Home » Blog » Where to Shop for Beautiful, Full Coverage Swimwear For Moms
|

Where to Shop for Beautiful, Full Coverage Swimwear For Moms

This post: Kristy’s 2023 shopping guide for beautiful, flattering, full coverage swimwear.

Think you can’t rock a swimsuit, Mama? Think again! There are lots of options for beautiful, flattering, swimwear – even for the mamas. The challenge is knowing where to look. I’m going to share my favorite place to shop for swimsuits, but first…

What I Look for in Swimwear

I’ve given birth to five babies, I’m in my early 40s, + I have very light skin – so going for full coverage swimwear isn’t just about modesty for me. My body deserves a bit of support + safe, flattering coverage. And by “full coverage” I don’t mean collar bone-to-wrist-to-knees. 😉

Here are five things I look for in swimwear:
  • beautiful prints + flattering styles
  • coverage for shoulders (mine burn so easily in the sun)
  • support + coverage for boobs
  • cuts that slim my waist + tummy
  • enough fabric to cover my bottom
Where to Shop for Beautiful, Full Coverage Swimwear for Moms
a peek at my current favorites!

My Favorite Place to Shop for Full Coverage Swimwear

Lands End is my go to shop for buying swimwear, hands down. I’ve tried a few other swimwear brands, but always come back to this one. The quality, variety of styles, and ease of ordering/returning just can’t be beat.

They run huge sales throughout the year, which is a big plus! Right now, save up to 76% with code “CELEBRATION” at checkout.

This Season’s Top Swimwear Pieces

This summer, I purchased a variety of Lands End swimwear to try on. I only kept what I really loved + had the budget for, but each of these pieces met the five criteria I shared above.

Sizing note: At almost 5’6″, I find that Lands End bathing suites fit me best in my regular dress size (6), but in Long sizing. (I shared about my size + body type here, if you want to check that out for reference.)

save 76% on your order with promo code CELEBRATION

If you’re in the market for something that makes you feel pretty + confident at the beach, pool, or lake, here’s a peek at what I’m loving this season:

Tummy Control Cap Sleeve X-Back One Piece

This swimsuit is super flattering! I personally loved the high neckline + cap sleeves, and the crisscross back really sets it apart. I didn’t end up keeping this one, but if I needed a second swimsuit this year, this piece would be in my closet!

Buying options: Choose from several summery prints; shown in “Navy/White Bias Tie Dye.” Sizing available in Regular or Long; cup sizes include Regular or D. Comes in sizes 2 – 18.

ALSO READ:  Makeup for Hot Weather :: A Work-from-Home-Mom's TOP 7 Picks

This style fits me best in a size 6 Long, Regular cup.

SHOP THIS STYLE


Scoop Neck Tuggless Sporty One Piece

This pretty bathing suite is just so summery! This one had great coverage, and I especially loved it in “Strawberry Stripe.” I didn’t end up keeping this one either, but it is a beautiful choice if you’re looking for a full coverage one piece.

Buying options: In addition to the preppy “Strawberry Stripe” (shown), this swimsuit comes in “Black and White Ombre” and “Deep Sea Navy Mix.” Sizing available in Regular, Petite, and Long; cup sizes include Regular – DDD. Comes in sizes 2 – 18.

This style fits me best in a size 6 Long, Regular cup.

SHOP THIS STYLE


Sweetheart Swim Dress

I loved how elegant I felt in this piece! The neckline is super flattering, and the split “skirt” over the swimsuit is just perfection. I ended up sending this one back too, but it is a beautiful choice if you’re looking for a flattering swim dress.

Buying options: In addition to the black-and-white “Havana Floral” (shown), this swim dress comes in four summery, floral prints. Sizing available in Regular and Long; cup sizes include Regular and D. Comes in sizes 2 – 18 (with several sizes already sold out).

This style fits me best in a size 6 Long, Regular cup.

SHOP THIS STYLE


SlenderSuit V-Neck One Piece

This was the keeper for me! The neckline is low enough without being too revealing, and the swimsuit is technically “skirted” without being a swim dress. I loved the flattering, ruched waistline, and the overall “vintage Hollywood” vibe of the style. I feel like a queen in this swimsuit!

Buying options: Available in “Black” (my choice) and “Blackberry” (a deep purple). Sizing available in Regular, Petite, and Long; cup sizes include Regular – DDD. Comes in sizes 6 – 18.

This style fits me perfectly in a size 6 Long, Regular cup.

I will add a pic of me wearing this beautiful swimsuit soon, so check back!

SHOP THIS STYLE


Full Coverage Takini Tops

I’m a fan of full coverage two-piece swimsuits, simply because they tend to be easier to wear all day (think: easier to take on + off in the bathroom). Lands End has some gorgeous tankini tops this season!

ALSO READ:  3 Effortless Winter-To-Spring Transition Tips You'll Want To Know About

Here are a few of my favorites:

Buying options: Lands End tankinis are available in Regular, Petite, and Long; cup sizes Regular – DDD; either Underwire or Shelf built-in bras; sizes 2 – 18; and with or without tummy control. The swim tops fit me best in size 6 Long, Regular cup. I find the Soft Cup option to be the most supportive + comfortable.

I opted not to get a new Tankini this year, as I already own two swim tops by Modli that are still in good condition. However, when I replace my current swim tops, I’ll likely opt for a Halter Neck style + the Highneck Sun Protection Tankini.


Full Coverage Swimsuit Bottoms

Lands End offers some fabulous + flattering swim bottoms to pair with your tankini tops!

My top three favorites include:

Buying options: Most of Lands End swim bottoms are available in Regular, Petite, and Long; sizes 2 – 18; and plus sizes. The swim bottoms fit me best in size 6.

I loved the tummy control swim skirt + would have bought it in multiple colors if I didn’t already own several pairs in other brands. (I’ll definitely be coming back to this style in the future.)

I did purchase a pair of 5″ board shorts in “Deep Sea Navy.” (I like that these include built-in panties.)

Stay tuned for some new photos soon. xo


Recap: Where To Buy Full Coverage Swimwear

I haven’t tried a brick-and-mortar Lands End stores yet, but I’ve had great luck with ordering online.

Perks of shopping Land’s End:

  • free + easy returns (as easy as Amazon!)
  • tons of full coverage styles: one-piece, two-pieces, tankinis, swim dresses, kids’ swimsuits
  • delightfully feminine + on trend pieces
  • great variety of sizes, from xsmall to plus size, petite + long
  • HUGE sales throughout the year
  • eligible for cash back when you shop with Honey

save 76% on your order with promo code CELEBRATION

SHOP THE SALE NOW


Talk to Me

Have you found a swimsuit you love? If so, where do you shop?

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *