The Best Swimwear For Big Busts That Actually Fits (And Feels Great, Too)

As tried and tested by a woman who wears a H-cup.

Best swimwear for big boobs

by Lillian Sesiguzel |
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If you’re the proud owner of DD+ boobs – which happens to be the average UK size – you’ll know that finding the best swimwear for big busts that actually fit amounts to a Herculean task. Most brands don't cater to fuller bust cup sizes bigger than a D, and many now sell bikinis as a set – something which proves fairly unhelpful if you're different sizes on top and bottom, as many are.

That's why, as someone with an H-cup who often struggles to find bikini tops, we decided to investigate what's actually out there. Thankfully, we discovered a wealth of brands that are entirely invested in selling high-quality swimwear for big boobs.

From swimsuits to plunging bikinis, below you will find a selection of our favourite styles and swimwear brands, where there's something for everyone. Plus, we've included some handy tips and honed in on a few design features, so you can feel confident about the fit, even before you've purchased it. Shop our top picks of the best swimwear for big boobs below.

Whistles X The Longing, Wave-Print Open-Back SwimsuitWhistles

Lindsay Holland's collaboration with high street hero Whistles, which just arrived online today, features surf-friendly swimwear in sizes 4-20. If you want a one-piece that still wows, look no further than this wave-print number.

SKIMS, Scoop-Neck One PieceSKIMS

Among the best swimwear for big boobs has got to be SKIMS, which is legendary for being as size inclusive as it is statement-making. This Scoop-Neck One Piece is very Baywatch - and comes in XXS-4X. If you haven't shopped the brand before and don't know which to take, refer to its size guide which breaks down each by measurement for ease.

All Peace, Fuller Bust Soweto Underwired Halter Bikini BraAll Peace
Price: £25.20 (was £42)

The Soweto bra is a supportive underwire halter-neck top that features thick tie-back straps, fully-lined cups and underwiring. This is a classic bikini top that is guaranteed to give you great support. A brilliant choice for fuller busts.

Bravissimo, Bondi Bikini TopBravissimo
Price: £29 (was £42)

Bravissimo's plunge bikini top is perfect for big boobs, thanks to underwiring, lightly padded cups and the fact that you can tie the aditional strap how you like. Available in cup sizes DD-J, its burnished fabric really is fitting for golden hour.

Pour Moi, Splash Padded Underwired Control SwimsuitPour Moi

Available in three different band sizes (34, 36 and 38), and cup sizes from B-G, Pour Moi's DD+ range of swimwear is definitely worth a scroll if you're after the best swimwear for big boobs.

This bikini is very supportive for big boobs, in every aspect. The moulded cups hold your bust close, so you don't have to worry about popping out of it.

Bequia Beach Bums, Heron Reversible SwimsuitBequia Beach Bums

There is a benefit to reversible swimwear – the thicker the fabric the more support the style will offer. Not to mention the fact you can tie your own straps. A match made in fuller-bust heaven.

TONA, founded by style director Tona Stell, has developed something of a cult following since launching in 2021. Its sustainable bikinis are specifically designed for larger cup sizes, ranging from 32DD to 38G, with underwiring, a double lining and adjustable straps for maximum support.

Boux Avenue, Ibiza Plunge Bikini TopBoux Avenue

Boux Avenue have a great selection of swimwear that goes beyond a DD. In fact, they go all the way up to a 38G. Its 'Ibiza' design features scrunch detailing and a tie in the middle, and it's available in three different colours, each equally as flattering; plum, black and khaki.

Boux Avenue, Ibiza Bikini Ruched Side BriefsBoux Avenue

How do I choose swimwear for my body type?

You want your swimwear to highlight your best features and make you feel great - right? The key is to know your body and what works best with your shape. If you have a bigger bust, there are plenty of swimsuits and bikinis that have features like built-in bras and adjustable straps. Darker colours, prints and one-pieces will always be the most flattering. Those with a smaller bust might prefer to elongate their figure with vertical stripes, high-cut legs and plunging necklines.

Individuals with a hourglass shape might gravitate towards swimwear that highlights your waist with more classic cuts like high-waisted bottoms and halter necks.

For a more pear-shaped person, you're going to want all the embellishments. Think ruffles and bold prints, and match them with a sleeker pair of bottoms.

Anyone with an apple shape can create a balanced silhouette by simply pairing underwire tops with high-waisted bottoms, or with anything with ruching.

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