego Bay Ruffle One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit, $99, Nordstrom.com
The classic accents on this scoop-neck one-piece, including that low back and ruched side detailing, are made for a baby bump. Plus, who can resist that polka-dot print?
Emma Jane Polka Dot Maternity Swimsuit, $54, Asos.com
While some mamas-to-be may want to cover up, others are ready to show off that bump—and there’s no better way to do that than with a maternity bikini! The maternity bikini is designed to be a little stretchier both on the top and on the bottom. Because your body is evolving, so your maternity swimwear needs to be ready to change, too! Here are five of the cutest maternity bikinis—including one with an adorable, retro-minded Hawaiian print.
Stripes never go out of style! Which makes this knitted maternity bikini a classic. If you’re concerned about tan lines, the straps are removable, and we love that bow detail that cinches the top!
Pez D’Or Rimini Textured Stripe Maternity Bikini, $93, Nordstrom.com http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/pez-dor-rimini-textured-stripe-maternity-bikini/4398320
Ahoy, bump! With its navy base and red-striped piping, this maternity bikini, courtesy of Séraphine, is the ultimate piece of sailor-inspired maternity swimwear. (And it’s on sale for $32!)
Séraphine Nautical Braided Maternity Bikini, $32, Seraphine.com
The best thing about this Séraphine maternity bikini, which comes in three prints, is its bottom half. Those bottoms can be unfolded for a little more support or folded over for a more classic bikini look.
Séraphine Nautical Stripe Adjustable Maternity Bikini, $65, Seraphine.com
Pair this solid, twisted maternity bikini top with removable straps with a pair of printed bottoms to add a little sass to your closet of maternity swimwear.
A Pea in the Pod Twist Front Maternity Bikini Top, $48, Apeainthepod.com
And last, but not least, the maternity bikini you must buy if you’re headed to Hawaii—or any tropical island, for that matter. The palm trees and pineapples on that yellow backdrop are too cute!
Pez D’Or Yellow Waikiki Maternity Halter Bikini, $53, Zulily.com
Next up, the maternity tankini—or, as we like to call it, the best of both worlds. Just like in the non-maternity swimwear world, a tankini gives you the coverage of a one-piece, but with easy-to-remove bottoms—all the more crucial if you’re pregnant and frequently need the ladies’ room! Our six maternity tankini picks come from top maternity swimwear brands, including ASOS, Old Navy and PinkBlush.
If you’re a girl who loves a tulip dress, then you’re sure to love this ASOS Maternity tankini, too, complete with a petal wrap-style top. The lavender hue is dreamy, too!
ASOS Maternity Petal Wrap Front Tankini, $58, Asos.com
The best part of this halter maternity tankini top? It boasts a loose silhouette cinched right above the bump, making it a comfy maternity swimwear choice for any stage of pregnancy.
Sea Angel Maternity Chevron Print High Neck Peplum Tankini Swim Top, $33, Target.com
Just because you’re pregnant doesn’t mean that you’re ditching your sportier side! If this sounds like you, then you’re probably in the market for a rash guard. This one has a touch of spunk, thanks to its pretty peach embroidery.
Kimi and Kai Maternity Rashguard Swimsuit, $68, Nordstrom.com
Nothing says summer quite like gingham, which is why this Maternal America maternity bikini had to be included on our list of maternity swimwear.
Maternal America Maternity Carrie Halter Tankini, $125, Nordstrom.com
Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hitting the beach, this tropical-print maternity tankini top, designed by PinkBlush, will put you in a summer state of mind. And that sheer detail at the top of the bodice? Hello, sizzle.
PinkBlush Black Tropical Cutout Maternity Tankini Top, $32, Pinkblushmaternity.com
Maternity Swim Dress
Looking for something even more full-coverage than a maternity one-piece swimsuit or a maternity tankini? Get acquainted with the maternity swim dress. Not only does it completely cover your baby bump, but it also covers a bit of your legs, too. That means it’s one of the few maternity swimwear pieces that can double as a cover-up. Thanks to its silhouette, it may be the most feminine option on this maternity swimwear list.
A zigzag print and twisted details at the bodice give this conservative swim dress a little bit of edge. And it’s affordable: just $35
Liz Lange for Target Maternity Dresskini, $35, Target.com
With its bow-shaped bodice and scalloped edges, Pink Envelope’s maternity swimdress is all kinds of flirty.
Pink Envelope Maternity Scalloped Swimdress, $75, Kohls.com
And one more for the retro lovers: a polka-dotted maternity swimdress. The print is sweet, and the insert at the neckline adds a modest touch, especially if you’re looking for extra cleavage coverage.
Mermaid Maternity V Inset Maternity Dresskini Top, $62, Mermaidmaternity.net
Plus-Size Maternity Swimwear
Hello, plus-size ladies! While many maternity swimsuits on this list are available in plus-sizes, we also included this section just for you. We’ve gathered both plus-size maternity one-piece swimsuits and tankinis, so you can choose which maternity swimwear works best for you!
The top on this aqua-and-navy Motherhood Maternity tankini completely covers the bump, making it look like a smooth one-piece (while still having the convenience of drawstring bottoms).
