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Fashion Friday: 5 Swimsuit Tips for a Postpartum Summer

Fashion Friday:  5 Swimsuit Tips for a Postpartum Summer

by Heather Aulisio

A year ago

I had my son in the winter, so luckily for me; I did not have to hop into a bathing suit right away. If you just gave birth or will be doing so soon, read on to consider these five tips to help you ease into a swimsuit this summer.

Tip 1-Go for a Two Piece

Yes, really. A tankini really helps hide a post-partum tummy. The key is to choose a top that flows overtop of your bottom, rather than blends into it. When women wear a one piece, they tend to expose their post-partum belly more and feel more self-conscious. I also suggest going up one size in the top piece to ensure a loose fit, especially if you are nursing.

Tip 2-Side Rouche

I love side rouching on a tankini top. Because you are wearing it large and loose, you can take advantage of side rouching around your waist to help create a more shaped, streamlined look, without risking lots of cling onto the body.

Tip 3-Choose a Print

Many moms think that they have to wear a solid black suit to look their slimmest. Actually, when wearing a print (the right print), you can look a whole size smaller! Don’t choose polka dots because they are too small, and if you are doing a floral, make sure the print is as large as a quarter (but not any bigger). This size print helps balance out your proportions!

Tip 4-Halters Help

If you are nursing or simply need a little extra lift and support, you can’t go wrong with halter style straps. They are ultra-strong and they fit comfortably around your neck.

Tip 5-Choose Crochet

Swimsuits that offer a slight texture tend to be figure flattering. They don’t showcase every little lump and bump, and they help blend them in.

Ready to dive in? Follow these five easy swim suit tips to make a splash at any beach, post baby.


My name is Heather.  In addition to being a writer and mom to my 13 month old son, Matthew; I am elementary teacher.  I also have a deep love for fashion and think that all moms can look and feel their best because it's important to take care of ourselves so we can take the best care of our little ones!


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