Maternity swimwear has never looked better in Australia. From unmissable bikinis to supportive one-pieces, pregnancy bathers give you the confidence to get in the water with a bump on board … and look fabulous doing it.
Maternity swimwear is specially designed to fit and support growing bumps. Not only does it make beach and pool days that much more enjoyable, but with so many styles to choose from, expecting mums no longer have to sacrifice their style when it comes to swimming. Best of all, with features that include nursing pockets for breastfeeding, adjustable straps and stretch in all the right places, they’ll take you beyond pregnancy and right through the postpartum stage.
To take the fuss out of your maternity shopping, we’ve scoured the country and dug up Australia’s most-loved and stylish pregnancy swimsuits. But before we dive right in, here are some pointers to help you narrow down your search.
Top Tips For Buying Maternity Swimwear
When shopping for maternity swimwear, there are several things to consider and look for:
- Comfort is key - Firstly, make sure the swimwear is comfortable and allows for ease of movement. It should also be flexible and supportive to accommodate your changing body shape.
- Will you be breastfeeding? Many modern styles come with fold-down panels for easy feeding. So if you plan on feeding baby while poolside, a nursing swimsuit deserves a spot on your breastfeeding checklist.
- Adjustable straps are a must - Look for bathers with adjustable straps to ensure the best fit. Remember, your body will be changing throughout your nine months of pregnancy, so you need to be able to adjust your swimmers to fit.
- Need more coverage? There’s a style for that! - During pregnancy some women prefer a little more coverage than their usual bikini. If this sounds like you, consider a full one-piece, a tankini-style two-piece or even a swim dress.
- Chlorine resistance - Lastly, if you’re after a swimsuit that will last beyond the babymoon, look for hardy, chlorine-resistant fabrics.
21 Best Maternity Swimwear Sets In Australia
Ready to make a splash? From cheeky one-pieces to high-waisted bikinis, there’s a pregnancy swimsuit in this lineup for every type of mum-to-be. We’ve even popped them into categories so that you can find your favourite style faster. You’re welcome.
Maternity One-Piece Bathers
Whether you don’t want prying eyes on your bump or just feel that you could use some extra support, a pair of one-piece bathers is a must-have in your maternity wardrobe. Colours are fun and styles are sensational this season, so dive in and take a peek at our favourites.
Channel your inner cheetah and rock a little leopard print while you’re expecting with this beauty from ASOS Maternity. Feminine, on-trend and just a bit cheeky with a deep v-neck cut, it’s designed to take you from bump to baby in serious style. Sizes range from Au6 right through to AU20.
There’s a lot to love about this classic one-piece, but our favourite feature is the crossover front which means you can breastfeed while wearing it! It comes with adjustable straps, a lovely low back and full coverage of that precious bump. Choose from black, olive or blue. Sizes range from XS to XL.
If you love a touch of nautical in your wardrobe, this maternity one-piece is one to grab fast! As stylish as it is supportive, it features an overlaid bust with a ruched centre, adjustable crossover straps and a gorgeous clasp fastening on the back.
Effortlessly glamorous, this number will definitely be on high rotation during your babymoon. Signature rose-gold hardware gives it a chic look, while the silky-smooth fabric and plunging neckline make it totally timeless. Size range from S to XXL.
Designed with longevity in mind, the Palm Springs one-piece maternity swimsuit looks just as good without a bump, so you can enjoy it right into baby’s early years. Available in a choice of khaki, navy gingham or black, it boasts a pad-free bust, adjustable tie-up shoulder strap and full coverage bottom. Sizes range from 0 to 3.
In fun red floral, this playful swimsuit from Seraphine is the epitome of summer living. It has a knot-front feature, adjustable straps and ruched sides for loads of growing room! We love the pretty tie-back feature and cut-out detail. Sizes range from XS to XXL.
Flutter sleeves, yes please! From ASOS Maternity, this stunning pregnancy one-piece is designed to fit from bump to baby and beyond. The scoop neck and ruffle sleeves make it fabulous for doubling as a bodysuit. Sizes range from AU6 to AU20.
Boasting plenty of stretch and a clever clasp for fuss-free breastfeeding, the Lisa Maternity Swimsuit is ideal for the postpartum stage. It has adjustable straps, plenty of side ruching for bumps and breast pad inserts for nursing. Sizes range from S to XL.
Want some bling on your bump-friendly bathers? Look no further. With just the right amount of bottom coverage and a gorgeous plunging neckline, this classic black number is one that stands out in the crowd. Just add water! Sizes range from AU6 to AU18.
If you’d like to avoid straps altogether (and tan lines), this bandeau one-piece is just the ticket. It features a gorgeous floral print, full-coverage bottom and loads of ruching around the tummy for growing bumps. Sizes range from AU6 to AU20.
