Real talk: finding the perfect bikini is always a challenge – especially if you have big boobs.
While you want to feel and look good on the beach, those with big busts also need to feel supported in their swimwear. With so many unsupportive styles trending in 2021, like upside-down bikinis championed by the Kardashians, swimwear isn’t always catered to those with big boobs.
Needless to say, shopping for swimwear can be quite stressful. So I totally understand if you want to just pick the first thing you see and just hope for the best – but there are some vital things to look for in your hunt for the perfect bikini.
What to look for when shopping for bikinis
There are a few things that can help you narrow down your search.
Underwire bikini tops offer support and lift the chest, while you can also look for those with adjustable straps for the right fit and of course, maximum comfort. Finding the correct cup size is also vital if you want to avoid boob spillage, so consider getting your bra size measured or doing it at home.
The style and cut of your bikini are something to watch out for too.
You can opt for a plunging neckline with an underwire for lift or a halterneck for a bit of extra support. There are also crop top-style bikini tops that offer a more casual look and can be worn beyond the beach.
If you’re feeling a little sporty at the beach, consider a tankini that offers extra support while keeping your body protected against the sun’s harmful UV rays.
I’m a big fan of the wrap bandeau, which is just as cute as the classic bandeau but gives added protection and support with the help of fabric you can wrap around your body in different ways. We’re talking halter, one shoulder, and many more ways to wear it.
The fabric is important too! Make sure you look for something that is lined so you feel at ease at all times.
If you’re still not sure where to start though, I’ve got you. I’ve done the research and found the best bikinis for big busts. Keep reading for my top picks from Simply Be, Bravissimo, Freya, and more.
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Non Pad Underwired Plunge Bikini Top, £24, Next – buy now (available up to a size 38DD)
Plus Size Tropical Print Bandeau Bikini Top, now £3, Nasty Gal – buy now (available up to a size 24)
Miss Mandalay Tuscany Bikini Top, £48, Bravissimo – buy now (available up to a size 36G)
Peek & Beau Fuller Bust Bikini, now £18.70, ASOS – buy now (available up to a size 18E-F)
Reversible Scalloped Bikini Crop Top, now £13, Simply Be – buy now (available up to a size 28)
Fuller Bust High Neck Mesh Bikini Top, now £22.10, Pour Moi at ASOS – buy now (available up to a size 38G)
Honey Plunge Bikini Top in Green by Miss Mandalay, now £44, Bravissimo – buy now (available up to size 38GG)
Fuller Bust Lace Underwired Bikini, now £11.75, Wolf & Whistle at ASOS – buy now (available up to a size 36G)
Kuwa Blush Bikini, £105, Andrea Ayamah – buy now (available up to a size XXL)
In The Mix Strapless Lightly Padded Underwired Top, £29, Pour Moi – buy now (available up to size 38G)
Black Halterneck Bikini Top, £16, Simply Be – buy now (available up to a size 32)
Scarlet Kauai Underwire Bralette Bikini Top, Marina Bandeau Bikini Top, now £38.77, Sunsets – buy now (available up to a size 40G/38H)
Non-padded Bikini Top, now £10, H&M – buy now (available up to a size 38E)
High Apex Bikini Top, £35, Freya – buy now (available up to a size 38J)
Wrapsody Black Bandeau Bikini Top, £42, Curvy Kate – buy now (available up to a size 40J)
Paros Check Balconette Bikini, now £24, Boux Avenue – buy now (available up to a size 36G)
Marina Bandeau Bikini Top, £36, Panache – buy now (available up to size 38)
Marina Brazilian, £19, Panache – buy now (available up to size 16)