Swimsuit Shopping Tips for Busty Girls

Swimsuit Shopping Tips for Busty Girls

I alluded to this a couple weeks back, but I have a really tough time shopping for swimsuits. Swimsuit shopping is tough period, and it gets even more difficult if you have big boobs. I can recall countless times where I’ve tried on swimsuit after swimsuit and end up leaving the store nearly in tears. I used to feel like swimwear just wasn’t made for us bustier babes. Luckily, over time, I realized that there are suits out there that work with my body. I just have to look for the right things (& avoid a few others) to set me up for success. Here are a few rules of thumb I follow when swimsuit shopping –

The last thing I want to do is drive more attention to my boobs, so anything with ruffles or embellishments is usually a no go. I’ve found that ruffles make them look even bigger than they already are, and are generally not flattering. I try to stick with simple, slim fitting tops that are either solid in color or have a subtle pattern.
The chances of finding straps that just fit are slim to none. I try to buy tops where the straps are either adjustable to or have a halter top that I can adjust accordingly. That way, I know I’ll have the support that I need even before trying a suit on! The thicker the strap, the better. The same goes for the band. The band is even more important because that’s where most of the support will come from. Tie backs are the safest way to go! Another option is to shop suits by cup size (ASOS has a line I LOVE) – that way you can pick the band like you would when shopping for bras.
If my only option is to buy a suit as a set, I usually steer clear. I need different size for tops vs. bottoms, and a size small for both isn’t going to cut it. In most cases now, tops & bottoms are sold separately so it’s made my lift just a bit easier! With one-pieces, things can get tricky. My approach is to look for support in the back band (plunge backs won’t give me the support I need), and potentially wiring in the cup if that is an option.Which brings me to my last rule of thumb – the more I can have my swim top function as a bra the better. Underwire complete changes the game. I can go from flat to nice and perky in an instant with the right underwire support in a swimsuit. If I can find a top I love with underwire, I consider it a major win!

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