These Swimsuits Make Me Feel Confident on Postpartum Pool Days


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Summer is officially here, which means beach and pool days are also here! Last summer, I was about a year postpartum, and I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t approach the time of year with a bit of dread. The task of finding the best postpartum swimsuits that made me feel confident felt like a big undertaking.

While I am on the road to accepting my postpartum body, the idea of wearing a bathing suit out in public still fills me with a certain amount of fear. I’ve gotten used to my new stretch marks, scars, and extra belly fat in private. But the idea of showing that off proudly in public feels a bit like being thrown in the deep end (no pun intended).

With that in mind, I started getting prepped for swimsuit season early this year by doing lots of research. Over the course of several weeks, I tried on a seemingly endless array of different bikinis and one pieces to find the perfect ones that would make me feel more confident postpartum. Scroll on for the best postpartum swimsuits I found that made me feel confident and comfortable in my new body.

One-Piece Postpartum Swimsuits

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Amazon | CUPSHE
Cutout Scallop One Piece

Starting off with a tried and true favorite, this Amazon swimsuit has become a viral sensation for a reason. It’s completely flattering but still sexy with a cut-out right below the chest

4 colors available
sizes XS – XL

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miraclesuit swimsuit
Utopia Halter One Piece

This swimsuit is an editor-fave due to its ultra-sculpting fabric that acts as shapewear. The full coverage bottoms, hidden underwire bra, and draped fabric over the belly area make this one piece flattering from every angle.

3 colors available
sizes 6 – 16

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blue sidestroke one piece
The Sidestroke Swimsuit

This Summersalt one-piece is a classic for a reason. It’s universally flattering, and there are so many colors and patterns to choose from. Read a full review here.

10+ colors and patterns available
sizes 0 – 24

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red mykonos onepiece swimsuit
Andie Swim
The Mykonos One Piece

An Andie one piece is the one bathing suit I was able to wear comfortably both pre-pregnancy and postpartum. The deep V neckline is sexy, while the compression fabric adds a flattering shape and extra coverage to the belly.

7 colors available
sizes XS – XXXL (with additional options for long torsos)

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maternity striped one piece
Kindred Bravely
Nursing One Piece

If you’re still nursing, this Kindred Bravely one-piece is made for both maternity and postpartum. The crossover cut can be untied for easy breastfeeding.

3 colors and patterns available
sizes S – 1X with two cup size options

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black cutout one piece
Old Navy
Twist-Front One-Shoulder Swimsuit

As someone who had a C-section, I was particularly conscious of my lower belly postpartum and the scarring. That’s why I love this cute twist-front one-piece, which still shows off some skin while providing more coverage to the lower half.

3 colors available
sizes XS – 4X

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side wrap one piece
The Perfect Wrap One-Piece

The shape of this Summersalt one-piece is both super flattering and super comfy. Plus, there are so many fun patterns and colors available to try.

10+ colors available
sizes 0 – 22

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underwire bralette floral one piece
Albion Fit
The Lady One-Piece

This one-piece from Albion features full coverage with a flattering waistband along your hips. The bustier sweetheart neckline is super cute, and has an underwire for support.

3 colors and patterns available
sizes XS – XXL

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floral skirt one piece
Amazon | Eomenie
One Piece Swimdress

When you want a little extra coverage, a swimdress is a great option. The Eomenie Swimdress offers a variety of cute colors and patterns, with a tie-waist that adds an extra cute detail to the suit!

10+ colors and patterns available
sizes S – XXL and 18 – 22 Plus

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blue compression one piece
One Piece Ruched Swimsuit

Postpartum, I wanted a little bit of compression as well as a bit more coverage on the upper thighs. This swimsuit does both those things but still adds some shape with a cute sweetheart neckline.

10+ colors available
sizes S – 3XL

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floral blouse one piece
Blouson Tanksuit

If you’re looking for a less form-fitting option around your belly, try out a blouson style one piece! This cute floral pattern is quick drying, and features a more flowing top and fitted bottom.

3 patterns available
sizes 8 – 18

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Two-Piece Postpartum Swimsuits

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Andie Swim
The Bermuda Top

It’s impossible not to gravitate toward a black swimsuit, but this sparkle fabric adds a little something extra. Plus, the matching bottoms are high-rise and full-coverage.

2 styles available

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blue floral cropped bikini top
Rose Black Bella Crop Top

This adorable crop top is made extra special with ruffle straps that can be worn on or off the shoulder. You can pair it with high-waisted bottoms that provide more full coverage. Read a full review of Albion swim here.

10+ colors and patterns available
sizes XXS – XXXL

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gingham blue tankini
Geode Swimwear
Georgia Top

This two-piece is the perfect example of a tankini that provides coverage while still being really flattering! The top features a criss-cross side cutout, while the bottoms are high-waisted with full coverage.

sizes XXS – XXL

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Morgan Flaherty

Morgan Flaherty, Contributing Writer

Morgan is full-time writer, editor, and mom. She lives in Florida with her husband, daughter, and one very sassy cat. Along with her work as a contributing writer for The Everymom, her writing has appeared in Well + Good, InStyle, Scary Mommy, Byrdie, and Baby Chick.