10 Flattering Swimsuits for Your Postpartum Pool Days

After having a baby, there are some necessary wardrobe updates to make. In addition to finding breastfeeding friendly outfits and searching for comfortable leggings (you can never have too many!), you’ll also probably want to invest in a new swimsuit. Your body likely has changed from pregnancy and the postpartum period, and while you may have loved lounging by the pool in a bandeau bikini, your future days with a little one in the water need something a bit more functional.

When searching for postpartum swimwear, the most important thing is to look for something that you’ll feel good in. Embrace your new body and find a suit that you’ll wear with confidence. Consider styles that have good support, allow for easy breastfeeding access, and keep you secure when you’re playing with a grabby baby or toddler in the pool.


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If you’re shopping online, seek out suits that offer tops in cup sizes (instead of standard S-XL sizing) and consider what type of bottom works best for your body (we love how Aerie notes if it’s cheeky or full-coverage on all suits).

Today, we’re sharing 10 swimsuits that you’ll feel good in, whether you’re a few weeks or a few years postpartum.


The Sidestroke

This Summersalt classic is universally referred to as the "unicorn of swimsuits." It hugs in all the right places and feels right on trend.

11 colorways available!

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J. Crew

Plunge Halter One-Piece

This best-selling style comes in a new pattern this summer! The plunge halter one-piece has removable pads and tie-neck for easy nursing access.


Hilor One Piece

An Amazon best-seller, this pretty swimsuit comes in tons of colors and patterns!

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Kefalonia Swimsuit

Super chic style comes in a variety of color combinations. Tie at neck means easy access for breastfeeding moms.

6 colorways available!


Ruched Bandeau One-Piece

An editor favorite for its perfect ruching and full-coverage bottom.

9 colors available, plus new floral patterns out this year!

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Swimsuits for All

Ashley Graham A-List Plunge Swimsuit

Ashley Graham's bathing suit line is filled with chic styles that are flattering and size inclusive.

Also comes in blue tie-dye.

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Misses Brie

Donna One-Piece

Bright and fun, this one piece has stretchy fabric and a perfectly placed mid-section tie detail.


Wide Strap Longline Scoop Bikini Top

Pair this wide strap top with a variety of bottoms.

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Kona Sol Ruffle Gingham High Coverage One Piece Swimsuit

Ruffles and gingham meet in one perfect swimsuit.


High-Waisted Bikini Bottom

Pair this flattering bikini bottom with your favorite swimsuit top.

3 colors available

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