18 Best Maternity Swimsuits to Wear Throughout Your Pregnancy (and Into Postpartum Life!)

Must read

15 Period Romances to Watch While You Wait for the Rest of Bridgerton Season 3

Sometimes, you know a show or movie is going to be special before you even watch it. We all felt that...

The Book You Should Read Next, Based on Your Favorite Nostalgic TV Drama

May 17, 2024 The Everygirl’s product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may...

The Sex Toy You Should Keep in Your Nightstand, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

May 17, 2024 The Everygirl’s product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may...

Don’t Make It Weird: Why Bringing a Stranger to a Friend’s Wedding is Not OK

Don’t Make It Weird: Why Bringing a Stranger to a Friend’s Wedding is Not OK " ...

best full-coverage set

Motherhood Beach Bump™ Maternity Bikini Swimsuit

Beach Bump™ Maternity Bikini Swimsuit

best full-coverage set

Motherhood Beach Bump™ Maternity Bikini Swimsuit

Cons
  • not very stretchy

How refreshingly ca-ute is this side-ruched lime green two-piece? The just-right scoop neckline keeps the girls in place, and the ultra-high rise bottoms cover your growing belly and won’t roll down constantly (yay!) during a day at the beach.

Rave Review: “This swimsuit is amazing! The color is perfection and the fit is beyond comfortable. Highly recommend.”

Details:

Material: 88% Polyester, 12% Spandex
Size: XS-XL
Color: Limeade

best tropical style

Reign Studio Ava Ruched High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

Ava Ruched High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

best tropical style

Reign Studio Ava Ruched High-Waisted Bikini Bottoms

Now 71% Off

Cons
  • no other prints

Sounds like mama needs a vacay! If that’s you, don’t forget to add this high-waisted bikini to your suitcase! These bottoms feature adjustable ruched sides so you can style it as a high or low leg bikini, while the matching top has power mesh for sleek shaping and support.

Details:

Material: Nylon/Spandex blend
Size: XS-XL
Color: Carnival Print

best two piece with belly support

Blanqi Maternity Belly Support High Waist Swim Briefs

Maternity Belly Support High Waist Swim Briefs

best two piece with belly support

Blanqi Maternity Belly Support High Waist Swim Briefs

Cons
  • limited size range

These ultra-high waist bottoms with clean lines and cute ruched sides don’t just (stylishly) cover a growing belly, they actually support it, with a clever flocked band on the lining that sits under the bump to take a bit of the load off your lower back.

Rave Review: “The pool, and swimming, are a must for me during pregnancy! It was so nice to have a bikini bottom that fit me well. It’s quite supportive and the inner lining helps the bottoms stay in place.”

Details:

Material: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
Size: S-XL
Color: Lilac sky, midnight blue, cerulean, and more

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

best high rise bikini

Tularosa Maryjane High Waist Bottom

Maryjane High Waist Bottom

best high rise bikini

Tularosa Maryjane High Waist Bottom

Cons
  • material may feel scratchy on sensitive skin

Oh hey, spicy mama. Who said your days of wearing smokin’ hot bikinis were over? This sizzling metallic coral suit will have ya thinking again. Here’s the top, BTW!

Rave Review:

“Awesome swim set. Very happy with it. Everything is adjustable.”

Details:

Material: 79% Nylon, 13% Metallic, 8% Spandex
Size: XXS-XL
Color: Metallic fire coral

best statement suit

ASOS DESIGN Fuller Bust Gathered Deep Wrap Crop Bikini Top

Fuller Bust Gathered Deep Wrap Crop Bikini Top

best statement suit

ASOS DESIGN Fuller Bust Gathered Deep Wrap Crop Bikini Top

Cons
  • would be amazing in silver, too!

Go for gold in this stunning gilded swimsuit! If you’re into bold style, you’ll love the high-shine metallic finish. Plus, the adjustable wraparound band lets you tweak the fit as your body changes, and the plunging cups with ruching on the shoulders allow for boob size fluctuations (and are nursing-friendly for later).

