35 of the Cutest Maternity Swimsuits (and Cover-Ups!)

Ready to hit the beach? Not without a super-cute pregnancy bathing suit! We've rounded up the best maternity swimwear of the season, from maternity bikinis to bump-friendly cover-ups.
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ByRose Walano
Feb 2021
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Summer is here, which means it’s time to start the search for the best maternity swimsuit for you and your baby bump so you can hit the beach, splash in the pool or lounge lake-side in style. And good news, mamas: There’s plenty of stylish maternity swimwear to choose from. Even better news? The number of pregnancy bathing suits you’ll have to try on just got shorter, thanks to this curated list of the best maternity swimsuits around. From maternity bikinis to tankinis, one-pieces and more, we’ve found the cutest styles in maternity swimwear to suit any mom-to-be.

Best Maternity Bikinis

While some mamas-to-be love the coverage that a maternity one-piece swimsuit provides, others are ready to show off that bump—and there’s no better way to do that than with a maternity bikini! You might be able to shimmy into a regular bikini, but a maternity bikini is designed to be a little stretchier both on the top and on the bottom. Because your body is evolving, your maternity swimwear needs to be ready to change too! Here are five of the cutest maternity bikinis around.

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Pez D’Or Isabella Striped Maternity Bikini Top and Bottoms

Ahoy there, cutie! This classic nautical striped maternity bikini offers low-cut bottoms designed to accommodate your changing figure, and a halter top to provide some support for your larger breasts. Available in red and navy.

Buy it: $57 for the top, Nordstrom.com; $46 for the bottoms, Nordstrom.com

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PinkBlush Black Scalloped High Neck Halter Maternity Bikini Set

If you’re looking for flattering, slightly sexy maternity swimwear, nothing beats a black bikini. Feminine touches, like the scalloped trim and side ties, help this maternity bathing suit from PinkBlush stand out from the crowd. Plus, it’s double lined and includes a removable padded bust.

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PregO Maternity Wear Women’s Maternity Roll Waist Dot Bikini Set

We’re dotty for this polka dot maternity swimsuit. If you’re not a fan of low-waisted bikini bottoms, this one is for you: you can keep the waist high for more belly coverage or roll it down beneath your baby bump. The halter top has an adjustable back and an adjustable front tie to help you get the perfect fit. Best of all, you can wear this cute bikini even after pregnancy.

Buy it: Starting at $68, Amazon.com

Seraphine Nautical Stripe Adjustable Maternity Bikini

The best thing about this Seraphine maternity bikini, which comes in three prints, is its bottom half, which can be unfolded for a little more support or folded over for a more classic bikini look.

Buy it: $65, Seraphine.com

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HATCH The Santorini Bikini

It’s like your favorite ribbed tank…but make it a bathing suit. This sporty maternity swimsuit in Grecian blue is made from a super soft material, with a wide back band and straps for extra comfort. It even slips on over the head, making getting dressed super-simple even in the third trimester.

Buy it: $208, HatchCollection.com

Best Maternity Tankinis

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! Check out our favorite maternity tankinis from top maternity swimsuit brands.

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Isabel Maternity By Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Floral Print X-Back Tankini Top

Not only is the sweet floral print effortlessly feminine, but the maternity swimsuit is built for comfort. The stretchy spandex blend comfortably hugs your bump through every stage of pregnancy, and the sewn-in cups on this maternity tankini provide coverage and shaping.

Buy it: $25, Target.com

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Seraphine Palm Print Maternity Swimwear Tankini

Continuing the palm leaf trend, this cute maternity swimsuit from Seraphine is ruched at the sides for a comfortable and flattering fit throughout pregnancy. There’s even a supportive band hidden under the bust, as well as optional cup padding.

Buy it: $65, Seraphine.com

Kimi and Kai Maternity Rashguard Swimsuit

Pregnancy skin is notoriously sensitive. Eager to maximize your sun protection? Then the best maternity swimsuit pick for you is probably a rash guard. This one has a touch of spunk, thanks to its pretty peach embroidery.

Buy it: $68, Nordstrom.com

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PinkBlush Teal Palms Crisscross Maternity Tankini Top

Whether you’re lounging by the pool or hitting the beach, this tropical-print maternity tankini top will put you in a summer state of mind. And that crisscross detail at the top of the bodice? Hello, sizzle.

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Seraphine Teal Knot Front Tankini

This keyhole, knot front top puts a stylish twist on your average maternity tankini. For an adjustable fit, the neck and back both tie in the back and the side ruching ensures this maternity swimsuit will comfortably see you through every stage of pregnancy.

Buy it: $59, Seraphine.com

Best Maternity One-Piece Swimsuits

When pregnant in the summer, one-piece maternity swimsuits offer great bump-friendly coverage. Plus, the lining of many pregnancy bathing suits are designed to offer you extra support. Lucky for you, the one-piece swim silhouette is enjoying a serious return to the spotlight. You might just feel like a retro goddess on the beach.

