Top 20 Swimsuits for Post-Baby Bodies


Whether you need a little lifting, tucking or just some stretch-mark covering, here are 20 sexy one-piece bathing suits that don’t scream “mom”:


  • An Affordable Classic 1 of 20
    An Affordable Classic
    This Merona swimsuit at Target rings in at $34.99. Can't beat that price for this retro style.
  • Fun and Youthful 2 of 20
    Fun and Youthful
    A bandeau top, ruched bottom and loose-fitting middle makes for a sexy, trendy swimsuit. (ASOS, $51.72)
  • Pretty and Playful 3 of 20
    Pretty and Playful
    The ruched spandex hides tummy troubles, while the ruffled skirt and knotted bodice add playful flair. (Shabby Apple, $82)
  • Ruffled Beauty 4 of 20
    Ruffled Beauty
    Wrap-around style + ruffles = yes, please. (Anthropologie, $158)
  • Vintage Throwback 5 of 20
    Vintage Throwback
    For the ultimate coverage without treading too far into "mom-ish" territory, this retro-looking swimsuit has a sweetheart neck, boy shorts and strategic ruching. (Anthropologie, $148)
  • Euro Chic 6 of 20
    Euro Chic
    The front fabric drapes down into a skirt-like bottom, providing both style and comfort. (Toast, €87)
  • Style Maven 7 of 20
    Style Maven
    If teeny bikinis are in your past, at least you can steal the spotlight with your spot-on style. (Zimmerman, $270)
  • Retro Glam 8 of 20
    Retro Glam
    This Jantzen swimsuit is one of the sweetest retro-looking bathing suits we've seen -- polka dots and all. (Popina, $98)
  • Hide and Accentuate 9 of 20
    Hide and Accentuate
    The ruched spandex will cover up your trouble spot, but the halter top will accentuate your nursing assets. (J.Crew, $82)
  • Tummy Troubles? 10 of 20
    Tummy Troubles?
    If your only post-baby issue is a little stomach puckering, this blouson silhouette will boost your confidence. (J.Crew, $115)
  • Basic Black 11 of 20
    Basic Black
    An upgrade of the "tankini." (J.Crew, $58)
  • Love Your Curves 12 of 20
    Love Your Curves
    Another retro-inspired swimsuit to flatter your curvy figure.
  • Pin-Up Girl 13 of 20
    Pin-Up Girl
    The ruched fabric hides imperfections, while the sexy silhouette will certainly turn heads. (Victoria's Secret, $125)
  • Firm Control 14 of 20
    Firm Control
    Whether you prefer polka-dots or solids, you'll love the control-top, figure-shaping fabric with molded cups. (Victoria's Secret, $109 - $114)
  • Gondola Gone Style 15 of 20
    Gondola Gone Style
    With trendy stripes and a dramatic black sash, it has a stylish Venice vibe. (Shabby Apple, $82)
  • Vintage Vixen 16 of 20
    Vintage Vixen
    Inspired by vintage French swimwear, the tulle detailing adds softness while strategically hiding any imperfections. A sophisticated kind of sexy. (J.Crew, $125)
  • Magicsuit by Miraclesuit 17 of 20
    Magicsuit by Miraclesuit
    Underneath the feminine and flirty style is the innovative "Miraclesuit," which provides the ultimate tummy control. (Garnet Hill, $94 top and $34 bottom)
  • Pretty Plus-Size 18 of 20
    Pretty Plus-Size
    If you're not a size 8, this Forever 21 skirted bathing suit is super stylish -- and less than $35!
  • Best Affordable 19 of 20
    Best Affordable
    Even Old Navy is getting in on the ruching with this $29.50 halter swimsuit.
  • Feel Deflated? 20 of 20
    Feel Deflated?
    If your only post-baby (post-nursing) issue is a lack of breast volume, the popular Victoria's Secret Miracle Bra is now in swimsuit form, adding up to two cup sizes for extra fullness. (Victoria's Secret, $66)

NOTE: Yes, most of these are on swimsuit models. But look at the cut and features of the swimsuits (i.e. control-top fabric, ruched spandex, skirted bottoms, etc.), not the body that they’re on.

Shopping sources:

Slide 1: Victoria’s Secret

Slide 2: Victoria’s Secret

Slide 3: J.Crew

Slide 4: J.Crew

Slide 5: J.Crew

Slide 6: J.Crew

Slide 7: Popina

Slide 8: Net-a-Porter

Slide 9: Toast

Slide 10: Anthropologie

Slide 11: Anthropologie

Slide 12: Shabby Apple

Side 13: Shabby Apple

Slide 14: Target

Slide 15: Garnet Hill

Slide 16: ASOS

Slide 17: Old Navy

Slide 18: Victoria’s Secret

Slide 19: Forever 21

Slide 20: Always for Me


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