My friend shared this from scarymommy.com the other day, and it really hit home with me! I need these reminders often:
In an effort to encourage you to embrace the body you have, I’m getting over myself and putting on the suit! After all, these wrinkles are from lots of laughter, this belly has birthed two beautiful baby boys and this booty has done a lot of shakin’….although these days it seems to shake a lot longer than I intended it to. Not sure that is what they mean when they talk about an a$# that won’t quit! Haha!
Amazon Suits and Coverups
All these suits are from Amazon prime, are affordable, and I hope will be flattering on lots of different body types! I give the run down on fit and where to find them below!
Hot Pink Two Piece
I honestly never thought I would wear a two piece again post babies, but never say never….
The bottoms are high-waisted with rausching and good booty coverarge. The top has adjustable straps and sewn in cups. The wrap around straps allow you to prop the girls up a bit and make the top feel more secure! This comes in lots of colors and patterns….I may even grab a second! I am wearing the medium. Find it HERE.
Black and White Stripe
I love ruffle details on this one piece with adjustable criss cross straps in the back. The top has removeable cups and the bottom has good coverage. I am wearing the medium.
Find it in seven colors HERE.
High Neck Mesh One Piece
There is a reason this suit has AMAZING reviews! I love that it has a lot of coverage in the booty and with the high neck, but still has some sex appeal with the mesh insert. It has ruching at the tummy, which I always find generous, and comes in a ton of colors/patterns. I always feel very comfortable in this suit. Wearing a medium.
Find it in 40 colors/patterns HERE.
Pinstripe Ruffle High Waisted Two Piece
I am now sold on the high waisted two pieces! I love the ruffle top detail on this one that comes in eight colors. Neck strap is adjustable and top has removeable cups. I am wearing a medium.
Find this suit in eight colors HERE.
I also love it with this long kimono above that can be worn with a tank and shorts or jeans as well!
Find it HERE.
Stripe and Palm Print Suit
I love the color mixing on this fun suit! It has sewn in cups and a cute scoop bag that ties at the top. If you are larger chested, this is not particularly supportive, but that is not a problem over here! I am wearing the medium.
Find it HERE.
One Piece Leopard Wrap Suit with Cut Out
This leopard suit is actually a one piece with a stomach cut out. It has a completely covered back. The straps are adjustable and the wrap feature allows you to tie the top as tight as you need to hold in the girls! The material is comfortable, and it comes in lots of solid colors and prints! I wanted to make sure I got plenty of booty coverage, so I ordered the 8-10, and it fits great!
Find all the solid colors and print options HERE.
Black and White Two Piece
I love the ruffle detail of this top that comes with removeable straps and cups. The bottoms are high waisted with good coverage. I am wearing a medium.
Find it HERE.
I also LOVE this shorter length sheer tie dye kimono. Wearing a medium. Find it HERE.
One Piece Olive Ruffle Suit with Cut Out
This is another one piece with a stomach cut out. I loved the ruffles om this one, but ultimately, it’s a little too low cut for me. If you have a long torso, I would skip this one as well. Straps are adjustable and the top has removeable cups. I am wearing a medium.
Comes in eight different solid colors and prints HERE.
Colorblock Cross Tie Swimsuit
I loved this color block suit that ties across the middle! It has built in cups that need to be adjusted a little so that seams, don’t show, but I think the cross tie is flattering across the tummy. I am wearing a medium. If orange is not your thing, this comes in lots of other fun, bright colors HERE.
One Shoulder Ruffle Suit
This one shoulder ruffle suit sucks you in in ALL the places and has the rousching that is forgiving in the mid section! I am wearing a medium and appreciate the booty coverage. This blue might be a festive option if you will be on the water the the 4th, but don’t want to wrap yourself in an American flag. I grabbed the medium. Find it in a variety of colors HERE.
Black and White Suit with Palm Kimono
I think this black and white suit would be flattering on so many body types! It is hard to tell from the picture, but the very center is a mesh detail and there is padding on either side. The back ties creating a cute cut out effect and the white lines give you a waist. I am wearing a medium in this to cover my booty.
This long palm kimono definitely makes a statement and is perfect for vacation, the pool, the beach, etc!
It also comes in other patterns here.
Swimsuit with Crochet Kimono
This red suit comes in a TON of colors and patterns (29 of them!) and is just $25 with free shipping. It has adjustable straps, padding in the chest and beautiful rousching all on the tummy. The description calls it a “tummy control” suit. I got the medium to make sure it was large enough to cover my booty, and it does! This is definitely the most comfortable of all the suits I tried on! Some of the lighter colors may be see-thru in the back, so I’d stick to the darker colors!
The kimono has such pretty details and would work over any solid suit, as well as with a tank and shorts or jeans! It is under $20 with one day free shipping for Prime members.
This pinstripe suit is also described as “tummy control” and has a tie halter top with some padding. The applique has such pretty details and there are 3 pinstripe color options and a solid black. I got the medium in this one as well and there is good booty coverage. Under $30 and free shipping!
