5 best maternity swimsuits to wear during your pregnancy

Going for a swim while pregnant just hits different. When you’ve been hauling around that growing bump in the hot summer sun all day, getting to cool off in a pool is just amazing, not to mention that “ahhhhh” feeling when your joints finally get all that pressure taken off of them and your stretching skin gets a little zero-gravity relief. Especially if your due date is coming during the summer or fall (read: your belly’s getting big & you’re getting uncomfy), you’re going to want to hit the pool, stat.

We know what you’re probably thinking. Me in a swimsuit as is: complicated. Me in a swimsuit while pregnant: impossible. It’s no secret that lots of women have complicated relationships with swimwear. Add in a big ol’ bump and you’re probably expecting to have a hard time finding a good maternity swimsuit. We’ve. Been. There. 

It’s why we searched high and low for the best pregnancy swim out there and landed on the most amazing brand: Cache Coeur. They’re a cool-girl French brand (ooh la la!) dedicated to creating adaptable, beautiful maternity pieces that celebrate women and the mothers they’re becoming. But don’t just let us tell you; we’ll show you, too. Read on for our top maternity swim picks for every sitch: 

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best overall
the bayside

No one’s gonna argue with us on this one. With a stretchy-yet-supportive textured fabric, nice thick straps that won’t dig in, and a sassy low back to add a little oomph, it’s the LBD of swimsuits. Perfect for matching all your cute cover-ups and looking effortlessly chic with your fav sunnies. When in doubt, Bayside it out.

best for babymoons
the maldives

Is a romantic babymoon on your preg-girl summer itinerary? It should be. And so should getting this cutie lil’ swimsuit. We’re in love with those flirty flutter sleeves and a lovely floral texture that just gives this all the romantic vacay vibes.

best bold color pick
the poppy

Are you proud of your bod and don’t care who knows it? Okay, we see you mama. Go bright and bold with this super fun one piece complete with a fun tie back and that amazing support you need to do all the things this summer.

best neutral pick
the cuba

She’s minimalist. She’s elegant. She’s everything the neutral girlies have been looking for, thanks to that goes-with-everything warm mocha tone. We love this lowkey pick for an easy addition to your preg wardrobe, perfect to wear from weeks 4-40 thanks to a grow-with-you stretch.

best for exercise
the toscane

You think pools are made for movin’? Love that energy. There’s no better place to break a sweat (without having to get all sweaty), play with the kids or just let your bod move sans gravity. Okay, pools aren’t zero gravity but you’re definitely more buoyant AND more comfy in them. Toscane’s cross-back straps keep you supported while full-coverage, adjustable bottoms keep you covered lap after lap.

Remember: your body is literally making a whole baby right now. It is so much more than how you look in a swimsuit. Don’t let all the new changes keep you out of the fun stuff. Just because you’re pregnant does *not* mean this is a summer meant for sitting on the sidelines. Pick your fav suit and go make a splash. You deserve it!