On the Hunt for a 'Momkini'


Ethan had his first swim lesson this past weekend and loved it!


Case in point!

This past weekend, Ryan took the lead as his swimming buddy, but I definitely want to get in on the action.  First things first though, I really need a more appropriate bathing suit to wear.  I know I would feel more comfortable wearing a one piece or tankini, not to mention that there tends to be more wardrobe malfunctions when wearing a two piece.

I've never had a desire to buy a one-piece and as a result, I'm having a super hard time trying to pick on.  To spend a lot of money or not?  To buy a one piece or tankini?  To buy something more stylish or more functional...I need help deciding!  Here are the options I'm considering:



I love the look of this suit, but worry the top might not provide enough coverage and support.  Plus it's pretty expensive!



The back is super cute on this one-piece suit.



This suit comes with straps which would make it 'mom-friendly' but also stylish.  It's also a tankini so I could wear whatever bottoms with it.  



This suit comes in a ton of colors and even though the top is plunging, my bust is much smaller, so I don't think it would be as revealing on me.



The last option is to just grab a cheap one from Target...they have a ton of options, like the one above.

So...which one would you choose??

xo natasha

32 comments :

  1. Coral DKNY!! It's so cute and seems like it would be flattering as well!

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  2. I love the black and white DKNY tankini! I prefer tankinis all the time anyway. Make sure it's not too low cut since they tend to grab on in the water.

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  3. Love the navy Victoria's Secret one, it's right between expensive and cheap!

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  4. Love the DKNY and Victoria's Secret. I probably would go with the DKNY one though. So cute!
    I've been thinking about summer already and I've been having the same problem. I just don't see how I'll be able to play with a one year old in a two piece. Things would be popping out all over the place! lol

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  5. I'd go with the DYNY one, or maybe one like this: http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/la-blanca-sweetheart-one-piece-swimsuit/3065998?cm_ven=Linkshare&cm_cat=partner&cm_pla=15&cm_ite=1&siteId=QFGLnEolOWg-xE.yi0rHj9SdRsPeD8IP4w saw it on a girl I follow on instagram and it is gorgeous (and has some nicely placed ruching!!)

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  6. LOVE the striped bandeau DKNY! It's such a difficult decision when purchasing your first one piece. Ha! I made the transition to a momkini this summer. Kind of depressing but also kind of freeing. ;)

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  7. I have the DKNY and Victoria secret bathing suits that I got after my second kid. Both are great and provide good coverage. I like the DKNY the best because it is a one piece and if my stomach isn't looking great, I don't worry too much.

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  8. They are all very pretty but I think I like the Victoria Secret one the best, in fact I might buy that one! I can't wear one pieces since my waist is too long. Let us know which you choose!
    -Shelley

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  9. I love the first one or the black and white DKNY! I had to buy one this summer when Estella started swim lessons and I had really good luck with Kenneth Cole. I bought a tankini because I think they are much more comfortable then a one piece! Good luck finding the perfect one:)

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  10. I kind of like the black DKNY one. I also like the first one...but not worth it if it's too pricey! Good luck! I need one too actually.

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  11. I'm having the same issue. I have been looking for one since we started swimming last spring. I spent the whole session being the only mom in a bikini, and I am not doing that again. I was nearly fully exposed multiple times. Toddlers are super grabby in the pool. I've been looking for the perfect black tankini. Let us know what you find!

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  12. my vote is for the first one -- adorable and love how its a little drapey and forgiving in the front! xo

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  13. cute picks! I was like 16-20 wks i think when we did swim w A. I just bought cheap old navy 1 pieces sine i still typically wear a two piece elsewhere. They had some cute options and were stretchy enoughto still fit. JCrew always has cute options too!

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  14. We got a leperla one at nordstroms with rouching so it'll grow with my new pregnancy.. But I did rock a bikini for Landon's 1st year of swimming! (We started at 6 months!)

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  15. I like them all except for the coral one. Only because I am not a huge fan of horizontal stripes they make everything look wider!

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  16. i caved and got a cute mom suit at old navy last year. i love the fit and the fact that my ladies stay put. ;) cute options! ps also loving pantones color of the year!

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  17. I like the black and white DKNY option. I totally know what you mean...I didn't wear anything but a bikini until I was pregnant with my daughter. For our trips to the pool this summer, I most definitely sported a tankini as it's easier to stay covered while running after a little one!

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  18. I have a suit that I SWEAR by when playing with my daughter in the pool and any family function really. I love this thing and may buy 2 more since they're on sale:

    http://www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/one-piece/firm-control-draped-one-piece-magicsuit?ProductID=120160&CatalogueType=OLS

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  19. They're all so cute!! I was just at the mall this morning & had to stop to check out all of the one pieces, since I will have total post-baby belly going on this summer. Eeek! :) I can't wait to see all of j.crew's new pieces! XO

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  20. I am loving the DKNY one!! That would be my choice if I had the cash for it!

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  21. Oh man! I need to find myself a mom swimsuit too!!!

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  22. i am glad to know i am not the only one struggling in this department!! i am hoping jcrew and target will be my go-to destinations for swimsuits this season that are cute, but still offer coverage while i chase minis around the pool...that striped DKNY option is gorgeous!!!

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  23. I like the look of the navy blue on from VS!

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  24. I love the Coral DKNY one! It seems super practical and it's so pretty! And look how cute Ethan is in the pool!

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  25. Loving the first one! Looks cute and forgiving but might be a little problematic with grabby hands. Let us know what you find! I'm going to be needing to shop for this soon too...

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  26. less expensive at Target or Wal Mart or Old Navy at an outlet mall; especially if you do a lot of swimming you can have more than one. plus, it gives you more of an option should you not be that happy with a choice.

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  27. Those pictures are SO cute:) Our daughter who is Ethan's age just started swimming lessons as well...she loves it! I definitely understand your dilemma with a suit...this summer I started wearing a super cute suit from J.Crew that had a short little skirt and tankini top and I bought the bikini top so that I could mix it up. We spent almost everyday at a pool with a splash pad and since I wasn't entirely in the water but just standing about it helped me feel a bit more covered while bending and crouching. The suit from VS is really cute as well:)

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  28. I've been having the same problem! I don't think a bikini is appropriate for swim lessons, but I've never had a one piece!

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