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imolinar
Posts 1112


11/04/2011 07:15:11
I am pregnant, although barely showing, but by the time we go on holidays next month ( to Cyprus) I am sure I will have a bump as I will be almost 6 months. I was thinking of wearing a normal bikini, but I am not so sure, my husband feels it may not look Ok. What do you ladies think?, is it Ok?, bad taste?, should I buy a tankini or something like that?





juzzrach
Posts 540


11/04/2011 07:27:42
I personally think it looks great. I love seeing pregnant bellies! I always wore a bikini when pregnant because it was the only thing I could comfortably fit my tummy in to go swimming!!





basil
Posts 1299


11/04/2011 07:29:58
Everyone does...wear 1 these days.
I think it's the norm to actually wear a bikini now when pregnant.
Be proud of your body and being a future mother!





arohadxb
Posts 6344


11/04/2011 07:31:34
be proud of the belly mama-to-be, there is nothing more beautiful.





salsB
Posts 8475


11/04/2011 07:39:37
Go for it, nothing wrong at all, I agree with Arohadxb, nothing more beautiful.





bornconfused
Posts 1443


11/04/2011 08:03:28
Think I am going to be the only one that says no. I think showing a pregnant belly is distasteful.





Green-ish
Posts 9419


11/04/2011 08:17:43
I think it's beautiful...as long as you've a bikini body anyway. It's also all in how you'll carry yourself. Don't wear it if you'll be all self-conscious and fidgety.

I've never been to Cyprus so have no idea if there'd be any cultural sensibilities to consider.





larissa76
Posts 466


11/04/2011 08:22:36
I think it will look fantastic!





Willamina De Vault
Posts 323


11/04/2011 08:23:31
I never wore a bikini when pregnant. My belly was too private and I thought the baby would get sunburnt lol!

Mr DV thinks it is in bad taste and I have to agree that I prefer not to see ladies with huge bumps in the flesh but then I am sooooo over pregnancies now that it could just be me!





Island Girl
Posts 328


11/04/2011 08:24:13
I know lots who do it...looks great I think! The main thing is if you feel comfortable yourself.





Kelly_C
Posts 820


11/04/2011 08:36:56
I wore one the whole way through my pregnancy, as did the two other pregnant ladies that hung out at our building's pool. I was very proud of my bump, and as i was on private property (IE not wandering round Spinneys!) i was totally comfortable. I wouldnt, however, have worn a crop top or anything flashing my bump around the mall or wandering the streets. I just feel its a bit of a trampy look, iMHO obviously!





fairwater
Posts 2096


11/04/2011 08:42:57
i wore a tankini type cossie as i had such bad stretch marks but i think on the beach its personal choice, so if you want to go for it then do so, relax after all you will be on holiday and cosseting a little life inside so chill out feel the sand between your toes, the sun on your skin and enjoy.





Bisha
Posts 174


11/04/2011 08:43:42
I'm going to on our Easter break (I'll be six months then as well)! I love my body at the moment and it's fantastic to finally not spend the whole day at the beach sucking in.

For bikinis - of course I don't know your size or how your body has changed, but I found that none of my old ones fit up top any more and I'm now weird sizes (which means I can't just go to Topshop anymore ). The best fitting ones I've found are at this shop in the Jumeirah Centre on Jumiriah Beach Road (across from Village Mall, next to Magrudy's) on the first floor. It's the only swimwear shop on the 1st floor in that mall, so you can't miss it (I can never remember what it's called). It's right next to the Sou*ce outlet. It isn't cheap, though - about AED700 total for a bikini.

I also bought a really cute one piece at Mama's and Papa's.





Cyclone T
Posts 4494


11/04/2011 08:49:49
The only time I have ever worn a bikini was while I was pregnant

Enjoy the fullness of your shape and how great it feels to have the sun on your tummy.





