If you're equipped with boobs anywhere near a D-cup (or bigger), listen up: we know that finding the best bikini for you feels like a serious chore sometimes, but forget what you thought you knew. It no longer needs to be. Limited colourways, patterns and shapes are a thing of the past. Don't believe us? We've found 19 styles in keeping with every SS23 trend below.
Why is it important to buy a bikini specifically designed for big busts?
There are two elements to the support a bikini top designed for bigger busts can offer. The first is, literally, support. Often these specially-designed pieces of swimwear are lined with stronger fabric to hold your boobs in place and have thoughtful design that does the same engineering job on the outside.
In the same way that you wear a sports bra for exercising, or specific bras for fuller busts under your clothes, these bikini tops help stop excess boob-bounce on the beach. Ever heard of Cooper's ligaments? They are the fibres that attach your breast tissue to your clavicle - you want to do everything you can to stop them stretching and potentially sagging.
But there is also the modesty issue. Seriously, it's no fun when you feel that your bikini is offering you as much coverage as Jodie Marsh's belt-bra when it comes to something as innocuous as going for a swim or strolling to get a Mr Whippy. An unsolicited nip-slip is never welcome so these bikinis are all designed to cover any cleavage that veers towards ample. Long-sleeved swimsuits are currently a celeb-fave and are similarly modest.
Historically, bikinis for big boobs tended to forgo anything stylish in their quest for support (heaven forbid that a woman with DD breasts should want to look fashionable). Now, however, there are an array of brands that are creating bikinis for big busts that combine fashion and practicality with hidden wires, clever seams and convertible straps. Finally.
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