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Fashionable Maternity Swimwear For Summer

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Summer is here! Time for the beach, the rays, the parties oh, the very stressful task of picking out the perfect bathing suit. It is not difficult to find an attractive bathing suit, and you certainly don’t have to be concerned with finding one that is suitable for the office, yet, the mere skimpiness of the piece may make it difficult to work with, especially if you’re not exactly in the supermodel category, and this year, there is a rather big body issue to take into account. You’re pregnant. That means that, while most years your biggest concern may have been Brazilian or full cut, this year you have a whole different set of considerations to deal with. But, worry not, when it comes to choosing maternity swimsuits, there are a whole lot of people who have already “been there, done that,” and they have a lot of advice for first-time mothers hitting the water this year. Here are some things you might want to know about fashionable maternity swimwear, so you and baby can hang ten this summer without a care.

First Trimester
The first trimester is usually assumed to be the easiest of the three when it comes to clothing options, and bathing suit choices are no exception. Most women can wear almost any suit in their drawer and be ok with it, and this may well be the case for you.

The thing to take into consideration during your first trimester is that you probably won’t look pregnant, but of course, that doesn’t mean you’re not. You may find your tummy starting to soften and your bust area, hips, and behind starting to expand, so it may be a good idea to try on that swimwear before you accept any beach or pool party invites.

If you do decide to go maternity wear for the first trimester, a tankini is probably the best choice. It will cover a soft middle and the halter top will provide support for the bust area. Plus, the tankini may be a good investment, as it will probably get you through part of the second trimester, as well.

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Second Trimester
In your second trimester, you should be basking in your pregnancy. You’ll have achieved that little round baby belly that everyone associates with a time of excitement and expectations, and you start getting little smiles and nods of approval from complete strangers. At this time, many women opt for a bikini. However, if you go this route, it is important to go with a maternity bikini, as maternity swimwear will give you that added support in the bust and under the belly, that’s so crucial at this time.

Another thing to be taken into account when choosing the bikini style is that it hides very little, and this includes stretch marks, as well as the “line Negra,” which is a dark line running from the belly button to the pubic bone that some women get during pregnancy. If either of these is a factor for you, you may want to stick with a tankini option.

When choosing a swimsuit for the second trimester, it is important to keep in mind that this will be the time in which your belly will experience a great deal of growth and it is important that you get a suit that will accommodate this growth. Make sure to read the label on your swimsuit to make sure it is made with a blend of fabric able to stretch as you grow, and/or, it features a set of adjustable ties that can be loosened or tightened accordingly.

Third Trimester
Coming down the home stretch, pregnant women may find themselves on a bit of a roller coaster ride when it comes to what to expect when you’re expecting. You may start this trimester with the ideal size manageable baby bump and end up feeling as big as a house. However, this is no excuse to skip the pool. In fact, swimming is a great way to relieve the discomfort of carrying a bigger belly,

The bikini associated with the third tA bikini is still an option in the third trimester, but the maternity design becomes crucial at this stage. You may want to choose one with a skirted bottom for additional support and coverage.The tankini is also still in the running and may be preferable to the bikini at this point because tankinis are usually fitted bellow the belly, making it more flattering to a pregnant stomach.

As for onesies, these are typically avoided. It just seems impossible to make a maternity swimsuit designed for all body types and the constraints of the onesie seem to make it harder to get the right coverage in the right places in a flattering manner.

Are you expecting? Have your expectations already come to fruition? Let us know your picks for the best and most comfortable maternity bathing suits. We love to hear from you!

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Poolside Fashion For Summer 2017

The scene. A sparkling pool area filled with beautiful sunbathers. The focus, a sharply dressed man, handsome man by the pool looking appreciatively from his lounge chair sipping a gin and tonic. You emerge from the pool in slow motion, the water glistening on your skin and slowly walk to an empty lounge chair. The man excuses himself and walks over. The rest, as they say, is history.

The summer season is newly upon us and that means its time to think about how you’re going to make a splash this year in poolside fashion. Here’s a small preview.

Tie Neck Deep Front
Do retro glamour in the one piece. Cut to the naval to reveal more or crisscross for a more modest look, and tie at the neck with a big pussycat bow. Try the Salinas Tie Neck Deep Front Swimsuit with a big floppy hat for a pinup vibe.

Woman in retro swimsuit

Topshop Sprinkles Frill Bardot Top and Bottom
If the waves are not cooperating, this is sure to stir things up a little. Super feminine with a white ruffled bardot top patterned with black sprinkles and a white on black contrasting bottom, these pieces can be worn together or mix matched for some customizable creations. Also, great for complementing the smaller bust.

Shade and Shore Halter Bikini Top and Bottom
They say there’s something for everyone, and this bikini may be just that thing. This Target Shade and Shore Line bikini offers size selections ranging from 32 A to 38DDD and comes in a push up or bandeau style. It’s bright tribal pattern is also right on trend for 2017.

