Sunday, April 22, 2012

Special Guest Sunday:

Swimsuit Styles & Tips for Expecting Moms

Swimsuit season is quickly approaching and for all the expecting moms out there, it’s going to be a hot one! Just because you’re preggo doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your summer or avoid slipping into a swimsuit this season. When shopping around for some new maternity swimwear, keep these general tips in mind to have you feeling comfortable and perfectly stylish all season long.

When it comes to style, certain swimsuit silhouettes are definitely more comfortable than others. During pregnancy, many women prefer looser styles that don’t hug the torso. Look for blouson-style one-pieces or one-piece swimdresses. If you prefer two-piece swimsuit styles, try a-line and trapeze tankini tops paired with an adjustable foldover bottom. But if you don’t mind showing off that baby bump of yours, there are plenty of figure-hugging styles out there to choose from! Look for form-fitting one-pieces, tankinis and bikinis that fit your style and personality.

Similarly, when it comes to swimsuit cover-ups, a number of women prefer loose-fitting styles in lightweight fabrics. Tunics and a-line sundresses in cotton, crochet and rayon are easy, breezy and simple to slip on and off. Sarongs and pareos also work well for those who want to cover the upper inner thigh area. Look for cover-ups that complement your swimsuit in color and print.

Although there are a number of stores and brands that specialize in maternity swimsuit and cover-up styles, you can still shop at your favorite places if you follow these tips. I’ll leave you all with one last piece of advice: Always try your swimsuit and cover-ups on to make sure they’re exactly what you’re looking for. And if you’re buying online, make sure the site has a good return policy in case you need to return or exchange! Happy summer and congrats in advance to all the soon-to-be moms!

Susan is a swimsuit expert at To read more of her tips, check out their blog, Beauty and the Beach!

links to some of our favorite suits:

-Sun Seeker One-Piece by L*SPACE:

-Spring Daisy Tankini by Gottex Profile:

-Matt Siren Tankini by Seafolly:

-Regatta Blue Tankini by Michael Kors:

-Goddess Tankini by Seafolly:

-Ruching Swimdress by Karla Colletto:

Tricolore Tankini by Gottex Profile:

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