42 of the Cutest Maternity Swimsuits (and Cover-Ups!)
May 13, 2019
Summer is here, which means it’s time to start the search for the perfect maternity swimsuit. Sure, you could dig out your pre-pregnancy togs—but a maternity bikini or bathing suit is well worth the investment. Why? Maternity swimwear is made to fit and flatter your growing body with added support plus bonus features like ruching, adjustable straps and super-stretchy material.
The best maternity swimwear will give you (and your baby bump!) the confidence to hit the beach, splash in the pool or lounge lake-side in style. And good news, mamas: There’s plenty of stylish maternity beachwear to choose from. Many maternity clothing brands that you know and love have tons of maternity swimwear available in-store and online. So, whether you’re a sporty mama in need of a high-performance swimsuit or a beach bunny who’d like an array of colorful bikinis to sunbathe in, there’s a style out there for you. Even better news? The number of pregnancy bathing suits you’ll have to try on just got shorter, thanks to our curated 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.
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Before we reveal our pick of 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 swimsuit.
• 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—what a steal!
• Nordstrom: Searching for maternity swimwear made by established brands you know and love? Nordstrom has a curated selection of swimwear from cult brands like Cache Couer, Pez D’Or and Mermaid Maternity.
One-piece maternity swimsuits offer great bump-friendly coverage. Plus, the lining of many pregnancy bathing suits are designed to offer extra support. Lucky for you, the one-piece swim silhouette is enjoying a serious return to the spotlight. Read on to discover nine of the best maternity bathing suits out there.
Motherhood Maternity striped halter one piece maternity swimsuit
This stylish maternity swimsuit has tons of five star reviews—and we can see why. It’s made from a UPF 50+ spandex mix fabric that has just the right amount of stretch and support. The classic stripe pattern is sophisticated and flattering, while the deep V-neckline and halter tie add some much-appreciated sass.
Buy it: $50, Motherhood.com
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 has us swooning. Plus, the convertible straps that criss-cross or halter tie and gathering at the side will keep you comfy all day long. We love that all of HATCH’s maternity swimwear is fully lined too.
Buy it: $188, HATCHCollection.com
PinkBlush Maternity black scoop front low back ruched one-piece maternity plus swimsuit
If you’re searching for a classic style, give this solid black plus-size maternity bathing suit a try. Ruched sides, padded cups, adjustable straps and double lining all add to your comfort. It’s a versatile and chic option that you can wear to the pool or beach. Available in sizes 1X to 3X.
Buy it: $46, PinkBlushMaternity.com
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 postpartum too. Bonus: This style comes in three different colors and is available in sizes S to XXL.
Buy it: $70, KindredBravely.com
Splendid maternity one-piece halter swimsuit
How about this feminine maternity swimsuit by Splendid? The graphic stripe pattern and subtle side-ruching is super-flattering, while the criss-cross tie back is cute as can be. And ladies who dread the thought of a poolside wedgie can breathe a sigh of relief—this style provides full bottom coverage so it won’t ride up.
Buy it: $118, Macys.com
Cache Coeur Kyoto one-piece maternity swimsuit
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: $95, Nordstrom.com
A Pea in the Pod ruffled maternity one piece swimsuit UPF 50+
Ruffles are totally on-trend this season, for non-maternity and maternity swimwear alike. If you’re a fan of this look, check out this super-cute one piece. We’re obsessed with the punchy pink pattern alongside the ruffled straps. Other features include side ruching, removable padding, an adjustable tie back and UPF 50+ material.
Buy it: $98, APeainthePod.com
ASOS DESIGN maternity broderie swimsuit in yellow
ASOS is a go-to spot for cheap maternity swimwear that still looks and feels like a million bucks. And you can’t go wrong with this fun and flirty pregnancy bathing suit, with its trendy broderie design. We adore the cutout detail, cute cap sleeves and scoop back. Bonus: This swimsuit is made from super-stretchy recycled material, so it’s eco-friendly too.
Buy it: $46, ASOS.com
Yours Clothing bump it up maternity black floral bardot swimsuit
This stylish maternity bathing suit makes a statement thanks to the bold floral pattern and bardot design. Plus, the tie straps add additional support to this pretty plus-size maternity swimsuit.
Buy it: $61, YoursClothing.com
While some mamas-to-be love the coverage that a one-piece 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 six of the cutest maternity bikinis around.
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 with light padding to provide some support for larger breasts. Available in red and navy.
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 stand out from the crowd. Plus, it’s double-lined and includes a removable padded bust.