Eva B.
Posts 327


11/04/2011 08:51:12
I have never had a baby, but must agree with most. Think you can totally wear a bikini! I would go for a very simple, stylish one.





suze63
Posts 1880


11/04/2011 08:55:30
I'd say go for it. If this is your first baby (and any of the mothers should be able to confirm this!), you'll find that immediately after birth, your stomach is not a pretty sight. A bit of a tan makes all the difference and you'll feel much better!





imolinar
Posts 1112


11/04/2011 09:01:57
Thanks ladies, I have always worn a bikini. Rigth now, I dont look pregnant but with a belly, I havent really put on any weigth, so I will try my current bikinis and see how it goes.





jewelsmiddle
Posts 872


11/04/2011 09:07:48
Tankini would be good or full swimsuit , Bikini bad taste but many may disagree as they like to feel good about themselves show off ( not saying you are ).

You may have a nice figure but we don't all need to see you are pregnant save you bikini for your back garden.

Enjoy your holidays .

imolinar wrote:
I am pregnant, although barely showing, but by the time we go on holidays next month ( to Cyprus) I am sure I will have a bump as I will be almost 6 months. I was thinking of wearing a normal bikini, but I am not so sure, my husband feels it may not look Ok. What do you ladies think?, is it Ok?, bad taste?, should I buy a tankini or something like that?





dikane
Posts 872


11/04/2011 09:51:14
go for it!





vero possumus
Posts 1258


11/04/2011 09:56:53
Sorry, bad taste. It looks cheap IMHO
I get grossed out by pregnant bellies....





fairycakeyumm
Posts 2858


11/04/2011 09:57:03
Yep do it...i did in my last pregnancy and i wear one now in this pregnancy, and im very proud of my bump
Who cares what people think of what your wearing, your pregnant so show it off... i must look really cheap with tattoos and a bump in my bikini haha... i dont give a bees knees that people stick their noses in the air haha
edited by fairycakeyumm on 11/04/2011





Willamina De Vault
Posts 323


11/04/2011 10:00:46
vero possumus wrote:
Sorry, bad taste. It looks cheap IMHO
I get grossed out by pregnant bellies....


I have to agree..but then the thought of being pregnant again makes me want to run to the nearest doctor for a hysterectomy.





SueB
Posts 11198


11/04/2011 10:02:23
wear what you like but make sure it fits properly . You get bigger boobs and wider hips along the way so make sure you have support for those 2 babies and get a suit in the right size so you look good and not look like you are wearing a 2 sizes 2 small bikini. I do believe they mke bikinis for pregnant mums now Just be tastful in displaying your belly





bornconfused
Posts 1443


11/04/2011 10:04:30
vero possumus wrote:
Sorry, bad taste. It looks cheap IMHO
I get grossed out by pregnant bellies....


So relieved to see I wasn't the only one





shjbelle
Posts 1775


11/04/2011 10:11:07
I did it.. and I think it's ok... better than the fat and not pregnant ones out there who think they look great!! Whaaaaa?





Kid Vs Kat
Posts 534


11/04/2011 10:12:32
I think bikinis look better than one pieces on pregnant ladies.. but do as SueB says and make sure it is the correct fit.. have a great holiday





vero possumus
Posts 1258


11/04/2011 10:14:10
shjbelle wrote:
I did it.. and I think it's ok... better than the fat and not pregnant ones out there who think they look great!! Whaaaaa?

I cannot compare fat with pregnant.





shjbelle
Posts 1775


11/04/2011 10:19:10
vero possumus wrote:
shjbelle wrote:
I did it.. and I think it's ok... better than the fat and not pregnant ones out there who think they look great!! Whaaaaa?

I cannot compare fat with pregnant.


you serious?





gleekfamily
Posts 3621


11/04/2011 10:21:52
Green-ish wrote:
I've never been to Cyprus so have no idea if there'd be any cultural sensibilities to consider.

None. The women can go topless and the men wear banana hammocks (my FIL does Whaaaaa? ).
edited by gleekfamily on 11/04/2011
edited by gleekfamily on 11/04/2011





vero possumus
Posts 1258


11/04/2011 10:28:44
shjbelle wrote:
vero possumus wrote:
shjbelle wrote:
I did it.. and I think it's ok... better than the fat and not pregnant ones out there who think they look great!! Whaaaaa?

I cannot compare fat with pregnant.


you serious?


Yes! a pregnant lady does not look fat and a fat lady does not look pregnant.
anyway, we shall have to disagree on this one, and that is fine with me, how boring would this board be if we all agreeed! I hope the OP sorts out her bikini/tankini issues. As SueB said, just make sure it fits!





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