It used to be that pregnancy was treated as an affliction and dealt with through a good dose of staying inside, not doing anything and getting larger with every given day.
Thankfully times have changed and the thought of you leaving the house with a belly is no longer frowned upon. That said, there isn’t a huge amount of maternity options around in the realm of active-wear, which is rather sad as we head into summer. You don’t want to be the one sitting next to the pool watching them all having fun now do you?
The joy of maternity swimsuit shopping is that, whilst you can buy maternity-specific suits (and we have found some great ones here) you can just as easily go down the ‘buy-a-bikini-and-be-done-with-it’ route. The key to getting this right is to choose swimwear with a lot of stretch to allow for movement. Bottoms that are a fold over style (lacking in the ability to cut into your belly with too tight elastic) are a great idea, as are soft tie side styles. Tops that support the bust, but without the digging-in underwires will help keep you supported without pain - whilst a good halter top can also be a great option!
Whatever route you decide to go down (cheapie bikini, or well-made maternity suit) make sure to get out there and use it this summer!
1: Sail Away ring bandeau singlet $29.99 and bottoms $21.99 from bras N things
2: Wireless push up top and matching bottoms from $110.00 from Victoria’s Secret
3: Madison Rose swimsuit tankini $109.95 from Bay Bee Cino
4: Egg tankini top $119.00 and bottoms $59.90 from EGG
5: Prego solid halter tie tankini $109.00 from due maternity
6: Halter top $82.50 and bottoms $45.00 from EGG
7: Madison Rose one piece $109.95 from Bay Bee Cino
Have you had trouble finding active-wear while you’re pregnant?
What are your tips for surviving the summer heat while pregnant?