Buy it: $48, PinkBlushMaternity.com
Beach Bump high waisted maternity 2-piece bikini set
We’re dotty for this polka dot maternity swimsuit. If you’re not a fan of low-waisted bikini bottoms, this one’s for you: The high-waisted briefs provide full bottom coverage and support your growing baby bump. Best of all, you can wear this cute bikini even after pregnancy.
Buy it: $60, Motherhood.com
HATCH Collection the Zanzibar bikini
This color-block maternity bikini from HATCH ticks every box. Cute style? Check. Full coverage briefs? Check. Side ruching that’ll stretch to accommodate your growing bump? Check. And the best part is that this style has adjustable straps, meaning you can wear it as a halter neck or as a regular bikini.
Buy it: $198, HATCHCollection.com
SummerSalt the maternity ribbed voyager bikini top and classic high rise bikini bottoms
It’s like your favorite ribbed tank but in bathing suit form! This sporty maternity bikini in deep sea blue is made from a super-soft material, with built-in supportive cups and adjustable straps for the perfect fit. The matching high-waisted bottoms are equally cute and comfortable. Bonus: This bikini top slips on over the head, making getting dressed super-simple, even in the third trimester.
PinkBlush Maternity mustard floral ruffled maternity bikini set
Introduce a pop of color to your summer wardrobe with this adorable yellow bikini by PinkBlush Maternity. This floral style—with removable padding, adjustable self-tie straps and ruched bottoms—is for mamas ready to strut their stuff when the weather heats up.
Buy it: $48, PinkBlushMaternity.com
Next up, the maternity tankini—or, as we like to call it, the best of both worlds. 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.
Cake Maternity rosewater coconut maternity tankini
Not only is this maternity tankini stylish, but the two-piece set is also built for comfort. The stretchy UPF 50+ nylon blend fabric comfortably hugs your bump through every stage of pregnancy, while the hidden pregnancy-safe boning at the sides offers added support and shaping. Better yet, this style has side ruching with adjustable drawstrings and removable cups to keep bouncy busts in check.
Buy it: $95, CakeMaternity.com
Seraphine palm print maternity swimwear tankini
Tapping into 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. Under-bump briefs included.
Buy it: $59, Seraphine.com
Kimi and Kai maternity rashguard swimsuit
Pregnancy skin is notoriously sensitive. If you’re eager to maximize your sun protection, the best maternity swimsuit pick for you is probably a rash guard. This one has UPF 50+ sun protection and feels feminine, thanks to its pretty peach embroidery.
Buy it: $68, Nordstrom.com
Beach Bump plus size 2-piece ruched maternity tankini swimsuit in black/white gingham
The classic gingham print and sweetheart neckline really give this bathing suit a retro-chic look. It’s also one of the best plus-size maternity swimsuits for bigger busted women who need extra support thanks to the higher neckline, adjustable straps and ruching detail.
Buy it: $45, Motherhood.com
Kindred Bravely crossover maternity, nursing & pumping tankini top
This maternity tankini is a real all-rounder. A curved hem and side ruching ensures this maternity swimsuit will comfortably see you through every stage of pregnancy. Plus, the double-layered wrapover style top is easy to pull to the side for pumping or nursing once baby is on the scene.
Buy it: $40, KindredBravely.com
Looking for something with more coverage than a one-piece, bikini or 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 modest maternity swimwear.
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
Momo Maternity one-piece skirted swimdress
This navy maternity swim dress with neon pink trim 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 from $20, Amazon.com
Seraphine nautical maternity swimsuit with skirt
This pregnancy bathing suit is practically long enough to pass for an actual dress. The navy and white style gives a subtle nod to the nautical trend. Plus, this fast-drying swim dress can be worn three different ways, so it’s versatile to boot!
Buy it: $69, Seraphine.com
Kimi and Kai Ariana ruched overlay one-piece maternity swimsuit
Moms-to-be who want to showcase their curves but still keep things classy will adore this maternity swim dress. The ruched wrap-style bodice provides ample support, while the swingy skirt will accentuate your blossoming baby bump.
Buy it: $78, Nordstrom.com
Lukalula maternity sexy loose skirt swimsuit
Searching for a modest maternity bathing suit that’s still colorful and fun? Check out this swim dress by Lukalula. The dress has a loose skirt so you won’t feel restricted and the bust insert ensures minimal cleavage is on show. It comes in three bold prints in sizes S to XXL.
Buy it: $28, Lukalula.com
GAP maternity tankini top
Okay, so technically this is a tankini, not a maternity swim dress. But we felt this cute style deserved a spot on our list thanks to its thigh-skimming length that’ll keep you covered. We also love the fact that this swim top has removable cups and an adjustable halter neck tie, plus ruching and boning at the side for added support.
