Women’s DD+ Swimwear
If you trend toward the bigger-busted and have ever stood in front of a rack of swimsuits wondering which bikini top could possibly contain you, the solution is surprisingly simple: Look for a bikini top with a true-to-bra size.
So many women steer away from bikinis because they only see themselves in sizes small, medium, large or extra-large, and they don’t know which will fit or support them best. That’s all the more reason to seek out bikinis with real bra-like construction, underwire and adjustable straps to give you the lift you need to feel secure.
DD+ swimwear was created for full-busted women.
These swimsuits are sized just like bras, and the custom cup-size fit caters to the same needs of women who wear DD+ bras.
DD+ cup swimsuits are designed to support, lift and shape larger breasts. Many swimsuits for big busts have an underwire bikini top with molded cups. Other styles feature a built-in underwire bra, which offers spectacular support. This supportive bra has a hook-and-eye back closure, and the bra band is concealed inside the swimsuit. Side boning is another feature found in many bathing suits for big busts, providing additional support for your breasts. Some large bust swimwear also has double-lined or mesh-lined cups, which offer a beautiful, natural-looking shape. Large cup swimwear comes in a wide range of styles including tankinis, balconette bikini tops, halter bikini tops, one-shoulder one-pieces and more.
Your favorite lingerie brands are taking what they know about bras and applying it to supportive swimwear.
If you’re a DD+ cup or above, this category is tailor-made for you. This type of bra-sized swimwear, from the likes of Freya, Fantasie, and Panache, is constructed exactly like a bra, in varying silhouettes and coverage levels. In back, there tends to be a clasp rather than a tie because, as with a bra, that’s where most of the support comes from. The size range is typically 28-40 in the band and D-K in the cups. Bra-sized swimsuits from lingerie brands have got as much style as substance. At the end of the day, you’re probably going to feel more supported and comfortable in a suit made by a lingerie brand.
Your favorite swimwear brands are now offering cup-size swimwear.
At the same time, traditional swimsuit makers are picking up a few pointers from the lingerie world. If you’re a DD or smaller, you can wear these suits. There’s greater flexibility in the sizing: some are sizing their cup size swimsuits Small D, Medium D, etc.; others go from around a 34D to a 38D.
We like these swimsuits for women who are full-busted but maybe don’t need as much support. They tend to be a little more forgiving in fit because of design details like multiple closure options and adjustable tie straps to make as loose or as tight as you like. Check out brands like Coco Reef, Sunsets and Skye.
Need expert advice to find your perfect swimsuit? Check out our Swimsuit Guide: How to Choose a Swimsuit.