Finding a bikini suitable for big boobs can be a pain. You want to be on trend when you hit the beach or sunbathe poolside, but if every pair of bathers over a C cup look like something your great-granny would have have worn - this proves very difficult. It's not like you're not asking for much. Ladies with a bigger bust just need supportive straps and cups that can accomodate their breasts; it's not rocket science. Luckily, the following 10 brands have done just that, and they've made sure that their products are stylish (because you deserve to look like you're heading to the beach, not like you're about to jump out of plane with a beige parachute strapped to your back)
10. Lonely Swim
Product: The 'Willa Bikini Sunburst' by Lonely Swim
Overview: Based in New Zealand, the Lonely label produces lingerie, clothing and swimwear for women of all shapes and sizes, so if you're on the look out for lovingly designed swimwear for big busts they are an independent brand worth checking out (it's worth noting that Lonely cater for ladies with small boobs too!) The Willa Bikini comes in sizes from a B cup to an E cup, and caters to band sizes from 8 to 14.
9. Seafolly Australia
Product: The 'Pop Block Wrap Front Booster Bikini' by Seafolly Australia.
Overview: Seafolly offers swimwear in sizes up to an F cup, so if you're on the hunt for large bust swimwear this is good news! This particular bikini has removable booster pads, so you can choose to add shape to your assets or go without. The cups are soft, but have underwire, so that's a win for fans of supportive swimwear. You can adjust and convert the straps so you can swap the bikini from a halter-neck to a cross-back - and this is just one of Seafolly's bikini tops! Jump online or visit them in store to find out what will suit you.
Cost: $119.95. Seafolly Austalia offers After Pay as a payment option.
8. Playful Promises
Product: The 'Hunter McGrady x Playful Promises Khaki Swimsuit'
Overview: This plus size one piece is the result of a collaboration between the designer Playful Promises and plus size model, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie and influencer Hunter McGrady. High shine, and with a high-rise leg cut for extra sex appeal, these togs take everything you think you know about big bust swimwear and turns it on its head! Swimsuits can cater to big boobs and still look sensational, and these Khaki bathers are living proof.
Product: The Arabella Bikini Top in 'Shiny Pink'
Overview: True, they aren't cheap, but Phylyda is a European swimwear designer that is dedicated to celebrating the diversity of the female form. You can mix and match their separates, and they've invented specialised foam cups known as 'Scoop Lift' cups which are designed to give you flexible support without pinching, like wire can do. Sizes range from an Australian sized 12 D cup to 16 G cup and beyond!
Cost: $229.36 AUD (or €145.00 EUR)
6. Monday Swim
Product: The 'Clovelly Top', Monday Swim's most popular style of swimsuit top.
Overview: Sensual, supportive and with a stylish deep V front, Monday Swim's Clovelly Top demonstrates one of the best contemporary styles for ladies with bigger breasts. This bikini top is fully adjustable, fully lined with a tie-back and featuring underwire for added support. The sizing over at Monday Swim is probably a little different than what you're used to. Not classified as DD cups or size 12, Monday Swim bikinis are sized as follows:
- P - Petite
- S - Small
- M - Medium
- M/V - Medium Body/V Top
- L - Large
- V - Voluptuous
- VV - Very Voluptuous
- VVV - Very Very Voluptuous
The 'V' range is designed to cater for DDD-F cup women looking for fuller bust swimwear that is chic yet comfortable. You can see where you measure up on the Monday Swim Size Guide.
Cost: $98.00. Monday Swim offers After Pay as a payment option.
Product: Freya Totally Check Convertible Bikini
Overview: Freya is one of the most inclusive brands on the market, producing lingerie, sportswear and swimwear that ranges from a B cup to a J cup. The Totally Check Range is gorgeous (see the full collection here) and you can view all of Freya's Australian online stockists here.
Cost: $79.95. A Cup Above, a Freya stockist, offers Zip as a payment plan.
4. Lily and Lime
Product: The 'Rainbow Stripe Bikini Halter Top'
Overview: Created for the D-cup girls and up, Lily & Lime swimwear is all about providing its clientele with stylish options and a stress-free swimwear shopping experience. This halter top bikini, modelled by influencer and all round ray of positive sunshine Amelia Jane, has removal cups, is full coverage and is available in sizes 30D-40GG.
Cost: $80.00. Lily & Lime offer After Pay as a payment option.
3. The Fold
Product: 'The Tri' in colour 'Wine'
Overview: Traditional lingerie designs, but so your big boobs stay put in a bikini. The Fold are a favourite with big busted ladies everywhere. 'The Tri' itself has 23 real reviews for D cup+ woman (19 are 5 star, 4 are 4 star), which speaks volumes as to the comfort and style of The Fold's designs.
2. Swimsuits for All
Product: 'Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All Throwback One Piece'
Overview: If Swimsuits For All has Ashley Graham's support - sign us up! This throwback one piece takes everything that was good about the 1980s and turns it into fun, flattering swimwear. Sizes across the site range from 4 to 34, and you can find the entire Ashley Graham x Swimsuits for All collaboration here.
1. Pour Moi Swimwear
Product: This is the 'Escape Sweetheart Lightly Padded U/W Top' and the 'Escape Fold Over Brief' from The 'Escape' range.
Overview: Pour Moi Swimwear runs up to a G cup *internally cheering* There are several extensive collections of one pieces and bikinis, and you can mix and match tops and bottoms which is always a bonus.
Cost: The 'Escape Sweetheart Lightly Padded U/W Top' is $49.36 AUD and the 'Escape Fold Over Brief' is $40.22 AUD.