As the school year ends and summer Fridays are in effect, you're probably going to want to spend some of your free time at the beach or by the pool. And even though you may have rocked an itsy bitsy bikini with pride before getting pregnant, you may be a little nervous about showing skin if you're expecting. Fortunately, the days of hideous tent-like maternity swimwear are gone. Today's moms have lots of fun and colorful maternity bathing suits to choose from that are designed to suit every body type.
When choosing the perfect suit, be sure to play up the parts of your body that you're most comfortable showing off. If you're feeling self conscious about your larger boobs, you may wants to opt for more coverage on top. And don't be afraid to choose a bold color or print that will make you stand out among the other beachgoers. Remember, your pregnant body is beautiful, and something to be celebrated rather than ashamed of.
Let the suits on this list inspire your shopping this beach season, and play around with what works best for you. Because before you know it, you'll be shopping for winter coats and boots again.
Maternity fashion goddess Liz Lange never disappoints. Available at Target, this colorful braided back chevron print one-piece ($35) is great for moms-to-be who want to keep their bump safe from the sun.
Let your belly get some summer sun in a textured solid bikini ($93) from Pez D'Or.
3Bright Beach Babe
A bright wrap one-piece ($41) is the perfect pop of summer color.
4One Hip Halter
Take a little inspiration from Kate Hudson's pregnancy style in this halter neck ($65) from Seraphine, which she rocked during her pregnancy.
Who doesn't love a good bow? Oh Baby's bow striped two piece ($51) adds some feminine flair to your beach style.
Who says you have to stay away from stripes when you're pregnant? This nautical one-piece ($75) from Seraphine is perfect for the preppy mom-to-be.
This striped one-piece wrap ($30) from H&M is the perfect choice for a budget-conscious mama.
The orange accents on this Oh Baby striped tankini ($51) makes it stand out from the other nautical pieces this season.
9Sporty And Sexy
If you still want to get in a game of beach volleyball, try rocking this sporty tankini ($69) from Amoralia.
This one-shoulder ruffled swimsuit ($46) from ASOS is understated, but totally sexy.
11Lady In Red
Pez D'Or's ruffled one-piece ($99) has an updated pin-up girl feel.