Best Swimwear for Bigger Busts

Best Swimwear for Bigger Busts

Feb 15, 2024

Shopping for swimwear can be tricky at the best of times.

Feb 2024

Shopping for swimwear can be tricky at the best of times. But for women blessed with fuller busts, finding swimwear that makes you feel supported, comfortable and elegant all at once can feel downright impossible!

What if we told you it may not be as difficult as you think to find the right fit for your body type and cup size? DeBra’s, has you covered in this extensive rundown of shapes and brands for larger busts (without compromising on style!). And with a size range of 6 – 28, up to a K cup, there’s something for every body.

What swimsuits are best for bigger busts?

DeBra’s expertly chosen collections are designed with larger busts in mind. So, if you’re ready to hit the pool or beach this season, keep reading to learn about our favourite styles for a fuller cup size, from sleek one-pieces to sporty tankinis and cute bikinis - that'll provide support and hold your boobs in place.

One Piece Swimsuits

One Piece Swimwsuits look great on any body shape and size, especially for women with bigger busts and curves. Our collection of cup-sized one-pieces is categorised as being ultra-supportive but still comfortable enough to lounge in all day. This design is excellent for offering all the right coverage where you want it most while providing a light slimming effect for a flattering fit. Whether you prefer underwires or wire-free, there’s something for everyone here, from high neck to V-neck, balconette to bandeau, basics to all the bells and whistles.


This bikini/one-piece hybrid has been a go-to for our swimwear customers for over 20 years, and for good reason! The slimming fit of the mid-section works to effortlessly balance out the larger bustline, making it flattering on a wide range of body shapes and sizes. Hand-selected to accommodate the fuller bust, DeBra’s bra-sized tankini collection features a range of supportive features, including wide adjustable straps, built-in shelf bras, moulded cups, and an underwire. Is your style a cheeky brief or something with more support, like a high-waisted brief? The beauty of a tankini is that you can pair it however you like to suit your style!


When it comes to the fuller bust, the true secret to a flattering bikini top is the underwire. Yes, you guessed it! Underwired bikini tops are one of the easiest ways to flatter a fuller bust. Arguably a favourite at DeBra’s, we love an excellent cup sized bikini tops as they offer the exact fit and support as your favourite bra. Our collections are tried and tested. Better yet, a well-fitted swim bra can be worn as a bikini top or put under any swimsuit for extra bust support, opening up a world of wardrobe opportunities!

Materials used

Now, when it comes to the best bathers for big busts, there are certain features you will want to look out for. Underwired or wire-free, and if you’re fuller busted, wide straps are your best friend! Wide adjustable straps will not only aid the band in supporting and lifting, but they’re also going to prevent slipping and digging in, and you will be able to tighten the suit as it stretches with use and wear.
For wire-free styles for a larger bust, choosing a built-in shelf bra style with power mesh lined materials can lend additional support while providing a lighter, shaping look.

Other minor design elements can affect how your swimwear sits on the body and lasts you over time. Think double stitching, strategically placed seams, and panels. These will both ensure a flattering and lasting fit.

What type of swimsuit is best for a bigger belly?

Control swimsuits and briefs are great for giving a slimming effect to women of all shapes and sizes. Our collection includes pieces like one-piece control swimsuits and high-waisted tummy control bottoms. The DeBra's Control swimwear collection comes in a wide range of sizes to fit beautifully on every woman, including brands such as:

Miraclesuit Swimwear

Based on the bestselling shapewear designed to drastically smooth out any lumps or bumps in your problem areas, these designs use the fabric Miratex, which boasts up to three times the control and support of other swimwear types. On top of this, the brand’s design often uses features such as ruching and draping in all the right places to create an eye-catching and slender form. Explore our range of Miraclesuit one-piece swimsuits for the ultimate in tummy control and support.

PrimaDonna Swimwear

Also known for incredible quality and support is PrimaDonna Swimwear, which has added some shaping designs to its collection over the years, such as the Sahara Control One Piece, which has become a firm favourite at DeBra’s. Made of fine structured material, this figure-shaping swimsuit hugs and clings in all the right places!

Our Sea Level and Artesands collections are also worth a mention here. These brands utilise 360-degree powermesh to enhance bust support and body sculpt by softening the belly, the bottom and the lower and upper back.

Debra’s Favourite Swimsuits for Bigger Busts

Everyone has their favourites, and DeBra's fitting consultants are no exception! We asked them about their favourite swim brands and styles and the reasons behind their choices. Below are our experts' chosen designs that will elevate your vacation wardrobe.

Freya Swim

Well-experienced in fitting larger bust sizes, Freya Swimwear specialises in creating trendy, supportive swimwear for the fuller bust. Freya bases many designs on their moulded lingerie style bras, ensuring a perfect fit every time.
We can’t surpass the classic Jewel Cove collection; the Underwired High Apex Bikini Top combines underwired support, cup sizing and lining for ultimate support. This style ensures you feel and look your best while offering a strong sense of security.

Elomi Swim

Whether you're after a new one-piece, bikini or tankini perfect for your larger bust, Elomi Swimwear is about to become your new best friend. Specialising in the fuller busted mid to plus size range, Elomi's lingerie and swimwear collections offer a supportive fit and complete comfort for the fuller figure. All styles feature either underwired or built-in bra designs.

By first perfecting the art of supportive and sexy lingerie and bringing these foundations across to their swimwear collections, Elomi has changed the game with some of their bestselling styles, like the Essentials Plunge Bikini Top – the perfect swim bra to wear as it is or under any swimsuit.

Fantasie Swim

Known for its built-in bra approach, Fantasie Swim is unmatched in the larger cup-sized swimwear industry, being one of the only brands that manufacture swimwear up to a K cup. This supportive built-in bra design has a hook-and-eye back closure, while the bra band is concealed inside the swimsuit.

Their designs also incorporate signature Fantasie lingerie features such as side support and forward projection, which can be seen in the Beach Waves Underwired Twist Front One Piece.

Panache Swimwear

Step out with confidence and support with Panache’s range of specially designed swimwear based on the successful Panache lingerie designs. Not only that, but Panache Swimwear is also known for its vibrant colours, bold prints, and timeless shades incorporated into trendy yet classic shapes.

Our fitter's favourite collection, Anya Riva, is a long-standing customer favourite, with classic designs like the Anya Riva Tankini and Anya Riva Swimsuit. Designed to give you a comfortable and supportive fit whilst maintaining firmness around the body.

Shop Swimwear from DeBra’s

The bottom line is that we understand how difficult it can be to find swimwear for big busts, so we hope this rundown of the best brands suitable for big busts without compromising on style has made your next shopping trip a little easier!

Need help?

Let's get fitted…. DeBra's offers a free In-store Fitting Service, Virtual (Zoom) Fitting, phone consultations or support on live chat, so you can stay at home and still get the best advice for your body. Don't let sizing uncertainty stop you from feeling confident.

Book your complimentary In-Store Fitting Appointment or a Virtual Fitting Appointment, or if you have a question, you can contact our Live Chat customer service team during business hours.

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