8 Maternity Swimsuits That Won’t Make You Feel Like an Orca
The definition of pregnant heaven: white sand, turquoise waves, a (virgin) piña colada and a handsome cabana boy massaging your swollen ankles. Except—ugh—you feel like a beached whale every time you think about going out in public in full-coverage spandex. Not to worry, mama-to-be. Here are eight maternity swimsuits that are super cute (and won’t make you feel like the main attraction at SeaWorld).
A Crochet Tankini
Not ready to let your tummy go full monty? A sheer layer of crochet feels like just enough coverage while still showing off your ever-growing baby bump.
Liz Lange for Target ($25)
A Red Maillot
Baywatch babes, take note: A solid number in bright cherry red perfectly toes the line between sexy and classic, while the knot-front plunge shows off that extra cleavage you might as well get mileage out of.
A Retro Bikini
The ’50s-style high-rise bikini has taken the spotlight in recent years for good reason: It hugs the smallest part of your waist and cradles your growing tummy like your favorite maternity jeans.
A Striped Tankini
Tiny horizontal and diagonal lines combined with side ruching create a flattering optical illusion to hide any unwanted bumps and bulges, while the shirred bandeau keeps your girls from getting squished together pancake-style.
A Ruffled One-Piece
This pretty teal number gathers down your torso to provide extra room for growth, plus the flounce adds a touch of frill without feeling gaudy.
A Floral Halter Tankini
We love tasteful separates for a couple reasons: They break up the swath of fabric over your bulging bump, and they make it easier to pee. Plain and simple.
Pez D'or ($99)
A Graphic One-Piece
Sunny tangerine. Cute tagline. Trendy one-piece. You really can’t go wrong.
Mamagama Maternity ($39)