With swimsuit season come beachy waves, sunscreen-slathered limbs, and rosé-fueled 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 Marysia Dobrzanska Reeves, the 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 colors and fabrics, we rounded up our favorite pieces to snap up now.
Keep scrolling to shop best bathing suits for big busts from designers Marysia, Made by Dawn, J.Crew, and more!
Marysia’s flirty scalloped edges are a signature of the label.
Top and Palm Springs Scalloped Bikini ($150) available in size XS to L.
This style was designed by model Ashley Graham.
Available in sizes 4 to 22.
An Australia-based swimwear line.
Top available in size XS to L. Bottoms available in size XS to XL.
Snag this affordable crochet bikini from Target.
Top available in sizes XS to D/DD and Tie Side Hipster Bikini Bottom ($12) available in sizes XS to XL.
This style is reversible.
Top and Ward Whillas Faye Reversible Bikini Briefs ($111) available in sizes XS to XL.
A pretty design trimmed with ruffles.
Top and Made by Dawn Coral Ribbed Bikini Briefs ($111) available in sizes XS to L.
We love the retro vibe of this style.
Top available in sizes 36C/D to 42 G/H and Supportive High Waisted Bikini Briefs ($29) available in sizes 14 to 24.
A bold, vibrant shade of red.
Available in sizes XS to L.
This cropped halter bikini has adjustable neck ties.
Top and Tieless String Bikini Bottom ($40) available in sizes XXS to XL.
Just a hint of a peek-a-boo cutout.
Available in sizes 12 to 28.
Next read about the feature that makes a one-piece swimsuit more flattering.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated by Gina Marinelli.