Finding the perfect maternity swimwear
You've booked that all-important babymoon, and now all that’s left to do before you indulge in relaxation, is find that perfect piece of swimwear for your growing bump.
At a glance
- A tankini will help you stay comfy, give you support and you you can mix and match colours and sizes
- A swimsuit will keep you covered and comfortable and is great support for a growing bump
- A bikini lets you show off your bump and you can hit to high street to find lots of choice
Whether you’re staying in the UK and lounging around a pool, or taking your bump off to sunnier climes to relax on the beach, we’ve got the maternity swimwear covered; from those bikinis for those brave enough, to the swimsuits for when you want to cover up.
The tankini is a great maternity swimwear choice for those of us who aren't brave enough to wear the skimpy bikini but also don’t want the restraints that come with a maternity swimming costume.
We also heart the fashion implications this little piece of swimwear offers, allowing you to mix and match bottoms and tops, while being comfy and supporting your bump at the same time.
Opt for a floral top and buy a few bottoms to update the look or stick to bold contrasting hues, which channel the block trend perfectly.
Be the belle of the beach with a maternity swimsuit that will show off your growing bump and keep you comfortable and covered.
Also perfect for mums who like to swim during their pregnancy, this traditional piece of swimwear is great for providing that support for growing bumps too.
If you’re self-conscious about the size of your bump then avoid stripes, which elongate the waistline, as well as full on patterns. Instead keep it simple with a block colour, which is also great for those swimming sessions at the local pool.
Want to make your bump a feature? Then pick from florals, polka dots and bold patterns that will make sure you stand out from the holiday crowd.
A fave with the likes of the once pregnant Gisele Bundchen and Kim Kardashian, bikinis have become a craze for showing off that baby bump at the beach.
And celebs have been doing this in style with bold colours and patterns such as leopard prints, snake prints and florals all making an appearance.
However, it seems the maternity world is a little bit thin on the ground when it comes to this swimwear style, meaning you’ll have to visit the highstreet to channel this look.
Opt for separates to make sure you get the correct support for your growing bust, avoid underwired bikini tops and if you have time get yourself measured to make sure you are buying the correct size. It’s also a good idea to stick to low cut bottoms which will enhance your bump, rather than high waisted, which will cut into you and make your bump look bigger than it is.
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