In the last few years, I’ve noticed that there has been an increase in bikinis (and bathing suits in general) being made with larger breasts in mind. That’s awesome! You know what’s not so awesome? Finding a bunch of bikinis that work for your big boobs, but also look like you’re just wearing a bra. Not that there’s anything wrong with bras, and I’m not trying to be super picky here, but… sometimes we just want to wear something that looks like a regular bikini!
I understand the reasoning behind bikini tops that look like bra tops: they need to offer support, and offering support often means they end up looking more like lingerie. But even if it’s difficult to find truly adorable swimsuits for your bra size, its’ not impossible. I’ve rounded up a bunch of bikini options for girls with big boobs that don’t make it look like you forgot to put a shirt on. Happy summer!
ASOS Contrast Plunge BikiniThese neon and black bathing suits are EVERYWHERE this season, and if you want to get in on the trend, this is the perfect bikini to do that with. This is offered in other colors, but I personally love this bright green, which looks really fun. This bikini offers a lot of support with these super moulded cups, but because this is the style of this type of bikini, it doesn't look like you're wearing a bra. ASOS Fuller Bust Mix and Match Contrast Plunge Bikini Top, $34, ASOS, sizes DD-G
Espirit BandeauLooking for something simple that you can wear anywhere? Opt for this bandeau top. The ruching in the middle will keep your boobs from looking like one giant uniboob, and the straps help keep it in place. You can even remove them if you're feeling daring. Espirit Fuller Bust Bandeau Bikini Top, $49, ASOS, sizes D-F
Cleo Hattie Bikini TopA busy pattern keeps a moulded cup from looking too much like a bra. This bathing suit is super cute with this bright, tiny floral print. The full cups will give you a lot of support without looking like something your grandma would wear. And I love the frills on the matching bottoms! Hattie Bikini Top by Cleo, $27.50 (in pounds), Bravissimo, sizes D-J
Prima Donna Cuba TopThis suit is definitely pricey, but if it fits and feels comfortable, then it's worth it! The colors are so beautiful - they look like the ocean - and the full cups and underwire lend a lot of support. Prima Donna Cuba Swim Top, $140, Bare Necessities, sizes D-G
Cleo by Panache Lexie BikiniI'm obsessed with the fun pattern of this top - and again, the pattern hides how supportive this bra really is. The thick straps hold this up, while the full balconette style keeps your boobs comfy instead of squished. Cleo by Panache Lexie Underwired Moulded Balconette Bikini Top, $57, Figleaves, sizes 28DD - 38H
ASOS 50s Halter BikiniNot only do these moulded cups offer a lot of support, but the thick straps help keep this in place, and the ample coverage on the sides restricts any kind of side-boob action. This looks a little bit retro, too, which is really cute. ASOS Fuller Bust 50s Halter Padded Bikini Top, $25, ASOS, sizes DD-G
Cleo by Panache Cassie TopThis balconette style is really great for larger breasts, and this one goes a step further by giving a wide bottom band. This "longlined" style will definitely keep your boobs in place - you will not have to worry about underboob here! Again, the full cups and thick straps will keep you comfy and happy. The fun, bright pattern brings it all together. Cleo by Panache Cassie Longlined Underwired Padded Balconette Bikini Top, $58, Figleaves, sizes 28E - 38H
Swim Sexy Scuba SweetheartIf you're not into the traditional bikini tops, then this one is for you. It covers up a lot more of your boobs, so if you're not looking to show much skin, it's perfect. The mesh top keeps this sexy, and the bright color is perfect for the summertime. Swim Sexy Indigo Scuba Sweetheart Fishnet Bikini, $54.60, Swimsuits For All
ASOS Metallic Foil Snake Print Triangle Top...Or maybe you want to show off as much skin as possible. Hey, you do you, girl! If that's the case, try this triangle top that is made with a fuller bust in mind. Just a warning: Triangle tops can be VERY difficult for girls with big boobs because they really don't offer much support. They don't have underwire and the straps are usually thinner, meaning they can be a little more uncomfortable and also a little risky. But if you're down to try it, go for it! This cool metallic snake skin is so different and fun. ASOS Fuller Bust Metallic Foil Snake Print Soft Triangle Bikini top, $29, ASOS, sizes DD-F
Freya Underwire BandeauStrapless bikini tops are great if you want to avoid tan lines. But if you have big boobs? Usually not so great. if you're going to try it, I recommend doing so with this Freya top. The longline style offers a lot more coverage, while the underwire should keep this in place. The bright colors makes it look like a bikini and not a corset. Freya Bondi Underwire Bandeau Longline Bikini Swim Top, $75, Her Room, sizes D-G
Fantasie Malawi TopThis retro-inspired top is so glam and beautiful! Between the ample side coverage, the thick, wide halter straps, and the underwire moulded cups, you've got a TON of support here. And it looks really pretty! Fantasie Malawi Underwire Balcony Bikini Swim Top, $64, Her Room, sizes 32D - 42FF
ASOS Tropical Lattice BandeauIf you don't mind crazy tan lines, try out this bandeau top. All of those lines offer a little extra support, and a little more coverage if you don't want your cleavage hanging all over the place. I love this fun tropical print for a day at the beach. ASOS Fuller Bust Palm Tropical Lattice Bandeau Bikini, $36, ASOS, sizes DD-G
Swim Sexy Polka Dot BikiniThis halter top offers a lot of coverage and support with the wide halter neck, full cups, and side coverage. It has a retro vibe to it also, which is really cute. It will give you some sexy cleavage without making you feel like you're falling out. Swim Sexy Dot Halter High Waist Bikini, $47.60, Swimsuits For All
Freya Lace Bikini TopLace is really pretty on swimsuits if you're looking for something more feminine. This Freya top comes in a variety of colors and sizes, so there should hopefully be something for everyone. The underwire and the thick straps should keep this in place no matter what you're doing. Freya Swim Spirit Underwired Sweetheart Padded Bikini Top, $62, Figleaves, sizes 30D - 38G
Free St. Tropez BikiniIf you hate super-thick straps, try this bikini. The straps are thinner, but they're doubled-up, so you shouldn't lose much on support. These full cups look so cute in these bright stripes, which will let you wear this with almost any color bottom. St. Tropez Bikini Top by Free, $29 (in pounds), Bravissimo, sizes D-HH
Swim Sexy Pearl Island String BikiniIf you want to go for a triangle top with a little bit more coverage, this is the one for you. It offers much more side coverage than most triangle tops do, which is good, because my personal biggest concern with these is sideboob spilling out. I love the color as well. Swim Sexy Pearl Island Triangle String Bikini, $47.60, Swimsuits For All
Which of these bathing suits is your favorite? Which one would you buy? What did I forget to include? Tell me in the comments.