There's a very specific thrill some get from purchasing a new swimsuit, like it's somehow the promise that you will soon be on a tropical vacation, lounging poolside and sipping a cocktail (rather than staying inside to watch Selling Sunset for the third time). But I've got a bit more to work with in the bust area—yes, I belong to the D-cup and up crowd—and I've found that shopping for the best swim brands for big boobs isn't always such a joyful high. As a size 32G, I can wear a size S T-shirt, but an XL triangle top probably won't fit my gals and if its flimsy straps don't have a lick of support, well, it's just not going to work out. And please, don't get me started on push-up bikini tops that put me at high risk for a nip slip.
So, this year I decided to only acquire swimwear from brands that cater to my needs and my cup-size. My research, which yes, has included many happy days at the beach, led me to this list of five swim brands that are big boob-friendly. Each and every one offers swimsuits specially designed to flatter and support bigger busts—all without sacrificing style. Because if I've learned one thing during this experiment, it's that nothing's a better confidence booster than a swimsuit that feels like it was made for your figure—especially if it can do all that without underwire.