Shake off the snow and dive into resort season with confidence. There’s nothing more exciting than shopping for new swimwear to hit the beach in during the winter months. Where are you heading this season- the Florida Keys, St. Marten or maybe even Hawaii? Regardless the destination, one thing rings true: swimwear is tricky, especially if you’re larger than a D cup. Ditch your old suit styles for bra sized swimwear that fits like a glove and truly enjoy your hard-earned vacation.
Most swimwear on the market is traditional compression style, where the design is made to push your breasts against your chest plate to inhibit movement and wardrobe malfunctions [like a sports bra]. This style comes in your average S-M-L size range. A good example, shown below, is the O’Neill Albany Floral Hi-Neck Bikini; although extremely gorgeous, this type of swimwear is best suited for women with a smaller bust size.
The best swimwear for women D(D1) – K(D12), are bra sized options with molded or multi-part cups. If you are a woman with a large bust, you’ve probably experienced ill-fitting swimwear over the years. Well, you can leave that all in the past thanks to brands like Prima Donna, Curvy Kate, Freya, Panache, Fantasie and more. The good news is that bra sized swimwear is just as gorgeous as their compression counterparts. They come in an array of styles, everywhere from one-piece suits to slinky bikinis. Thanks to the supportive multi-part cup construction, you can achieve your best bust and cleavage while on the beach. Additionally, some styles come with light to removable padding to reduce bulk. A few features to look forward to when shopping for your best, most supportive and well-fitting bra sized swimsuit are:
- Side support panels for extra hold
- Powermesh lining for smoothing and shaping
- Comfortable underwire for a rounded, youthful look
- Adjustable bra-like straps
- Optional J-hooks for support and racerback styling
- Flexible boning at side seams for added support
Our blog wouldn’t be complete without offering some of this season’s best suits. Consider one or more of these hot styles for your winter holiday:
Go with shaping stripes and turn heads in this textured Prima Donna set. The three-part underwire cups have transversal seaming, side support panels and a covered elastic underband for amazing support. The Sherry is designed in three different tops, three bottoms and a one-piece in 4 fashion colors. Available in band sizes 32-42 and cups up to an I(D6).
Go bo-ho with Freya’s faux crocheted Sundance bikini. This top features underwire cups with thin lining for modesty, and vertical seaming that helps lift and round the breast. One of our favorite features can be found on this top as well, powermesh lining for a custom fit. This gorgeous set is designed in six colors, three top styles, three bottom styles and two, one-piece styles. Available in band sizes 30-38 and cups up to a HH(D9).
For something a little sexier, go with the LBB from Pour Moi. The luxe zipper in the front is more than just decoration, it’s perfect for easy removal, just in case you get a sunburn! You can also look forward to multi-part underwire cups, light padding and a vertical seam for shape and coverage. This top even features tall sides with covered elastic at the top and bottom edges for fit. Available in band sizes 32-38 and cups up to a G(D6) – with six bottom styles, three top styles and a one-piece option.
Try the vintage look with this Elomi chevron print bikini. The high waisted bottoms, while being extremely pretty, also help shape and slim your tummy. The top is a multi-part underwire cup with side support panels to center your breasts and show off cleavage. This style also features a J-hook for an optional racerback styling. Available in band sizes 34-44 and cups up to a HH(D9).
Feel like a sun goddess in this Anita bikini. It features comfortable underwire cups with a soft lining, donning a dart for shape. The outer cup has a helpful angled seam with side support panels to help center breasts. We are in love with the simple mod black and white pattern, sure to score you a few compliments during your vacation. Available in a two-piece bikini and tankini as well as a one-piece in band sizes 34-42 and cups up to a G(D4).
Go forth and enjoy your vacation, but don’t forget to shop for a new bra sized swim suit before you go! Thanks for stopping in again and we wish you safe travels!