15 Best Maternity Swimsuits of the Season

Make a splash this summer with a bump-friendly maternity bathing suit or bikini.
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May 27, 2019
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Summer is here—which means it’s time to talk maternity swimsuits. It might feel like another frivolous purchase to add to a wardrobe you’ll only need for a few months, but owning a quality maternity bathing suit will help you look and feel confident at the pool or beach this summer (or perhaps on your babymoon. The best maternity swimwear is designed with your changing body in mind, with features like stretchy fabric, supportive (and adjustable) straps and cups, ruching details and more.

And here’s more good news: There’s plenty of stylish maternity beachwear to choose from. Whether you’re an active mama looking for a high-performance suit or a beach lover wanting to bare the bump in a colorful bikini, there’s a perfect style out there for you. But to save you extra trips to the dressing room (or multiple online shopping returns), we’ve curated a list of the best maternity swimsuits around. From maternity tankinis to bikinis, one-pieces and more, we’ve found the cutest styles in maternity swimwear to suit any mom-to-be.

Best Places to Buy Maternity Swimsuits

Before we reveal our picks for the best maternity swimsuits, bikinis, tankinis, cover-ups and more, here are three of our favorite places to shop for swimsuits for pregnant women. From dedicated maternity brands to department stores with tons of options, these online retailers have pregnancy swimwear to suit every style and budget.

  • Motherhood Maternity. If you’re looking for a statement one-piece, Motherhood Maternity should be your first port of call. The brand’s maternity swimwear line may be small, but the colorful, fashion-forward pieces are too good to miss. This website also includes helpful tips on how to choose a maternity bathing suit.
  • PinkBlush Maternity. Stylish mamas looking for on-trend pregnancy bathing suits at affordable prices will love PinkBlush Maternity. The brand has a wonderful range of bikinis, tankinis, swimsuits and coverups with inclusive sizing options and prices as low as $26.
  • Nordstrom. Searching for maternity swimwear made by established brands you know and love? Nordstrom has a curated selection of options from cult brands like Cache Couer, Pez D’Or and Mermaid Maternity.

The Best Maternity Swimsuits of the Season

Ready to dive in? Here are our top maternity bathing suit picks to keep you looking comfy, cool and cute — even as your bump grows.

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Best Maternity Bikini: PinkBlush Maternity Navy Floral Ruffled Bikini Set

Want to show off all those fabulous pregnancy curves? If you’re looking for sexy maternity swimwear, this maternity bikini checks all the essential boxes: Ties on both the top and the bottom make this maternity two-piece swimsuit completely adjustable during the 40 weeks of pregnancy, while removable padding accommodates your growing chest. The ruffle detail and dainty floral print make this bikini so cute; you’ll want to wear it whether pregnant or not—and with this maternity bikini, you can.

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Best One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit: HATCH the Antigua Maillot

For a fun, flirty vibe, look no further than this one-piece maternity swimsuit from HATCH. The deep ruffled scoop neck is both stylish and supportive, thanks to a built-in shelf bra. Plus, adjustable, convertible straps (that can criss-cross or halter tie) and gathering at the side will keep you comfy all day long. Another feature to love? All of HATCH’s maternity swimwear is fully lined.

Buy it: $188,

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Best Two-Piece Maternity Swimsuit: Pez D’Or Breton Stripe Two-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

This maternity two-piece swimsuit is perfect for those who love the convenience (hello, easy bathroom visits) and style of two-piece swimsuits, but don’t like more revealing styles. The high-waisted bottoms provide full back coverage without being restrictive on your belly, while the full-coverage top offers support and removable padded cups. And the nautical striped style and bow detail will make this suit the envy of even your non-pregnant friends.

Buy it: $96,

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Best Maternity Tankini: Cake Maternity Rosewater Coconut Maternity Tankini

This maternity tankini from Cake Maternity is completely designed with pregnant mamas in mind: Flexi-wire boning offers support, shape and security without being uncomfortable; side-ruching and an adjustable drawstring help this suit grow with you. Best of all, the high-retention stretch fabric accommodates every stage of pregnancy and beyond. Plus, the tankini top fits breast cup sizes from B to E, and ruching in the cups helps with your ever-changing chest size. As if that wasn’t enough to love, this maternity tankini is also made from UPF50+ and chlorine resistant fabric.

Buy it: $95,

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Best Plus-Size Maternity Swimsuit: PinkBlush Waist-Tie Plus-Size One-Piece Swimsuit

A flattering V-neckline and wrap waist tie make this plus size maternity swimsuit (which is offered up to size 3X) one of our favorites. Padded cups, adjustable straps and double lining provide all the practical features you need, and four color and pattern options (from basic black to a fun jade-floral print) leave a style for everyone.

