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Swears by: the best maternity swimwear

maternity swimwear

Being comfortable while pregnant can feel like an impossible task, especially when you're melting in the heat. Thankfully, Mumsnetters are here to help with their recommendations of the best maternity swimsuits – perfect for days lounging on the beach or doing lengths in the pool.

Asda Maternity Paisley Swimsuit, £14

Asda Maternity Paisley Swimsuit, £14

If you're looking for cheap maternity swimwear, Asda consistently comes up trumps. This pretty paisley number features extra support in its padded cups, and added versatility in the removable halterneck.

“Asda do some really nice ones online. They have a drawstring around the leg that can be loosened as your tummy grows.”

Buy now from Asda

JoJo Maman Bébé Ruffle Maternity Swimsuit, £29

JoJo Maman Bébé Ruffle Maternity Swimsuit, £29

For a bit of elegant simplicity, you can't go wrong with this black maternity swimsuit. It's designed to fit your bump throughout your pregnancy, and can be worn with or without the straps. The ruffle detailing adds some very necessary poolside glamour.

“JoJo Maman do some lovely ones. I swim a lot so I got a tankini and a one-piece, and they've both worn well and been really comfortable.”

Buy now from JoJo Maman Bébé

ASOS Strappy Maternity Swimsuit, £31

ASOS Strappy Maternity Swimsuit, £31

ASOS maternity swimwear is a safe bet if you want to look stylish – this swimsuit being a case in point. In an eye-catching scarlet red, the plunge neckline and open back make it gloriously flattering, while the stretch polyester provides plenty of give.

“I was very happy with my swimsuit from ASOS. Super cute and lovely quality.”

Buy now from ASOS

Speedo Essential U-Back Maternity Swimsuit, £39

Speedo Essential U-Back Maternity Swimsuit, £39

When it comes to active swimwear, Speedo is pretty hard to beat. This streamlined cossie carefully supports the bust and stretches to accommodate your growing bump, while the U-back style allows for freedom of movement.

“Definitely try Speedo – I have a swimsuit which is great for proper swimming.”

Buy now from Speedo

Slazenger Maternity Swimsuit, £26.99

Slazenger Maternity Swimsuit, £26.99

Slazenger is also reliable for providing durable maternity swimwear. This popular costume features a lined chest and gusset, with skinny shoulders and a cross-back for a stylishly athletic finish.

“I had a Slazenger maternity swimsuit which was great for swimming. I had 36G breasts by the end of pregnancy, and miraculously they were contained.”

Buy now from Slazenger

Mothercare Multi-spot Maternity Tankini, £25

Mothercare Multi-spot Maternity Tankini, £25

Halterneck? Check. Tie-strings? Check. Polka dots? Added bonus. This maternity tankini scores highly on comfort, with soft-stretch fabric, ruched side-seams and moulded cups. Sport it at the seaside and feel like Marilyn Monroe.

“I got a lovely tankini from Mothercare. Very reasonably priced and so, so flattering.”

Buy now from Mothercare

Next Black Floral Maternity Swimsuit, £36

Next Black Floral Maternity Swimsuit, £36

If you're after pretty maternity swimwear, look no further than this floral one-piece. Versatility reigns again with the removable straps, while the polyester lining means that there's plenty of give for a growing belly. Extra points for the empire line – always flattering on a pregnant bust.

“My Next costume fits well and I'm huge at 37 weeks. It also washes nicely and provides good support in the boob department.”

Buy now from Next

Boohoo Maternity Floral Swimsuit, £12

Boohoo Maternity Floral Swimsuit, £12

Boohoo's another winner when it comes to affordable maternity swimwear. This tropical one-piece will take you straight to the beaches of Honolulu, even if you're just sunning yourself in the back garden.

“I’ve got one from Boohoo (just wanted something nice and cheap) and it's brilliant quality for the price.”

Buy now from Boohoo

Seraphine Polka Dot Maternity Bikini, £39

Seraphine Polka Dot Maternity Bikini, £39

Did we hear a request for more polka dots? Well feast your eyes on this maternity bikini from Seraphine. With lightly padded cups and an adjustable waistband, it's designed to carry you through every stage of pregnancy. You can wear the bottoms either over or under your bump.

“I love my navy polka dot swimwear from Seraphine. It's really flattering around the shoulders and bust.”

“Another vote for the Seraphine polka dot.”

Buy now from Seraphine

Zoggs Maternity Scoopback Swimming Costume, £42

Zoggs Maternity Scoopback Swimming Costume, £42

If you're serious about swimming (and comfort), this maternity swimsuit should be at the top of your list. With five-star reviews across the board, the design offers plenty of room for a growing bump, while the soft fabric is easy to slip in and out of.

“I have mahoosive boobs (pregnant or not), and found the best fitting swimsuit to be a Zoggs maternity one. It gave me enough support to be swimming 40 lengths freestyle, even the day before my baby was born. It was so comfortable too.”

Buy now from Zoggs

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