You know that moment when you give birth and you are so engrossed with your baby that you forget everything else? Then you go to have a shower and notice the excess baby weight in all it’s glory!
I had a bub a few months ago and I’m still not confident enough to wear a swimsuit just yet. Breastfeeding isn’t helping either, I’m snacking all the time!
Post-pregnancy body shapes are so hard to deal with. I have a bigger bust, excess baby weight around the tummy area and then there are the stretch marks!
Unlike most celebrity mums it can be difficult to get back to your body shape pre-babies so you have to embrace the new you and that means on the beach too! However you can run into a myriad of problems when choosing the right swimwear so I’ve compiled this edit to help you (and me) ooze confidence on the beach this Summer.
So you just don’t have the body confidence to wear a swimsuit yet? Why not opt for a beach dress cover up? This glamorous one from Sunseeker will give you total coverage and bundles of style. Win, win! Wear with a large sunhat and oversized shades for beachside glamour.
Peplum is great for covering up your tummy area so you can swim with confidence. This Fiesta swimsuit in stylish monochrome is a flattering choice for new mums.
A ruched design is always a good idea! It’s extremely flattering, camouflages your problem areas and gives the illusion of a smaller waist. This Seafolly halter one piece features soft cups and gripper tape providing extra support for your fuller bust. You’ll feel like a goddess in this swimsuit hence the name!
If you’re after a nursing option check out this Boob swimsuit from Aqua Maternity! It features a clever double layer of fabric to cover the bust area for discreet and comfortable breastfeeding. There are adjustable pull strings at the side accommodate a post pregnancy tummy providing a flattering fit. This is a great maternity option too!
Another nursing option from the Aqua Maternity range with a pull up breastfeeding access. This tankini gives you the coverage you need with added flattering peplum detail to give you extra confidence.
If you’re brave enough to wear a bikini but you’re worried about your jelly belly and stretch marks this bikini from Mod Cloth is the answer. Perfect for curvy figures this retro design is super cute! The high-rise design, low cut legs and ruching on the bottoms is very flattering and provides great camouflage. Also if your boobs are a bit deflated from breastfeeding there is extra padding in the top. A bikini must-have!
One of my faves, this Scandale vintage style swimsuit doesn’t compromise on style! It is a great cover-up if you’ve gained extra body weight all over. It features removable straps and shaping panels with side ruching that gives the illusion of a narrower shape. Very Bridgette Bardot!
I had a swimsuit similar to this after my first pregnancy. It is great for a fuller tummy and can be worn as a top with jeans or shorts. There is a hidden shelf bra with elastic top and bottom and side boning for extra support. It even comes with detachable straps so no tan marks. Great for poolside glam!
This is the tankini that keeps on giving! Prints are a great way of camouflaging your problem areas, the contrasting panels create a waist and the ruching across the tummy also helps to detract unwanted attention from your belly. Pair with Capriosca high waisted bikini pants for extra tummy support. You’ll be brimming with confidence in this stylish two-piece!
Another great option for beach-shy mums is the swim dress! The monochrome print conceals the baby weight and the full skirt provides extra coverage over your tummy and bottom. The deep V neckline draws eyes upwards, the halter-neck offers great bust support and the padding helps if you’re on the deflated side. A very flattering and flirty number!
So there we have it ladies! My swimsuit tips and tricks to help you tackle the beach with confidence and style this Summer!
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