Anyone with boobs knows how frustrating it can be to shop for swimwear---even more so if you're looking for full bust swimsuits.
Extra coverage isn't the only issue. It's about finding a style that you like on your body. Some people need more support or lift. And in my case, I'm looking for something that works for me at my age, too. With all these factors to consider, it's no wonder that studies show that shopping for a swimsuit is a depressing and demoralizing task. Even thinking about putting on a swimsuit can make some women feel anxious and depressed. Yikes.
Having zero options to try in your size is one way to up the frustration factor in the dressing room. Up until a few years ago, it was hard to find a broad range of plus or full bust swimsuits in local department stores. But now, thanks to the Internet, swimwear is available from anywhere in the world.
The following list of places to shop for full bust swimsuits includes both narrower and wider bands. If your needs run to smaller backs with deep cups, you're probably familiar with bra brands that make swimwear in those sizes. You'll find even more offerings on individual brand websites. For others, your curves might fit better into plus size swim lines. It all depends on your frame (either height or state of mind).
Hopefully, there's a little something in this post for everyone---and no one will feel like their boobs keep them off the beach this summer.
This plus size brand has plenty of swimwear that works for fuller busts, including styles with underwires.
ASOS Fuller Bust
Definitely for the younger, more stylish shopper, but some great choices here in cup-sized bikinis and plunging one-piece swimsuits.ASOS Fuller Bust Crochet Lace Plunge Frill Swimsuit Available in Bands 30-38, Cups DD-I via ASOS
All you'll find here are D-K cups. In addition to their line, Bravissimo carries other full bust swimsuits from major lingerie brands like Cleo, Freya, and Curvy Kate.
One of the bigger online intimate apparel retailers, HerRoom carries plenty of classic and contemporary brands. If you fit into full busted bra brands like Elomi, Fantasie, or Prima Donna, you can just shop for their swimwear equivalents. There are loads of choices (including many of those carried by Bravissimo), all of them easy to search by the cup and band size you currently wear.Pour Moi Puerto Rico Underwire Halter Tankini Available in Bands 32-38, Cups C-G via HerRoom
If you like Lane Bryant's Cacique bras, you'll want to check out the swimwear which features their styles built into the suits.
You'll find more classic designs from this retailer, but a surprisingly broad range from petite to plus with cups up to DDD. They've also got a nifty tool to help you find the swimwear you prefer for your body shape.Women's High Neck One-Piece Swimsuit Available in Regular, Petite, Long, Plus, and Long Plus (Cups to DDD) via Lands End
There's something carefree about retro-inspired one and two-piece swimsuits available in sizes up to 4X.
Although this is the first swimwear collection from this independent UK lingerie brand, they are offering an excellent selection of sizes and styles.
Swimsuits for All
This relatively new retailer carries both the popular GabiFresh and Ashley Graham collections. Not all of their swimwear is bra cup sized, but there's plenty to choose from in both sizes and styles.Supermodel Swimsuit Available in Sizes 6-24 via Swimsuits for All
You'll find a little bit of everything from Torrid, from playful retro floral styles to simple but detailed one-pieces (like the strappy one-piece below). Not cup sized, but there are cup designs that will keep everything contained.Strappy Back One Piece Swimsuit Available in Sizes 00-6 (M/L to 6X) via Torrid
Which of these full bust swimsuits do you like best? Any other brands or retailers you would add to this list?
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