The Mama’s Guide to Swimwear!


Every year swimsuit shopping is such a big ordeal for me.  My criteria pre children was simply “is it cute”?  These days I ask myself a LOT more questions. 1) will it fall down if a child slightly tugs at it? 2) If I bend down to pick up a kid is something going to pop out? And several more questions along these lines.  Ladies: if you are toting kids around the beach/pool strings and triangles do NOT need to be a part of your vocabulary.

I’ve done  the work for you and selected some great suits for comfort, functionality, while still being on trend.  And I have selected some at all price points.  Here are some of my suggestions while shopping for that perfect suit.

  1. Invest in a great one piece.  Several years ago you couldn’t even find a one piece that wasn’t totally Grandma.  Now they are everywhere and totally on trend. You can find them with cut-outs, mesh inserts, and all other sorts of details to give them a little edge.
  2. Don’t be afraid to invest and go for a good quality suit. In the swimsuit department you get what you pay for.  You are better off to have one or two higher quality suits than several cheap ones.  The fabric and fit will be better and it will last longer.  And for goodness sake, DON’T shop for one in the Junior’s Department.
  3. Experiment with detail! Mesh, cutouts, and scallops are huge trends right now! Don’t be afraid to add a little interest to your suit.
  4. If you do a two piece make sure the bottoms have some coverage, because when you bend down to pick up that little one……….and same goes for the top!                                These are a steal at under $50!

momswim-3striped suit with cutouts

womens high neck crochet

mesh inset one piece

striped with cutouts

high neck top with mesh

Striped long line two piece

These suits are awesome, high quality suits and a bit more of a splurge!


One Shoulder miracle suit

One piece with cutout

Trina Turk Off the shoulder

High neck black and white

high neck multi

I hope this makes your quest for the perfect swimsuit a little less painful!



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