Swimwear for Fuller Busts
The majority of bikinis and tankinis at Airy Mary are available as separates. Meaning you choose the correct fit for both top and bottom to suit your shape. When choosing fuller bust swimwear, it's wise to decide at the outset if your bottom half and top half are different sizes, in which case it's obviously better to go for a bikini or tankini rather than a one piece. Fortunately, there's a huge choice of bikinis for bigger busts, which wasn't the case a decade ago. If you're used to the coverage of a one-piece, why not try a high waisted bikini style or a tankini top and pant?
Why choose bra sized swimwear anyway, you may wonder? For decades we bought swimwear in dress sizes designed for B-C cups so why change now? Women with larger busts know that when swimwear gets wet - it sags. So we need as much support from our swimwear as we do from our bras. The media is full of celebrities wearing swimwear with no support or in the wrong cup size. Fortunately, in real life, there's never been a better time to buy swimwear for the fuller busted. The UK is the home of the world's most popular and successful fuller bust swimwear brands, such as Freya, Fantasie, Lepel, Panache, Pour Moi and Elomi. Don't worry if you live outside of the UK, we ship internationally too!
Bikinis for Big Busts | What to Look for
- Are the straps wide enough that they won't dig into shoulders and adjustable?
- Do I want a full cup, plunge or balconnet? Which style suits me best in bras? Am I hoping to maximise or minimise cleavage? Do I have volume in my breasts? If not, a balconnet might be better than a plunge or triangle.
- If strapless, is the bikini band deep enough to be snug and supportive? Does it come with optional straps in case I need more support? Will a halter strap cause too much pressure on my neck?
Read on for a few of our favourite swimwear options available in larger cup sizes - in store now and designed for fuller busts to keep you supported in and out of the water. Whether you’re looking for modest swimwear, or more glamorous bikini tops to boost and enhance your assets….read on.
Freya Island Girl bikini new for 2017. Underwired, non-padded and in stock at Airy Mary to H cup.
An easy to wear tankini that looks like a regular top. The Java is underwired, non-padded, non-moulded for natural, uplifted support. Wear it with plain black bikini bottoms or matching briefs from the collection.
Whilst not everyone can carry off the fashion for strapped briefs, this cami shape bikini top is perfect for active days on the beach when you want support, but modesty too. It's underwired, lightly padded and has adjustable straps. Great value for money for such a versatile bikini top from Pour Moi. Wear it with any black bikini bottom, skirted brief or board shorts.
The lightly padded balconnet shape of the blue Amalfi bikini is particularly flattering for women who feel they've lost volume in their breasts. It's a favourite style for mothers who have breast-fed and for women who find that balconnet bras suit best. As usual, this bikini is sold in separates, so if you'd like more coverage on your tummy or bottom, choose the matching high waist pant instead of the high-cut brief. If you like less coverage, then this high cut brief will elongate your legs beautifully!
We adore the retro proportions of this red halter bikini top by Pour Moi. Underwired, non padded and non-moulded, it gives a natural, rounded shape. Choose from classic and high waisted briefs. Although it's an easy to top to match with your existing swimwear bottoms too. So versatile!
What a gorgeous and feminine bikini the new Santorini is! The colourways of warm oranges, yellows and pinks are contrasted with cool mint and given a flirty twist with light, mesh frill. Available to G cup, underwired, non-padded and non moulded, this is an easy-to wear bikini top with optional straps for when you need more support. We think it would look great with cut off shorts or a long white skirt too! The collection includes a variety of brief shapes, from high waisted to tie-side. Something to suit everyone...
Blue and white is a best selling colour in swimwear. Fresh, with a nautical vibe, the Lucille bikini by Panache Cleo is available in strapless or balconnet to HH cup. Lightly padded for exquisite shape and support, the Lucille is a great choice for all skin tones and body shapes.
Strapless Cleo by Panache blue and white bandeau top is available in bra sizes to G cup and comes with an optional strap for extra support.
Spotlight on Fuller Bust Bikinis
A simple white bikini is a must have for beach holidays and so versatile to mix and match with other swimwear.