Buy it: $60, GAP.com
If your preferences for maternity swimwear skew toward separates but with a little more coverage on the bottom, maternity swim shorts are the way to go. 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—check out Mermaid Maternity’s foldover maternity swim shorts. They can dip down to your waistline or come up as high as your belly button.
Buy it: $50, Nordstrom.com
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 top and you’re ready to hit the beach.
Buy it: $20, Target.com
Kindred Bravely maternity & postpartum swim shorts
These maternity swim shorts are a real winner. The shorts have a low-rise cut and an adjustable drawstring waistband, meaning you can wear them below your bump during pregnancy or at your waist once baby arrives. Plus, the shorts have a hidden inner layer complete with pockets! Oh, and this style is made from recycled polyester fabric with UPF 50+ sun protection.
Buy it: $50, KindredBravely.com
On the hunt for a cheap maternity swimsuit that doesn’t compromise on quality? We’ve got your back (and your bump!). Here, you’ll find the best maternity bathing suits and swim separates for under $50.
H&M MAMA flounce-trimmed swimsuit
H&M is one of the best places to shop for great quality, fashion-forward maternity wear at affordable prices. Case in point: This simple yet stylish black maternity swimsuit. It’s fully lined, and has adjustable shoulder straps and removable inserts that add additional shape and support to the bust. All this for only $35? Now that’s a bargain.
Buy it: $35, HM.com
PinkBlush Maternity teal pink hibiscus wrap front maternity tankini top
How cute is this totally tropical tankini from PinkBlush Maternity? It has ruching and adjustable straps for added comfort. Pair it with your favorite bikini briefs for a relaxed beach look.
Buy it: $37, PinkBlushMaternity.com
Boohoo maternity leopard ruched side swimsuit
Talk a walk on the wild side with this leopard print maternity swimsuit. This trendy style has subtle ruching that can be adjusted using the drawstring ties at the side. And at only $30, this one-piece beach look is an absolute steal.
Buy it: $30, Boohoo.com
Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel maternity braided halter tankini top
Introducing yet another super-cute maternity tankini. Made from a stretchy spandex blend with UPF 50+ sun protection, this black style is easy to mix and match with other pregnancy swimwear. It has sewn in cups for extra coverage and a chic braided halter next strap. Available in sizes S to XXL.
Buy it: $25, Target.com
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
Seraphine new mom nursing & tummy control swimsuit
This black one-piece may just be the perfect nursing swimsuit. We like the sleek silhouette and crossover back, but we love the gentle tummy control, built-in bust support and double layer nursing feature for easy breastfeeding access.
Buy it: $59, Seraphine.com
Cache Coeur Biarritz one-piece maternity swimsuit
Your baby bump may be subsiding, but chances are you’ll appreciate a little extra room in the chest and midsection. Thankfully, this swimsuit has ruched sides, adjustable straps and a sewn-in bra for maximum comfort. Plus, the zip placket at the neckline makes it quick and easy to undo your top when it’s time to feed baby.
Buy it: $115, Nordstrom.com
Boob 24/7 bikini top and soft support bikini briefs
This chic maternity bikini is almost too good to be true. The top has an elasticated band under the bust that’s super-supportive and the wrap style cups are cut so you can easily breastfeed baby. Meanwhile, the high-waisted brief offers great coverage for swimming and soft-support for postpartum tummies. Bonus: This bikini is made from fast-drying recycled material with UPF 50+ sun protection.
No pregnancy swimwear guide would be complete without a few maternity cover-ups too! A crucial swimsuit accessory, cover-ups 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.
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
Seraphine ivory maternity kaftan
This sheer maternity cover-up is made to slip-on over your swimsuit—perfect for lunch at a beachside restaurant or for when the midday sun gets to be a little too much. The A-line style skims over your curves and has a button down front, meaning you can wear it like a cardigan too.
Buy it: $75, Seraphine.com
PinkBlush Maternity black chiffon tassel trim maternity wrap cover up
Keep things light and airy with this maternity sarong. The floaty chiffon material and tassel trim make this a great boho-chic option for any seaside-bound mom-to-be.
Buy it: $39, PinkBlushMaternity.com
A Pea in the Pod caftan maternity swim cover up
For an effortlessly cool vacation look, go with this maternity swim cover-up. The tie-dye caftan dress will take you from the beach to a sunset dinner effortlessly. Just be prepared to turn heads wherever you go.
Buy it: $98, APeainthePod.com
Bump Biddy maternity plus size maldives tribal kimono in navy
Bump Biddy has a great range of plus-size maternity swimwear, including cover-ups. We’re big fans of this tribal print kimono that has an adorable pom pom trim. This versatile cover-up can be worn over your swimsuit or even with shorts and a tank top.
Buy it: $42, BumpBiddy.com
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