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Hatch The Antigua Malliot

For a fun, flirty vibe, look no further than this one-piece maternity swimsuit from Hatch. The deep ruffled scoop neck has us swooning. Plus, the convertible straps that criss-cross or halter tie and gathering at the side keep you comfy all beach day long. We love that all of Hatch’s maternity swimwear is fully lined and UPF 50+.

Buy it: $188, HatchCollection.com

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New Look Maternity Ruffle Swimsuit

You can’t go wrong with this fun and flirty pregnancy bathing suit, with its trendy two-tone ruffle detail. Bonus: the straps are removable, in case you want to rock a bandeau look, and adjustable, in case you need a little extra support. ASOS is a go-to spot for cheap maternity swimwear that still looks and feels like a million bucks.

Buy it: $44, us.asos.com

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Pez D’Or Greta Gingham Check One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

The classic gingham print and sweet ruffled neckline really give this bathing suit a retro-chic look. It’s also one of the best maternity swimsuits for anyone who wants a feel a little more covered up thanks to the higher neckline and full-coverage bottom.

Buy it: $112, Nordstrom.com

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A Pea in the Pod Embroidery Maternity One-Piece Swimsuit

The boho chic embroidery on this one-piece maternity swimsuit definitely caught our eye. But it’s the plunging criss-cross neckline that really wows as a sexy detail (that can still thankfully hold you in).

Buy it: $45, APeainthePod.com

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Ruffle Front One Shoulder Maternity Swimsuit UPF

This stylish yet supportive maternity bathing suit makes a statement thanks to its bold floral pattern and one shoulder style. You’ll also love the UPF 50+ fabric and roomy bodice for a late pregnancy bump. If flowers aren’t your thing, it comes in two other patterns.

Buy it: $40, Motherhood.com

Best Maternity Swim Dresses

Looking for something even more full-coverage than a one-piece maternity 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 upper thigh too—perfect for those who appreciate more modest maternity swimwear.

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Momo Maternity One Piece Halter Swim Dress

With nautical navy and white stripes, this maternity swim dress hits all the right notes. Its soft, stretchy fabric is UPF 50+ and the adjustable shoulder straps and sewn-in cups ensure a comfy fit. Plus, the price point is hard to beat.

Buy it: Starting at $30, Amazon.com

Mermaid Maternity Dresskini Swim Top

Here’s one for the retro lovers: a polka-dotted maternity swim dress. The print is sweet and the insert at the neckline adds a modest touch, especially if you’re looking for extra cleavage coverage.

Buy it: $69, Nordstrom.com

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Momo Maternity Swimdress

This pregnancy bathing suit is practically long enough to pass for an actual dress. The ultra-flattering maternity swimsuit was designed for a flexible fit, offering adjustable wide shoulder straps and built-in bust support. We’re also fans of the wrap style bodice and ultra-soft UPF 50 material.

Buy it: starting from $20, Amazon.com

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Kimi and Kai Bella One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

This pregnancy bathing suit combines the bump coverage of a maternity swim dress with a whole bunch of sexiness thanks to its ruched halter neck and open back. And thanks to the slimming black color, floaty front and stretchy fabric, it’ll also fit you from bump to baby.

Buy it: $68, Nordstrom.com

Best Plus Size Maternity Swimwear

These plus size maternity bathing suits offer the support and coverage moms-to-be want, paired with unbeatable summer style. We’ve gathered both plus size one-piece swimsuits and tankinis, so you can choose the style of maternity swimwear that works best for you.

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Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Striped Knot Back One Piece Swimsuit

Target for the win! This chic one-piece maternity swimsuit is perfect for lounging pool-side or splashing in the waves. The white and navy pinstripes run vertically for a super-flattering look, and the pretty, knotted criss-cross straps give it an extra special something. And it’s available in sizes up to XXL.

Buy it: $35, Target.com

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PinkBlush Black Ruffle Trim Ruched One-Piece Maternity Plus Swimsuit

Ruffles are totally on-trend this season, for non-maternity and maternity swimwear alike. If you love the look, give this solid black plus size maternity bathing suit a try. Ruched sides, padded cups and double lining all add to your comfort, and the ruffled top is a stylish detail that discreetly adds extra arm coverage. Remove the (adjustable) straps for a sexy strapless suit.

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Cache Coeur Kyoto One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit in Fuschia

Not sold on stripes but want something more vibrant than black? This fuschia maternity swimsuit is for you. We love the scalloped trim detail on the flattering square neckline—as well as the adjustable halter neck and ruched sides that’ll flatter your growing bump. And we can’t get enough of that bright, summery color! Available in sizes up to XXL.

