Where to Buy Swimsuits for Large Busts That You’ll Actually Want to Wear
If we can agree on just one thing this year, let it be this: Fugly swimsuits for large busts are canceled. Canceled! For one thing, the average American bra size is a 34DD — clearly, F and G cups should not be considered “specialty sizes” any more than A or B cups. We’re ready for retailers across the board to finally start realizing this by accommodating higher letter sizes with a wider range of styles.
Luckily, a handful of brands and online stores have begun broadening their inventory to include the best bathing suits for large busts in extended color and pattern options. They’ve also started to carry swimsuits for large bust support, with features like underwire, removable straps and cups, double linings, and smart fabrics.
We know shopping for swimwear can be difficult — especially if your cup size is a DD or above — so we’ve rounded up the 15 best places to buy supportive swimwear for big busts online. We found the best retailers that offer swimsuits for big busts and tummy control, bathing suits for big busts with underwire, and plus-size options.
We also picked out our absolute favorite styles from each shop to make finding your perfect summer (or vacation) suit even easier. Scroll through to see our top picks from Nordstrom, ASOS, Miss Mandalay, and more.
This minimal maillot by Australian swimwear brand La Blanca has over 240 near-perfect reviews on Nordstrom, making it one of the top-rated swimsuits for large bust support on the site. Available in five neutral and jewel-tone colors, this suit features shirring along the bodice to smooth and flatter your middle. The stretchy nylon-elastane fabric blend keeps your bust in place, and it’s lined with soft removable cups for additional bust support.
La Blanca 'Island Goddess' One-Piece Swimsuit
To buy: $79; nordstrom.com
ASOS has an excellent selection of swimsuits for big busts with underwire, including this citrus-y set by Peek & Beau. The plunge-style swim top is available in sizes DD through G, and features adjustable straps and a rear clasp for the perfect fit. The high-waisted brief bottoms are also extremely flattering, with high-cut leg openings and a lace detail at the back.
Recommendations for the best bathing suits for large busts often leave out the more fun swimsuit styles — but that’s not the case with this playful one-shoulder option by recreational-wear newcomer, Summersalt. We’re here to tell you that nothing should stand between big boobs and cute swimwear, given it has the right amount of support. Available in 10 color combinations with fun names like “Sangria & Dragonfruit”, The Sidestroke fits up to a size 14 and can accommodate a wide range of cup sizes.
Summersalt The Sidestroke
To buy: $95; summersalt.com
This British brand is a welcome import for its DDD (and up) swimwear options that are actually cute. Extra straps that stretch across the bust and around the waist add a little extra ‘sexy’ to your suit while still offering full coverage and support.
Another hot swim startup to keep an eye on, Andie dominates in flattering, minimal cuts like The Mykonos. Wide straps anchor a plunging neckline, and its proprietary lining is specially designed to keep you in place. If you’re interested in searching the line’s other swimsuits by cup size, check out their Fit Finder tool, which can help you narrow down the options.
Andie The Mykonos
To buy: $95; andieswim.com
Athleta’s Bra-Sized Swim department makes finding supportive swimwear for big busts easy. A plunge neckline can sufficiently hold up bigger boobs with sturdy shoulder straps and low-key underwire. Pair the Piha Plunge top with the matching bottoms, which can be reversed whenever you want to mix things up.
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Attention women with big boobs: you can find designer swimwear that actually fits. This Moschino bikini is making our logomania dreams come true with its printed separates. The bikini top features a tie back that makes it so easy to adjust the band to fit any cup size.
This retailer is making swimsuits for big busts and plus sizes that blow the competition out of the water. The mix-and-match separates provide a ton of fun bikini options, like this architectural ruffle top (which looks elegant enough to sport as a crop top after pool time is over), and these graphic, ruched swim bottoms.
As a go-to swimwear brand for the Kardashians and Chrissy Teigen, you know Norma Kamali has what it takes to support large busts. This particular one-piece features a smooth bodice that provides reliable under-bust support, and a bunched halter top with ample room for your bust. The seafoam green color is exceptional, and is sure to be the only suit of that particular shade on any beach day.
Norma Kamali Mio Ruched Halterneck Swimsuit
To buy: $160; net-a-porter.com
We love this set by cool girl brand Solid & Striped for how accommodating it is for different bust sizes. A flirty cap-sleeve top ties at the center, fitting a broad variety of sizes. The Vanessa style has been around for a couple of seasons, but the lavender-red stripe colorway is brand new for 2019.
We applaud Tommy Hilfiger for its excellent selection of swimsuits for big busts and tummy control that are both stylish and functional, and you can find most of the collection at Macy’s. This bold one-piece can be worn strapless and, yes, it comes with removable straps for additional support. The lace-up details along the sides not only look great, but they also make the piece that much more adjustable to your figure.
Tommy Hilfiger Lace-Up Bandeau One-Piece Swimsuit
To buy: $98; macys.com
Leave it to LOFT to launch a swim line that looks great on many different body types. The brand designs with straight, plus, petite, and tall sizes in mind, so it’s only fitting that its new collection of bathing suits is just as inclusive. This bust-friendly bikini features removable halter straps, and offers full coverage without swallowing you in fabric.
This suit alone might be making supportive tankini tops cool again. Adjustable straps and an inner lining make this a good option for larger cup sizes, and the cute cami style means you can just throw on a pair of jeans and go. Plus, who doesn’t love French stripes?
Our trusty source for great basics, Old Navy is also a top source for the best bathing suits for large busts. This wrap style hugs all the right curves and has a back clasp to provide ample support to your chest. What’s more, the retailer’s frequent sales help keep swimsuits for big busts cheap.
Old Navy Wrap-Front Secret-Slim Plus-Size Swimsuit
To buy: $60; oldnavy.gap.com