10 Cute Maternity Swimsuits Under $40, Because You Don't Want To Break The Bank For A Temporary Piece

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Summer is a glorious time to be pregnant. You basically never have to wear pants (thank you, maternity maxi dresses!), and it's fun to take your bump to the beach. Depending on how far along you are, you might still be able to squeeze into your regular bathing suit. But there's definitely a point in any pregnancy when you need maternity swimwear. Forget about packing a beach ball —you are a beach ball! Fortunately, there are some seriously cute maternity suits under $40 out there that you can feel confident wearing this summer.

When I was very, very pregnant with my first, I had a fun Fire Island getaway planned with friends for Labor Day weekend. It was so late in the season that I didn't want to have to buy a maternity bathing suit, but there was no way around it. I was shocked to find how absurdly expensive maternity swimwear is, especially since you really only can wear it a few months, at best. I ended up dropping more than I care to admit on a suit, and rationalized it by saying I'd wear it my next pregnancy. Well, the odds of being the same amount of pregnant during the same months of the year are pretty slim, and let's just say, I didn't get my money's worth out of that damn suit.

That's why I was on a mission to find maternity bathing suits that are actually affordable. I know, it's like finding a unicorn, but they do exist. So without further ado, here are 10 maternity swimwear options that won't break the bank, but will make you feel ready to strut your bump down the beach.

Feeling Sporty

Maternity Contrast Mono Stripe Swimsuit

$35

ASOS

You can always count on ASOS Maternity to deliver on affordable bump wear, and their swimwear selection doesn't disappoint. I love this sporty one-piece that features elongating stripes and a cute scoop back.

Seeing Polka Dots

Halter Maternity One Piece Swimsuit

$40

Motherhood Maternity

I love a good polka-dot print, and this one from Motherhood Maternity is no exception. The navy-coral color combination takes what could feel retro into modern territory.

Spring for Ruffles & Frills

Mamalicious Frill Detail Swimsuit

$31

ASOS

This sweet one-piece features ruffled trim and a key-hole back. The straps are adjustable and can be detached and crossed in the back. I especially love the jade color of this suit — you'll be the jewel of the beach.

Zig and Zag

Printed Halter Maternity One Piece Swimsuit

$20

Motherhood Maternity

I love this '70s zig zag print, and I especially the explosion of colors. I really couldn't believe it was priced at only $20 — now that is a serious deal.

Wow in Colorful Prints

Floral Criss-Cross Halter

$39

Pink Blush

This halter tie back floral suit is a fun option if you want to dress your bump up in a print. Pair it with a big sun hat and you'll be looking like one stylish mama.

Get Gingham

Ruffle Front Maternity One Piece Swimsuit

$40

Motherhood Maternity

This one-piece has everything you want out of a maternity suit — a fun print and a playful, boho ruffled top. I'd round out the look with some oversized black sunglasses.

Set Sail

PEZ D'OR Maternity Rimini Textured Marine Striped Bikini

$40

Amazon

Ahoy! This nautical bikini is perfect for flaunting that bump. The straps are detachable too, so you can spring for the strapless look if you so desire.

Flaunt that Flounce

Maternity Flounce One Piece - Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel™

$35

Target

I adore this flounce top and the vibrant pink color. It's so cute I might even try to wear it postpartum.

Chic in Black

Baby Bump Beauty Black Elegant Maternity Swimsuit

$35

Amazon

You can never go wrong with a simple black suit, and this one has the added benefit of offering SPF 50+ Protection. When you're pregnant it's really important to be mindful of the sun, so this suit is as smart as it is chic.

Lovely in Lace

Maternity Floral Lace Front One Piece Swimsuit

$40

Target

I love the lace neckline on this pink floral one-piece. It's one way to draw attention to some of your, ahem, pregnancy assets, if that's your thing.