Treat Your Post-Pregnancy Bod to Some Awesome Beachwear

by Lindsey Hunter Lopez
Jun 9, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. ET

Summer's here, and if you plan to head to the beach (or pool), you might be considering your outfit options. What's a new mother to wear? When it comes to shopping for a suit to fit your mom bod, the ladies of I Mom So Hard have nailed our feelings of frustration in their hilarious viral video "I Swimsuit Season So Hard." Certain trendy cuts (and excessive cutouts) can wreak havoc on our self-esteem — even if we haven't just had a baby. But flattering postpartum bathing suits and beachwear is out there. We've found trendy pieces in a range of price points, from bikinis to kaftans, that are both flattering and fun. 

1 /16: Sorrento stripe multi-fit

1/16 :Sorrento stripe multi-fit

This Australian brand offers features like power mesh for tummy control, strategic ruching and multi-fit cups. Be aware that sizing is different from U.S. measurements. We love the Sorrento stripe multi-fit. (Nip Tuck Swim, $99.95)

2 /16: Allihop Square kaftan

2/16 :Allihop Square kaftan

This vibrant Allihop Square kaftan from Anthropologie has an empire waist, and the plunging neckline is perfect for breastfeeding. Stylish and functional, you’ll spend all summer in this comfy cover-up. (Anthropologie, $98)


3 /16: Romper swimsuit

3/16 :Romper swimsuit

The romper swimsuit by Aqua Green has real-world appeal. It's a versatile and affordable beach option that doubles as a poolside ensemble. Available in taupe, black and electric blue. (Target, $39.99)

4 /16: Striped culottes

4/16 :Striped culottes

Breezy cover-up culottes are a fresh beachwear option. This comfy striped pair from Madewell slides easily over your swimsuit. (Madewell, $75)

5 /16: Day Tripper

5/16 :Day Tripper

Fresh cuts with full coverage, Albion Fit makes fun swim options for active mamas. The Day Tripper has high-waisted bottoms and a built-in shelf bra. (Albion Fit, $128)

6 /16: Boob Design nursing swimsuit

6/16 :Boob Design nursing swimsuit

Great for pregnancy and breastfeeding, the Fast Food bathing suit by Boob Design has easy access under the bust and ruching over the belly. Adjustable straps make it even more functional! (Figure 8 Maternity, $85)

7 /16: The Erika Ivory

7/16 :The Erika Ivory

This brand is famous on Instagram — and perhaps you caught them on ABC's Shark Tank. Cool colors, cutouts and matching kids' suits make these extra cute. (Raising Wild, $138)

8 /16: High-waisted bottoms

8/16 :High-waisted bottoms

Old Navy has a nice selection of affordable suits. These high-waisted swim bottoms and bikini top tuck the tummy and provide great bust support. And the current Old Navy lineup comes in a variety of fun prints — we love the green palm leaf. (Old Navy, $29.94)

9 /16: One-piece swimsuit

9/16 :One-piece swimsuit

Your spot for unique suits, ModCloth offers a range of sizes. Don't hide your gorgeous body in drab colors! The rich print of the Set the Serene one-piece is sure to get compliments. (ModCloth, $89.99)


10 /16: Patterned kaftan

10/16 :Patterned kaftan

H&M's affordable beach offerings include this trendy leaf-print kaftan. Throw it on or toss it in your beach bag and you're good to go! (H&M, $34.99)


11 /16: High-cut one-piece

11/16 :High-cut one-piece

This Amazon option is a great staple in basic black and is available in a range of colors. Check out those great reviews! Plus, it's only $21.55, and you can Prime it right to your door. (Amazon, $21.55)

12 /16: Norma Jean underwire tankini

12/16 :Norma Jean underwire tankini

The name says it all! Miraclesuit makes control swimwear, which they say makes you look 10 pounds lighter if that's what you're aiming for. Try the Norma Jean for classic beach vibes. (Miraclesuit, $126)

13 /16: Easy culotte

13/16 :Easy culotte

These flowy culottes are a splurge, but they're so cool and comfy you're bound to get tons of wear out of them. Featuring a high waist, pockets and elastic at the back, these hip pants fit just right. (Mara Hoffman, $265)

14 /16: Trainer Aloha bikini

14/16 :Trainer Aloha bikini

This brand has great suits for curvy bods — and a whole collection by plus size model Ashley Graham. There's even a real person gallery so you can see how the suits look on actual humans! The Trainer Aloha bikini is a vibrant choice. (Swimsuits for All, $43.40)

15 /16: Nursing tankini

15/16 :Nursing tankini

This smart tankini features nursing access under the empire waist tie. The bottoms sit below the belly, so it's a great maternity suit too. (TummyStyle, $69)

16 /16: Post-pregnancy beachwear

16/16 :Post-pregnancy beachwear

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