Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Fact: people still handmake every single item of clothing we wear – including lingerie. Whether it’s a luxurious $180 silk bra or a pair of $2.50 cotton panties you wear to work, every single item in your underwear drawer was made by human hands. Budget lingerie is priced so low in part because of the low cost of labor in many countries, but also […]
Full-bust swimwear lags far behind the growing full-bust segment of the lingerie industry. Only a handful of brands make swimwear designed specifically for DD+ cups. After purchasing a teeny-tiny mermaid-colored string bikini that actually fits me, I was inspired to share the wealth. Fun, full-bust-friendly swimsuits are out there – I promise! And here are 25 of them, just in time for your best summer ever.
One of my first lingerie shopping experiences was at Kaori’s Closet Tokyo in NYC. A sweet little boutique on Houston, Kaori’s Closet offered fancifully-decorated Japanese lingerie, otherwise unavailable in the US, and pretty loungewear from international indie lines. With bras covered in engineered floral embroidery, 3D lace appliques, textured elastics, and perfectly-placed rhinestones, the shop was overtly girly and definitely over the top.
Six years ago, I moved from the landlocked Midwest to a city on the ocean and never looked back. I try to make it to the beach every week in the summer (salt water is the cure for everything, as they say). As such, I have amassed a small collection of swimsuits. So many people hate swimsuit shopping, but I love it, especially since discovering swimwear that actually fits me. Seriously, full bust swimwear is a life changer. I’ve stopped buying non-cup-sized bikinis entirely. Nothing is worse than trying on an XL bikini top, only to find the band is too big and the cups are still too small. Well-fitting swimwear is like cute lingerie that’s socially-acceptable to wear outside. In other words, it’s the best.
The market for full bust bras grows every season, and there’s never been a bigger selection of pretty, supportive lingerie for people with a high bust-to-underbust ratio than there is today. We even have an entire, gorgeous post on full bust lingerie trends from CURVE this season. However, for those of us who wear over a GG cup, cute stuff is still hard to find.