Summer’s right around the corner, which means you and the gals are probably planning to hit the beach in the near future. Finding the right maternity swimsuit and beach gear isn’t as hard as it seems, so you can look forward to dozens of designer-inspired styles to put together an eye-catching outfit. From printed sarongs to oversized straw tote bags, here’s how you can be a beach babe during any trimester!
First, pick out a bright and bold tankini. Tankinis are perfect for moms-to-be, and you don’t need to settle for a one-color swim ensemble either. Pick up a cute two-piece halter tankini in a leopard print or printed flower designs, or go for a ring halter and bikini for a classy touch. Two-piece suits provide plenty of comfort for your day of lounging on the beach and wading in the water.
Ready to hit the boardwalk? Don’t do it without picking up a sarong for some extra coverage. Sarongs and wrap skirts are a great complement to your tankini, and they do double duty as a casual skirt when you’re shopping, relaxing at the café or just want to stay dry when the rain comes. Since you can adjust the waist, you will always be super comfortable.
Pregnancy days can wear on you, especially during your second and third trimester. Carrying extra weight will take its toll on your knees and legs, which is why a pair of cushioned thong sandalsfit the bill for days of trekking across the beach and boardwalk. Look for sandals that have at least an inch of cushioning so that your feet have plenty of support; save the wedges and heels for your post-baby days, so you stay comfortable and protect yourself from strain and soreness.
No trip to the beach is complete without a straw tote for stashing your beauty mags, sunglasses, beach towel and snacks for the day. Pick up a lightweight straw tote with bamboo handles for a fashionable and sassy look for the beach. A matching straw hat will finish your ensemble and keep you looking sharp and stylish on the beach, and all summer long!