Let me preface this list of the best Amazon swimsuits for moms by making one thing clear… Motherhood should not put the brakes on personal style. While modesty is certainly a mom-friendly attitude we can all aspire to, this is not a round-up of suits your grandmother would wear. Rather, these uniquely chic swimwear options mix form and function – allowing you to keep up with your little people while avoiding a wardrobe malfunction. Think classic cuts, retro touches, and backside coverage that won’t leave you rocking an unintentional thong!
I know swimsuit shopping can bring up a host of insecurities for women, especially for new moms. So, before we dive in, I want all my mom pals to remember:
You can be both fashionable and comfortable.
You don’t have to say goodbye to your bikini (unless you want to).
And above all, mom-friendly swimwear needs to honor the body you have now… the body that made you a mom!
Too often I hear women dismiss swimsuit shopping outright because they’re not at their goal weights. They want be “bikini-ready” before browsing. Ladies – Full stop! This attitude can create a vicious spiral of body negativity. When you refuse to dress the body you have now, relying instead on old and ill-fitting swimwear, you will only see your flaws. Instead, I want you to shop for a swimsuit that enhances your best features while downplaying the areas you are insecure about.
Do you have legs a mile long? Play that up! Perhaps you have glorious curves… Find a swimsuit that shows them off! Maybe you love your eye color… Choose an suit in a shade that makes those peepers pop!
Through fabrication, fit, and color theory, the best Amazon swimsuits for moms can also minimize areas you’re not so fond of. And no, it’s not as simple as cladding yourself in all black.
The first winning style is this highly unique high waist two piece. What I love about this one is the frilly shoulder detail and the moderate coverage bottom. It hits right at the belly button, covering your tummy area. The backside isn’t overly cheeky like most Amazon suits. It comes in 10+ color and pattern variations, is under $40, and available on Prime.
Fit tips: This style is best for A-B cup moms, as the top runs a bit small. I’m 4’11 (measurements 33-26-36). I ordered both the small and medium and found the small a much better fit. With the medium, the bottom was baggy.
A list of the best Amazon swimsuits for moms wouldn’t be complete without a one piece that leaves you feeling glam! This under $35 suit is modest and makes a real style statement. You’d swear it came from a high-end boutique! With more than 1,300 reviews and a 4.5/5 star rating, this is quite a crowd-pleaser. Also available in black, red and royal blue, it has white edging that visually elongates your leg line while slimming your waist. Best of all, unlike most one-shoulder styles, this one has a mom-approved adjustable strap to keep your top secure! Looks great paired with a sarong, skirt, or shorts.
Just take it from reviewer Crissy, who writes: “Absolutely LOVED this swimsuit. I have been struggling finding a swimsuit to fit my new body after three pregnancies and honestly have dreaded every time I needed to put on a swimsuit. This one, however, made me feel beautiful and excited to get to the beach. It looks classy and elegant and is very comfortable.”
Fit tips: This one is true to size. I’m wearing the small. If you’re looking to add curves up top, the ruffle can help balance out your figure. While it works for all cup sizes, if you are busty and looking to downplay that area – this is not the suit for you. While some reviewers describe the back as a bit cheeky, I consider it moderate. It stays in place just fine for me.
This suit really sucks you in! If you’re insecure about your stomach area, the pleated front panel can camouflage what you don’t want to show. Likewise, the deep v-neck top visually slims your frame. This under $35 suit is available in prints or solid colors. There are 10+ variations to choose from. If you’re looking for a bottom that offers good coverage without a “dowdy” look, this is the suit for you. Shoppers note it is “very flattering for a mom body” with another writing, “I am thicker and this was so slimming and cute.”
Fit tips: This suit is a good option for most body types, especially women looking for a full coverage bottom and a bit of tummy tucking. Not wild about your arms? The shoulder ruffles do a great job of concealing that area, while drawing attention to your face instead. If you are larger-chested, you may not feel like the top provides enough support. While it has thin, padded cups inside it is not a pushup top. I ordered the small and found it fits TTS.
There’s a reason this one has more than 12,000 reviews! It is so darn cute, under $30, and comes in every color combo under the sun – plus a few pattern/texture options. In my mind, that range of choice in fabric/color plus its coverage level in the top/bottom make this one of the best Amazon swimsuits for moms. It doesn’t reveal as much as a two piece would, but still provides a bit of sass with the cut out on the side.
One mom reviewer writes: “This is a very flattering bathing suit that fits true to size. I ordered a large and I’m 5’7 and 150 pounds with a triangle shaped body where I’m bigger on top than bottom. I’ve gotten many compliments from men and women about the suit and I feel sexy but still mom approved in this one.”
Fit tips: This suit is best for women with shorter torsos, while those with long torsos may find the cut out hits in the wrong place. Ideal for athletic builds, as the one shoulder styling helps add curves. Moms with large busts may want to pass on this one, as the top may not provide the support you need.
Here are a few additional mom-friendly Amazon swim options. You can see many of these on video on my Instagram below!
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To wrap up our list of mom-friendly swimsuits, I want to conclude with a few basics about shopping swimwear on Amazon.
Customer feedback matters. Personally, I would never buy an Amazon swimsuit without reviews. It feels too risky. Instead, I rely heavily on shopper feedback (good and bad) to make my purchasing decisions. I start by reading reviews in the middle. I find these the most trustworthy, as reviews at the extreme end of the scale (good and bad) can be fake or prompted by unusual circumstances. Once you know what the people in the middle are saying, read a couple of 5-star and a few lackluster reviews. This mix will give you a solid barometer of where to find the best Amazon swimsuits for moms.
Amazon might offer a sizing suggestion. Don’t trust it – Rather, do you homework! Study the individual product’s sizing chart (generally on the left-hand side where the item photos are). Additionally, look at viewer photos. Styles vary by brand and style. Moreover, what do shoppers say about the product’s size? Does it run large, small, true to size? Since I’m quite short, I try to find reviews from women of a similar stature – especially reviews with photos. If it looks great on them, buying is usually a safe bet.
If you have found a style you love, but are uncertain about sizing – get both. Nearly all Amazon sellers accept swimwear returns, provided the suits are unworn with tags intact. If you’re an Amazon Prime member returns are quick and easy. Having multiple sizes allows you to assess which size flatters you most in the comfort of home. Another option is Amazon’s Try Before You Buy Tool (here’s a helpful article explaining it). Much like a fitting room, it lets Prime members give styles a test run before they pay anything. You have a seven-day window to return what you don’t want.
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