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.
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.
Fact: full bust lingerie (roughly defined as anything above a DD cup) has to be made differently from core-sized lingerie. What works for a C cup probably won’t work for an F cup. However sometimes the full bust lingerie market feels almost entirely made up of 4-part cups, basic embellishments, opaque materials, and absolutely no risks taken. Thankfully, that isn’t only that way! From illusion mesh to nipple cutouts (yes, really), DD+ bra wearers can have just as much fun with their lingerie as their core sized counterparts. Here are my favorite lingerie styles to accommodate a larger bust without the classic, “big bra” look.
Disclosure: This article contains affiliate links. I’ve said it before, but the $50-$99.99 price range for intimates is one of my favorites (My other fave? The ultra-luxe $500+ price range.) I love this segment of the lingerie market because it’s inexpensive enough to be accessible, but also priced high enough to give designers room to create some truly special pieces, especially if you’re interested in buying from indie brands. Today’s […]
Last year, I skipped doing the Valentine’s Day Shopping Guides. Between moving to California, traveling to the Salon International de la Lingerie in Paris, and then attending Curve in New York, I just felt too overwhelmed. But I realized, right around the time I usually would have been writing the guides, that I missed doing them.