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The 13 Best Postpartum Swimsuits This Season (Plus, Helpful Tips)

Are you hitting the beach or heading out into the sun? This round-up of postpartum swimwear picks has you covered for all your new mom swimsuit needs.

As a new mom, some might find that swimsuit season can be a triggering time. Your body has gone through a lot. It has grown a human being and is likely still healing and making milk, so please be kind and gentle with your self-talk as you approach swimsuit season. 

Tips for finding the best postpartum swimwear

Here are three tips to make your postpartum swimwear experience fun and fabulous because you deserve to be comfortable and confident this season.

1. Focus on fit and function, not size

Because your size does not matter, your body is changing, so try a few sizes to ensure the best fit for your postpartum body.

Try V-necks for easy access to breastfeeding and adjustable straps to accommodate your ever-changing breast size. Plus, there are so many different styles for new moms, so try on a one-piece, two pieces, high-waisted, tummy control, tankinis, and whatever else looks interesting to you.

When you try it all on, you can pinpoint styles that feel the best on your body while also being functional for your new role as a mom. Check how you feel when you bend over in the suit, jog after your little one, and how easy it is to access your breasts if you’re breastfeeding.

Ideally, you find a suit that is functional for you to do all the things you need to do to care for your baby and one that makes you feel sensational. 

2. Celebrate and honor your body

Use this opportunity to find a postpartum swimsuit to celebrate your body and honor all you’ve been through to get to this moment.

Make it an experience, a ritual, if you will. Invite some friends, grab your favorite coffee, and enjoy some laughs and a meal afterward.

This is a new season for you in your development as a mother. Treat yourself to a suit that makes you feel like a million bucks because you will be capturing precious memories with your family in this suit as you enjoy some fun in the sun. 

3. If you can, schedule a personal shopper

Let’s be honest; time and energy are of the essence, so by scheduling personal shoppers, they can stock the dressing room before you arrive and grab you different sizes so you can stay in the fitting room the whole time, which is especially helpful if the baby is with you.

They aim to make you feel like a queen for the day and make the outing as efficient as possible. It’s also a great way to be exposed to styles you may not have chosen for yourself! Usually, there is no cost to this service at major department stores like Nordstroms and Macy’s.

Our best postpartum swimwear picks

Editor’s Note: to help simplify your postpartum swimsuit shopping, we’ve rounded up 15 postpartum bathing suit styles we think you’ll love.

From easy-access breastfeeding designs to flattering ruching details to supportive, compressive fabric, these postpartum swimsuits are designed to help new moms feel their best after birth.

1. Andie’ The Malibu’ Button-Up One-Piece

Featuring compressive, supportive fabric and a snap button neckline (very breastfeeding friendly!), the Malibu One-Piece by Andie is an excellent option for new moms looking for a sporty and cute swimsuit. It’s also available in cheeky coverage.

Features we love:

  • Compressive fabric
  • Underbust elastic for added lift
  • High neckline
  • Removeable soft cups

2. Summersalt ‘The Perfect Wrap’ One-Piece

Available in a variety of colors and patterns, the Perfect Wrap by Summersalt is, in fact, just about the perfect swimsuit for postpartum moms. The universally-flattering design features gorgeous compression fabric to help gently hug your body, and the top is breastfeeding-friendly.

Features we love:

  • Accentuates all body types
  • Flattering fit
  • Compression fabric
  • Large-breast friendly

3. Kindred Bravely Nursing and Maternity Swimsuit

Designed explicitly for breastfeeding postpartum and new mothers, this nursing-friendly swimsuit boasts adjustable straps, hidden nursing clips, and full shelf-bra support inside. An added bonus? The material offers UPF 50 sun protection.

What we love:

  • Currently on sale
  • Built-in sun protection
  • Flattering and comfortable fit

4. Andie ‘The Snap-Top’ Button-Up Two-Piece

If you’re looking for a two-piece postpartum-friendly option, this is it. The Snap-Top by Andie features a full snap-front (hello, easy boob access) and medium bust support. It is a separate top, so you must purchase the bottoms separately.

