The best mom swimsuits: my top picks

Sharing my favorite mom swimsuits that are flattering, not too skimpy, and functional!

Hi friends! How’s the week going? I hope you’re having a great one so far! For today’s post, I have summer on the brain. I’m SO ready for slow mornings, no homework (praise be), and days in the pool.

THANK GOODNESS FOR THE POOL.  I often hear people complain about the Tucson heat – it really is like an oven outside – but the truth is, Tucson is reverse hibernation. We have good outdoor weather in the winter, and stay indoors or swim during the summer. In the summer, you can find us in the water or in the AC.

I was pondering mom swimsuits and how difficult they are to find. When I find one I love, it’s a huge deal.

What makes an awesome mom swimsuit? A winner of a mom swimsuit needs to be comfortable and flattering, but also has to rank high on the functional front. It has to keep everything LOCKED DOWN. For example, I want to be able to play freely with the kiddos without flashing my goodies. A good mom swimsuit keeps everything covered, even while you’re building sand castles, running in the waves, chasing the kiddos as “mama shark,” or tossing them into the air.

For this post, I thought I’d share some of the best ones I’ve found! These are a mix of ones I already own (notated with ***) or have found online with stellar reviews. If you have any mom swimsuits you love, please spread the word in the comments section!! I usually find the best swimsuits at Nordstrom, Everything But Water and Anthropologie. Target also has an incredible selection at reasonable price points.


***Becca Aurora Crochet. I have this one in black – I bought it a few years ago – and get compliments every time I wear it. I love that the detail makes it look a little bit sexy without being too much. It’s a classic and I wear it year after year.

J Crew ruched swimsuit.  SO many gorgeous colors and it has flattering.

3. This square-neck suit. This one has excellent reviews and the fiery red color is a fun way to switch things up from the classic black suit.

**Anything from Summersalt. I have four suits from them and this is one of my favorite ones! I also love the fit of this one (size up one size for all Summersalt suits).

This suit has a trendy cut-out and comes in four gorgeous colors.

Love this gorgeous print and v-neck (on sale right now, too).

Another cute square-neck suit with a floral print.

**This scallop one-shoulder one piece. I just ordered this one because I love the bright color and Target swimsuit prices are A+.

** Vuori has swimwear now! LOVE this one-piece and just added it to my cart.


This sporty bikini with high waist bottoms and UPF 50+.

This super cute colorblock option with a high waist.

Obsessed with this suit that was designed for active lifestyles.

Maaji suits always fit well and last, and this set has enough booty coverage.

***These are my go-to bikini bottoms that I’ll mix and match with different tops.


This incredible embroidered cover-up

***Floral print buttoned coverup. I wear this one constantly with jean shorts.

***Button-up shirt coverup. This is one of my faves and the price point is awesome. I’d recommend sizing up — mine shrank in the wash.

This effortless shirtdress coverup.

Obsessed with this crochet coverup.

Swimsuit tip: For bold and bright colors, I always soak these in the sink in cold water and vinegar for about 20 minutes before washing. I wash the brights together on gentle and let them air dry. The colors stay vibrant this way!

So, tell me: where do you buy your swimsuits? What’s the current favorite? Please feel free to link away in the comments!



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