With swimsuit season come beachy waves, sunscreen-slathered limbs, and rosé-fuelled afternoons but also the dilemma of finding the perfect bikini to wear. And girls with big busts have a special set of challenges—some styles just aren’t designed with large-chested women in mind.
In spite of this challenge, we wanted to find out the best bathing suits for big busts, so we asked Maria Dobrzanska Reeves, the swimsuit designer behind Marysia, to share her expert tips. She filled us in on the style that is most flattering on curvier girls: “Halters and sports bra–like styles are the best. They provide the lift and support you need.” And since these styles are offered each season in cool colours and fabrics, we rounded up our favourite pieces to snap up now.
Keep scrolling to shop best bathing suits for big busts from designers Marysia, Made by Dawn, Saint Sea and more…
Marysia's feminine scalloped edges are a signature of the label.
This kind of halter silhouette really lends itself to sporty swimwear.
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Supportive but incredibly chic, too.
Don't forget to snap up the Seersucker Stripe High Waist Bikini Bottom (£13) to match.
This style is reversible—and you'll need to buy the Lola Bikini Briefs (£115) separately.
The white stripes are strategically placed for a waist-defining effect.
Nautical is a failsafe summer trend, but this brings something different to the table.
A pretty, feminine design trimmed with ruffles. The Petal 2 Briefs (£100) are also available.