Features we love:

  • Versatile design
  • Breastfeeding-friendly
  • Flattering, adjustable fit
  • You can wear it with bottoms you already own

5. Cupshe Tummy Control One Piece

Designed with postpartum moms in mind, this one-piece swimsuit has a unique ruching design across the torso for those who might want a little something extra after birth. It comes in over 30 colors, so you’re sure to find something you love.

What we love:

  • Variety of colors available
  • Adjustable shoulder straps
  • Flattering fit
  • Fast shipping

6. Andie’ The Mykonos’ Plunge-Neck One Piece

The perfect blend between practical and sexy, the Mykonos Plunge-Neck from Andie features a super-flattering (and breastfeeding-friendly) neckline paired with a full bottom and light bust support. We especially love the ribbed fabric for an extra-flattering fit.

Features we love:

  • Under $100
  • Full-coverage bottoms
  • Breastfeeding-friendly design
  • Variety of colors available

7. OMKAGI Ruffle Tankini Swimsuit

Available on Amazon, this postpartum-friendly tankini swimsuit is a must-have for any new mom. It’s available in dozens of fun colors and patterns, making it an easy choice for those who want to express their personal style.

What we love:

  • Comfortable fit
  • Fast shipping
  • Sizes up to 3x
  • Flattering design

8. Summersalt ‘The Ruffle’ V-Neck One-Piece

Available in a variety of colors and patterns in Summersalt’s signature compression fabric, the Ruffle V-Neck is a flattering and convenient postpartum swimsuit for any new mom. To ensure your best fit, you can choose from two different levels of bum coverage.

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What we love:

  • Breastfeeding-friendly neckline
  • Flattering seaming and design
  • Compression fabric
  • Open back feature

9. B2prity Crossover One-Piece

With adjustable straps and a budget-friendly price (under $30!), this postpartum one-piece swimsuit is a winner in our book. Plus, it’s available in dozens of colors and available for Amazon Prime shipping.

What we love:

  • Priced under $30
  • Adjustable straps
  • Breastfeeding-friendly
  • Fast shipping

10. Andie’ The Laguna’ Scoop-Neck One Piece

Thanks to the adjustable shoulder straps, the Laguna Scoop-Neck from Andie is another fabulous option for the best postpartum swimsuit. We love the jewel-toned colors, flattering high-cut leg, and removable back strap.

Features we love:

  • Adjustable straps
  • Breastfeeding-friendly
  • High-cut leg
  • Medium bust support
  • Comfortable and practical (yet sexy)

11. Zaful High-Waisted Knot Two-Piece

With the knot design and ruched bottoms, this swimsuit is a fabulous pick for the postpartum mom who prefers to wear a two-piece. It’s body conscious, stylish, and offers enough

What we love:

  • Fast shipping
  • Gorgeous colors available
  • Flattering fit
  • High-waist design

12. Summersalt ‘The Perfect Wrap’ Bikini

The sister style to one of our above postpartum swimsuit picks, the Perfect Wrap Two-Piece Bikini is a flattering and comfortable design for postpartum moms. It’s important to note that this style is a faux-wrap top, so you are held snugly and securely in place.

There are accompanying bikini bottoms, but this style could match many of the options on Summersalt’s website. Also, pairing the top with something you already have in your closet might be possible.

What we love:

  • Offered in a variety of colors and patterns
  • Easy to mix-and-match
  • Classic design
  • Flattering fit

13. Andie’ The Jetties’ Cross-Back One Piece

While it’s lighter on the bust support, it makes up for it with the adjustable straps and classic back detailing. The Jetties by Andie will surely be a classic in your wardrobe beyond your postpartum years.

Features we love:

  • Variety of colors
  • Long and regular torso options
  • Medium-bottom coverage
  • Breastfeeding-friendly
  • Eco-nylon fabric

Final thoughts on choosing your postpartum swimwear

Now you have three tips – and a handful of swimsuit options – for shopping for postpartum swimwear. I hope you find a swimsuit that you want to rock this summer (and beyond).

Your body has been through a lot, and this is an opportunity to let her shine, play and enjoy herself on some family vacations this year. Remember, you can still be stylish as a mama, so find a suit that makes you feel great because when you feel great, you radiate! 

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