I’ve always worn bikinis. They always seemed…um…easier  — even after having Greenlea. After Ozzie, however, things are not “snapping” back into place as fast as I’d like them to. My C-section scar is a bit bigger and scarier than it was. And the girls are . . .  larger than I’m used to. It’s hard not to feel like a porn star in a bikini top. Especially if it’s been a few hours since nursing. I’m not 100% sure what I’m looking for in a suit, but I want one that’s cute and doesn’t scream PRACTICAL . . . but actually is still pragmatic for moms chasing a toddler down the beach.

BTW, when you’re done here, be sure to check out all the new bathing suits in our annually updated Swim Shop!

My Favorite Postpartum Suits From Amazon

My Favorite

This suit was my favorite of the bunch. I didn’t feel like a nip slip was imminent, and although the back wasn’t full coverage, it wasn’t too cheeky either. I felt covered up but still a bit sexy. Nursing would be out in this one, though.

Featured Suit: Mesh One-Piece (size medium)Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

My Husband’s Favorite

I really didn’t think I was going to like this one because . . . horizontal stripes. It was actually better than I thought it would be, but the small was too small (hello butt) and the medium was too big on top. It would probably be great on someone who has less of a pear-shaped body! (It also comes in a full floral pattern if you’re not into the stripes.)

Featured Suit: Halter Leaves & Stripes

Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

Shana’s Favorite

This one was super comfortable. I liked the print and how it kind of camouflages lumps and bumps. There’s some cleavage without being super over-the-top, and there’s no danger of the girls falling out. There’s padding to cover nipples and adjustable straps.

Featured Suit: Lace-Up Leaf Print (medium)

Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

Nursing-Friendly Suits From Amazon

High-rise Halter

This one was . . . OK? I liked that the ties were adjustable, but I just didn’t think the bottom was that flattering on me. Check out the reviews, though, because it looks seriously amazing on so many women! This one also comes in a ton of different patterns. (The 8 was too big, but as you can see the size 6 was tight on bottom).

Featured Suit: Striped Halter (size 6)

Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

Yellow Fun

I loved this suit. The ties dug into my back a bit, but not in a super-uncomfortable way. The color is amazing! Although I loved this yellow, I liked it even better in black. (Black is always my favorite.)

Featured Suit: Yellow Ruffles (wearing medium)

Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

Black Ruffles

This was my favorite nursing-friendly suit. I couldn’t exactly run down the beach in this one, but if we were headed to a more relaxed day involving lots of lounging and some nursing, this would be it.

Featured Suit: Black Ruffles (medium)

Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

Stripes & Lace

Ehhh…not my favorite. Stripes are hard. But again, this one looked great on so many reviewers and comes in lots of colors/styles.

Featured Suit: Stripes & Lace Halter (size medium)

Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

Aaaaand One For The Pool

The Lap Suit

Zack and I recently decided to start swimming (we haven’t started yet, but it’s the thought that counts, right?). I used to swim in high school, and I know from experience that these suits are supposed to be tight when you first get them. I’m wearing a size 34, but would probably go with a 36 or even 38 if I was just planning on lounging on the beach. I actually didn’t mind the cut of this suit, even for the beach . . . the girls are definitely secure in this one!

Featured Suit: Speedo (size 34* sized down to actually swim laps in it . . . it’s tight!)

Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

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XOXO,

Scotti

P.S. The ONLY reason I’m willing to do some selfies of swim suits (in FEBRUARY) is that I’ve been doing this program called the FASTer Way to Fat Loss. It involves carb cycling, intermittent fasting, keeping track of your macros, and includes personalized workouts that you can do from home (or at the gym). It sounds like a lot of info, but it actually takes little thought because everything is laid out for you. Plus, I’ve literally never eaten MORE than on this plan. Stay tuned for a more detailed post on it, but if you’d like to check it out click here for more info. (Scroll down for a list of FAQs.)

This one’s for the Pinners!:

Gals — swim season is ALMOST here. With a postpartum bod & nursing-friendly needs, it's a BIG DEAL. For swimming & running on the beach, here are my favs.

10 COMMENTS

  1. It’s been a long time since I had a baby, but I’m looking for the same things in a bathing suit! Something that is cute, looks nice and doesn’t scream PRACTICAL! Haha! That’s actually pretty much all I want out of life in general! There are so many great suit options here! I definitely want to try some out! And thanks for doing some bathing suit selfies. You and Shana are brave, brave women!

  2. Thank you for doing these posts! I love that you and the others are willing to put yourselves out there to help us all find swimsuits. And you are rocking so many of these! Any chance of featuring one-piece suits not sold by Amazon?

  3. I’ve been a FWTFL convert for about a year now…you will see amazing results!!! Best investment I’ve made in myself in a long time!

  4. Would love to hear about that program…Looked at the website and it looks great but I am always so skeptical about diet programs (even though I still need to lose 15 lbs from my last baby 🙁 ) so would love to hear whether it is easy to stick with, works with kids and busy life etc!

    • I was a total skeptic myself- I followed the program, and the creator Amanda on instagram for about 6 months before I finally pulled the plug. It was the best decision I’ve made, I wish I did it sooner! I started in October and lost weight over the holidays. It is a fair amount of prep, I find planning a few days at once is helpful. It is harder to be spontaneous but eventually it all becomes second nature. I should mention, I lost 9 inches and 11 lbs in my first 6 week round without doing any of the exercise.

      • Love hearing how well it worked! Did you feel super deprived? I honestly am partially drawn in by the picture of donuts on the website..I tried keto at one point but I really just can’t sustain a diet where I never get to eat anything carb/junky ever!

        • Sorry, I didn’t see your questions until now! I don’t feel deprived at all. I was really resistant to going gluten and dairy free- I don’t do 100% but I did decrease tremendously and I can’t believe how much better I feel. There are 2 low carb days, and the rest of the week is regular macros. Everything in moderation and it really teaches you how important it is to balance the fat, carbs, and protein of the food you eat. I find it to be super sustainable once you learn the program. I was totally overwhelmed at first but I’m glad I stuck it out! (PS, I’m not a coach or an influencer- I just really believe in the program!)

  5. scotti! love the floral striped one that your hubby liked. but…question: why do swim (in the pool for exercise) suits have to start out tight? we spent xmas in HI snorkeling and i’m considering adding swimming to my workout and was planning on using my regular suit. give me the rundown, mama!!

  6. Ordered a bunch of these to try out (thank YOU Scotti, from another postpartum pear over here!)
    Got the first one today. Ordered a large and I was hopeful, hopeful, hopeful, until… I pulled it up to tie around my neck. I’m 5’7” with a longer torso and this just didn’t even come close to fitting in length.
    Really great style and fit otherwise! I usually wear 10-12 and size large would’ve been perfect if it were longer through the body. Hope this helps someone else of similar proportions.

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