Finding comfy, stylish and reasonably-priced maternity swimwear can be a huge challenge. ?
But whether you’re an active swimmer just after something basic, or are looking for something snazzy to wear on the beach – we reckon we’ve tracked down the very best options available on the market right now.
Our selection ranges in price from £14 – £109, and covers a wide range of maternity brands like Seraphine to high street staples like Topshop, even supermarkets like ASDA.
See the 15 best swimsuits and swimming costumes for pregnancy in 2018…
Sizes: 8, 12, 16
Why we love it: It’s simple, not flashy – and comes with adjustable straps and side ties. It’s also well-priced and you can just pop to your local Asda and pick one up! Lovely.
Available from: ASDA
Sizes: S, M, L and XL
Why we love it: The foam cups are removable, and easy to pull aside if you need to breastfeed, too. There’s lots of support, apple green lining and ruched panels up from to keep bump comfortable and grow as you grow.
It’s also got the UPF50+ UV protection rating – the highest mark their is for a piece of clothing or swimwear – and it’s resistant to chlorine.
Available from: Cake Maternity
Sizes: 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18
Why we love it: It’s really stylish, and ideal for midway during your pregnancy… at a later point you may want something with waistbands and all that.
Available in 3 on-trend colours: black, orange (both £28) and nude with leopard spot print (£32).
Available from: Topshop
Sizes: 10, 12, 14, 16 and 20
Why we love it: A classic 2-piece with ruching around the bust. It’s not totally plain, but not an in-your-face design, either.
Available from: Mothercare
Sizes: UK XS, S, M, XL and XXL (18). Choose your pre-pregnancy size.
Why we love it: It’s plain, functional and well made, so fab for regular swimmers, as are most Speedo swimsuits.
It comes highly recommend, too, by scores of pregnant women. “Love how this has fit me throughout my stages of pregnancy AND that I’m pregnant with twins!” said one.
There are a few niggly bits to say about it here and there (especially if you’ve got a *really* large chest), but definitely one of the good’uns.
Available from: Speedo
Sizes: UK XS, S, M, L and XL
Why we love it: Comes with adjustable shoulder straps and there’s a bit of elastic under your boobs. We also like the pretty pattern – not too plain but not in-your-face either.
Available from: H&M
Sizes: UK XS, S, M, L and XL
Why we love it: It’s a 2-piece that you can pull down over your hips or wear higher so your bump’s on full display. The bottoms sit under bump – and generally it has lovely, soft cups and a crossover back for a little bit of added style.
Available from: Seraphine
Sizes: This one’s available by cup size, generally for bigger cup sizes. Keep in mind that if your boobs have grown or swollen in pregnancy, you may need to find out your new size.
- 30, 32, 34 and 36 DD
- 30, 32, 34 and 36 E
- 30, 32, 34 and 36 F
- 30, 32, 34 and 36 FF
- 30, 32, 34 and 36 G
Why we love it: We like that its designed for a bigger bust – which many of us experience during pregnancy (if not before!).
There’s also lots of room for your growing bump to stretch out. However, we’re not sure what this sizing means if you’re bigger on bottom than top…
Available from: ASOS
Sizes: UK S, M and L. JMB says to choose your pre-pregnancy size.
Why we love it: The removable straps are brilliant – there are a fair few reasons we can think of why straps might annoy you while expecting. Especially if you’re just chilling by the pool and not actually swimming…
Available from: JoJo Maman Bebe
Sizes: UK XS, S and L
Why we love it: It’s a light print, hard to come by (when it’s not stripes) – but also it has adjustable straps that can be turned into a halter neck, and a nice v-neck neckline.
There’s also some string under the padded, comfy bust so you can adjust a little bit as your boobs change size.
Available from: Mamalicious
Size: UK XS, S, M L and XL. Seraphine says to choose your pre-pregnancy size.
Why we love it: There aren’t a great deal of maternity bikinis out there, so we like that this one has a waistband on the bottom that can be pulled up to help you support your growing tum. The straps can also be left out.
Available in bright blue, navy polka dot (both on sale for £25) and striped.
Available from: Seraphine
Size: US XS, S, M and L (as its shipping from the United States)
Why we love it: It’s a beautiful design, definitely something for the fashion lovers, or those willing to invest on a pregnancy swimsuit that’ll last a bunch of pre-baby holidays.
Available from: A Pea In The Pod
Sizes: S (4 – 6), M (8 -10), L (12 – 14) , XL (16 – 18) and XXL (20)
Why we love it: The dresskini is perfect if you don’t want your bump too on display, but still want to stay cool by the pool. There’s a V-insert to cover your cleavage if you so wish, a soft cup bra, and 0.75 inch straps which can be worn straight or criss cross.
You will need to buy some bikini bottoms to go with it, though!
Available from: Mermaid Maternity
Size: UK 10 and 12
Why we love it: It’s fully-lined and ruched at the sides so your bump has room to grow, the bra bit’s elasticated (woohoo) and it’s pad-free, wire-free. Keepin’ it simple – in a nice, eye-catching colour.
Available from: Figleaves
Size: UK 8, 16, 20 and 22 for the top, and UK 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20 and 22 for the bottoms
Why we love it: This set is the only option at Matalan, but it’s very budget-friendly – especially if you’re only after either the top (£12) or the bottoms (£7).
Available from: Matalan
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