A holiday can be the ultimate in relaxation for an expectant mum, but many do worry about how to handle the subject of swimwear when there's a baby bump on the scene. Whether you feel drawn to a sophisticated one-piece or prefer to flaunt your pregnancy curves in a gorgeous bikini, there's always inspiration to be taken from bump-lovin' celebrities...
As a supermodel, Alessandra is used to both showing off her figure and posing for the camera - so it's no surprise that pregnancy curves don't put her off pulling on a sweet beach bikini. Image from Instagram @alessandraambrosio.
Doesn't this simple white bikini set off the actress' tidy bump off to a tee? Image from Instagram @jaime_king.
No doubt following a healthy eating and exercise regime, Gisele carried a neat, perfectly formed bump to the beach, accessorised with an animal print bikini and trendy sun hat. Image from Splash.
Jessica captioned her bikini photo with the words 'Bumpin' and proud!' and isn't she just. We love that her patterned bikini matches her kaftan, for a coordinated poolside outfit. Image from Twitter @JessicaSimpson.
Simon Cowell's baby mama paraded her bump up and down the beaches of Miami before giving birth to little Eric. She chose to cover up more than most, in a black swimsuit and matching sarong. Image from Splash.
It was on her belated honeymoon with husband Marvin Humes that Rochelle shared this pic of her growing, bkini-clad baby bump lazing in the sun. Image from Instagram @rochellethesats.
Pregnant with her second tot, Myleene chose a simple white halterneck to show off her baby bump - and no doubt support her changing shape! Image from Twitter @myleeneklass.
The Wag enjoys so many holidays, it feels as if she's spent the entirety of her two pregnancies in a never-ending marathon of beach outfits! Her halterneck top provides good support and she's chosen a crochet cover-up for added confidence. Image from Splash.
We can't be totally sure that Amber's camisole is water-ready, but if it was maternity swimwear it would be one of our all-time favourites! Image from Instagram @muvarosebud.
Judging by Kendra's hot pink two piece, we would have been inclined to say she knew she was having a girl, but actually she later had a baby boy Hank! Image from Rex.
The TV presenter doesn't let pregnancy get in the way of her water-based fun times, mismatched bikini included. Image from Instagram @marisamiller.
Boris Becker's wife Lilly opts to let her bump take centre stage as she covers her legs with a flowing skirt. Image from Rex.
Serial child bearer Tori posted this picture on her website to encourage other pregnant women to show their bumps come summer, imploring them to 'Wear Your Bump Proud!'. Image from torispelling.com.
Husband David snapped this shot of VB when she was apparently unaware. Her simple black tube top and flowing skirt look tres chic, no? Image from Facebook @DavidBeckham.
With a big bump to contend with, Danielle doesn't want to feel the heat in any extra layers, and celebrates her maternity curves to the max in a tiny bikini. Image from Twitter @MissDLloyd.
Matthew McConaughey's other half mixes a colourful bikini top with billowing trousers for both style and comfort - and limited tan lines. Image from Rex.
Aussie fashion writer and blogger Kate shared this lovely snap of her bump on her Instagram page, showing her equally lovely Zimmerman bikini top. Image from Instagram @katewaterhouse7.
So the day has come when you can think about what you’d really love to wear rather than throwing on the nearest clean (and not dribbled on) item – but where to start? We’ve scoured the latest trends to bring you the key pieces that will breathe new life into your post-baby wardrobe. Guaranteed affordable, washable, and above all wearable.