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Pregnant - bikini or one-piece in Positano

Old Jun 14, 16, 7:21 am
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Smile Pregnant - bikini or one-piece in Positano

I am headed to Italy late next week and will be in Positno for a few days during the trip. At 5 months pregnant, I have two bikinis that still "work" for me with my changing shape. I do not currently own a one-piece or tankini. Will it be strange for me to be in a bikini, obviously pregnant, in Italy? My gut says no big deal, but I'm hoping someone here has a similar experience or has seen one!

I'm very pale, so I will have a full-sleeved "sun shirt" which I normally wear both in and out of the water. I'd like the option to take it off though if it's not a big deal.

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Old Jun 14, 16, 8:15 am
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I will be strange for you wearing a bathing suit top. Your growing belly won't even be noticed.
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Old Jun 14, 16, 8:40 am
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I will be strange for you wearing a bathing suit top. Your growing belly won't even be noticed.
Haha thank you!
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Old Jun 14, 16, 9:00 am
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I am headed to Italy late next week and will be in Positno for a few days during the trip. At 5 months pregnant, I have two bikinis that still "work" for me with my changing shape. I do not currently own a one-piece or tankini. Will it be strange for me to be in a bikini, obviously pregnant, in Italy? My gut says no big deal, but I'm hoping someone here has a similar experience or has seen one!

I'm very pale, so I will have a full-sleeved "sun shirt" which I normally wear both in and out of the water. I'd like the option to take it off though if it's not a big deal.
You might find you burn a lot sooner when pregnant. Some women become more sun sensitive so might be good to pay extra attention to that.
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Old Jun 14, 16, 1:25 pm
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Originally Posted by CDTraveler View Post
You might find you burn a lot sooner when pregnant. Some women become more sun sensitive so might be good to pay extra attention to that.
Thank you! I will certainly be packing sunscreen! (In addition to my daily SPFs! Lol - being pale in Florida means coverage every day!)
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Old Jun 19, 16, 10:30 pm
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I was about pregnant about the same point as you and at Easter Island and in my bikini. No one blinked. Have fun! Swimming pregnant feels different. I can't remember exactly, just that it felt different.
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Do be prepared for lots of questions about the pregnancy itself - it's a largely true stereotype that Italians love the concept of families and are endlessly curious. But I'd be very surprised if any comments are negative - bikini or no.
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Old Jun 21, 16, 9:14 pm
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Thank you!! Interested in how it feels. You'd think I would be swimming more often being in Florida, but I'm pale so it's not a frequent thing for me! (And we tend to take the water for granted here) At least I have options that still fit since the bikinis are a-okay! Lol

Thanks for the heads up on the questions. Will be as prepared as I can be!
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Old Jul 1, 16, 11:20 am
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Bikini.

But only because I had a very hard time having elastics over my growing belly. I felt very constricted.
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Old Jul 2, 16, 7:16 am
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Update: went with the bikini, it was too much work to find something else as I had two that would work. No concerns, Positano was fabulous.

Didn't see a single topless gather in Positano or Capri! Lol
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Old Jul 2, 16, 8:58 am
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. No concerns, Positano was fabulous.
Glad you had a good time!!
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