Swimsuit shopping, much like shopping for bras, always gets a little difficult for me. I'm a 32DD, and for some reason, it seems like the swimsuit industry is usually geared toward smaller sizes. But unlike my hatred for bra-shopping (why must I put so much effort into something that never sees the light of day?), I do actually love shopping for bikinis.
Over the years, I've become an expert on deciphering what's going to look good on me versus what my chest will immediately spill out of just by looking at a product image online. After much trial and error, the winning styles are, in no particular order, as follows: underwire, sporty, bandeau, and triangle. And within all those styles, I'm pretty specific on how I decide whether they'll be added to my cart. (Extra fabric plus a tie in the back is a winning combo in my books.)
Even though it's prime L.A. beach season, I'm also shopping for things to wear when I sunbathe on my balcony. Have a similar cup size as me or just looking for some really cute bathing suits to add to your swim drawer? Keep scrolling for 25 cute, DD-approved pieces.
Looking for an affordable, on-trend bikini top? PacSun is here for you. Half of my swim drawer is made up of the brand's bikinis (because my wallet can't really keep up with my bathing-suit obsession). I have this top, and let me tell you, you'll be obsessed once you buy it.
I know a lot of women with bigger busts shy away from strapless tops, but it's all about the style you choose. While some don't have enough fabric to cover even half of my chest (even in the largest size), some have the perfect amount. In fact, this Solid & Striped suit has become an all-time favorite for me.
This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.