Hey all! We’ve been getting tons of questions from you ladies about swim styles that offer a bit more support up top, especially for larger busts. It can be really disappointing when you love a certain style, only to try it on and feel like the designers forgot about that silly thing called gravity? Or if you’ve nursed a few babes and now find you need more than stretchy fabric to keep things where they should be, we’ve got you covered.
When you’re looking for supportive swim tops, it helps to skim the description for these key words: underwire, hidden or otherwise; side boning (your hubby will probably find that amusing if his sense of humor hasn’t evolved much since junior high, like mine’s); and 3-row 2-column (or some combination) hook & eye closure like regular bras & sports bras have for extra security.
I found so many good choices this year, even more so than in years past. I noticed a happy and inclusive trend this year that stylish and on-trend swim brands are making the same style in regular, larger cup sizes and plus sizes. Yay for finally recognizing bodies come in more sizes than small, medium and large! I grouped swim styles by tankini/bikini and one-pieces, so everyone can find their comfortable level of coverage.
There are certain bra brands catering to larger bust sizes that also have swim lines, which makes it easier to know what size you’ll take – popular lines are Freya, Panache, Fantasie and Curvy Kate. Then there are some offshoots of regular brands just for larger cup sizes, like Profile by Gottex (can skew matronly), Blush by Gottex (definitely younger & hipper), Asos Fuller Bust and my favorite recent find is Becca by Rebecca Virtue. They do the best on-trend prints in gorgeous colors, and are one of the brands that do regular XS-L sizing, then S,M,L in D,E and F cups, and plus sizes, too, all in the same suit design. I love that there are so many options for mixing and matching bikini tops and bottoms, and the fabric is amazing quality in person.
Supportive Bikini Tops for Large Busts
Supportive One-Piece Swimsuits
If you’ve got a favorite that I missed, help a sister out and let us know in the comments!
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