If you have ever watched the viral video “I Swimsuit Season So Hard,” you can relate to how difficult it is to find a swimsuit that straddles the line between skimpy and frumpy. Yes, trying on swimsuits can mimic a comedy routine, but you can have the last laugh by finding a flattering suit that you love. Here are a few favorites that will allow moms to focus on what really matters at the beach — having fun with family and friends.
One shoulder stunners
The “mom suit” traditionally encases post-baby boobs in a type of double sling without support, allowing gravity to take its course and wardrobe malfunctions to manifest. Enter: the one shoulder style. Magicsuit is a historically mom-friendly line, with a focus on support, shape and style. The Goddess suit features an asymmetrical neckline with strategic ruching and actual coverage for your backside. No cheeky bottoms or French cuts that leave nothing to the imagination here — you will actually be able to move around without constantly adjusting your suit. From sandcastle building to snorkeling, these suits stay put. The company also has styles with draping that can be tied high or low on the hip depending upon how much coverage you prefer.
Remember when swimsuits above size 12 consisted of a solid or basic pattern with a skirt attached? Eloquii has elevated suits for sizes 14-28 with bold, beautiful patterns, on-trend styling and yes, sex appeal. These suits are designed for mamas with curves that are meant to be showcased, not hidden. Most of their styles can be worn as tops as well — pair high-waisted white jeans with the Puff Sleeve Front Tie Bikini Top or pop a skirt over the Ruffle Shoulder Swimsuit. Moms need to be flexible and quite often don’t have time or space to pack multiple outfits for a day out. And Eloquii is all about the details — from coordinating belts to voluminous sleeves, coordinating sarongs to chic hair scarves, they encourage customers to be as extra as they wish.
Lively took its best-selling bra styles and re-designed them for swim, so if you love the bandeaus, sports bras and bralette tops, you will absolutely swoon over the swim styles. To help customers find the perfect fit, fit sessions are offered at its Chicago bricks-and-mortar store in Lincoln Park or you can also hit them up virtually with a video session. The brand is all about authenticity and inclusivity, showcasing products on a wide range of body types, shapes and colors so you are more likely to see yourself represented. They offer an array of mix-and-match two-piece styles, from plunge tops that flatter while keeping you contained to bandeaus with removable straps that allow for minimal tan lines and maximum style. Lively specializes in a wide variety of sizes, from A to DDD, keeping with the theme of inclusively.
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