Finding the perfect bikini top is much like finding the perfect bra: The search can seem endless, and not all tops are created equal. But to take the confusion out of finding your best match, it’s important to remember that the first step to finding your best bikini top is actually getting your measurements.
With online shopping making thousands of gorgeous suits just a click away, it's easy to just buy willy nilly and deal with a bikini that's "close enough" to a fit. However, it’s always good to use your waist, bust and hip measurements as a point of reference before you start to shop. But while these measurements definitely are a good indicator of a good bathing suit fit, finding your best style of bikini top requires you to pay closer attention to your bust size, as bigger busted ladies may want to stick to suits that offer more support.
“Bigger chested girls should always look for structured bikinis that offer underwire support,” says Candice Galek, CEO and founder of BikiniLuxe.com through email. “Your shoulders should not feel uncomfortably hunched forward, and your cups should offer a good amount of coverage and support.”
If you're looking for a suit that offers the support of a full coverage bra, these 17 options are excellent choices.
For a trendy take on the high waist top, this vampy mesh style brings you support, while keeping you stylish at any poolside party. Plus, it's available up to size 20.
Available in XS through 4X, this suit offers full coverage in a cool, vintage-y way. And how awesome is this playful print?
Much like an actual bra, this denim bikini top guarantees great support thanks to an underwire cup and adjustable straps.
Offering maximum support and coverage for sizes up to DD, this halter top piece supports your breasts, courtesy of molded cups and soft ties on the neck and the back.
How cute is this tropical print? The top is available in sizes D through DDD.
Available in cup sizes D through E, this top is stylish in its simplicity.
Featuring moulded cups and figure-boosting underwire, this bikini top won't wiggle around — even if you're playing a game of beach volleyball.
Bustier styles also provide great coverage, so enjoy molded cups and underwire coverage when wearing this supportive top.
Fitting D to DD cups, this chic nautical top contains adjustable straps, ensuring the best support and coverage possible.
Guaranteeing amazing lift and coverage, this mix and match bikini tops fits sizes D through F.
This gorgeous push-up bikini top rivals your other bustier pieces, thanks to it's amazing fit and sexy design.
Available in D sizes, this fully lined bikini top provides underwire support, plus thick straps for great coverage.
Never too tight on your body, this stretchable piece still offers amazing coverage (thanks to a padded bust!) without digging into your skin.
Looking and functioning like your everyday bra, this crochet bralette top provides molded cups and underwire benefits.
Whether you wear it with swim shorts or a maxi skirt, this sweetheart bikini top won't budge or fall down, even if you decide to brave the waves.
16. Cheetah Bra Top
Steal the show with this padded piece, promising no slippage and amazing style.
17. Wrap Halter Top
Available for sizes A through DDD, this customizable halter top will definitely be your go-to piece this summer.
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