IMAGE @summerneverstopsph and @coralswimwearph via Instagram
Most moms I know (including myself) take a lot of time to appreciate and love their post-baby body because of the "battle scars," the love handles, the wide hips, the flab. No matter how positively we embrace the changes, there are times when we feel a lot of vulnerability with how much our bodies have changed. And one of those times is swimsuit season.
Finding the best swimwear is always a challenge. We want one to hide the problem areas. It must be comfortable enough to let us move and chase our kids. It must be stylish and (hopefully) budget-friendly!
So we went looking online and found five brands with serious chic styles yet forgiving on any body. Enough with the shorts and t-shirts, mom! We've found mom-friendly swimsuits. (Click the photos for more information)
Swimees Closet Ph Prices start at Php550
It has a whopping 146K followers on Instagram. Why? Swimees does made-to-order swimsuits — your preferred style, your exact size. You can show them your peg or browse thru their collection and have one made especially for you. And the best part is the price. Imagine owning a swimsuit made for your body without breaking the budget.
Who doesn't like a swimsuit that keeps you looking slender and comfy and chill at the same time? Php550
The best thing about made-to-order a swimsuit is you can be very specific about where you want to tease a little. Right? Php700
We love how sexy this off-shoulder with boyleg style. Php600
And they also make mother-daughter twinning swimsuits! It’s just love! Adult’s suit ranges from Php600-700 and Kid’s from Php350. Not bad!
Hello Summer PH Prices start at Php530
This online store offers different styles of swimsuits. But what stands out from the rest is their stylish one-piece rash guards at a very affordable price. Who says a rash guard can't be sexy!
A rash guard offers full coverage of the arms with a tight fit on the tummy area. But gone are the days when we have to settle for a rash guard top. This comes as a one-piece swimsuit. Php530
The floral print on the sides creates the illusion of a smaller waistline. Php700
Summer Never Stops PH Prices start at Php650
It's owned and run by Keish Salazar, a work-at-home mom, so she knows our concerns. She says her mommy clients often go for the high-waist or one-piece/monokini swimsuit for comfort. Her swimsuits start at Php 550 a piece, which is relatively affordable compared to other stores who sell the same pieces.
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This one-piece printed and in dark tone will cover our love-handles, and at the same time, it looks classy and comfortable. Php650
This striped, venus-cut with ruffles suit is good if you want to be more playful and highlight your shoulder. Hair up or hair down, you’ll look fantastic! Php650
Want to hide your C-Section scar or stretch marks? This pair is an excellent way to do it with its flowy top and high-waist bottom. Php650
This gem can easily hide your flabby arms and “puson.” We also love the floral print! Php650
Pink Belter Prices start at Php1,300
This brand is known for its stylish one-piece and off-shoulder swimsuits that flaunts your assets. It has a store in Greenhills and Cash and Carry.
This maillot may be a bit expensive than the others but look at the number of styles you can get. Php1,500
You'll like the semi-boyleg feature, and the ruching at the belly will hide a lot. Php1,500
Coral Swimwear Philippines Prices start at Php1,500
The moms behind it, Pat and Margaux, want to send a message with their designs. “When a woman wears our swimsuits, we want her to be admired as a WHOLE woman, and for ALL the ways that she is beautiful — her personality, her talents, her positive traits, and her character. We want to minimize distractions, and shift the focus on what is most important. HINT: not her abs, nor her booty.”
A rash guard and a high waist bottom — brilliant, right? Price upon request
Here's another way to look at an off-shoulder swimsuit! Php1,350 on sale
This colorful one-piece exudes a very happy vibe you cannot resist! Php1,575 on sale
It's a two-piece with a twist — you get a striped peplum top with a separate ruched bottom (Andi Manzano wore denim shorts over it). Php2,250
What are we waiting for, moms? Just remember we are beautiful, regardless of shape or size.
Din Real Bautista is a proud fulltime homemaker. Most of the time, she’s busy raising a kind-hearted and strong human being named Monica with the help of the most amazing husband, Beejay. And the rest of her time, she’s making sure her life is better outside social media.