Pregnant Carla Bruni Inspires Us to Wear Bikinis

Jacqueline Burt Cote

carla bruni pregnantIt's no big shocker that Carla Bruni would make even maternity swimwear look glamorous, but after viewing pics of a bikini-clad Bruni and husband Nicolas Sarkozy romping on a beach in the South of France, I almost wish I was pregnant again so I could copy her look!

I know what you're thinking. What? The last time I want to wear a bikini is when I'm 30 pounds heavier than usual!! But allow me to share a different perspective on wearing a bikini while pregnant: It's actually the perfect time, because nobody's expecting you to have the "perfect" bikini bod!

Plus, maternity bikinis are so much cuter now than they ever were -- in fact, I'm not even sure if they've been in style that long at all (I'm pretty sure in my mother's day, pregnant women just wore muumuus on the beach). So take advantage of this moment in fashion and pick up one of these super-cute preggers bikinis!

prego bikiniThis solid black two-piece from Prego looks a lot like Bruni's bikini! $60, Amazon










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Also from Prego: It's not yellow, but it's a teeny-weeny polka dot bikini! $60, Amazon









seraphine bikini




I love the twisty straps and roll-down waist on this suit from Seraphine -- and the color is a major mood-boost. $56, Amazon







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Maybe you have a bikini top that you absolutely love -- and it still fits! Grab a black or "pumice purple" bottom from Gap Maternity, then mix and match! $32.50, Gap






Will you wear a bikini this summer?


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