10 of the best modest swimsuits with tummy control designed perfectly for moms who crave style and confidence after having kids.
Here is one major truth about moms and swimsuits: different shapes and sizes of body types are ALL beautiful. And the very best thing you could ever wear first and foremost is confidence.
After I had my little girls, it took me a while to get to know my “new body” postpartum.
Even though I embrace every single stretch mark and loose bit of skin around my midsection (because dang it, I worked hard for those and love what they brought me), I feel more comfortable chasing my kiddos around the beach when swimsuits give my body the tummy control support it needs.
So I did something way out of my comfort zone and tried on a few cute but modest swimsuits… and shared them on camera… to 119,000 people on Instagram. If anyone is going to be the guinea pig, I guess it might as well be me. It’s okay, guys. I took one for the team.
I had a criteria for these cute yet modest swimsuits…
The Cute and Modest Swimsuit Criteria
- Moderate to high tummy control
- Tops not too low-cut to account for grabby toddlers and wardrobe malfunction prevention
- Full coverage in the booty area
- Curve-hugging and cute, flattering silhouettes
I legitimately bought roughly 20 swimsuits, tried them all on, and nailed down several that I absolutely love! All for the sake of “mom bod” research. These passed the test for “toddler tugging”, “pooch concealing”, and “tush covering”.
For Try-On Reference
- I’m 5’8″
- Normally a size 8/10 in jeans/dresses
- D top
My Top Favorite Modest Swimwear with Tummy Control
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This was the priciest slimming swimsuit I bought, but it was absolutely worth it for the flattering fit in comparison to the cheaper suits I tried. 1. The tummy control was the best! 2. The bra cups were sewn in! 3. The booty coverage was the most comfortable. And it’s just gosh darn cute. (I’m wearing a size 10.)
The seams on the front of this budget-friendly modest one piece suit create a pretty hourglass shape that is such a small detail but it makes a difference! Plus, the tummy control and booty coverage are good. And that ruffle detail with the peek-a-boo cut-out feels extra flirty. This mauve/rose color looks great on so many skin tones too. (I’m wearing a size XL.)
This was another one of the pricier suits, but what I love about this suit other than the fantastic tummy control, sewn-in cups, and full booty coverage is the fact that it has a strip of grippy material across the top to prevent the suit from slipping down as you move. The adjustable straps are made even cuter with a tie detail. (I’m wearing a size 10.)
By far my favorite of the more budget-friendly swimsuits I’ve found this year! It’s so classy, figure-flattering, and the most comfortable! I love the high waist belted detail for a slimming effect, and the gathered material in the front is very forgiving. It runs slightly large, so if you’re between sizes, size down. (I’m wearing a size L)
5. Ruffled Back Cross One Piece Swimsuit
I felt so cute in this budget-friendly bathing suit with the nautical stripes, defined waist, and ruffled detail. The crossed back keeps straps in their place to feel more secure. It is slightly on the lower-cut side, so if you’re on the busty side and don’t like to be too revealing up top, this one might not be for you. (I’m wearing a size XL.)
More Cute and Modest Swimsuits with Tummy Control
Cheers to the weekend!