For those of us with small boobs, it can be difficult to find a decent bikini to suit your shape.
I’m pear-shaped, so I’m always looking for swimwear that balances me out. I’m pretty well versed on which styles work for me now, but there’s been a lot of trial and error in the process.
On the plus side, as a 32B I never have to worry about feeling supported on the beach. My main priority is finding a bikini that’s stylish and for want of a better word, flattering.
Luckily there’s an abundance of stylish bikinis on the high street this year that will look great on small boobs, whether you’re looking for underwired, triangle, padded bikini tops or practically anything else. I know, because I’ve spent hours looking.
Since small busts require less support, they look great in plunging necklines, halter tops, classic triangle cuts, and bandeaus. It’s actually much, much easier to find a decent bikini if you’re small-chested.
If you’re aiming to make yours look fuller, details such as ruffles and ruching can help. A little padding and push-up styles also help if you prefer that look, but it’s not necessary.
If you’re not quite sure where to look, fear not. Here, we’ve found the best bikinis especially for those with small boobs with options from Hunza G, H&M, Monki, ASOS and more. It’s time to get excited.
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Flora Bandeau Bikini, £160, Hunza G – buy now
You can pull off bandeau bikinis without a care in the world. Hunza G’s crinkle style fit seamlessly to the body, hugging you in all the right places.
Not to mention, they’re bloody comfy!
Ruffled Bikini Top, £29, & Other Stories – buy now
High Waist Bikini Briefs, £23, & Other Stories – buy now
Another style you can pull off easily are those with ruffles. This bold red style from & Other Stories is firmly on my wishlist.
Gingham check-print bikini top, £136, Jacquemus – buy now
Vicky gingham bikini bottoms, £104, Jacquemus – buy now
Another chic option comes from Jacquemus. This gingham bikini set offers eye-catching details that really suit your shape.
Matte Tie-Back Bikini Top, £19, Arket – buy now
Matte Bikini Briefs, £17, Arket – buy now
I’m obsessed with the cut of this Arket bikini. It might look simple, but its seamless matte finish makes it look so chic.
Embroidered bikini set, £170, Oceanus – buy now
Looking for swimwear that screams extra? Look no further than Oceanus.
The sustainable swimwear brand offers retro-inspired embellished bikini sets and swimsuits that are too good to reserve just for the pool.
Miss Dallas Bikini Top, £32, Wild Lovers – buy now
Miss Dallas Bikini Bottoms, £32, Wild Lovers – buy now
Black padded triangle bikini top, £15, Monki – buy now
High-waist black bikini briefs, £15, Monki – buy now
Monki’s padded wraparound bikini is great if you’re looking for simple swimwear that makes a big impact.
The ties highlight the waist, while the cups adds a little extra padding.
Padded bandeau bikini top, £12.99, H&M – buy now
I wore a very similar bandeau bikini from H&M on holiday last month and it was surprisingly easy to wear. It didn’t budge, and it doubled as a cute top to wear with skirts and shorts.
Halterneck bikini top, £29, Cos – buy now
High-waisted bikini briefs, £25, Cos – buy now
Halternecks are another great option. This colourful set from Cos gets a big tick from me.
Scalloped bikini top, £19.99, Mango – buy now
Scalloped bikini bottoms, £17.99, Mango – buy now
Floral Textured Scoop Neck Bikini Top, £25, M&S – buy now
Textured High Waisted Bikini Bottoms, £15, M&S – buy now
Simple and stylish, this white textured bikini offers a neckline that would suit just about anyone.
Seashell-graphic triangle bikini top, £145, Johanna Ortiz – buy now
High-waisted printed bikini bottoms, £160, Johanna Ortiz – buy now
Does it get any better than this seashell-printed set from Johanna Ortiz?
A sleek triangle cut bikini looks great on you. Team with the high-waisted bikini bottoms for a beachy look you can wear again and again.