What to Wear: Our Maternity Swim Guide
Bringing a little bundle of joy into the world is so exciting, and with every change in your body you know your little one is growing. But there are some changes that can be hard to deal with, like having to buy new clothes and facing swimsuit season. Not to worry, though, because it is possible to look cute and be comfortable in a maternity swimsuit with your baby bump.
Best Maternity Swimsuits
Modest swimwear for pregnancy is a easy to find. Lime Ricki swimsuits are the perfect swimwear for every body. Embrace your pregnancy swim style with our one-pieces, swim dresses, and separates that provide ample room to grow, supportive silhouettes, and coverage options in a wide range of inclusive sizes. Say goodbye to the limitations of traditional maternity suits and say hello to a chic and trendy swim option that you'll adore.
When you choose a Lime Ricki suit over a conventional maternity suit, you're not just buying a swimsuit - you're investing in swimwear that you can enjoy throughout your pregnancy journey and beyond! We want you to love your swimsuit and feel confident to go out and make beautiful memories by the water that will last a lifetime.
So, here are our tips for what to wear swimming when pregnant.
1. GO UP ONE SIZE
At Lime Ricki, our suits can become a maternity swimsuit simply by ordering a size up from what you would normally wear. The suit will fit snugly and comfortably over your bump, ensuring you don’t have to be worried about it sliding up while you’re laying out. Learn more about how to find your swimsuit size and accurately compare with our sizing chart.
2. ORDER A SUIT WITH RUCHING OR SHIRRING
The gathers in the fabric will help slim you and enable the suit to fit you even better. Our wrap tankinis and one-pieces have shirring on the sides to create a comfortable and tailor-made garment that will look great on your body.
3. TRY OUT A PEPLUM
Peplums are wildly popular for maternity-wear, and that’s because they’re feminine and versatile. We have three different peplum styles this year, and any one of them will work with a baby bump. Plus, after delivery, you can keep wearing it with your post-baby body and it will cover the tummy perfectly.
4. GET A SUIT WITH EXTRA CHEST SUPPORT
Normally, you may not need to consider whether your swimsuit has wireless support or not, but if your breasts tend to expand and become heavy during pregnancy, you might need a little more structure. Combine a maternity swimsuit with underwire in a halter style suit, and you’ll have all the support you need.
5. PAIR WITH HIGH WAIST BOTTOMS
High waist bottoms will fit snugly over your growing belly and give you all the coverage and support you could need. We make them in so many different colors and prints, so you can mix and match to find the perfect suit for you. These are great for after-baby too.
6. KNOW YOUR BODY
Only you can truly know what kind of suit will work best for your body – do you need more support, bigger or smaller bottoms, or even a new suit at all? If it’s your second or third pregnancy, this will be an easier job, but if it’s your first, try a few suits until you find one that really works. We make returns and exchanges easy, so if you want to order a few different swimsuits or sizes, you can.
7. DON’T BE AFRAID TO WEAR A SWIMSUIT WHEN YOU’RE PREGNANT
With the miracle of life, carrying a baby brings a lot of changes with your body, but don’t let those things stop you from spending time at the pool. Build yourself up for the wonder that you are, and don’t let the way your body temporarily looks define your happiness.
Let’s dive deeper into some common concerns expecting mothers have about swimming when pregnant.
How much can you swim while pregnant?
For most pregnant woman there is no reason to miss out on all the fun! Once you find your perfect pregnancy swimsuit, go show off that glowing skin and gorgeous new maternity swimwear. However, as your pregnancy progresses you may need to make a few slight modifications, and you should always feel comfortable checking in with your doctor or health experts throughout your pregnancy.
Is swimming safe during pregnancy?
Yes! If you have any concerns about your pregnancy, or are beginning to swim as a new form of exercise, be sure to check with your doctor first. In most cases, swimming while pregnant is highly encouraged. The water helps to carry the extra weight, which can give your back and feet a much-needed rest, while still getting healthy exercise. Stop swimming immediately if you experience dizziness, increased heart rate, or anything out of the ordinary.
Can you jump into a pool while pregnant?
Jumping into a pool is not advisable, as the impact of your belly hitting the water could have negative effects.
How long can I swim during pregnancy?
This is something you’ll want to discuss with your doctor, but generally, if you are in fairly good shape, a 30 minute swim is appropriate during the first trimester. As you progress, you may want to shorten that time.
Is it safe to lay out in the sun while pregnant?
A little fun in the sun is great, but prolonged exposure to heat and UV rays can be damaging to both you and the baby. Be sure to always use sunscreen and try to find shade whenever possible. For a darker, sun-kissed look, try sunless tanning lotions during pregnancy.
Can you swim in pools while pregnant?
It’s okay to swim in pools. You should remain only in depths you are comfortable and never swim alone. You should also avoid unfamiliar places where you are not sure whether the water has been contaminated.
Don’t forget to check out all of our modest swimsuits & clothing for women and find your new favorite swim accessories from Lime Ricki too!