We love the proportions of this DD+ bikini by Pour Moi in a fashion-forward tropical print with flashes of red. The collection includes a variety of brief shapes, including high waist control, tie-side and ruched.
Pour Moi tropical print halter bikini top in cup sizes to GG cup with high waist control pant. Looking for a bigger band size? We stock this to 42 band size.
The same top shown with a draped waist bikini brief which offers good rear coverage
Looking for more high waisted bikinis? Shop the full collection at Airy Mary.
Prefer a softer, boho look?
Seville bandeau bikini top (underwired) to G cup with optional strap for additional support
Seville full cup underwired bikini top to HH cup matching items include tie side briefs, fold down brief or high waist control pant
Pour Moi's Seville collection is available to HH cup in two styles of supportive top: bandeau bikini and underwired full cup top with a choice of high waisted briefs with tummy control, tie side briefs or fold down pant. All in a fresh, vintage inspired print with hot pink highlights. It's a print which suits both dark and fair skin tones and is a timeless bikini which will look just as good on the beach next year as it does today.
Pour Moi's retro inspired bikini with choice of shorts or high waisted bikini bottoms with tummy-control [top left] in Paradise print features a zesty lime base with vintage floral pattern and contrasting blue detailing.
Freya's black strapless Fever bikini top from its core collection. Comes with optional halter strap. Wear it with any bikini bottom, skirted brief or board shorts. A great investment piece for fuller bust holiday wardrobes!
Purple crochet halter bikini with classic cut briefs featuring boho chic beaded tie detailing. This halter bikini top is underwired and available to G cup.
Preview of 2017 Supportive Bikinis for Larger Busts
Here's a quick preview of some of the best bikinis for bigger busts to look forward to in 2017. We particularly love these two strapless bikinis from Cleo by Panache. Our positive customer feedback from this style in past collections tells us that Panache are particularly adept at creating snug, supportive strapless bikini tops that don't gape. The lightly padded, moulded cups provide a rounded shape and plenty of support to bigger busts and are available at Airy Mary to G cup with matching mid rise bikini briefs and optional straps.
From the more grown up Panache Swimwear collection comes this multi-coloured underwired, soft cup bikini with high rise brief. We like that it isn't padded or moulded - a preference for many 35+ women and for those who have breastfed and lost some fullness at the top of the bust. In 2016 there was a shortage of fuller bust bikinis in soft cup, without moulding, so we are excited to have a new style from Panache which doesn't add bulk - when you're already boasting a G+ bust! In stock now at Airy Mary.
Another fashion-forward bikini from Cleo by Panache in 2017 is the multi coloured palm-inspired twist bandeau, Isla. As usual, it comes with optional straps for extra support and is available with a matching hipster brief.
New and available from October 2016 by Fantasie comes the sophisticated Cocoa Island collection in black or white. Available in strapless, moulded bandeau [shown] tankini or high neck swimsuit. There's also a full cup triangle shape bikini top which is a new addition to Fantasie's swimwear choices. As always with Fantasie, you have a choice of mid or high rise briefs to choose from.
If you're looking for a simple black bikini, the stylish Marina bandeau bikini from Panache, available from Spring 2017, might be just the thing. We like the ruching effect echoed in the band of the bikini bottoms.
Previous Season Bikinis for Bigger Busts on Sale Now
Fantasie's black and cream Tanzania features Fantasie's super-flattering wrap front (as in last year's best-selling Montreal), it answers the need for every woman looking for support and separation to H cup. Team it with low rise briefs (pictured) or fold down classic briefs for more coverage.
Antigua from Fantasie is a fresh, tropical print bikini with a choice of shorts or bikini briefs. Fantasie Antigua Bikini [green above]. Underwired, full cup and available to H cup.
Above is the Key West Collection from fuller bust specialists, Pour Moi?
The triangle halterneck bikini is available to F cup. Sold as separates, there's an impressive choice of briefs with these bikini tops too - including a high waist control pant shown. Great value for such superb styling.
After a quiet few years, Lepel stole the show at recent swimwear trade shows with their re-launch collections. Summer Days [below], an underwired crochet bikini became one of their best sellers and each season is released in new colours. The balconnet bikini is shown below in sunny Yellow and fresh Aqua blue.
