A mid-summer dip in the pool is wonderfully refreshing for pretty much anybody, but for expecting moms it can feel even more glorious. Raging hormones mean your body temperature can sometimes be tough to regulate and nothing relieves back pain and pressure from your ever-expanding belly better than floating in water. So, to help mamas-to-be on their quest for a comfortable summer pregnancy, we found the 12 best maternity swimsuits designed especially for you and your bump. Now all you need is a good book, a thick layer of SPF and sweet relief from anybody telling you “you look like you pop any day now!”

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1. Cache Coeur Poppy One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

Best Adjustable One-Piece

Cache Coeur has lots of adorable swimsuits for new mamas, but this particular style is our favorite both for the bright, colorful print and for the adjustable straps and bust. The white shoulder straps tie in back and can be tightened or loosened as your body changes, to see you through the first trimester all the way through post-partem. Plus, the soft luxe fabric has built-in UPF50+ for extra sun protection and is made from Oeko-Tex materials, making this a more eco-friendly option for those with sustainability on the brain.

Buy it ($120)

Available in sizes S to XXL


2. H&M MAMA Swimsuit

Best Basic Styles

We love H&M for its wide selection of affordable clothes for the whole family, and that, of course, includes expecting mothers. Right now there are only seven maternity swim options to choose from (most of which are plain black), but the five one-piece suits are all part of the brand’s Conscious collection, which features clothing made in a more eco-friendly manner with sustainable fabrics and ethical practices. The above design is the most expensive piece in the bunch, but it’ll still only set you back $40, despite looking like it cost at least twice as much.

Buy it ($40)

Available in sizes S to XL

Motherhood Maternity

3. Motherhood Maternity Beach Bump High-Waisted Bikini

Best High-Waist Bikini

Motherhood Maternity is an excellent place to shop all things pregnancy (including post-partem nursing tops and clothes for baby, too), and the brands swimwear has been a hit with mamas for years now. We love the retro vibes of this orange polka dot number, but it also comes in a bright pink floral. The bottoms come with ruching on the side to better fit bellies of all sizes, and there is no true waist band so you won’t feel constricted or limited as you grow. The wide straps on the top plus two criss-crossed straps at the back provide ample support for your boobs. Truth be told, our only gripe is that you can’t buy the top and bottom in separate sizes.

Buy it ($60; $42)

Available in sizes XS to XL


4. Pez D’Or Isabella Striped Maternity Bikini Top and Bottom

Best Classic Bikini

If you’d rather show off your baby bump in its entirety, this Pez D’Or bikini is a fabulous timeless option you can wear again and again. The top is fully adjustable and comes with just enough padding to make you feel sufficiently covered without feeling like you’re wearing a push-up. And because the cups are fixed in place on a slightly wider bottom band, you don’t have to worry about them slipping, folding up or generally moving out of place as you swim. The bottoms are cut to fit just below your belly with full coverage at the back, so you won’t feel completely exposed despite having your bump on display.

Buy the top ($57) Buy the bottom ($46)

Available in sizes S to XL


5. ASOS Maternity Swimsuit in Cherry Print

Best for the Fashionista

Most maternity swim follows the notion that anything you buy for this pregnancy should be timeless enough to carry you through any future pregnancies, too, so there are fewer truly trendy options out there. Unless you visit ASOS, that is. The U.K.-based retailer has lots of adorable pregnancy-ready bathing suits both in classic black and vibrant tie-dye prints. It also carries a few styles from the brands Wolf & Whistle, Mamlicious and Dorina, and we think it highly likely that more will pop up on site as we head deeper into summer. Oh, and did we mention every suit is under $60?

Buy it ($40)

Available in sizes 2 to 16


6. Summersalt The Maternity Ribbed Current

Editor Favorite

Summersalt has long been one of our favorite places to pick up incredibly flattering, well-made swimwear that won’t break the bank. And while the brand doesn’t have many maternity styles (there is currently one one-piece and one bikini, each available in just two colors), they are just as luxurious-feeling and well-fitting as the brand’s non-pregnancy suits. We love that the Ribbed Current swimsuit has adjustable straps which cross and tie at the back in a fun floppy bow, and that the material is a bit thicker to offer more support in the areas where you want it most. Summersalt’s maternity collection is sold out for the moment, but we expect a restock to hit the site, possibly with a few new colors as well, later this month, so be sure to check back then.