Details:

Materials: 93% Polyester, 7% Elastane
Sizing: 30DD-38I
Color: Gold

best ruffle-trimmed style

Hatch The Antigua Maillot

The Antigua Maillot

best ruffle-trimmed style

Hatch The Antigua Maillot

Cons
  • no other colors!

Wait. The fluttery scoop neckline on this one-piece is adorbs. I can’t even. And like, this juicy red-ish hue?! LOVE. Also awesome: the adjustable, convertible straps that can be worn as a halter, or criss-crossed in the back, and there’s subtle side ruching to accommodate your growing bump.

Rave Review: “I’ve purchased an unreasonable number of swimsuits during pregnancy. This one is far and away the best. Soft material yet very well constructed to feel supported. It’s very flattering and feels flirty yet mama appropriate while chasing a toddler. Only regret is not finding it sooner!!

Details:

Materials: 78% Recycled Nylon, 22% Spandex
Size: XS-XL
Color: Passion

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

best one piece meets bodysuit

Seraphine Striped Super-Stretch Maternity Swimsuit

Striped Super-Stretch Maternity Swimsuit

best one piece meets bodysuit

Seraphine Striped Super-Stretch Maternity Swimsuit

Cons
  • wish it came in other prints, too!

This nauti-cool suit is so versatile. With its simple, not-too-lowcut tank silhouette and timeless stripes, it can moonlight as a chic bodysuit with jeans or a palazzo pant. Plus, wear it during and after pregnancy, thanks to the ultra-stretchy puckered material. BTW, there’s a square-neck version in black, coral, or brown.

Details:

Material: 93% Polyester, 7% Elastane
Size: XS-XXL
Color: White Striped

best swimsuit for any stage of pregnancy

Good American Always Fits Bikini Brief

Always Fits Bikini Brief

best swimsuit for any stage of pregnancy

Good American Always Fits Bikini Brief

Cons
  • bikini top is not included

Good American always brings it with comfortable and functional designs that make you look as good as you feel—and their swimsuits are no exception. As part of the brand’s signature “Always Fits” collection, it stretches up and down in size while maintaining its shape, so you can wear it as your belly grows throughout pregnancy. And how cute are the matching scoop bra top and the high-neck tank?!

Details:

Material: 94% Polyester, 6% Spandex
Size: XXS to 5XL
Colors: Glass Leopard (White) and Lollipop Leopard (Pink)

best go-to brand

Hunza G Coverage Nancy Swim

Coverage Nancy Swim

best go-to brand

Hunza G Coverage Nancy Swim

Cons
  • pricey

Swimsuits made of seersucker are the real MVP’s! Hunza G’s signature material allows for natural stretch and endless style. This one-shoulder style (and that metallic blue color!) is everything!

Details:

Material: 88% Nylon, 12% Elastane
Size: One Size
Colors: Metallic Denim, Black, Emerald, Metallic Cocoa, and more.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

best tie-back one-piece

Gap Maternity Square Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

Maternity Square Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

best tie-back one-piece

Gap Maternity Square Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

Now 21% Off

Cons
  • wish it came in more prints!

This sustainable option is even better IRL! The back has an adjustable tie for maximum comfort, plus a cute cut-out detail that adds a lil something extra.

Rave Review: “I wanted something simple and most maternity suits have lots of ruffles which is not my thing. It fits very well and will grow with me during my pregnancy (I’m currently five months). It’s well-made and has a great design.”

Details:

Material: 83% Recycled Polyamide, 17% Spandex
Size: XXS-XXL
Color: True Black, Phoebe Pink, Larkspur Blue, and more.

