After I had my first baby, I was pretty chill about losing the baby weight. I was focused on enjoying being with my baby and adjusting to life as a working mom. This time around, I had high hopes of getting in the best shape of my life after having Charlotte. However, renovations and a move followed by a global pandemic and balancing work and watching two kids full-time has put those plans on the back burner. And now, here we are – summer and bathing suit season is here and the abs I had dreamed of are nowhere to be seen.
There was a time in my life when I would have let that stop me from enjoying the pool and beach — I would have hid under a coverup. But I can’t wait to swim with Charlie and James this summer now that our beaches and pool are finally opening. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to be rocking a teeny tiny bikini anytime soon. Enter: the postpartum bathing suit aka a forgiving suit that hides any postpartum lumps and bumps, sucks you in, and offers enough coverage for swimming with your little one.
While I’m not ready to do a swimsuit try-on for you guys (trust me when I say it’s not pretty), I did find a bunch of flattering postpartum bathing suits that are great for after you’ve given birth, including a super flattering bikini that’s under $25(!!).
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One-shoulder scalloped high-waisted bikini (under $25 and comes in lots of colors and is hands down the most flattering two-piece bikini I’ve worn – actually wore it a few weeks after giving birth and was so glad I bought it; also love Black ruffle one-piece swimsuit (currently on sale for $25))