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Your Biggest Supporters: The Best Bikinis for
Large Busts


Jeni Doherty, our in-house swimwear expert

Bikinis for big boobs. 

Big breasts bikini. 

Bikini tops for large breasts.

These are just a few of the less colorful terms our research shows women in need of a bikini for large busts type furtively into Google when swimsuit season comes back around. Good news: We’ve got your search results right here in our warehouse.

“There are plenty of options for the full-busted woman who wants to wear a bikini,” says our in-house swimwear authority Jeni Doherty, who points to brands like Freya, Fantasie and Panache that offer swimwear in bra sizes up to a K-cup. “This gives a full-busted customer the option of buying a swimsuit that will support her a lot like her favorite bra brands.”

Adds Jeni, “Over the years, styling and design have improved tremendously. These brands are hitting on the latest trends and offering a lot more options to try to appeal to all customers looking for a bikini.” That means every age—because, not gonna lie, we want to look this good in a bikini when we’re 90—and every size.

So when we asked Jeni to pick her favorites in each style for the 2016 swim season, she had no trouble finding more than a few of the best bikinis for large busts.


This style of bikini top gives you a lot of the same support you get from your best bra, Jeni says.

fanfs6135_bw_fsFantasie Milos Balconette Swim Top

“I love this color combo—it’s a cool, abstract take on an animal print with a touch of metallic to beautifully catch the light,” says Jeni.

“I also love the U-shaped straps because they don’t slip, and you would never know there’s a serious three-part cup going on under there.”

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“This is the way to wear a white swimsuit! The bright floral print really pops against the stark background, which contrasts in a fresh, fun way with the stripes. This would be pretty as a bra, and it’s even prettier on the beach!”


“Halters always do wonders for every bust line and have a tendency to look youthful,” says Jeni.

freas3019_fsFreya Pier Halter Swim Top

“This style has been a #1 seller for the last few years. It’s maintained that title because it’s a simple, classic pin dot print with a sweet little ruffle detail. In other words, so much crossover appeal.”

Miss Mandalay Chica Halter Swim Topmisch02buh_blue_fs1

“Miss Mandalay happens to be one of my personal favorite labels,” Jeni says. “They consistently have the same body styles year after year; it’s the prints and strap details that change, making it easy to confidently round out your swim wardrobe each year. I really love this vibrant zigzag print and sexy detail at the gore.”


“These typically come with straps that can be worn over the shoulder like a bra or halter. This is a versatile choice for a busty woman looking for a strapless alternative.”

clecw0263_blackwhite_fsCleo by Panache Hattie Bandeau Swim Top

“I love this swimsuit!” Jeni enthuses. “You can never go wrong with black and white, and the tribal-influenced print is very on-trend.”

The strapless bra-style underwire, side boning and foam-lined cups make it wearable even for those who thought they couldn’t get away with this type of cut.

Sunsets Sunburst Bandeau Swim Top sun55dsunb_sunb_fs

“This is such a great bright print for summer that reminds me of Missoni,” Jeni says. The optional straps can go halter or crisscross; lined underwire cups add support, as does a band that gets increasingly snug as cup size increases.



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Brooke Glassberg
Brooke is the editor of this here blog. In a previous life, she was an editor at Good Housekeeping and O, The Oprah Magazine. Brooke has written for Glamour, Travel+Leisure, New York Magazine and more. She’s into concerts, calligraphy, travel and her exceptionally adorable toddler and husband.
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  • Reply Diana Thompson May 18, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    I’m glad to see some good tops for a full bust.

    • Reply Bare it All May 20, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Thanks for reading; hope you find something you love!

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