Best Halter One-Piece Suit

EastElegant Maternity Halter One Piece

Maternity Halter One Piece

Best Halter One-Piece Suit

EastElegant Maternity Halter One Piece

Cons
  • zero chest support

Once you find a maternity suit you like, you’ll want to wear it all the time. With a versatile style like this, you can get the look of multiple suits in one. From deep-V to keyhole, the neckline of this halter suit can be switched up and tied to suit your vibe.

Rave Review: “This swimsuit makes me feel so cute with my bump. It’s very plus-size friendly as I’m 5’7, 28 weeks pregnant, and weigh 298 lbs. The breast area is a little big on me but I’m still comfortable and cute in it. This suit has very thick material (which I love) and it’s well made.”

Details:

Material: 82% Nylon, 18% Elastane
Size: XS-3XL
Color: Blue, Green, Purple, and more.

best drawstring swimsuit

Pink Blush Maternity Ribbed Side Tie One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

Ribbed Side Tie One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

best drawstring swimsuit

Pink Blush Maternity Ribbed Side Tie One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

Cons
  • runs small

The only thing that can make a ruched swimsuit even better is a drawstring tie. Scrunch it up when you want a tighter fit or higher cut (and post-pregnancy), then let it out for a little more coverage and room to move around.

Rave Review: “As a tall woman, I’ve never been able to find a one-piece that fits properly but it fits perfectly. This one’s so cute! So supportive! So trendy! Paired mine with a kimono.”

Details:

Material: 92% Polyester, 8% Spandex
Size: S-XL
Color: Green, Black, Red, and more.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

best swimsuit with wide straps

Bumpsuit The Monroe Swimsuit

The Monroe Swimsuit

best swimsuit with wide straps

Bumpsuit The Monroe Swimsuit

Cons
  • wish it came in more colors

Kiss nursing woes goodbye with this knockout number with a plunging neckline. Whoever thought of these clever cups (which discretely open, no need to pull a strap down) is a genius! The sleek compression fabric accommodates and helps support your growing baby bump or postpartum belly. For larger bust sizes, the wider straps also offer more support.

Rave Review: “This suit is so stylish and very comfortable. I love the high cut style. This washes and dries with no shrinking. Perfect for summer & vacay.”

Details:

Material: 79% Micro Recycled Polyamide, 21% Elastane
Size: XS-XL
Color: Black, Dusty Rose

best long-sleeve two-piece bikini

XhaleSwim XhaleGoddess in Burnt Sienna

XhaleGoddess in Burnt Sienna

best long-sleeve two-piece bikini

XhaleSwim XhaleGoddess in Burnt Sienna

Cons
  • top might not be nursing-friendly

Let’s face it: One-pieces are a pain when you have to pee—and when you’re pregnant, you have to pee a lot. A two-piece with super high-waist bottoms gives you all the same coverage and belly support but is much easier to peel off when you need to.

Rave Review: “This bikini is comfy and functional while still being totally on-trend. Go ahead and *add to cart*!”

Details:

Material: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex Tricot
Size: XS-L/XL
Color: Burnt Sienna

best Tie-Front One-Piece Suit

Tempotrek Maternity Swimsuit One Piece

On Sale

Maternity Swimsuit One Piece

best Tie-Front One-Piece Suit

Tempotrek Maternity Swimsuit One Piece

Now 28% Off

Cons
  • some say it’s kinda see-through in the back

No one tells you how hard it is to reach clothing straps and ties when you’re nine months pregnant, so you’ll be happy to know this wrap swimsuit with a plunging neckline conveniently ties and secures in the front.

Rave Review: “I absolutely love this swimsuit. The amount of cleavage in the front is perfect. There is the perfect amount of room for my 7-month pregnant belly. The leg holes weren’t tight and uncomfortable like other swimsuits. There was a lot of coverage on the booty. I like how the back went very low. The tie feature in the front actually ties the swimsuit together and is super adjustable and flattering. It isn’t see-through AT ALL! The padding in the front isn’t visible like in some of my other swimsuits. There is an extra inner layer in the front but isn’t visible at all. I felt amazing in this swimsuit and highly recommend it!”

