The best bikinis for big boobs are hard to find, so we’ve tried and tested the hottest styles for SS22. Here’s our edit of 21 brilliant bikinis for big busts.
While the weather can’t decide what season it’s in, we’ve made up our minds. We’re manifesting 2022 as the summer of sun. Whether it’s a staycation or a more tropical trip (we’re dreaming of a J-Lo style Vegas getaway rn ) is down to you – but the best way to make your dreams reality is by living like you’re already there. Investing in a new bikini should be step one of your summer sunshine plans.
Although shopping for a new bikini is a daunting task at the best of times… And when you’re equipped with boobs anywhere near a D-cup (or bigger)? It can be a serious chore. We’re here to help, so we found 21 of the best bikinis for big boobs to shop this season, from the hottest swimwear brands on the block.
Why is it important to buy a bikini specifically designed for big busts?
There are two elements to the support a bikini top designed for bigger busts can offer. The first is, literally, support. Often these specially-designed pieces of swimwear are lined with stronger fabric to hold your boobs in place and have thoughtful design that does the same engineering job on the outside.
In the same way that you wear a sports bra for exercising, or specific bras for fuller busts under your clothes, these bikini tops help stop excess boob-bounce on the beach. Ever heard of Cooper’s ligaments? They are the fibres that attach your breast tissue to your clavicle – you want to do everything you can to stop them stretching and potentially sagging.
But there is also the modesty issue. Seriously, it’s no fun when you feel that your bikini is offering you as much coverage as Jodie Marsh’s belt-bra when it comes to something as innocuous as going for a swim or strolling to get a Mr Whippy. An unsolicited nip-slip is never welcome so these bikinis are all designed to cover any cleavage that veers towards ample. Long-sleeved swimsuits are currently a celeb-fave and are similarly modest.
Historically, bikinis for bigger boobs tended to forgo anything stylish in their quest for support (heaven forbid that a woman with DD breasts should want to look… fashionable!) Now there are an array of brands that are creating bikinis for bigger boobs that combine fashion and practicality. We’re here for it! Look for hidden wires, clever seaming and convertible straps when you’re shopping.
Unsurprisingly, many strapless bikinis remain relatively unsafe, as well as low backs (unsupportive) and spaghetti straps (dangerous). Halterneck bikinis, balconette bikinis, milk-maid and tank top styles are the ones to make a beeline for.