19 Ways to Feel Good In a Swimsuit This Summer

The first day of summer is still almost two months away, but warm weather has already hit many parts of the country, and this means it’s time for that annual ritual known as Stressing Out About Swimsuits. This year I’ll be in my third trimester for the bulk of it (and postpartum after that), so it’s a special challenge to find something I love for not just style but also comfort and functionality*.

(*Halter and strapless styles make nursing a snap, and two-piece suits make it easier to use the bathroom.)

If you were one of those people who voted “Heck yeah” in our “Bikini while Pregnant: Yay or Nay?” poll, you can probably get away with shopping in your usual department (although maybe in a larger size). But for anyone looking for cute suits made just for pregnant bodies, here are some of our top choices.

Pea in the Pod striped halter, $99.50

Pea in the Pod polka-dot tankini (two-piece), $89.50

Target rainbow striped tankini, $19.99-$24.99

For a little more support and coverage, how about this Target racerback tank and swim shorts duo, $19.99-$24.99?

Old Navy has two basic one-pieces…

Ruched halter, $34.94

Sweetheart suit, $34.94

…and some mix-and-match two-pieces.

Twisted tankini, $24.94Halter bandeau tankini, $26.94

Halter tankini, $20.00 (sale price)Twist-front tankini, $22.00 (sale price)

Bikini bottoms, $17.50 (sale price)Skirt swim bottom, $19.94

Some great options from Motherhood Maternity:

Gingham tankini, $39.98

Halter top ($26.98)  and skirt ($21.98) combo

Convertible straps tankini in zigzag pattern, $29.99

And a chic one-piece from Boden:

Retro polkadot, $78.00

This final one isn’t maternity, but I wore it last weekend over a 30-week belly, and I LOVE IT. Great coverage without looking frumpy, and it will be great for camoflaging the post-baby belly during the second half of the summer. Perfect.


Target, Mossimo crocheted one-piece, $39.99

Any favorites?