Details:

Material: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
Size: S-XXL
Color: Orange/Pink, Pink/Black, Peacock blue, and more.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Best Lace-Up One-Piece

Summer Mae Maternity V Neck One Piece Swimsuit

On Sale

Maternity V Neck One Piece Swimsuit

Best Lace-Up One-Piece

Summer Mae Maternity V Neck One Piece Swimsuit

Now 17% Off

Cons
  • restrictive elastic around leg holes

With ruched sides and adjustable ties (are you sensing a couple of themes here?), this swimsuit has all the flexibility you want in a swimsuit to carry you from your first trimester to postpartum.

Rave Review: “This was the cutest, best fitting bathing suit out of the seven different brands and styles I tried from Amazon. There was room in the belly to grow but it doesn’t look like a bunch of extra fabric. The ruching on the sides looks nice and clean. The chest is more supportive than others because it ties in the back and you control the tightness.”

Details:

Material: 82% Nylon, 18% Spandex
Size: S-XXL
Color: Peacock Blue, Hot Pink, Lilac, and more.

best strapless swimsuit

Cache Coeur Bow One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

Bow One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

best strapless swimsuit

Cache Coeur Bow One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

Cons
  • tricky back strap

Unlike other strapless one-pieces that constantly fall down, this one features a clasp in the back and removable, adjustable shoulder straps to make sure everything stays where it’s supposed to.

Rave Review: “I am not the most confident in a swimsuit while pregnant but all of Cache Coeur’s suits made me feel like a million bucks. This one was my favorite. Classic, timeless, and low enough in the back that it doesn’t give you that long pregnancy butt look. I have a larger chest and this looked great. The only downside is fastening the back strap is tricky. But it is so gorgeous on that you don’t care.”

Details:

Material: 80% Nylon, 20% Spandex
Size: XS-XL
Color: Fuschia

best smocked swimsuit

Summer Mae High Waist Bikini Swimsuit Two Piece

Amazon’s Choice

High Waist Bikini Swimsuit Two Piece

best smocked swimsuit

Summer Mae High Waist Bikini Swimsuit Two Piece

Now 19% Off

Cons
  • top can fit a lil loose

The beauty of a smocked top (other than the way it looks) is how it grows and shrinks along with you, so it always fits just right. And since this one comes with ruched bottoms, you can rely on this suit to get you through your whole pregnancy.

Rave Review: I’m always so skeptical of buying swimwear online, but now I want one in every style! These are so flattering! I didn’t even expect to like the top (and had only purchased for the bottoms) but I was pleasantly surprised!”

Details:

Material: 82% Nylon, 18% Spandex
Size: S-XXL
Color: Pink, Green, Yellow, and more.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Frequently asked questions:

ecomm line

Can you wear a regular swimsuit while pregnant?

Yes! You can definitely wear a regular swimsuit while pregnant—especially during the first trimester. Your trusty string bikinis can easily be adjusted to fit the bump, and some one-pieces with ruching or ties can also transition from pre-pregnancy to pregnancy to postpartum. But if you’re finding that regular swimsuits feel uncomfortably tight or just don’t provide enough support for your growing belly, it’s probably time to purchase a soft, stretchy maternity swimsuit that’ll feel more secure.

When should I start wearing maternity swimsuits?

Keep in mind that all bodies and bumps are different, so there are no hard-and-fast rules when it comes to what you should or shouldn’t wear while pregnant! But most parents-to-be start showing during their second trimester, between 16 and 20 weeks, and wearing maternity swimsuits shortly after. Later on, some styles even have “extra features that mean your swimwear can be worn beyond your pregnancy journey,” Oliver says, like a nursing-friendly design:“If the swimsuit has easy access for breastfeeding, this will give you an extra reason to keep wearing after your baby is born!”

