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The 14 best swimsuits for large busts, according to editors with DD cups and up


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triple side by side of three images of people in swimsuitsOur team of style editors know all to well how difficult it is to find a well-fitting swimsuit when you have a large bust. Here are our personal favorites.

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We love a teeny string bikini just as much as anyone, but sometimes, you want a bit more support. The best swimsuits for large busts will keep you feeling secure without being constrained, and they’ll hold up throughout all of your intended activities. 

Ahead, we’ve culled the best swimsuits for women in the large bust category. Whether you’re looking for a bikini or a one-piece, need a maternity suit or something that can withstand water sports, we’ve found the very best suit for every scenario — without ever sacrificing security or comfort. 

Our top five picks

 

 

 

Best overall: TA3 The Liftyside by side of models wearing black and pink one-pieces

Sally Kaplan, TA3

TA3 makes the swimsuit of ‘Shark Tank’ fame that doubles as shapewear. In our review of TA3 swimsuits, we found that the brand deserves a spot amidst the best swimsuits for large busts thanks to its lightweight activewear compression material, not all that dissimilar to a super supportive sports bra. 

Executive Editor of Insider Reviews, Sally Kaplan, loves the Lifty, which is TA3’s style with underwire for added support. “I love all of my TA3 swimsuits, but the Lifty is my favorite because the underwire is so supportive and prevents the dreaded uniboob that some one-piece bathing suits can cause. The way the sizing works is nothing short of a miracle. You get to choose your bodice length (short or regular/long), your usual swimsuit size (from XS-4X), and your cup size (from A-J/K,) to get the absolute perfect fit, plus there are a bunch of color options. There’s even an option for a high-cut version of this suit here if you prefer to show more leg. I’ve truly never had a one-piece fit me better!

“The thick shoulder straps are comfy and adjustable, and the cups cradle me perfectly with no digging. It even looks super cute as a bodysuit, so you could theoretically wear it with jeans or flowy linen pants and no one would be the wiser. But I know you’re all here to find out whether it actually does what it promises to do, which is give you a snatched waist. The short answer is: yes! The longer answer is absolutely yes; the lacing in the back actually works like a dream to cinch your waist in. But the good news is that if you’re ever feeling bloated or you just want something a little less compressive, you can always just loosen it up. It’s like having two sizes in one! 

“Anyway, if you have a large chest, you won’t regret buying this suit — as someone with an F cup, it’s definitely the most comfortable and supportive one-piece I’ve ever tried.”

Best budget: Hilor One-Piece Shirred Tummy Control Bathing Suitside by side of models wearing pink and navy blue one-pieces

Amazon

Amazon is a treasure trove for affordable, high-quality swimsuits including some of the best swimsuits for large busts. (Read our full list for the best swimsuits on Amazon in 2024.)

This pick has thick, sturdy straps to offer full support for larger cup sizes. Customers particularly love the built-in bra cups, which can accommodate larger bra sizes. 

Other becoming details include a ruched midsection designed to highlight curves and a plunging v-neckline. There are over 30 colors and patterns.

Best one-piece: Bravissimo Sicily One-Piece Swimsuitfront and back of orange printed swimsuit

Samantha Crozier, Bravissimo

“I am obsessed with this suit. As a 32DD, it’s incredibly hard to find a swimsuit that fits a smaller band size and larger bust size. But this suit hits all the marks. The wired cups are shaped like a balconette bra, which happens to be the most flattering shape for my chest (plunge tops tend to give me a uniboob) and the padded straps are super comfortable. 

“The quality of the Sicily One-Piece is also fantastic — with flattering seam lines, material that washes beautifully, and wide straps for maximum comfort. But by far my favorite part about this suit is the print and style. I can’t get enough of the orange print, and the sweetheart neckline is a chef’s kiss.” — Samantha Crozier, style editor, Insider Reviews. 

Best underwire: CUUP The Scoop Swim Cup and Highwaist Swim Bottomside by side of models wearing green and yellow bikinis

CUUP

We’re fans of CUUP‘s bras and the brand recently came out with a line of some of the best swimsuits for large busts. They make excellent underwire bikini tops that are available in your exact bra size and this balconette swim top finds additional support in the form of thick recycled nylon straps that are adjustable.

Despite its cheeky silhouette, the high-rise bottom stays put. Plus, the swimsuit’s material is chlorine, salt water, sunscreen, and fade-resistant with UPF 50 protection.

Best bikini: Hermoza Becca Top and Lauren BottomHermoza swimsuit best swimsuits

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Hermoza is the perfect brand for swimsuits that are relatively modest, yet still stylish. They have vintage-inspired picks like belted one-pieces, high-waisted bottoms, and halters with waist ties. Personally, I love wearing this brand for family-centric events in the summer where I don’t want to be showing too much skin, even if I’m in a bikini. But the pieces are so cute that I wear them to beach days with friends. The Becca Top and Lauren Bottom in Sea Pink even got me tons of compliments when I wore them in Positano, a luxury swimwear haven. 

“As a person with a larger bust size and smaller band size, I really appreciated how these pieces fit me.  The lining is both taut and comfortable, so it holds you in but you still feel comfortable sitting and lounging. They have a whole section for DD+ cup sizes, but the pieces I have didn’t even come from that line and they still make me feel secure and supported.” —Samantha Crozier, style & beauty editor, Insider Reviews.

Best active: Andie the Maui Top and Bikini BottomPaige DiFiore wears Andie's The Maui Top and The Bikini Bottom in Cherry red.

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“At one point, I forgot I even had this set on under my clothes and I received many compliments on the gorgeous Cherry color.

