For larger busted women, keeping the girls comfortably in place for a day at the beach or pool is no simple feat. As a matter of fact, it can be nearly impossible, and really can impede what would otherwise be an enjoyable day.
Many women in this situation consider wearing a bra under their swimsuit, but we’re here to tell you that is not a good idea. However, you don’t have to ditch the idea of looking sexy in your swimwear. We’ll walk through the reason why you don’t want to wear a bra under swim suits, and give you several options to utilize instead.
If you elect to wear a bra under your swimsuit, then there are several things you need to pay attention to. We actually think there are better options in general, which we go into detail below. But, if you opt to go the route of a swimming bra, here are some considerations:
We recommend the Silicone Lift Bra from Fashion Forms. It has fantastic adhesion and stick, and comes in sizes B-H.
Another option to consider is to buy a swimsuit that already takes care of your problem. Rather than try to find a bra to wear under your suit, you can opt for a bathing suit that has a built in bra. Here are our favorite selections.
If you’ve been stuck searching for a bikini that has an adequate support for your breasts but still looks super cute, this is our choice.
First off, lets talk about the support. This Attraco Two Piece Swimsuit adds a built in soft shell bra to this two piece swimsuit. The top is made from a combination of polyester and spandex and incorporates elastic to hold you in place.
There are several different versions of this suit, so you can style according to your preferences. We find this to be a great option for larger busted women who want to look cute in a two piece but need a modest yet attractive top.
This stylish and sporty one piece, the Speedo Endurance+ is great if you’re looking for a swimsuit you can be active in, while still having built in support for your breasts.
Specifically, Speedo incorporates their Hydro Bra into the suit, and it does wonders to keep everything in place. The cups are removable, allowing you to customize the support you get, depending on the situation you’re in.
This swimsuit does not come with any underwiring, if thats a concern for you. The bra is completely mesh and elastic.
With Core Compression by Speedo, you’ll get the benefit of strategically placed mesh that helps slim and trim you out as well.
This Striped Maysoul Two-piece Tankini is high on style, while still providing excellent support for your boobs. The scoop neck top and triangle bottoms are the perfect combination of cute but modest.
A non-removable attached bra is built into this tankini swimsuit, with light padding to help give you additional support and form. We love that Maysoul, the maker of this swimsuit, provides a helpful guide to ensure you buy the right sized suit for your figure and bust.
This super cute Upopby Vintage Lace Up One Piece comes in a variety of sizes and colors, and is highly rated and reviewed. Perfect for plus size and larger busted women, this suit was made to look cute while taking care of your breasts.
With adjustable straps, this is a lightly padded monokini with wireless support. If you’re ultra concerned about your boobs flying around, or you’re really active in your swimwear, you might do better with one of the other options below.
But, if you’re looking for a stylish swimsuit option that is built to accentuate your curves, flatter your tummy, and provide some support at the same time, then this is the right option for you.
First, lets look at the main reasons why someone might want to put a sturdy, supportive bra on under their bikini or swimsuit.
Yes, its true… many to most bathing suits don’t offer a good deal of support. Whether it be as a result of flimsy material, thin straps, or small cups, swimsuits are notorious for putting looks ahead of support.
And why would they? Lets be honest – summer should be chock full of long days in the sun with family and friends, enjoying the beautiful weather and showing off what you have to offer.
Fashion styles these days are full of free flowing bralettes, seemingly made for ladies that don’t need a healthy dose of support for their boobs.
However, a bathing suit with no support is no day in the sun, and can be really uncomfortable. Luckily, there are lots of bathing suit options for supporting large busts.
It's not just you – there are a whole host of reasons that nipples show through in a bathing suit, even when this typically isn’t a problem for you in your everyday bra.
For starters, your body is typically going through a lot more temperature fluctuation as you go in and out of the water. Needless to say, this can cause nipples to get a little harder… and a lot more noticeable.
Some of the trendier bathing suit options these days opt for material that covers your skin nicely, but can leave a little bit to be desired when it comes to nipple coverage.
Sometimes it isn’t that the nipple is prominent, but just that you can see the bump that exists in the region. No matter what the reason, its not abnormal for this to be a situation you deal with.
This is also a problem experienced by ladies looking for a good swimsuit for smaller breasts. Big or small, nipples can easily show through a suit.
Picking bathing suit tops that have padding will help this problem a lot. There are also a lot of DIY solutions, just in case you want to wear that ultra-cute suit that you know leaves you showing a bit.
Never wear a regular bra under your swimsuit - it will ruin it. If you must wear a bra under the suit, make sure to wear one specifically designed for it.
Generally speaking, though, its better to find a better option for your boobs and swimsuit that opting for a bra. There are a variety of reasons, and we’ll go through each quickly:
Ok, lets talk what to look for in a bathing suit that does not need a bra underneath it! Typically we’re talking to the bigger girls out there, and so you’re going to be looking for more support and shape to help your pair.
In the end, it's best not to wear a bra underneath your bikini or one piece. Instead, opt for the variety of swimwear options that are available to take care of the problem, and enjoy your days at the beach.