What is a Tankini?

What is a Tankini? The tankini top is a genius invention that gives the wearer the look of a one piece with the ease and practicality of a two piece. Just like bikinis and one pieces, tankinis come in a variety of styles for different needs and looks. There is a tankini for every body shape and size, so discover your ideal swim top today and enjoy living that tankini life. 

Models wearing various tankini tops with high waisted pants

Tankini tops are available in a variety of styles, colours, and prints to suit you

Acapulco Black and White Peplum Bustier Tankini Top

What is a Tankini?

Tankini swimwear has been popular ever since it was introduced to the market over 20 years ago. Practical swim separates are an ideal choice for many reasons. The top can be worn with bikini bottoms or longer swim shorts to create a unique swimsuit that is both practical and stylish.

Perfect for women with longer or shorter torsos that don't fit a regular one piece, a tankini and matching pant can create the look of a one piece with the ease and fit of a two piece. 

Tankini separates are also an ideal choice if you have a different size top and bottom half. You can fit your body perfectly with comfort and support by choosing the right size for your top and bottom. You can also choose your correct cup fitting from our underwire range to give you the ultimate bust support and comfort. 

Leopard Sustainable 3 Tier Tankini Top

Tankini Tops for Large Busts

Tankini tops are an excellent choice if you're looking for bust support. With features including adjustable straps, underwire cups and shelf bras, finding a swim separate to fit your cup size and support your bust has never been easier. 

Underwire tankini tops are the most supportive choice for fuller busts. You can choose your back and cup fitting to customise the perfect fit for you. Adjustable straps mean you can fit your tankini top in the same way you would adjust your bra, giving you the best support possible.  

If you can't find your cup size in an underwire tankini top, or you prefer less structured support, a shelf bra is a great alternative. Tankini tops fitted with a shelf bra for support offer a multi fit option for most cup sizes. Tops such as our 3 tier tankini, can fit beyond a G cup with comfort and support. 

Navy Honey Comb Underwire Tankini Top

Tummy Control Tankini Tops

When it comes to tummy control swimwear there are many different options depending on what you are trying to achieve. Some of us love the feeling of being held in and supported by firm fitting swimwear, while others prefer to relax under a loose fitting top that provides more coverage. 

Our ruched tankini tops are lined with snug fitting fabric for support with a ruched overlay to disguise any lumps and bumps. The two layers work together to shape the mid section and keep you feeling held in. Most of these styles feature underwire to keep the bust lifted creating more of a defined waist.

For those who prefer to just cover up, our belly friendly styles skim over the body offering a stylish way to camouflage your tummy. The three tier tankini is brilliant for covering the bust, belly and hips while still creating shape for the body. A swing or flouncy style sits away from the body, skimming over and hiding the tummy. 

Plum Honey Comb Underwire Tankini Top

Tankini Tops for Swimming 

Tankini tops are great for swimming in and wearing for active water sports. They are a practical and stylish choice for all kinds of activities. Having a two piece swimsuit makes it easier to change or go to the bathroom. Look for supportive styles that stay in place and chlorine resistant styles for wearing in the pool. 

You can pair your tankini top with boardshorts and rash vests for activities like stand-up paddleboarding or surfing. Racer back and underwire styles are ideal for wearing in the surf, water skiing or other open water sports. They stay in place and support the bust like activewear. 

Chlorine resistant swimwear is a must if you are spending time in chlorinated or heated pools and spas. Ladies who participate in aqua aerobics, hydro therapy or who swim laps, need to invest in hard wearing chlorine resistant swimwear. Our pool proof tankini top collection features styles that are practical and stylish for staying active and looking great. 

Chlorine Resistant Navy and White Dots 3 Tier Tankini Top

Fashion Tankini Tops

Tankini tops aren't just practical, they can be chic and sexy too. Why not try an off the shoulder tankini top to show off your skin in an alluring feminine style? A fashionable tankini top can be a fabulous alternative to a bikini top offering a little more coverage with the same sexy vibe. 

Bandeau tankini styles are sensationally sexy and can be worn with or without straps. Look for flouncy or ruched designs that flatter the mid section while seductively showcasing the neck and shoulders. 

Acapulco Black and White Peplum Bustier Tankini Top


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