I thought I would love the lemon over the blue, but I liked it over this black and white better! This kimono is just $12 with free shipping! It is light, airy and fun for the beach or with a tank, shorts or jeans. If yellow or lemon is not your jam, it also comes in other patterns here.
Black Criss Cross Suit
I ordered this criss cross suit remembering how much my boys yanked and pulled on me in the pool when they were toddlers. This top is secure and will not budge! It comes in 12 color options, but the solid black was definitely my favorite. There is some padding at the top and full booty coverage. I ordered the medium. This suit is under $30 with free same day shipping. The only drawback to this suit is slightly funky tan lines….but that’s where self tanner comes in! haha!
Two Piece Pattern Mixing
I thought this two piece peplum suit was SO fun! The bottoms are high-waisted and cover the booty. The peplum top offers some coverage for a puffy tummy and you can wear the top with or without straps! HOWEVER, the placement of the straps on mine was very awkward, as several of the other reviewers said! It looked strange, so I opted to wear it strapless. Just note, this may not work for you if you are in the pool with littles or have a large chest. All things considered, for under $20 I feel like this is a super cute suit! There are also 2 other colors/patterns available! I am wearing the medium.
Sharing some Target suits that I love! They usually run a BOGO 50% off sale a few times a year, so you may want to wait for that, but all this information will be here for you! I also love that Target makes returns VERY easy if you try a suit, and it doesn’t work!
I usually grab the boys suits at Target too!
Shop men’s suits HERE.
Shop girls’ suite HERE.
Shop boys’ suits HERE.
Black and White Two Piece
I loved the sporty look of this two piece, and that they are sold separately so you can buy different sizes in the top and bottom. My top is a small and the back has cute strap details that are adjustable. The bottoms are high waisted and a medium.
Find the top HERE.
Find the bottoms HERE.
Floral Ruffle Swimsuit
I love this suit! It has removable, adjustable straps, sewn in cups and full booty coverage. The rousching at the tummy is very forgiving, and I think the pattern is so fun! I am wearing a medium. Find it HERE.
Black Ruffle Swimsuit
I LOVE a black suit…flattering and classic! This is the same style as the suit above with the removable, adjustable straps, sewn in cups and full booty coverage. There is crochet details at the bottom of the ruffle at the chest. I am wearing a medium. Find it HERE.
This kimono is so soft and is definitely one that can be worn year-round! I love the colors!
This suit is great for a new baby bump, the postpartum mama or anyone that would like a little flowiness around their mid-section. It has removable straps that tie around the neck. It comes in lots of colors, patterns and plus size HERE.
This was a FAVORITE last year for so many of you!! I know this won’t be for everyone, but I think it’s genius! I grabbed it for the water park in the summer, where I love to do slides and swim with my boys, but HATE walking around all day in just my swimsuit. It has GREAT reviews! This would be an awesome option for water sports or anywhere you have to wear a bathing suit, but want a more modest option.
UPDATE: They added a fun pattern version this year and a couple more colors!!!
Find it HERE.
The straps are adjustable and it has removable cups at the chest. I am wearing a medium. Find it HERE.
A Few Other Target Suits
Click any of the images below to be taken to the suit!
Also loved these! Ordered a few to share soon!
4 Cover Ups I LOVE!
As soon as I slipped this cover up on I felt like I should be sipping a fruity cocktail on a Mexican beach! Such fun colors and the pom poms are the cutest! It also comes in white and blue and is just $14 prime.
Find it HERE.
This lightweight sundress can be worn on it’s own or as a cover up. I loved the bright summer colors of this pattern, and grabbed size medium. The straps are adjustable and it comes in several other patterns HERE.
This palm print tassel cover up is SO cute! I like that it goes down all the way on both sides instead of being split and the pattern is adorable. Did I mention it’s also only $16 with free shipping?! It comes in solid colors and other patterns too! One size fits all.
I also have this pom pom cover up in several colors! It is so fun! It comes in tons of color options with pom poms or tassels and is just $18 with free shipping! I bought this last summer and was sure it would fall apart in the wash. I washed it on delicate in the washing machine and hung it to dry. I have washed it multiple times and am yet to lose a pom pom! That’s an Amazon win!
This St. Tropez mousse is my favorite! A little self tanner always makes me feel a little more confident!
More than anything I hope that whatever insecurities you have about your body, (we ALL have them!) you won’t let them hold you back from making memories with your people this summer! Embrace the body you have! Go to the beach! Get in the water at the pool party! Make memories and even take pictures with your kids! We only have ONE chance at this life thing, and it is too precious to waste time worrying about our thighs! Preaching to myself here too ladies….
and last thing! When you see another woman, especially a new mama in that swimsuit at the splash pad, tell her she’s rocking it! You never know the ripple effect of your kindness, and chances are, she needs to hear it!