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7 stunning maternity swimwear options for stretch, comfort and support!

It’s summer, you’re pregnant and it’s absolutely roasting. All we want is to stand under a cold shower for a few hours to sort ourselves out and stay out of this heat. And what’s the next best thing to that? A cool dip in the sea or our local pool!

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We’re here to show you our selection of our favourite maternity swimwear option available this year, that’s ticking all the boxes: Comfort, style and functionality. It’s important to keep these three tenets in kind when looking for maternity swimwear, as our body’s have new needs now that our clothes need to meet. We picked swimwear that has decent stretch to keep up with our changing shape, has gorgeous design so that we feel our most confident selves and also has easy access for breastfeeding later on. Check out our selections below to pick your favourite!

A Pea in a Pod Ruffled maternity one piece swimsuit UPF 50+ (RRP €‌104.00)

This V-neck swimsuit with adjustable tie back closure is unbelievably adorable and we want one right now! Colourful, bright and eye-catching, the ruffled straps that extend down the bustline making it fun and flirty, as well as easy access. This one piece still gives you coverage and the ruched sides give plenty of scope for stretch too, with the fabric blend of nylon and spandex. Definitely one for those who love a vibrant swimsuit look, you’ll be a tropical Bahama mama on the beach!

Motherhood Jessica Simpson ruffle front maternity 2 piece set UPF 50+ (RRP €‌76.00)

If something a little subtler and sexier is more your speed then this Jessica Simpson selection might be more your style. This sexy black two piece features a ruffled strap and neckline with one slinky thin strap and a high-waisted bottoms. This is especially useful during later pregnancy as the stomach stretches, leaving the skin sensitive to sun exposure, so this is a great cover up option if you want o protect your skin but have the sexiness of a bikini at the same time.

Cake Maternity Coconut Maternity Tankini (RRP €79.00)

In this year’s must have colour, this olive/sage green maternity tankini is a piece you’ll live in in this hot weather. A timeless staple for chilled out beach days, by the pool or even out exploring, the classic balconette style is a must-have for all summer-loving mamas. Featuring pregnancy-safe side boning, you'll be as supported as you are comfy. Perfect for the beach, pool, aqua aerobics or any outdoor activity as it’s made from UPF 50+ UV protection—the highest ultraviolet protection factor possible for fabric, which means more sun protection for mamas. The ideal piece for B-E cup mums, the side ruching with adjustable drawstring is designed to accommodate a growing bump.

ASOS Peek & Beau Maternity plunge frill detail swimsuit in red floral print (RRP €48.99)

How adorable is this maternity swimsuit by Peek & Beau on ASOS? Again the plunge neck makes things easier when breastfeeding and the frill trim still allows the swimsuit to be subtly sexy. Designed to fit you from bump to baby, this brief fit gives you all the comfort and support that you need when hitting the beach. Part of the responsible edit, this material is made with recycled polyester, meaning you’re doing your bit for the environment too! Make the best kind of splash this summer!

Seraphine Slate Blue Supportive Maternity Swimming Costume

A subtle but stylish option with added support, Seraphine’s Slate Blue Supportive Maternity Swimming Costume is a must-have for pregnancy. Designed to fit and flatter your figure throughout your nine months, this swimsuit is fully underwired with gently padded cups – perfect for your new curves. The straps are fully adjustable and the sides are slightly ruched, allowing the style to grow with you, while an optional empire belt draws attention to your slimmest point. It’s the perfect maternity swimwear option for pregnancy.

Next Blue/White Maternity Stripe Bandeau Swimsuit (RRP €51.00)

This utterly cute swimsuit is definitely one of our favorites we’ve come across. Designed in the ever-classic blue and white summer stripe, the creora technology that created this fabric was designed for a longer-lasting fit, with extra durability and resistance to chlorine. The fabric is also designed to accommodate a growing bump, with removable straps for extra support whenever you need it. Cut a classic and supported shape among the waves this summer in this gorgeous swimsuit from Next.

Pink Blush Mustard Floral Ruffled Maternity Bikini Set (RRP €41.37)

We are obsessed. If you’re not willing to give up on your bikini just yet, this maternity bikini option is the perfect product for you. The delicate mustard yellow floral design gives us all the summery vibes A floral maternity bikini set featuring a ruffle trim top with self-tie straps makes it super adjustable as your body changes. The bikini bottom features back ruching and self-tie closures at the sides so it can grow with you too!

Fiona Murphy is a freelance writer, specialising in book-related content, fiction and poetry. She can be found drinking tea, craving tapas or attempting to finish her never-ending-novel.

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