We're spoilt for choice with mix and match options this summer: Lepel's Miami Girls in coral and yellow is designed to be mixed and matched with their plain yellow crochet bikini. While Lepel's vibrant Fiesta bandeau bikini matches perfectly with the Aqua crochet bikini.
The Lingadore Aloha bikini, part of another exciting mix and match collection to F cup. Available in Watermelon (coral) and Apple (green).
Lingadore's bikinis are more luxurious than most at this price point - with ultra-soft linings and quality fabrics.The colours are vibrant and can be mixed and matched across the collection. The Azteca and the Ipanema can be worn with the Apple and Watermelon Aloha plain bikinis. Never run out of swimwear combinations on holiday again! Available from DD to F cup with a wide choice of brief shapes.
Fuller Bust Tankini OptionsWe're low on styles for tankinis until new collections are released in 2017. In the meantime here are a few 2016 season tankinis on sale now at Airy Mary now:
Dutch affordable luxury brand, Lingadore, put the cool back into summer with the Zanzibar Collection . It comprises a bikini top, underwired cup sized tankini, choice of briefs and a jumpsuit in a muted yellow with a small, retro palm tree and pineapple print - one of the big trends of the season. Available from DD to F cup.
Preview of 2017 Tankinis Designed for Bigger Busts
One of the tankinis we are most looking forward to is Freya's high neck Evolve. It would look great with plain white, black or blue bikini bottoms too. We would prefer that it wasn't padded, but we still adore it and think it will be a top seller in 2017. The pattern is very forgiving on the body and the mix of colours would work well on most skin tones.
We also think the Lanai Collection from Fantasie will make a splash in 2017. Here's the tankini, which again would work well with plain white, blue or black bikini bottoms. We'll also be stocking the underwired swimsuit of this at Airy Mary.
Fantasie' Viana tankini for 2017 features a muted paisley print and is shown here in the underwired gathered plunge option.
Swimsuits for Big Busts
Tropical print swimsuit with hot red ties and featuring a concealed, non-padded bra. The concealed bra is in nude mesh fabric and fastens are rear with 2 hooks on 3 settings.Available to G cup.
Moontide is a New Zealand brand offering designer quality pieces at high-street prices. The fabric is thick, super soft and drapes beautifully on the body. This year they increased their cup sizes to G cup. Above are the two best swimsuits available - the Triple Stripes non wired one piece with tummy ruching and colour blocking for a slimmer silhouette and the reversible Pacific swimsuit. The reversible Pacific is underwired and features comfortable crossover straps, perfect for some serious holiday swimming and for supporting the weight of the breasts without additional strain on shoulders or neck. Both suits feature power mesh in the bust panels for optimum support and neither suit contains a concealed bra.
The Coral Reef one piece swimsuit from Pour Moi with a blue base and contemporary floral print, is competitively priced for a quality, cup sized swimsuit featuring underwire and concealed bra. A flattering deep v-neck, subtle tummy ruching and adjustable ties at the side all combine to enhance the figure. The back is straight across - at bra level. Overall, this swimsuit provides excellent smoothing, with lining to the front and in a pretty print suitable for all ages. On sale now from E to G cup (UK sizing).
This plain red control swimsuit, also by Pour Moi, is non-wired and features a flattering centre knot that helps divide and give definition to the bust.
Swimsuit Preview for 2017
If you like swimwear with a modest neckline, how about this high neck underwired swimsuit by Fantasie from their Cocoa Island Collection? Available from November 2016. How great would it look on a winter cruise with a black or white sarong draped loosely around the waist?
Perfect bikini tops for festivals
The Disco Longline bikini by Lepel looks just as good with denim shorts as it does on the beach. Underwired, with optional straps to G cup.
Best Fuller Bust Swimwear Past Collections - On Sale Now!
Freya's Penza halterneck bikini is non-wired and soft cup with low cut briefs. It's rare for Freya to make a non-wired halterneck, so snap this up at discounted prices. [not shown]
The Spirit [pink crochet below] is a lightly-padded balcony bikini in hot pink crochet from Freya, available to a G cup. It's the same shape as the Cha Cha if you're a fan of that best-seller.
