11 stylish swimsuits for women with big busts and bigger personalities
Pack your favourite sunscreen, because we’re off to the beach
Searching for affordable yet stylish swimsuits for big busts is like hunting down a decent cup of coffee at the airport — in theory, it should exist, but damn if it isn’t hard to find. More often than not, brands seem to think that whether you have a teeny-tiny waist and hips that don’t lie or a fuller chest with thick thighs — one style fits all. What ends up coming your way is an array of skimpy triangle tops, flimsy bandeaus, and halter necks that leave angry red welts on your trap muscles after a few hours of heavy lifting.
If beach bumming in Bali is on the cards (don’t forget your sunscreen), stave off the inevitable wardrobe-induced panic with our selection of swimsuits for big busts. For those who view comfort as a top priority, a sports bra-style swimsuit top with ample support and thicker straps should be your wing woman. Make the most of the decade of athleisure by leaning hard into the sporty aesthetic.
Removable cups are the devil’s delight, so we’re all about swimsuits with built-in cups and generous padding that will prevent any nip slips when we’re trying to catch a wave. And while we’re on the subject of swimsuits for big busts, it’s time to celebrate what your mama gave you with a plunging neckline or a daring cut-out if that’s what makes you feel confident. Just be sure to slather on the SPF so the scorching sun doesn’t leave a rangoli on your skin.
11 swimsuits for big busts we’re adding to cart
Every search for swimsuits for big busts inevitably leads us to Sakshi Sindwani’s Instagram. This monokini features mesh shoulders that make you look like a punk princess, but also offer extra support. The double-layered fabric gives each piece a snug and controlled fit, while the made-to-measure approach of Flirtatious welcomes customisation.
Maarteeni combines style and sustainability with fabric made out of recycled plastic waste. Their turquoise bikini offers ample support with a sturdy underwire and adjustable straps that won’t attempt to sever your scapula. The high-waisted bottoms are more forgiving, especially since beach vacations = indulging in your favourite foods all day.
Tired of solid colours and run-of-the-mill patterns? Infuse some Y2K energy into your swimwear with Sazo’s playful prints. Their high-neck bikini top comes with an adjustable halter tie and an elasticated underbust band that can be customised based on your measurements.
Izsi’s popular bikinis come in two vibrant prints: a punchy poppy and a wave print in delicate jasmine. Like all swimsuits for big busts, this one helpfully offers supportive cups with adjustable thick straps, along with ruching detail for added drama. The matching bottoms are high-waisted and come with an adjustable belt which, let’s be honest, should be on everything we own.
Tizzi’s swimwear goes beyond just a great fit and comfort and also focuses on fabric breathability and chlorine resistance. If deep necklines aren’t your thing, a long-sleeved swimsuit with removable cups and strategically placed cutouts on the waist makes for a great option.
If there’s one brand that gets swimsuits for big busts, right, it’s Parfait. Trust their bikini top with a plunging neckline to fit like your favourite underwire bra. It also comes with cross-back straps to ensure a secure fit.
H&M gives us a sports bra-style bikini top in a fast-drying functional fabric, so you won’t feel like a wet sock after you emerge from the pool. The wide, adjustable shoulder straps and a racer back offer maximum support, making it ideal for swimming or challenging your friends to a friendly game of beach volleyball. Pair it with printed bottoms for a pop of colour.
8. Fancy Pants
We get it, not everyone wants to wrestle with a skintight maillot that accentuates areas you’d rather distract from. This figure-flattering tankini from Fancy Pants is padded and long enough to glide over ample bottoms. Also, that tropical print screams vacation and that’s bound to put you in a good mood.
9. Shivan and Narresh
This one’s definitely a splurge, and higher up on the risk scale than the other swimsuits for big busts. But with big risk comes big reward, we hope. The Shivan and Narresh design pairs a draped halter top with double clasp fastening at the back for added support with high-waisted bottoms. Go ahead and swap out the bottoms with a breezy pair of palazzo pants for lounging around the resort.
Sustainable and snug, Verandah’s crop top doubles up as activewear. It features removable cups, a stretch mesh back and a keyhole closure. Pair it with the matching candy-striped high-waisted bottoms, or experiment with solid colours.
11. Dash and Dot
Colour block like a pro in Dash and Dot’s bikini set, which comes in a sustainable techno-fabric that is resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils. Moreover, the design of the bikini top makes it as stylish as it is comfortable.