It’s always summer somewhere in the world. If you’re one of the warmer mamas who are lucky enough (!) to be pregnant through summer, make sure your baby bump is ready for the beach with some well-fitting stylish maternity swimsuits. Throughout your pregnancy you’ll embrace loose, breezy fabrics like sleeveless dresses, t-shirts, and shorts to stay comfy and cool. This is especially so in the third trimester, when you actually HEAT UP by a degree. The last thing you need is to worry about finding a swimsuit that fits. We’ve got you covered with the best maternity swimwear options available. Our mum-approved styles are both affordable and supportive, including one-shoulder and sport swimsuits with bust support, adjustable straps, and room for your growing belly. At a range of price points and level of revealing-ness (that’s a word, right?) you’ll be inspired to take the plunge and embrace the beach bump.
Here are our top picks for best maternity swimsuits on the market
Maternity two piece swimsuit
Made with soft, stretchy fabric, this bikini set will fit snugly over your growing belly and offer the support you need with its subtle ruching at the sides. The top has adjustable straps to accommodate the size of your growing pregnancy bust.
Plus size maternity swimsuit
We love PinkBlush for their unwavering focus on comfort in all sizes, and these swimsuits are no different. Available in sizes ranging from 1X-3X, these are designed to fit your growing bump and your shape.
Nursing & maternity classic one piece swimsuit Black
Black Ruched Plus Maternity One Piece Swimsuit
Maternity tankini swimsuit
The Teal Knot Front Maternity Swimwear Tankini is a perfect choice. With its flattering design, adjustable fit, and comfortable fabric, this tankini offers both style and support. A great buy from maternity label Seraphine.
The knot front adds a touch of elegance to a simple classic design and the teal is on point for 2023. The tankini style offers plenty of room for your growing belly, and the adjustable straps allow you to customize the fit to your liking.
“Classic, classy and I love the color. I’m more comfortable in a two piece so this allows the best of both worlds.”
Teal knot front maternity tankini top PEACOCK
Best halter straps maternity swimsuit
This PinkBlush ribbed maternity once piece suimsuit with halter straps is a must-have. It’s versatile, comfortable and it looks stunning.
“I don’t feel confident in a lot of clothing right now, but this makes me feel comfortable being slightly exposed.”
“Love love love! Fits so nicely and super comfortable with my growing bump!”
Black Ribbed Halter Ruched Maternity One Piece Swimsuit
Best one piece matenrity swimsuit
With full lining, side gatherings for belly growth, and a sturdy shoulder strap for bust support, this is our favorite one-piece swimsuit for our lovely expecting moms.
Its square neckline adds a touch of elegance, and the black color and overall design make this piece timeless.
“Excellent quality and looks great. I am usually a size 14 and XL fits perfectly”
Square Neck One Piece Swimsuit Black
Affordable but stylish swimwear options
Our favorite thing about this wear is the low back cut that gives it a cool look. The ruched on the sides allow room for your bump to grow and the sqeare nackline gives a bit of elegance to it. It comes in so many different colour.
“This is the comfiest prego suit ever 💟 made me feel so confident to rock my belly”
“Beautiful swimsuit. Made with extra room in the stomach to grow and pads in the bra are very supportive.”
PinkBlush Lavender Smocked One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit
Black Smocked One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit
Best long sleeve swimsuits
We gotta be honest, there aren’t many options out there for pregnant women looking for long sleeve swimsuits. However we did try on this one, which is a swim top designed to grow with you. We really like the crew neck and the comfortable fit.
Maternity Long-Sleeve Rashguard Swim Top Black Jack
Best maternity swim shorts
If you’re looking for stylish and comfortable swim shorts that offers extra coverage and protection while still being super comfortable, the Maternity & Postpartum Swim Shorts from Kindred Bravely are a great option.
Some customers do say they run a little large.
“Bought these to pair with the coastal stripe bikini top and they are amazing. I fit comfortably into a small normally but these seem just a little big, the draw string is functional so I can make them fit just fine. Wish I’d had these last summer while I was pregnant! Feel confident and comfy in them. Love the added pockets! Will be fantastic for kayaking and beach trips”
Maternity & Postpartum Swim Shorts Black
Best pregnancy bikini swimsuit
Experience comfort and style with these bikini bottoms. Designed with a sleek, versatile low-rise and ample rear coverage for worry-free wear. These stretchy bottoms adapt to your changing body—wear under your bump during pregnancy and adjust to your hips postpartum. Fully lined, made from recycled fabric, and offering UPF 50 sun protection, they’re a perfect match for our swim tops.
“I am 4 months postpartum and breastfeeding. I am still carrying about 10 lbs of baby weight and wanted a bathing suit that I could feed my baby easily and offer a little more coverage on my newer curves. I got the top and bottoms and they fit perfectly and are so soft!”
Low rise maternity & postpartum bikini bottoms Black
This bikini top is a must-have for pregnancy and nursing. It features adjustable straps for a customized fit, accommodating changing cup sizes with its stretchy fabric. The crossover design also ensures convenient nursing access.
