If the recent NYC humidity has taught us anything it’s that summer is on the horizon. As we get ready for long days at the beach, backyard barbecues, bottomless brunch, and vacations, it might be a good idea to get a new bathing suit. And regardless of what activity you plan to get up to, a well-fitted suit will prepare you for it all.
Unfortunately, shopping for a bathing suit comes with its own frustrations when we’re forced into exclusive sizing that doesn’t always encompass all bodies. A large percentage of bikinis out there don’t take into account large busts and back sizes—often stopping at cup D or XL. So what do you do if you don’t fall into these narrow categories and need something that is functional with good support, while not compromising on fashion? For a long time fashion couldn’t answer this question, but with more and more consumers seeking bikinis for bigger cup sizes, the industry is being forced to relook at outdated sizing and ideals.
Fortunately, brands like H&M, Aerie, Girlfriend Collective, and ASOS have been creating swimwear in inclusive sizing since their onset. They have items that can fit cups A-J and all the doubles in between. And as cute as matching sets can be, these brands also provide mix and match for those of us that have different sizing on the top and bottom.
From asymmetric tops to high-performance underwire, Byrdie shares the brands that proudly make comfortable and confident collections for the full-chested community. Cheers to a nip-slip and shoulder-digging free summer.
Not technically a bikini, this colorful cutout swimsuit from H&M is still one to consider. Available up to 4XL, this sweetheart neckline is a great suit to have on rotation this summer.
The blue stripes nautical theme have us dreaming of life on a boat. The Sorrento Stripe Bikini Top has adjustable straps and soft cups.
With sizing up to a G-cup and adjustable straps that make it easier to tailor the suit to your preferred fit, you can’t go wrong with Torrid’s V-Flounce Swim Top.
Strapless silhouette might not be your first choice for swimwear but when they go up to size G cup, like the Marina Bikini Top, you might reconsider. Plus, the front string can double as a halter if you decide to switch things up.
Available in sizes 30H to 38H, the thick straps help to take the pressure on your neck while the non-padded cups make for a smooth wear.
Yes, you can wear a one-shoulder bikini top and still be supported, thanks to the double straps in the back of the Provence Powell top from Girlfriend Collective.
Aerie has been a leader in the exclusivity scene for years. And this full coverage bathing suit, available in up to XXL, is a great reason why.
Designed with a four-way stretch, this is the ultimate lounge by the pool bathing suit top. This top also works to wear beyond the pool or beach.
Known for their very functional pieces, Andie creates swimwear that you can run, walk, hike, and swim in like this ribbed one-piece.
In case you haven’t heard, Abercrombie & Fitch is cool again. The brand actually has inclusive sizing now, like this bikini top that will keep you covered and feeling confident.
Give it up for Gigi Hadid and Frankies Bikinis on an adorable cottagecore swim collab. The Tia Triangle Ruffle Bikini Top offers a custom fit thanks to the thin straps and is available in up to a size XXL.
With no wires, this one is the ultimate comfort and allows bigger chests to rock a triangle top.
Lingerie-inspired swim is having a big moment this summer. And with DDDD, H, and other size offers, what’s not to love.
The beauty and benefit of a monowire for bigger chests is endless. They hold the girls in where you want them and still look fashionable.
Paloma Elsesser’s fiery collab with Miaou has everything from corsets to swimwear, all available in sizes up to a 4XL.
Halter bikinis are great for comfort as they don’t feature a wire and can be tied as tight or loose as you please.
Like all Summersalt’s swimsuits, this stunning one-piece has compressive fabric to keep you snug and your breasts in place.
One of the most budget-friendly options is the selection on Good American. You can count on them for expert fit and fun, summer pop colors.
ASOS has an entire collection dedicated to Fuller DD+ busts, where you’ll find styles like this. We love this for the prints and the size range up to cup I.
Cosabella’s beautiful one-piece has shapewear-like contouring and adjustable straps for the perfect fit.
Another one-piece that moonlights as a bikini, thanks to a strategic cutout. For a playful swimsuit that holds your bust in place, opt for Eloquii Sweetheart Neckline One Piece Swimsuit With Cutout.
Wide shoulder straps and and an adjustable front tie make this pick from Noize a great supportive swim top.
Available in sizes D-H, Gabi Fresh knows a thing or two about fitting for all sizes. Plus this one has tie details in the front and back for a modern update.
Designed in cups A-G, this one is guaranteed to fit well and be ultra flattering with the ties in the front.