Simply stunning, this halter-style maternity one-piece swimsuit features a cleavage cut-out and high-cut brief. Ruching at the side seams gives you plenty of growing room and the beautiful low back is one you’ll want to show off. Size range from AU6 to AU20.
From Seraphine Maternity, this nautical one-piece supports and flatters changing bodies. It features side ruching and a handy crossover neckline for the transition to breastfeeding. We’re completely in love with the white tie-back detail. Sizes range from XS to XXL.
Beautiful Maternity Bikinis
Free those bumps in a gorgeous maternity bikini with support in all the right places. From big splashes of colour to understated glamour, you’re going to want all of these!
Ultra-versatile, this maternity bikini comes with a folable waistband; wear it in a high-wasited style or folded over for an under-bump fit. The bra-shaped bikini top offers loads of support and the adjustable straps cater to ever-changing bodies. Sizes range from XS to XXL.
Created for pregnancy and the postpartum stage, this check pregnancy bikini includes a v-neck top, slim straps and handy breastfeeding access. We’re head over heels for the lovely high waist that completely covers bumps (even the post-baby ones!). Sizes range from XS to XL.
In textured, high-stretch fabric, this coral maternity bikini offers UPF50+ sun protection and bucket-loads of style. Ruching at the cups accommodates ever-changing breasts and the removable breast cups offer extra support before or after baby’s arrival. Sizes range from S to XL.
With the convenience of a bikini but the coverage of a one-piece, it’s easy to see why so many mums-to-be are choosing tankinis for pregnancy. Perfect with a sarong and paired with shorts, these smart sets are as versatile as they come.
Sustainably made using recycled polyester, this maternity tankini is a win for the planet and your maternity wardrobe. The bottoms fit over or under bumps and the adjustable straps ensure a perfect fit every time. Our favourite feature is the clever breastfeeding access panel, which folds down easily thanks to built-in clips. Sizes range from XS to XXL.
Ideal for big-busted mums, this classic tankini ticks every box for pregnancy and postpartum. It features UPF50+ protection, chlorine resistance and ruched sides that flatter and flex. And if you prefer an under-belly brief, simply fold the brief over for a comfy fit. Sizes range from S to XL.
As pretty as a picture, this maternity tankini swimsuit offers full coverage on the bottom and just the right amount of plunge at the neckline. Crisscross straps and handy side strings allow you to make adjustments throughout your pregnancy and hook fastening keeps everything secure. Sizes range from S to L.
Suitable to wear over or under bumps, this Seraphine tankini offers a big splash of colour and all the support you need in a pregnancy swimsuit. It’s made from recycled materials and comes with side ties to adjust the top’s length whenever you wish. Sizes range from XS to XXL.
Maternity Swim Dresses
With a little more modesty than a standard one-piece, swim dresses are a godsend during pregnancy if you’re feeling self-conscious about your changing body. Designed to fall from under the bust, they offer great coverage of the bottom and thighs but pack some mighty big style points. We also love that the dress is usually permanently attached to the one-piece swimsuit underneath, so there’s no need to fuss over multiple garments.
Stylish enough to wear down to breakfast on your babymoon, this floral swim dress keeps bumps and thighs covered and breasts supported. Truly versatile, you even convert the dress to a tankini by tying the sides. Sizes range from XS to XXL.
In a classic hue, this smart one-piece comes with an integrated skirt for extra modesty when you need it. Wear it loose for added coverage or tie it at the sides for a slimming effect. With white trims and quick-dry fabric, this is a must for your maternity vacay. Sizes range from XS to XL.
When should you start wearing maternity swimwear?
The best time to start wearing maternity swimwear is when your regular bathers no longer fits comfortably. This is usually around 4-6 months into your pregnancy but can vary depending on your size and how quickly your body is changing. Maternity swimwear is designed to provide extra support and comfort, and it’s a great garment for keeping active during a summer pregnancy.
Why you should invest in pregnancy bathers
The main reason to take the plunge and invest in a maternity swimsuit is that it provides extra support and coverage that can be difficult to find in regular versions. It is designed to be comfortable and flattering, so you can feel confident while you enjoy your time in the pool or the beach. Additionally, maternity swimwear is designed to accommodate your changing body shape, making it easier to find a suit that fits you properly. Lastly, when you invest in a quality maternity swimsuit, you can wear it through multiple pregnancies, which can help you save money in the long run.
Can a pregnancy swimsuit still be stylish?
Absolutely! There are loads of bump-friendly swimsuits in Australia, purpose-built for style as much as function. From perfectly positioned side ruching to stunning necklines and gold hardware, contemporary features are much like what you’ll find in regular designer swimmers. So, if you’re worried about the daggy pregnancy gear of the past, fret not mama, today’s maternity swimwear is nothing short of fabulous.
Looking for more maternity must-haves? Check out our curated list of Australia’s Best Maternity Buys – we even threw in some exclusive discounts for you. Mwah!