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We’re almost certain that an itsy-bitsy, teenie-weenie yellow polka-dot bikini never held the busts of Dolly or Marilyn in place. And as a modern woman (especially one with an ample bosom), you owe it to yourself to find a swimsuit that’s not just flattering but also supportive and comfortable. Here, the all-time most flattering swimsuit styles for big boobs, broken down by style.

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1. Underwire

Let’s start with the most obvious choice. A swimsuit with bra-like underwire is going to offer much of the same support as the lingerie you wear every day. But that doesn’t mean your only option is a bikini top that’s almost identical to a bra (even if it does fit like one). Plenty of swimsuits incorporate supportive underwire in new and creative ways, like inside wrap tops, tucked into bandeaus and hidden in the shelf of a one-piece. The best part about the bra top? Thanks to all that built-in support, you can safely take a dip in the ocean or join a casual game of volleyball without fear of a nip slip.

Figleaves Paradise Island Underwire Plunge Bikini Top

Available in sizes 30DDD to 38H

Buy it ($60)

ASOS Fuller Bust Underwire Channelled Bikini Top

Available in sizes 30DD/E to 38I

Buy it ($32)

J.Crew 1993 Underwire One-Piece

Available in sizes 0 to 16

Buy it ($110)

RAQ Underwire Crop Zebra

Available in sizes 30D/DD/E to 36H/I

Buy it ($58)

2. Scoop neck + Wide Straps

Leave the flimsy strings to the others. You’ll fare much better with thicker straps, like on the Aerie suit above. As is the case with regular clothing, a scoop neck shows just enough cleavage to maintain a sexy touch without giving away the whole farm (unlike a deep V). Meanwhile, those wide shoulder straps will take care of the heavy lifting in sleek style.

Aerie Ruffle Scoop Bikini Top

Available in sizes XXS to XXL

Buy it ($35; $21)

Heidi Klein Corsica Rope Back One-Piece

Available in sizes XS to XL

Buy it ($308)

Kitty & Vibe Scoop Top

Available in sizes A to G

Buy it ($50)

Athleta Bra Cup Square-Neck Bikini Top

Available in sizes 32B/C to 40D/DD

Buy it ($64)

Andie The Tulum One-Piece

Available in sizes XS to XXXL

Buy it ($95)

3. Tie Front

Tie-front suits are universally flattering for women of all shapes and sizes for one reason: They’re adjustable. These bikini styles also tend to have more fabric on the sides, meaning they can easily accommodate larger cup sizes without leading to any side spillage.

Peek & Beau Underwire Ruffle-Sleeve Bikini Top

Available in sizes 30DD/E to 36I

Buy it ($42)

Lulus Sandy Dandy Cream Floral-Print Tie-Front Bikini Top

Available in sizes XS to XL

Buy it ($45)

ASOS fuller bust broderie crop frill tie-front bikini top dd-g

Available in sizes 30E/F to 38I

Buy it ($26)

indigo swim The Paradise Swimsuit Sunset Stripe
Indigo Swimwear

Indigo Swimwear The Paradise Swimsuit Sunset Stripe

Buy it ($129)

Available in sizes XS to XL

Vitamin A Lou Top

Available in sizes XS to XL

Buy it ($106; $64)

4. Halter

While some complain that halter tops squish their girls, the trick is to find one that fits your shape and size. If your breasts sit wider apart or point outward, you’re going to do better with a top that has more coverage on the sides. The fabric will help bring your gals front and center, rather than smoosh them further apart. On the contrary, if your boobs sit close together, you’ll want a top with built-in cups that can separate and lift.

Figleaves Colourblock Underwire Non-Padded Halter Bikini D-GG

Available in sizes 30G/32DD to 38I

Buy it ($70)

La Blanca Brushstroke Petals Plunge Keyhole Halter One-Piece

Available in sizes 0 to 16

Buy it ($134)

RAQ Halter Top Red

Available in sizes 30 DDD/F to 34I

Buy it ($46; $32)

Heidi Klein Belize Contour D-G Top

Available in sizes M to XL

Buy it ($173)

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