“Unlike most string tops, the weight of your chest is held up by the Maui top at your shoulders instead of your neck, so it feels like a cozy bra. It looked more like a sports bra and thus pushed my chest together in a similar fashion, which felt secure but didn’t look particularly sexy. It gave some ‘uniboob’ vibes, but it wasn’t awful — just not like bikini tops I’m used to.

“I’d wear this supportive, comfortable swimsuit for activities like visiting a water park, surfing, or attending a family function because it feels secure and sensible. But it’s not the most exciting-looking set for lounging on the beach with friends or going on vacation with my boyfriend.” —Paige DiFiore, lifestyle & entertainment freelance editor

Read our full review of Andie’s swimwear collection to learn about other styles we tested.

Most stylish: Summersalt The SidestrokeAshley wears The Sidestroke one-piece in black.

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While you might not think a one-strap top makes for the best swimsuit for large busts, this Instagram-famous color-blocked suit holds up despite its risky appearing silhouette. “I’m incredibly happy with how supportive the suit ended up being. There was no issue with lopsidedness or sagging, and the diagonal seaming on the front was super flattering,” wrote Executive Editor Sally Kaplan in our review of Summersalt swimsuits

To tip the scales even more, this suit is made from recyclable materials and comes in 11 designs. It has 4.5 stars and over six thousand reviews on the Summersalt website, with reviewers raving about how comfortable it is and how flattering the diagonal colorblocking and seaming is. Sizes 2-22 are available.

Best longline: Athleta Plunge Bikini Top and Clean Medium Swim BottomA model wears the Athleta Plunge Bikini Top and Clean Medium Swim Bottom.

Athleta

This longline bikini top provides a bit of extra coverage and support, without going full-on tankini. Athleta’s version, made from recycled nylon and lycra spandex, features a deep v plunge neckline and thick straps, which cross and tie in the back. The material has UPF 50+ protection and is quick drying for added comfort when going in and out of the water. The swimsuit is comfortable and stays put, and it’s supportive enough to wear while playing water or beach sports.

Best for minimizing bust: Lands’ End Chlorine Resistant High Neck UPF 50 Modest Tankini Swimsuit Top and Fold Over Mid Waist Bikini Swim BottomsA model wears a Lands' End bikini.

Lands’ End

The best part of this modest swimsuit is its extensive sizing options. The tankini top is available in regular, petite, and long lengths, as well as plus sizes. There are 11 colorful patterns to choose from, and you can further customize the lycra spandex suit by adding a monogram for an additional charge.  

Best tankini: Swimsuits for All Bra Sized Underwire Tankini SetA model wears the Swimsuits for All Bra Sized Underwire Tankini Set.

Swimsuits for All

In addition to the top of this set being available in a wide range of bust sizes, you can also pick the bottom size between 8 and 26. This is a welcomed option for those of us who have trouble with sold-as-a-set-in-a-single-size bikinis.

The tankini, which comes in a classic black with just a bit of mesh detailing for added flair, has adjustable straps and a hook closure with three adjustments in the back. The fit-and-flare silhouette is universally flattering, while the shorts bottoms allow for extra coverage.

Best plus size: Daci Women Plus Size Two Piece BikiniA model wears the Daci Women Plus Size Two Piece Bikini.

Amazon

This two-piece suit is the perfect combination of security and style. On the top, thick crisscross adjustable straps provide ample support, as does a padded pushup bra. The high-waisted bottom has a full-coverage backside and flattering ruched details. To add some extra excitement to the silhouette, the top features a plunging cutout front, which is secured with crisscross details. The nylon and spandex suit comes in 32 colors and patterns in sizes M-26 plus.

Best on Amazon: Tempt Me One Piece Plunge Mesh SwimsuitA model wears the Tempt Me One Piece Plunge Mesh Swimsuit.

Amazon

Of Amazon’s vast swimsuit offerings, Tempt Me’s collection stands out for its inclusive size ranges and extensive color and pattern selections. This top-selling one-piece style has a high neckline accented by a sheer, plunging mesh panel to show just a hint of skin. A padded pushup bra provides solid support. The neck is secured via a hook closure and the back features two more mesh panels. A faux tie waist accentuates curves. 

The polyester and spandex material is smooth and comfortable, so it’s great for all-day wear. There are a whopping 44 colors and patterns to choose from.

Best cutout: Andie Swim The Crete Top and Hipster BottomA model wears the Andie Swim The Crete Top and Hipster Bottom.

Andie

When looking for the best swimsuits for large busts, fun details such as cutouts can add interesting elements to an otherwise standard black suit. Andie’s Crete top has a sweet keyhole opening with a tie in the front. The straps are adjustable, and the top (with removable padded cups) has a hook closure in the back. 

One great thing about Andie’s swim collection is that bikini tops and bottoms are sold separately, so you can mix and match sizes and styles depending on your preferences. While a number of their bottoms would pair perfectly with this cutout top, we particularly like it with the low-rise Hipster bottoms.

Best maternity: Summersalt The Maternity Cinched CurrentThe Summersalt The Maternity Cinched Current.

Summersalt

In our review of Summersalt’s swim collection, we loved nearly everything we tried from the brand. If you’re expecting, this maternity suit will be the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. The square neckline and empire waist seam provide extra support and comfort for a growing belly. Plus, cinched ties at the back of the bust and the sides of the legs help you to tailor this suit for your most comfortable fit, which can be adjusted to accommodate your body’s changes over time. Like all of Summersalt’s swim offerings, this suit is made from premium recycled fabrics with a UPF 50+ to protect skin during long hours under the sun.

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