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Tips: How to Choose Maternity Swimwear

Swimming is definitely an great activity for pregnant women during their pregnancy. Water aerobic exercises are both low-impact and safe for both you and your growing baby. The weightlessness can help soothe your aching back, keep you fit, and help you relax. However, it can be difficult to choose what to wear while swimming. Here are some tips and suggestions for you to choose your swimwear during your pregnancy.

1. Size Is Important

When it comes to your body shape, the type of swimwear you choose can help you look even better than you already do. Shorter women can benefit from vertical stripes that accent the body and make you look longer, while taller women can get away with horizontal stripes. In most cases you will want a swimsuit that covers your body well, simply because your belly and breasts are growing like crazy! You don’t want anything slipping out and causing a ‘wardrobe malfunction’ while at the beach. If you aren’t sure what looks best on you, speak to a salesperson about maternity fashions and ask for his or her advice when you try things on.

2. Opt for the Right Support

Your body is growing and changing, and that means your support needs to change. You definitely need support for your growing belly, as well as support for your breasts and hips. Look for a tank-style top that will hold your bust comfortably even as it grows bigger. Many maternity styles also feature a band of support around and under the belly, which is definitely what you need if you will spend a lot of time in the water. Be sure to look for a suit that has plenty of give and stretch, as your hips will grow wider throughout the next nine months.

3. Choose the Style and Color

As always, black is in since it hides a multitude of flaws and makes you look slimmer—something that many pregnant women might appreciate. Tankini is a popular option for those women who need to use the bathroom often, as usually happens when that growing baby is pushing on your bladder. Some women might choose a suit that reveals the gender of their baby, such as a light pink or baby blue. When trying on suits, make sure you choose the one that makes you feel pretty, suits your body shape and gives you plenty of room to grow.

4. Select According to Your Body Shape

Body Shape

What to Choose

Large breast

Look for a suit with a supportive shelf bra or a high neckto better hide your chest. You can also go with a dark-colored top and a light-colored bottom.

Small breast

Create more cleavage with a halter-style that has a plunging neckline. Look for suits that have some sort of texture, ruffling, sparkles or the like across the bust area.

Large hips

Low-cut leg openings offer the coverage you need for your hips. You can also go with a suit that has a vertical stripe, or one that has a skirt.

 Short legs

Higher-cut openings can create the illusion of length, thus making you appear taller than you really are.


It’s great to add swimming to your routine. It can help you and your baby be happy and healthy. Finding a comfortable and suitable swimwear doesn’t need to be a hassle anymore.

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