Our 2020 Swim Guide is Here!

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The Mom Edit’s 2020 Swim Guide is here!!

Per usual, we’ve spent weeks going through pages and pages of online inventory, reading reviews, trying things on, and going back through helpful reader comments from previous years. The result is this lineup of swimsuits. We know this summer is likely going to look very different from last year, but we have high hopes that the beaches will (safely) open…and if not? We’re all about the backyard buckets-of-water-as-pools. #justaddmargaritas

The Best Swimsuits For Women: A Peek At Our 2020 Guide

What’s new for swimwear in 2020? Well…animal print swimsuits are still a pretty big deal (and there are even more options this year), and bright bathing suits (think yellows and oranges) feel exactly like what we need right now. We suspect no one will actually be traveling this summer, but the stunning tropical prints are giving us alllll the vacation vibes anyway. And the one (new) category we’re really excited about?

BRONZE. We’re calling it the new black.

(And don’t worry, we still have a large selection of NOT boring black swimsuits, here.)

We ignored snake print swimsuits, however. How do you guys feel about them? I personally couldn’t get on board.

While we have the best postpartum, sustainable and plus-size swimwear sprinkled throughout the swim guide…we also pulled them together in their own sections, for ease of shopping. Click on the links below to be taken to that specific section:

Our Favorite Postpartum Swimsuits

Our Favorite Plus-Size Swimsuits

Our Favorite Sustainable Swimsuits

ONE IMPORTANT NOTE: Because of J.Crew’s recent bankruptcy announcement, our J.Crew affiliate links are working a little differently. If you click on a J.Crew swimsuit, it will take you to a Shopstyle page that may say “sold out.” This is likely just a glitch. Go ahead and click on the photo of the suit (or the “Buy Now” button) and you’ll be taken to J.Crew’s website as normal. We’re all crossing our fingers for J.Crew…and their swimsuits are one big reason: they’re a team fav.

As a reminder, find the full Swim Guide here. But if you want to see a quick sample of the kinds of categories we rounded up…here are a few of our very favs.

The Mom Edit’s 2020 Swim Guide: A Sneak Peek

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

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1. Striped Swimwear

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

J.Crew Cross-Back Bandeau One-Piece

This suit was a reader favorite last year, and sold out pretty quickly. I especially like strapless for the no-tan-line situation.


2. Lingerie-Inspired Swimsuits

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Ralph Lauren Ottoman Boatneck One-Piece

Kind of unexpectedly sexy. Another reader favorite from last year.


3. White Hot Swimsuits

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Free People Twist One-Piece

Look at this suit up close…it’s actually eyelet. We will forever love a pretty, textured suit.


4. Favorite Postpartum Swimsuit

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Becca Double-Tie Front One-Piece

We narrowed down allll the post-partum suits and picked this as our favorite. These Becca suits are comfortable and flattering, and have been a favorite of new moms for years. This suit is just sexy enough, and the low neckline distracts from a soft, postpartum tummy shockingly well. It’s also pretty nursing-friendly, and the back is gorgeous.


5. Boho Babe Swimwear

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Cupshe Vintage Lace One-Piece

Laura tested this Cupshe swimsuit last year and was shocked by how good it was. And more than 1,000 reviewers agree!! This suit is beloved by new mamas, experienced mamas, and sexy beach babes without kids. See Laura’s full review here.


6. Animal Print Bathing Suit

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

J.Crew Deep V-Neck French One-Piece

One of the best leopard print suits we’ve ever seen. This style is a team favorite, and this print has us all swooning. (See the red one on Laura, here…and a different animal print on Scotti, here.)


7. Favorite Sustainable Swimsuit

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Mara Hoffman Maddy One-Piece

This suit is both sustainable and insanely chic. I tried it on, and if you are shorter, there won’t be as much space between the knot and the top of the waistband. The result is much more conservative than the photo…but still dead chic.


8. Bright & Bold One-Piece

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Free People Ribbed Celine One-Piece

This is the suit I bought for this summer! I have it in a brown color that is now sold out, but it is one of the most flattering — and comfortable — one-pieces I’ve ever worn. Happily, Free People keeps coming out with new colors, and they’re all gorgeous.


9. Bronze Bathing Suit

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Vince Camuto Wrap-Front One-Piece

Ahhhh…the color, the ribbed fabric, the things it does for a bustline….yup. This is a good one.


10. Color-Block One-Piece

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Madewell Second Wave Cutout One-Piece

We’re more than a little obsessed with this suit. Not only is it super-flattering, it comes in both regular and plus sizes. You can see Kat in the plus-size version of this suit (in the now sold-out red and orange colorway). The brown trim is so fresh and is giving us all summer in the ’70s vibes.


11. Favorite Plus-Size Swimsuit

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Eloquii Drama Ruffle One-Piece

This Eloquii suit is gorgeous and fun, and one of our favorite suits, period. How lovely that it also happens to be plus-size? This brand gets it right.


12. Pretty Floral Swimwear

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Loft Beach Vine Halter One-Piece

This little vintage floral suit is just achingly pretty. Love.


13. Belted Bathing Suit

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Loft Beach Belted One-Piece

To quote Danielle: “These belted swimsuits are giving me life. I wanna lay on a fancy outdoor lounge, with a white floppy hat, big white sunglasses, this swimsuit and a pretty drink in my hand.” SAME GIRL, SAME. And I love that this suit comes in both plus-size and standard.


14. Pastel Bathing Suit

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

ASOS Broderie Tie Front One-Piece

ASOS is killing it with the swimsuits — plus, petite or regular sizes, they’re all so cute. The only downside? They’re so affordable that they don’t stay in stock long. We love this one for nailing that sweet but sexy vibe.

ps. ASOS also has a decent selection of sustainable swim, too.


15. Color-Block, Postpartum & Sustainable Swimsuit

The best sustainable, postpartum & plus-size swimwear + sexy bathing suits, like cheeky 1-piece suits. Shop it all in the 2020 Swim Guide by The Mom Edit.

Summersalt The Cove One-Piece

We have a full review of Summersalt coming out soon (tall girls, short girls, plus size — we’re doing it all)….but based on the reviews, we have high, HIGH hopes. I love that Summersalt suits are all sustainable, and this one in particular is so insanely chic and flattering. This color-blocking is one of the best things to ever happen for postpartum mamas.

Fingers crossed that we’ll get a chance to show off our swimwear this summer!

xo,

S

ps. Readers, as always, we’d LOVE to hear from you. Swimsuit shopping is so darn tricky, so if you have an experience you want to share, or a suit that has made your life…chances are others will want to hear about it, too. Leave a comment below or — better yet — shoot us a pic (hello@themomedit.com), and tell us why you love your suit.

pps. Yes, bikini picks are coming. I have a love-hate relationships with my bikinis, so it takes me longer. So stay tuned. (OR HEY – HELP ME OUT. If you have a bikini you love, please freaking share!! Pic or no, I’d love some input.)

8 COMMENTS

  1. Does the yellow free people suit have light padding in the bust area at all? And hows the sizing in their swimwear?

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