Motherhood Maternity Plus Size Cross Back Maternity Tankini Swimsuit, $45, Motherhood.com
Boho babe? We’ve got you right here! On this list of maternity swimwear, this one is definitely among the most bohemian. There’s paisley and florals, plus, a loosely structured bodice.
Motherhood Maternity Plus Size Floral Geo Print Maternity Tankini Swimsuit, $50, Motherhood.com
Liz Lange’s striped wrap halter-style maternity one-piece swimsuit is available up to a size XXL.
Liz Lange for Target Maternity Braided Back Wrap Halter One Piece, $35, Target.com
If you’re looking for a maternity tankini, this striped top, also by Liz Lange, is a fine pick, thanks to its flattering bandeau neckline and removable halter strap. The best part is, you can pair it with the bottom of your choice—solid or printed! (Also, it’s cheap: $25!)
Liz Lange for Target Maternity Halter Tankini, $25, Target.com
You’ll complement the sea in this ocean-blue, striped piece of plus-size maternity swimwear, designed to be worn into your third trimester.
Angel Maternity Blue & White Stripe Maternity One-Piece, $30, Zulily.com
Maternity Swim Shorts
When you want separates, but just a little more coverage on the bottom, you want maternity swim shorts. They cover your derriere completely, and, by the nature of their cut, they don’t budge. So even when you’re eight months along, you won’t have to worry about them riding up into places you don’t want them to be! Some are even high-waisted, offering extra support for your bump.
With side ties, Liz Lange’s adjustable black maternity shorts lets you decide how much (or little!) you’d like to show.
Liz Lange for Target Maternity Adjustable Side Tie Short, $20, Target.com
If you’re looking for more coverage—and a higher waistline—you want Mermaid Maternity’s folder shorts, which can dip down to your waistline or come up as high as your belly button.
Mermaid Maternity Foldover Maternity Swim Shorts, $50, Nordstrom.com
Oceanlily’s maternity shorts have side ties and ruched detailing, so they can work for all stages of pregnancy—or, in fact, if you’re not pregnant at all! Which makes them an excellent investment piece.
Oceanlily Women’s Rouched Boyshort Bikini Swim Bottom, $20, Amazon.com
Maternity Swim Cover-Ups
If you’re looking for maternity swimwear, then you’re probably on the hunt for swim accessories , too: maternity cover-ups. A crucial piece of maternity swimwear, these let you go from the pool or the beach into hotels and restaurants. They can also offer you a little bit of warmth, especially after the sun sets. The only real difference between these and your standard cover-ups? A little bit more room for your baby bump! Shop our favorite maternity swim cover-ups below.
Sheer and sexy, Séraphine’s Black Maternity Kaftan boasts lace edges and a button-up front. You can pop it over a swimsuit or pair it with a camisole and shorts.
Séraphine Black Maternity Kaftan, $75, Seraphine.com
This short-sleeved maternity swim cover-up features multiple kinds of lace mixed together. It also has loose, airy sleeves—ideal for extreme temps—and a just long enough hemline to pass for a white mini.
A Pea in the Pod Lace Trim Maternity Swim Cover-Up, $75, Apeainthepod.com
If you want a little more color—and a little more length—in your maternity swim cover-up, A Pea in the Pod’s mosaic-print cover-up is the way to go. It even has a lace-up front with tassel ties!
A Pea in the Pod Border Print Tie Front Maternity Swim Cover Up, $75, Apeainthepod.com
La vie en rose! For the mom-to-be who loves to be pretty in pink, pick ASOS’ dusty rose-hued chiffon maternity cover-up. (Bonus: At $29, it’s affordable!)
ASOS Maternity Mini Chiffon Beach Cover Up, $29, Asos.com
Sometimes, you want a little more from your maternity cover-ups—say, a cover-up that can really and truly pass as a dress. This sunshine-yellow bandeau dress can certainly pass the test.
ASOS Maternity Beach Bandeau Midi Dress, $29, Asos.com
Nursing Bathing Suit
As you peruse this list of maternity swimwear, you’ll see that many of the maternity swimsuits on this list are also appropriate for post-pregnancy. Still, we wanted to dedicate a section to just nursing bathing suits, as it should be easy to nurse no matter where you are—including the beach! The last on our list of maternity swimwear, here are four nursing bathing suits we love.
This one-piece swimsuit comes with removable contour foam cups for modesty, plus, a drawstring front for easy adjustments.
Squash One-Piece Swimsuit, $80, Cakematernity.com
The straps on this lavender maternity tankini are detachable, making nursing easy.
Cake Shake Tankini Maternity/Nursing Swimsuit, $95, Cakematernity.com
The Bikini Mama’s two-piece has convenient, one-handed nursing clips for breastfeeding. Still, it can also be used as a traditional tankini, and it’s fitted to provide a little extra push up. (Who says maternity swimwear isn’t sexy?)
Bikini Mama’s Maternity to Nursing Black Nursing Black Push-Up Tankini Top, $70, Bikinimamas.com
The double-layer design on this nursing bathing suit is actually made to be pushed up for when you want to breastfeed. And that navy hue? Instantly slimming.
Mama.licious Nursing Swimsuit, $51, Asos.com