I am now in the eighth month of growing our third son. And the temperature continues to rise here in Arizona. Swimsuits are no longer optional, and with a due date smack in the middle of swim season, I want a suit that I can wear before and after the baby is born. Following are five non-maternity swimsuits that still flatter and compliment a fertile figure, a post-partum figure, or even a standard middle figure.
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Option one is the Seafolly Vintage Vacation Boyleg Malliot. It possesses one of my favorite swimwear features: an adjustable tie neck. Not only will this allow me to adjust the cups from pregnancy to nursing and beyond, but it also allows easy access for feeding. The ruching along the sides fully accommodates my burgeoning belly and the lower legline hits at the sweet spot between coverage and maximum leg length.
The Hapari Mikado V-Neck Tankini with Red Diamond Dot Tie Bottoms is a playful experiment in mixing and matching. Hapari allows you to separately select the best top and bottom for your figure in a myriad of colors, patterns, and shapes. Thanks to tie closures, both pieces are entirely adjustable, allowing the suit to be immediately taken in as your body shrinks post partum. The long tank can be pulled down or gathered up depending on the curve of the torso while the adaptable tie neck can accommodate a variety of cup sizes.
The sporty Seafolly Costa Maya High Neck Tankini and Bottoms was probably my favorite style of swimsuit. Two pieces are accommodating to a pregnant bladder and the neckline cut-outs give full coverage across my abundant curves while minimizing and streamlining my round torso. The all-over geometric print provides core camouflage before and after the baby arrives.
The Kenneth Cole Reaction Ruffle-licious Tiered Tubini is simultaneously comfortable and flirty. It can go from first to fourth trimester with ease. Whether you’re trying to hide a few undulations left by your baby or you’re wanting to highlight several months of gestation this piece fits both bills.
The Kenneth Color Tribal Beat One Piece gives beautiful support through the upper half thanks to supportive underwire, and the keyhole allows you peek in on your gestation without overexposing your baby-to-be. When selecting a maternity swimsuit be sure your details fall above, below, or around your belly. Natural waist details that stripe either horizontally or vertically across the belly should be avoided.