Your body goes through countless changes during pregnancy and childbirth — growing a brand-new human is a whole lot of work!
After bringing an adorable baby into the world, you might be in need of new wardrobe pieces that flatter your silhouette.
Additionally, slipping back into a bathing suit after nine months of maternity clothes might feel a little intimidating. However, there are endless swimsuit options out there for all kinds of mamas. Whether you want a one-piece, two-piece, high-coverage, or low-coverage, we have something in mind for you.
Here is a list of our favorite mom swimsuits that are designed for comfort, support, and style. Just remember to pick whatever piece makes you feel the best because all moms deserve to feel confident in their bodies!
1. Plunge One-Piece
If you are looking for fun ways to accentuate certain parts of your body while still having enough coverage to make you feel comfortable, try slipping on a plunge one-piece. These flattering one-piece suits have full coverage over your butt and tummy, but the deep V-neck shows the perfect amount of cleavage for a flirty look.
The Mykonos Flat suit is sure to keep your girls in place with thick, sturdy straps and a supportive waistband while still making you feel like a million bucks.
Additionally, if you are a breastfeeding mama, slipping either side of the top over for feeding is extremely easy with a deep V-neck.
2. Ruched One-Pieces
If you are looking for a way to show off your curves, add a ruched one-piece to your cart. With a ruched one-piece, the material is strategically gathered on the curves of your body, accentuating your figure and boosting your confidence.
A ruched bathing suit strikes the perfect balance between a flirty look and a family-appropriate style. This option is comfortable, flattering, and will make you feel like one hot mama!
3. Supportive Bikini Top
It’s no secret that pregnancy and childbirth can change the size and shape of our breasts. If you are trying to get used to having a larger chest after childbirth, you might be in need of some new bathing suit tops. Tiny triangle bikini tops probably might not cut it anymore, and you’re looking for something with more support.
You don’t need to sacrifice comfort or style for a supportive bikini top: Just look at the Ventura Top. This scoop-neck bikini top has removable soft cups and a sturdy band to support your chest. No more worrying about an accidental flash when jumping in the waves with your kids!
4. Coverage on Top
Similarly, if you aren’t comfortable showing off your chest in bikinis anymore — we totally get it! It can feel much more comfortable and secure to have a full-coverage top.
A tankini gives you the best of both worlds if you prefer more coverage on top than on bottom. Your chest and tummy will be covered, but you have the option to pair the full-coverage top with light to medium-coverage bottoms.
Our Longline Tank is the perfect option for a top that is full coverage but still stylish. The scoop neck and adjustable straps will give you the perfect fit. Plus, the three color options will brighten up and compliment the rest of your swimwear wardrobe.
We all have different parts of our body that we want to show off — you just need to find the right mix that works for you.
5. Snap-Up Tops
Maybe you love the idea of a more full-coverage top, but you don’t need a lot of support. Or perhaps you want to make breastfeeding or pumping easy. In either case, try a snap-up top.
Our Snap Up Top hits you right below your ribcage, which accentuates your chest and your waist. The thick straps and band offer medium chest support, and the snaps lining the front of the top make it totally customizable. You can have all the buttons snapped for a full coverage look or undo a few of them at the top to show some cleavage.
Additionally, the snaps at the front mean that when it’s time for feeding, you won’t have to struggle to get a wet swimsuit top off over your head. Instead, just unsnap the buttons for feedings and snap them back up when it’s time to head back out on the beach. It’s as easy as that!
6. Coverage on Bottom
Alternatively, you might want to show off the curves on the top half of your body and opt for coverage over your lower tummy and bum. The best way to accomplish this level of coverage is to find a high-waisted bottom that fits you like a glove.
Our Ribbed High Waisted Bottom features a medium rise that sits just below your belly button and a low leg cut to cover most of your hips. Additionally, it has full bottom coverage, so there is no chance of revealing your backside to everyone at the beach.
While these bottoms are primarily designed for comfort and coverage, they also come in nine different colors and patterns that are bright, beachy, and chic.
If you want to strut down the beach in a minimal coverage top and bottom, we are here to cheer you on! We want to encourage moms to wear whatever swimsuit makes them the most comfortable and the most confident.
Whether that be a full-coverage one-piece or a light-coverage bikini, if you want the perfect, light-coverage suit to slip on while lounging at the beach or poolside with your kids, look no further.
For the top half, throw the Ribbed Valencia Top in your cart. Consider this top the older sister to a classic triangle bikini top; it still offers light coverage and a flirty look but features medium bust support and no chance of a wardrobe malfunction.
Pair this top with the Flat Cheeky Bottom to complete the entire look. You can wear these bottoms to sit high or low, depending on how you want to accentuate your waist and hips. The cheeky bottom coverage will reveal just the right amount, and the low-rise waistband will sit nicely on your hips.
8. Open-Back One-Pieces
Now you might be thinking, is there a swimsuit that offers full coverage on your chest and full coverage on your bum while still showing some skin on another part of your body?
The answer: absolutely.
Full-coverage swimsuits don’t have to be dull or feel constrictive like a wetsuit; instead, you can opt for a bathing suit that covers your top and bottom but leaves your back wide open. An open-back style on any garment comes in handy when you want to add a little bit of spice to your look.
Our Tulum Flat swimsuit features medium bottom coverage, maximum bust support, and a medium leg cute. However, the real star of the show is the criss-cross strap detailing and low cut on the back of the suit. There is no need to give up on your Baywatch dreams when you have kids: This suit will make you feel like a bombshell, even when chasing after your kids.
Hit the Water
No more sifting through old bikinis that don’t fit right or aren’t flattering to your new body or make you feel uncomfortable. It’s time to elevate your swimsuit wardrobe and add pieces that make you feel confident and happy.
You can even try out a few new styles that you wouldn’t have considered before kids to find what works best for you. And for any other swim accessories or essentials you’re searching for, rely on us at Andie Swim.
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