Like a little animal print in moderation? Try the non padded, non-moulded underwired Roxanna bikini contrasted with a blue/grey brief.
Pour Moi's pretty Dominica is underwired, non-moulded and full cup. On sale now and available to HH cup. The lightly padded Tootsie is released in different colours each year by Freya. This latest version in timeless black and white stripes is available to FF cup with a choice of shorts or briefs.
The Tangier Bikini in Papaya from Fantasie. Underwired, non-padded and available to GG cup. Choose from classic fold down briefs or shorts with adjustable ties at the side.
Released in 2015, the Boca Chica by Fantasie is show-stoppingly beautiful. A vibrant tropical print on a white base. Available with tie-side adjustable leg shorts (shown here) or classic twist front bikini bottoms. The bikini top is full cup, underwired and features gathering from the centre.
For women looking for vibrant, D to F cup bikinis, this collection by Polish fuller bust experts, Volin, is a must. Available now at Airy Mary.
Fuller Bust Swimwear: Buying Guide
Fuller Bust Tankinis
If you’re not blessed with a toned back, the vest-like proportions of a tankini can provide comforting coverage, and feel more youthful and practical than a swimsuit. An added bonus is that a tankini can be mixed and matched with any briefs or shorts. Running around after a toddler? A tankini shorts combination might be your best option.
Tankinis are generally sold in dress sizes rather than bra-specific sizes. So the style and quality of the support panel will be crucial if you're an F cup or larger. Brands which offer tankinis up to a G, and sometimes K cup, include Fantasie, Freya and Panache.
Can you risk a non-bra sized tankini?
More widely available and usually cheaper than bra-sized tankinis, they typically suit women up to an F or FF cup, depending on the fabric and quality. In my opinion, G+ cups definitely require more support and capacity than a standard internal shelf can offer.
Non-bra sized swimsuits
If you do buy a non-bra size swimsuit (especially a control suit) it's advisable to buy a dress size bigger than you usually wear, so that the additional fabric can be utilised around the bust area. The same is true for women who are long in the body or carrying a little more weight than usual. High elastic content in the fabric should ensure that it snaps into place everywhere else and fits snugly.
Is a swimsuit less flattering on the back than a tankini?
Fantasie's Durban swimsuit versus the Fatal Woman tankini from Ujena.
Tankinis usually have a high, straight-across back, with less cutting in and ridges than a swimsuit. Halterneck tankinis (like this blue Ujena one) can be additionaly flattering because there isn't any 'spill over' from bra straps. Although pressure on the neck from the weight of the bust is a whole other discussion. But the major advantage of a tankini over a swimsuit is the looser draping. Secret support is provided by an internal bra lining, which allows the shell of the tankini to skim the body rather than cling. This skimming is the reason why tankinis are becoming increasingly popular with all age groups and sizes. View our full range of tankinis.
Fuller Bust Bikini Brands
Thanks to brands such as Freya, Fantasie, Lepel, Pour Moi? and Panache, the choice of bikinis in the UK for fuller busts is arguably the best in the world. You may not be aware, but our American cousins are less well-served by their manufacturers and buy large cup lingerie and swimwear online from the UK in droves.
Poland is also a go-to place for well-engineered and sexy swimwear for fuller cups. Discover supportive styles from Polish brands Krisline, Eurofala and Lorin at Airy Mary.
Fuller Bust Swimsuit Brands
Swimsuits in specific cup sizes for fuller busts are unfortunately rare. Manufacturers tend to sell in dress sizes to appeal to a wider market and avoid having to produce an excessive number of sizes in the same style. Krisline, Panache, Fantasie, Lepel, Pour Moi? and Freya are exceptions. So if you’re searching for a swimsuit with large, supportive cups check out those brands first.
Although Airy Mary is a UK based store, we offer International shipping tracked and signed in 5-12 working days.
These are just a few of the sizes we stock. Shop the DD+ Collection for a full range of fuller bust swimwear.