Buy it ($95)

Available in sizes 2 to 14


7. Andie The Maternity Amalfi

Best Plus-Size Suit

Andie currently only has one maternity style available (its best-selling classic Amalfi), but it goes up to a size 3XL, making it by far the most size-inclusive brand on this list. Andie has developed something of a cult following for its chic timeless silhouettes and high-quality materials that offer just the right amount of support and compression to make you feel both comfortable and confident. The Amalfi also comes with a hidden elastic under the bust for added support there, and the fabric has built-in UPF 50+ sun protection (score!). And, yes, there are indeed matching swimsuits for any soon-to-be big siblings, too.

Buy it ($95)

Available in sizes XS to 3XL

Kindred Bravely

8. Kindred Bravely Nursing & Maternity One Piece Wrap Swimsuit

Best for Nursing

This adorable ruffled suit will see you through your entire pregnancy and beyond, thanks to Kindred Bravely’s innovative wrap design that makes breast feeding (without requiring you to completely undress) significantly easier. And as any mom will tell you, your body won't immediately go back to the way it looks pre-pregnancy, so having a suit that’s more forgiving and flattering in the belly and bust will serve you well after your bundle of joy arrives. it also comes in classic black and blue-and-white vertical stripes, and is made from 85 percent recycled polyester.

Buy it ($70)

Available in sizes S to XXL


9. Pez D’Or Two-Piece Tankini Maternity Swimsuit

Best Tankini

The idea of struggling into a full one-piece while pregnant isn’t exactly a fun one for lots of women, but that doesn’t mean they want to show off their belly in a skin-baring bikini. The solution? A chic tankini that offers all the coverage of a swimsuit, with the ease of a two-piece (especially for the inevitable frequent bathroom breaks). This particular Pez D’Or design has pull ties on the side so those with longer or shorter torsos or different size bellies can better fit the top to their body. There is also seaming under the bust, with a built-in shelf bra and boning at the sides for added support up top. Unfortunately, you can’t buy the top and bottom separately, but with so many colors you can easily mix and match the top or bottom with other solid-hued two-pieces if you wanted.

Buy it ($105)

Available in sizes S to XL


10. Kimi and Kai Nancy One-Piece Maternity Swimsuit

Best Little Black Swimsuit

This retro-inspired Kimi and Kai design is incredibly flattering for a multitude of body types while still showing off your baby bump. Ruching along the torso and the front of the bust line help to streamline your curves, and the sweetheart neckline hits right in that Goldilocks point between demure and sexy. The material also feels surprisingly luxe for such an affordable price point, providing ample stretch for your growing body while not forgoing support entirely. It also comes with built-in UPF50+.

Buy it ($68)

Available in sizes XS to XL


11. Splendid Maternity One-Piece Halter Swimsuit

Most Flattering Pattern

Blue and white nautical stripes will never go out of style for summer, making this Splendid suit a great timeless buy. We love the zig-zag pattern across the torso of this one-piece, which is especially great for slimming and streamlining your figure, bump and all. The straps weave together at the back so you can adjust the fit and the amount of support you need in a way that’s both super cute and easy to maneuver.

Buy it ($118)

Available in sizes XS to L


12. Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel Bandeau Twist Swimsuit

Best for the Mom on a Budget

Target’s in-house maternity line Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel is a treasure trove for expecting mothers who don’t want to spend a fortune on clothes they’ll likely wear for less than half the year. There are numerous maternity swim styles to choose from, including a ton of bright trendy prints as well as classic stripes and solid options. This bandeau style has built-in cups to make sure your gals feel nice and secure, even if you opt to remove the halter strap to avoid tan lines. And while it doesn’t have a ton of reviews, every single one gives this suit a full five stars, which is very impressive given the $35 price tag.

Buy it ($35)

Available in sizes S to XXL

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