“I bought this so I would have a nursing swimsuit at the pool. This is one of my favorite swim suits and I can totally wear this even when I’m done nursing. It’s super comfortable, great quality, and easy to nurse in. I’m usually a medium (5’7” 135lbs) in most tops but the large fits me best, so I’d recommend going a size up.
Crossover nursing & maternity bikini top Black
One-shoulder maternity swimwear
For women who want to show off their curves and feel sexy while still being comfortable, the Hatch Azore Maternity One Piece is a perfect choice.
With its one-shoulder design and on-trend cut-out detailing, this swimsuit is both sexy and stylish. The fabric is comfortable and stretchy, ensuring a perfect fit for any trimester. A great buy from Hatch.
“The one shoulder is surprisingly comfortable. Runs true to size. Will be wearing for my next pregnancy for sure!
This one shoulder minimalist swimsuit was designed to accommodate any size and shape. It features Modibodi’s patented Modifier Swim Technology, designed to absorb any leaks, making this our recommended postpartum swimsuit. With a super flattering design that hugs the body and provides support in all the right places, you won’t even know you’re wearing function as well as form.
Swimwear One-Shoulder One-Piece Light-Moderate
Best underwire maternity swimsuit
The Seraphine Slate Blue Supportive Maternity Swimming Costume is the perfect maternity swimsuit for mamas-to-be who need a little extra support. The underwire provides added support and lift, while the ruched sides and adjustable straps ensure a comfortable fit that will accommodate your growing bump.
Made with high-quality stretchy fabric, this swimsuit is designed to last through your entire pregnancy and beyond. With its elegant slate blue color and flattering design, this swimsuit is perfect for a balance of classy comfort
Slate Blue Supportive Maternity Swimming Costume
Most stylish maternity swimsuit cover up
We’re a bit obsessed with how versatile this Michael Stars Farrah Caftan is. It’s the perfect maternity swimsuit cover-up but can easily function as an outfit unto itself.
Made with a lightweight, breathable fabric, this caftan will keep you cool and comfortable on hot summer days. The relaxed fit and flowy design make it easy to wear over your swimsuit, while the textures add a touch of fun and elegance to your beach or pool look.
Farrah caftan in white
Most stylish crochet maternity cover up
We’re loving the crochet cover up look. The Jets Australia Stretch Lace Maxi Kaftan in Cream is the perfect cover-up for stylish mamas who want to add a touch of boho-chic style to their beach look.
The intricate crochet lace design and flowy silhouette make this kaftan both elegant and comfortable, while the lightweight fabric ensures that you stay cool and comfortable in the sun. Perfect for wearing over your swimsuit, this kaftan will make you feel like an absolute goddess, whatever trimester you’re in.
Best postpartum swimwear
This is an incredible piece of swimwear. Not only is it an extremely flattering and on trend high waist design but it’s ultra absorbent too. Whether you’re postpartum or preventing leaks generally, the Modibodi High Waist Bikini Brief is perfect for light to moderate absorption and maximum style. Check out our swimsuit outfit suggestion using these.
You can pair it with the stunning Modiboi Reversible Recycled Swimwear Crop Top. It comes in black and panther pink.
Recycled Swimwear Hi-Waist Bikini Brief
The Women’s Re-Swim Bikini Bandeau Top in Navy from Organic Basics is eco-driendly and designed to be worn as a bandeau, meaning it has a strapless, straight across neckline. It is made from a blend of recycled nylon and elastane, which creates a stretchy and comfortable fabric. The navy color is a classic and versatile choice for swimwear. The product is marketed as a sustainable and environmentally-friendly option for those who want to enjoy the beach or pool while minimizing their impact on the planet.
More FAQs about maternity swimsuits
Can you wear a regular swimsuit while pregnant?
While you technically could wear a regular swimsuit while pregnant, it may not be the most comfortable or practical option. Maternity swimsuits are designed with a growing bump in mind, offering features like adjustable straps, stretchy fabrics, and extra support to accommodate the changes in your body shape. In contrast, a regular swimsuit may not fit as well, and the lack of support could cause discomfort or even pain. We’ve included a few options that aren’t necessarily maternity specific but can be worn during pregnancy however the emphasis here is on sizing, and design. Nothing should cut into you or make you feel restricted.
Do you really need a maternity swimsuit?
You don’t necessarily need a maternity swimsuit, but having one can make a big difference in your comfort and confidence while swimming during pregnancy. Maternity swimsuits are designed to fit and flatter your changing body shape, offering features like adjustable straps, stretchy fabrics, and extra support where you need it most. Don’t forget, your ribs grow as do your breasts so what felt comfortable before might not anymore. Swimsuits that aren’t designed for pregnancy which can be tight or restrictive around your growing belly. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, but we highly recommend trying out a maternity swimsuit to see how it can enhance your pool or beach experience during pregnancy.