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Best Black Maternity Swimsuit: Cache Coeur Bloom One-Shoulder One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

This is anything but your basic black maternity swimsuit. A one-shoulder strap, ruffle flounce detail and eyelet trim elevate the style to make this a showstopper that will turn heads from the pool to the beach and everywhere in between. It also features a removable, adjustable shoulder strap for extra support, a sewn-in bra and UPF50+ sun protection—making this black maternity swimsuit an all-around winner.

Buy it: $110,

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Best High-Waisted Maternity Swimsuit: Summersalt Maternity Cinched High-Rise Bottoms

Thought you had to ditch high-rise everything as your bump grows? Summersalt will have you thinking again, thanks to their maternity cinched high-rise bottoms and coordinating maternity bikini top. The bottoms offer full coverage and gentle compression, while still being stretchy enough to grow with your bump—and the adjustable cinched ties on the sides make the cut extra flattering. Pair it with a simple but chic bikini top that fits overhead.

Buy it: $45,

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Best Maternity Swim Shorts: Ingrid & Isabel Maternity Side-Tie Swim Shorts

These nifty pull-on swim shorts are designed with a lightweight stretchy fabric to keep you nice and comfortable. Ruched sides give you a little more leg coverage and room as your pregnancy progresses, while tie-closure bows offer a cute touch. Plus, with UPF 50+ protection, you can feel confident at the beach all day long. Wear it with your favorite bikini top (or a simple black tankini like this, and you’re all set!)

Buy it: $20,

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Best Maternity Swim Dress: Seraphine Floral Print Maternity Swimsuit Dress

This maternity swim dress is designed with side slits in the skirt, which allows you to tie up the dress if you’d like it out of the way (or just want a different look). Beyond the versatility, this maternity swimsuit dress has quick drying fabric (read: no wet dress clinging to your skin) and an adorable floral print with contrasting blue trim.

Buy it: $85,

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Best Maternity Swimsuit Skirt: Mermaid Maternity Foldover Maternity Swim Skirt with Attached Boy-Shorts

Whether you’re looking for extra coverage or just prefer the look of a skirt, this maternity swim skirt has you covered (no pun intended). The belly panel can be worn over your bump for full coverage, or folded down for those who prefer an under-the-bump fit. Fully-lined attached boy shorts are ideal for the active mama, keeping you both covered and comfortable. Plus, this maternity swim skirt can also be worn postpartum, making it a perfect addition to your swim wardrobe.

Buy it: $58,

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Best Long-Sleeved Maternity Swimsuit: Seraphine Rash Guard with Swim Brief

Mamas looking for extra coverage from the sun should look no further than this long-sleeved maternity swimsuit, featuring a rash guard and coordinating swim brief bottoms. The long-sleeved top features a zip-front, making it both easy to slip over your head and nurse or pump in (plus, a built-in shelf bra provides support). In addition to the long-sleeves, the rash guard top has UPF50+ protection—keeping you and your bump safe from the sun’s rays. The bottoms aren’t short on features either: They can be worn both over the bump or folded down for an under-the-bump fit.

Buy it: $115,

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Best UPF Maternity Swimsuit: A Pea in the Pod One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit UPF50+

UPF fabric pulls double-duty, keeping your skin covered and blocking out a certain percentage of the sun’s rays. This adorable striped swimsuit from A Pea in the Pod features the maximum UPF protection available (50+, blocking out 98 percent of the sun’s harmful rays), while also being incredibly soft. Beyond keeping you protected, this swimsuit’s blue-and-white vertical stripes are also incredibly flattering, and the bow details on the shoulders provide an extra bit of flair.

Buy it: $98,

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Best Affordable Maternity Swimsuit: H&M MAMA Swimsuit

Come for the $30 price tag, but stay for the fully-lined fabric, padded cups and low-cut back detail. Plus, the timeless style will make this maternity swimsuit one you’ll turn to for pregnancies to come—an investment piece without the investment.

Buy it: $30,

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Best Maternity Swimsuit Cover-Up: ASOS Design Maternity Crinkle Tie-Front Beach Cover-Up

Wear it now and later. This gauzy crinkle-tie beach cover-up is lightweight, super-soft and drapey for a flattering fit at all stages of pregnancy and beyond. It’s so deliciously comfy, you’ll want to wear it to the beach, the pool and even to bed!

Buy it: $35,

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Best Nursing Bathing Suit: Kindred Bravely Nursing & Maternity One-Piece Wrap Swimsuit

The pretty color, ruffles and plunging neckline on this one-piece maternity swimsuit definitely caught our eye. But it’s the clever construction that really wowed us. This fully lined swimsuit, made from UPF 50+ recycled material, has adjustable straps and a nursing-friendly crossover cut, meaning you can wear it throughout your pregnancy and the postpartum stage too. Bonus: This style comes in multiple colors and is available in sizes S to XXL.

Buy it: $90,

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