Buy it: $89, Nordstrom.com

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OUISISI Maternity Swimsuit Plus Size Top Tankini

Designed specifically as a plus-size maternity swimsuit, this flattering twisted front one-piece offers built-in, removable cups and ruched, drawstring sides. The eye-catching blue hue and tasteful polka dots are just the cherry on top. Plus, it’s also available in black or navy stripes.

Buy it: $48, Amazon.com

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EastElegant Maternity One Piece Halter Pregnancy Swimwear

Here’s a gorgeous one-piece maternity swimsuit sporting a sweet pink floral print. The halter-style top and removable chest pads mean more protection for your bust, while the ruched tie neckline shows just a sliver of cleavage. This plus size maternity bathing suit is available in sizes up to XXXL.

Buy it: starting at $27, Amazon.com

Best Maternity Swim Shorts

When your preferences for maternity swimwear skew toward separates but with 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.

Mermaid Maternity Foldover Maternity Swim Shorts

If you’re looking for more coverage—and a higher waistline—you want Mermaid Maternity’s foldover maternity swim shorts, which can dip down to your waistline or come up as high as your belly button.

Buy it: $50, Nordstrom.com

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Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Side Tie Swim Shorts

For a cute boyshort style, try these pull-on swim shorts from Isabel Maternity. They feature adjustable side ties to help you nail the perfect flexible fit. Toss on your favorite maternity tankini and you’re ready to hit the beach!

Buy it: $20, Target.com

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METALIFE Cotton Black Maternity Shorts

These maternity swim shorts have a nice high, stretchy waist, so they can grow with you through all stages of pregnancy. They’re great for everyday wear, since they’re technically regular maternity shorts that work just as well in the water—making them an excellent investment piece.

Buy it: $19, Amazon.com

Best Maternity Swimsuit Cover-Ups

No maternity swimwear guide would be complete without a few maternity cover-ups options too! A crucial maternity swimsuit accessory, these let you head from the pool or the beach straight to a local eatery, beach boutique or hotel lobby without the hassle of changing clothes. Cover-ups can also offer a little bit of warmth, especially after the sun sets. The only real difference between these maternity options and your standard cover-ups? A little bit more room for your baby bump! Shop our favorite maternity swim cover-ups below.

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This beachy maternity cover-up is just a little bit sheer and boasts a comfortable drawstring waist, drape sleeves and a flattering V-neck front. You can pop it over a swimsuit or pair it with a camisole and shorts.

Buy it: $63, ASOS.com

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Splendid Off The Shoulder Maternity Swim Cover-Up

Keep things light and airy with this maternity swimsuit cover-up. The trendy off-the-shoulder style, blue eyelet embroidery and peplum sleeves make this a great boho-chic option for any seaside-bound mom-to-be.

Buy it: $98, APeainthePod.com

Sarah Renee Designs Maternity Beach Cover-Up

You’re practically guaranteed to feel like a goddess in this flowy maternity cover-up. The Etsy seller is more than happy to customize the fit, including sleeve and hem length, and it comes in a range of bright color options. A perfect addition to your maternity swimwear collection and beyond, since you can continue wearing this beachy dress even after pregnancy.

Buy it: $60, Etsy.com

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ASOS Design Maternity Kimono Sleeve Beach Cover Up

For an effortlessly cool beach look, go with this maternity swim cover-up from ASOS. The oversized kimono sleeves and relaxed fit are perfect for lazy days in the sun, and the plunge neck provides just the right amount of sexy.

Buy it: $32, us.asos.com

Best Nursing Bathing Suits

Even after baby arrives, your maternity swimwear needs aren’t quite over. If you’re breastfeeding, you might consider getting a nursing bathing suit. After all, you want to be able to easily nurse your little one no matter where you are, including the beach! Here are a few nursing bathing suits we love.

Cake Maternity Squash One-Piece Swimsuit

This one-piece maternity swimsuit features dropdown cups with removable contour foam for modesty, plus a drawstring front for easy adjustments.

Buy it: $80, Cakematernity.com

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BOUNCEBACK Pull Over Nursing Swimsuit

Your baby bump may be subsiding, but chances are you’ll appreciate a little extra room in the chest and midsection. Thankfully, this nursing swimsuit has ruching for maximum comfort. Plus, the pretty knotted top has a discreet side opening, so just like with your favorite nursing bra, you can quickly undo your top when it’s time to feed baby.

Buy it: $55, Motherhood.com

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A Pea in the Pod One Piece Nursing Swimsuit

This sleek black one-piece may just be the perfect nursing swimsuit. We love the chic knotted straps and adjustable crisscross back, but we really love the removable pads, stretchy UPF 50+ fabric and hidden clipdown function for easy breastfeeding.

Buy it: $98, APeainthePod.com

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Nursing Queen Nursing Swimsuit Tankini

This maternity swimsuit top pulls triple duty: It offers great coverage for swimming, can be worn as a regular cute top thanks to its eyelet pattern and conveniently lifts up so you can breastfeed baby. Who says maternity swimwear isn’t versatile?

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