Should I wear a one-piece while pregnant?

You can wear a one-piece while pregnant, but you should wear whatever style of swimsuit you feel most comfortable in. One-pieces will provide the most all-over coverage, in addition to protecting your bump from the sun. Look for design details like adjustable shoulder straps, a tie-back, rushed sides, or ribbed fabric that’ll help one-pieces fit comfortably over your belly.

Is it OK to wear a 2-piece while pregnant?

Um, absolutely! If you want to show off that beautiful bump, a two-piece is the move! “I love a traditional string bikini–it’s super adjustable on the top and bottom, and a classic, sexy style that always makes me feel good,” Trunfio says. “I also recommend buying tops and bottoms separately, so you can mix and match as your body changes.”

Here’s what to look for if you’re shopping for maternity swimsuits.

line

Good news: This part isn’t as intimidating as it seems! If you’re shopping for maternity swimsuits, check out their size charts (v accurate). And fun fact: many of these brands have sizing based off of your pre-bump size. Maternity bathing suits are literally designed to grow along your body so you and bb feel comfy at all times.

And the bump’s evolving size isn’t the only factor that might affect fit and sizing of swimwear: “Given fluctuating bust size during pregnancy, if you find yourself changing bikini tops, consider styling them with a chic high-waisted bottom” in a neutral that’s easy to mix and match, like black, Oliver recommends.

Lettermark

Hanna Flanagan

Hanna Flanagan is an associate shopping editor at Cosmopolitan, sharing her recommendations for everything from denim and eye creams to coffee mugs and silk sheets. Before joining Cosmopolitan, she wrote fashion, beauty, and lifestyle content at People (so, yes, she’s basically a professional product tester at this point). Follow her on Instagram for photos of Timothée Chalamet and #OOTD mirror pics. 

Headshot of Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien

Tarah-Lynn Saint-Elien is the fashion editor at Cosmopolitan, writing weighty and witty stories that run the gamut of gushing over Zendaya to convincing you of everything you need in your closet! She began her journey in the industry with a fashion and faith blog and an internship at Elle.com almost 10 years ago. Since then, she’s also served as the style editor at The Haitian Times. The Haitian-American pageant queen is a Syracuse Masters graduate and the author of two books, including: Claim Your Crown. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter: @iamtarahlynn

Headshot of Alexandra Ilyashov

Alexandra Ilyashov is the former interim Fashion Features Director at Cosmopolitan and a longtime freelance editor and writer, covering the fashion, food, lifestyle, cannabis, and wellness industries for over a dozen years for outlets like New York Magazine, Glamour,  InStyle, Fashionista, Eater, WSJ. Magazine, The Knot, and Saveur. The native New Yorker and alum of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism was previously an editor at Refinery29 and The Daily Front Row, and has also held contributing editor roles at V Magazine, Paper, and Well+Good. Her work ranges from expert-vetted shopping guides to reported features about topics like retail’s size inclusivity issues or eczema’s impact on mental health, plus buzzy chef profiles, dining guides, and (much!) more. 

More articles

Latest article

15 Period Romances to Watch While You Wait for the Rest of Bridgerton Season 3

Sometimes, you know a show or movie is going to be special before you even watch it. We all felt that...

The Book You Should Read Next, Based on Your Favorite Nostalgic TV Drama

May 17, 2024 The Everygirl’s product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may...

The Sex Toy You Should Keep in Your Nightstand, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

May 17, 2024 The Everygirl’s product selections are curated by the editorial team. If you buy something through our links, we may...

Don’t Make It Weird: Why Bringing a Stranger to a Friend’s Wedding is Not OK

Don’t Make It Weird: Why Bringing a Stranger to a Friend’s Wedding is Not OK " ...

This Just In: Our Favorite Long-Distance Gifting Hack Is Literally Free RN

This Just In: Our Favorite Long-Distance Gifting Hack Is Literally Free RN " ...