We’re here to remind you that summer’s coming, and it’s time to just put on the suit already, mom. The first step? Find a swimsuit that’s as unique and fabulous as you are. We rounded up 12 bathing suits moms across the country adore. No matter your size, shape or style preference, these women’s swimwear picks will win you over thanks to their well-made, on-trend and comfortable styles. Scroll down to find a swimsuit that suits you.
Raspberry Tie Dye One Piece from Terez
There's much to love about the swimsuit collection for Terez, but we love that while their one-piece suits provide ample coverage, they come in tons of fabulous prints! The full-lined pieces have cute coverage in the front and offer a low back to give the simple style a little more pizazz! We also loved that they are made from a recycled poly blend that results in a silky feel with tons of stretch. Available for $180 from terez.com.
The Tulum from Andie
While there are several Andie suits to choose from, including three new styles and a new maternity suit, we were especially wowed by this simple one-piece that reminds us of the swim team suits of our youth with a little added class. The criss-cross back straps offer added support and you can choose from over a dozen different colors. Available for $95 at andieswim.com.
Tempt Me Tankini
This tankini has a ruched waist, which makes for added tummy control, a high one-shoulder strap that means everything stays in place and includes a padded push-up bra for extra support. Sizes range from XS to XXL and come in over 15 different colors and prints. Available for $30 and up from amazon.com.
MOLOCO Swimwear for Nursing Mamas
Leave it to a mom to create a nursing-friendly swimwear line that's stylish and functional. Mika Oakes, the brains behind MOLOCO, is a former fashion industry insider, yoga teacher and mama to a five-year-old son in Brooklyn. Her designs include one- and two-pieces, both perfect for nursing moms. Each one features a hidden nursing panel for easy access for baby (read: no annoying clips here that'll expose your whole breast). Bonus: the style is versatile enough to wear both pre- and post-breastfeeding. Available for $128 at shopmoloco.com.
Kona Sol at Target
Kona Sol is a Target size-inclusive line that’s made for women of all shapes. The collection is available in sizes XS to XXL as well as 14W to 26W (select styles only). According to Mark Tritton, executive vice president and chief merchandising officer, Target, “We know the search for the perfect swimsuit can be daunting. Our goal is to make shopping for swimwear fun, easy and inspiring.” Available for $19.99 - $39.99 at target.com.
Moms may know Knix for their uber-comfortable bras and undies. And the good news is, back just in time for summer is their popular swimwear line. The three different styles will feature Knix’s built-in wire-free bra technology and all will go up to 2XL (covering sizes 2-20) with some fitting a G cup. Choose from three colors: black, rose and peacock. Not only is the swimwear made for real mom bods, but we love that Knix backs up their collection with real women of all shapes and sizes in their marketing and social media campaigns. The new summer line features real customers! New swimsuits from Knix are priced at $45-$95 and available at knix.com/collections/swim.
Olivia + Ocean
We love Olivia + Ocean’s Mom Bod One Piece because it’s actually made for moms. This suit features a flattering “wrap” silhouette with a waist-tie for easy access nursing, lined pockets you can slip nursing pads into or extra padding for nipple coverage, and it’s made with high-compression Lyrica for extra support right where you need it. All suits are designed and ethically made by hand in Los Angeles. Available for $149 at oliviaandocean.com.
Boden is another brand that consistently attracts mom fans every swimsuit season. Their breadth of styles and patterns ensures you’ll find something to fit your taste. Pictured here is Boden’s Santorini swimsuit, which features body-sculpting lining, a built-in shelf bra with lightly padded cups and boning at the side seam for extra support and flattering side paneling. Bonus: it’s machine washable and is made with material that’ll give you enough support to chase your toddler through waves, splash pads and slip ‘n’ slides. Available for $90 at bodenusa.com.
Pregnant mamas flock to HATCH for their chic styles that are anything but frumpy maternity wear. We love that HATCH makes pregnancy look and feel sexy and effortless, and their new swim line is no different. Featuring seven styles from a one-piece ruffle to a two-piece that will still make you feel confident in the height of pregnancy, HATCH's swim collection is a must for any pregnant mama looking to elevate her style this summer. Available in sizes small to extra large for $208-$218 at hatchcollection.com
A recent discussion on an online’s mom group drove us to ModCloth. Moms—especially recent postpartum mamas—couldn’t stop raving about ModCloth’s one-piece swimsuits that had ruching in all the right places. Whether you’re looking for solids, polka dots or a swimsuit that makes a bold statement with its bright pattern, ModCloth has a style and fit for every type of mother. Pictured here is the Bathing Beauty One-Piece Swimsuit for $84.99 available at modcloth.com. Another favorite style is the Reese one-piece suit.
Summersalt Mom & Me Collection
Your mini-me’s sparkle on the inside so it’s only fitting they wear a swimsuit that show off their true, bright personality. And, while you’re at it, snag a matching swimsuit for yourself. This limited-edition collection features a statement-making one-shoulder suit with colorful confetti trim. Available for $95 at summersalt.com/products/the-confetti-sidestroke
For moms who want a bit of old school glam to their swimwear look, turn to Esther Williams. Our Managing Editor swears by this style as it has lasted her a whopping 16 years—her exact quote, "best. swimsuits. ever." From classic sheath one-pieces to two-pieces separates and an A-line swim dress, Esther Williams is vintage swimwear at its best. Available at esther-williams.com.
Embrace your curves with Saint Somebody. Designed in Australia and made in Bali, these swimsuits come in classic colors and modern cuts. Made for women size 8-16, Saint Somebody promotes their collection as perfect for women at the higher end of ‘regular’ sizing and the lower end of ‘plus’ sizing. No matter your body type, Saint Somebody will make you feel confident and comfortable in a suit that actually fits! Available in multiple designs at saint-somebody.com, starting at $79.
—Erin Lem and Erica Loop