Triangl Gigi Bikini
It may be crocheted, but it definitely doesn’t look like anything your Grandma would make. In bright yellow, this eeny meeny teeny weeny bikini screams summer fun.

Print swimsuit

Printed Waves Swimsuit
It’s all about quality when it comes to the Maria Hoffman Printed Waves Swimsuit. Its high cut sides, low cut back, and digital stained glass print may exude pleasure, but the SPF 50 treated fabric talks business for the serious swimmer.

Bettini’s Strappy Halter Top and Cheeky Bottom

This one combines the old and the new with a traditional vintage, gingham print on an ultra modern design. Check out this strappy, sexy take on the halter lace up with this two piece style of the season.

Marrakesh Cutout Top and Puka Puka Briefs
With the high neck and sturdy design of a sports suit and the daring cutouts of a high glamour gown, you can’t miss with this Mikoh Style. This suit combines elegance and sexiness in a navy two piece with a little peekaboo on the hips and neckline.

One-piece swimsuit

The Alix Nautilus Convertible

How about a convertible this summer? The Alix Nautilus Convertible swimsuit is for the girl who just can’t seem to make up her mind. Swimming with the parents? Go one piece by buttoning the high rise bottom to the bandeau top. Looking to make a big splash? Leave the bottom off for a traditional bikini.

Convertible One Piece Swimsuit
So, we’ve all been there, We want to wear a strapless number for an even tan, but when we get in the water, we find the neckline at out waste line. Well, the Ted Baker Layaya Convertible one piece solves that problem with a built in halter neck to anticipate all your wardrobe malfunctions.

What are you doing for poolside fashion in 2017? Let us know your ideas for your water side wardrobe!


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Waterpark Swim Attire

Woman wearing a one-piece

Visiting the local waterpark to enjoy some fun in the sun with the children is a summertime staple. If you plan to partake in any rides or attractions, it is important to wear the appropriate swimwear so that you feel comfortable and confident all day long. Even simply watching and running around after your kids can be a lot of work, so comfort is key when there is a wealth of activities that your little ones can get into.

Traditional One-Piece Swimsuits
One-piece swimsuits will offer the most comfort and coverage for those who like to ride the waterpark’s most adventurous rides. The 1950’s style halter is a trendy option to this classic form and they come in cute prints and patterns. For the more active woman, a sports-style one-piece is a great option and usually comes in styles with thinner straps that minimize tan lines. Another fashionable one-piece option is the monokini. The connecting piece along the middle of the torso will help keep everything in place while allowing your skin more space to soak up some much-needed vitamin D.

Woman wearing a tankini

Relax in a Two-Piece
If you’re not willing to let go of the bikini, or you won’t be partaking in any of the waterpark’s activities, there are several styles that will still allow you to have comfort and confidence to move around the park. The tankini is a great option for women who have small kids on the go, but still want the option to show off their mid-section. Flip up the bottom of your top while you soak up the sun (with an appropriate SPF and moisturizer of course) and flip it down when you are playing with the kids in the wave pool. The latest bikini trend is cropped style tops and high waist bottoms. This style offers similar comfort and coverage of one-piece swimsuits, but will add a bit of sex appeal to the overall look. Traditional halter style bikini tops are also a good option if you love the look of a completely bare mid-section. Try going with a style that has thicker neck straps and underwires to ensure you stay secure throughout the day.

Cover Up!
Keep your head covered with a fashionable hat to shield your eyes and face from the harmful rays of the sun. Wide or narrow-brimmed hats are the trendiest options and offer varying protection from the sun. A wider brimmed hat has the ability to cover parts of your neck and shoulders while a small brimmed hat may only cover your eyes and the top part of your face.

What you wear over your swimwear is important to consider as well. A dress is great for throwing over top of a swimsuit, but if the waterpark is part of a larger amusement park, you may want to consider a pair of comfortable shorts and a t-shirt or tank top. A change of clothes will help you stay comfortable on your ride home or if there are any attractions you plan to visit or ride after you leave the waterpark.

On Your Feet
While flip flops are a no brainer for most waterparks, you may want to think about the kind you bring. If you plan to shower in one of the park’s bath houses, remember to bring a pair of plastic flip flops to avoid showering barefooted. Bring a pair of socks and sneakers if you plan to walk around after visiting the waterpark.

On Your List
Make a list of all the things you might need to bring with you to the waterpark so that your day is fun and not fraught with wardrobe malfunctions or dangerous and uncomfortable sunburns.

  1. Comfortable swimsuit
  2. Flip Flops (bring plastic ones to wear if you need to shower afterward)
  3. Dress, shorts, or t-shirt for a cover-up
  4. Hat and sunglasses
  5. Sun block (bring varying SPF’s for different skin types, but at least an SPF 30)
  6. Socks and sneakers (if you plan to walk around another portion of the amusement park)
  7. Change of clothes (if you plan to walk around another portion of the amusement park)
  8. Towels (if your local waterpark does not provide them)
  9. Water (to stay hydrated)

Have fun!

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