Choosing Supportive Swimwear for a Larger Bust

Supportive swimwear styles for a bigger bust


For our ladies with a bigger bust, shopping for swimwear can be frustrating and disappointing. Most mainstream brands are designed for smaller busts and simply don’t offer the support you need.

At Curvy Swimwear we design our suits with wider straps and add underwire to ensure maximum bust support. We understand the support and fit needed by our bigger busted ladies.

There's no need to sacrifice style or feel restricted as we have a number of options designed to keep you supported, comfortable, and secure. Whether you choose to rock that bikini or you want a little more coverage offered by a one piece, we have a solution for you.

Here's a breakdown of the styles you need to keep an eye out for.


Thinner straps don’t provide the support needed for larger cup sizes. They dig in to your shoulders, creating red marks and won’t give the lift you need.

The wider straps on our swimsuits distribute the weight from a larger bust more evenly, preventing them from digging in. They also provide more support and comfort for your fuller bust.

Panels and underwire reinforce the structure of the bra cups and offer a lift for the bust. Adjustable straps allow you to customise your fit to achieve the ultimate bust support. 

Brunette model poses on a boat wearing navy and white dots retro skirted one piece swimsuit

Choose thicker straps for comfortable support


A swimsuit with a higher neck is an excellent choice if you prefer to cover up. Having said that, the zip front closure on many of our high neck styles allows you to show off a little skin.  

Having the option to create a V neckline with the zip, minimises the size of the bust. Showing off just a hint of skin creates an optical illusion so your bust appears smaller. 

Keyhole necklines add an alluring touch while maintaining coverage, giving that glimpse of skin but keeping the overall lengthened look. 

Brunette model poses on lounge wearing Leopard print sleeveless one piece swimsuit with zip front

High neck swimsuits with a zip closure are ideal for larger busts


Halter tops are fantastic if you’re after comfortable support. The ties allow you to adjust the size so you get the exact fit you want. A halter tie top is a flattering style on every body shape and bust size.

Brunette model poses on the beach wearing black triangle bikini top and black skater swim skirt

Halter tops are fully adjustable


This bikini/one piece hybrid is a longtime favourite with our Curvy Swimwear customers and for good reason. It’s flattering on a wide range of body types and the slimming fit of the tankini top balances out a larger bustline. Our tankini tops come in several style options such as the 3 tier frill, underwire, and V neck styles.

Our tankini tops feature supportive designs such as built-in shelf bras, moulded cups, and underwire. Mastectomy pouches and adjustable/removable straps allow you to further customise your fit and support. 

Pair our supportive tankini tops with a comfortable high waisted pant for the ultimate summer swimsuit.

Brunette model poses at the beach wearing Black and white underwire tankini top and high waisted pant

Choose a tankini top if you prefer a two piece swimsuit


Lingerie style swimwear with added underwire are ideal for our larger chested customers, giving you a beautiful look with a fit that will keep you comfortable all day.

Our bikini and bandeau tops are available in a number of fun and flirty prints with matching bottoms available to create the perfect set. Shop by your bra size with a variety of cup size fittings. 

Having a larger bust doesn’t have to mean sacrificing a fun swimsuit, it’s knowing where to find it. Don’t settle for a suit that isn’t giving you the support you need or makes you feel anything less than amazing. 

Brunette model wears Leopard print underwire bikini top and high waisted pant

Underwire bikini tops are available in a variety of cup sizes



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