At Airy Mary, we are huge fans of tankinis. They are youthful, practical and best of all - allow you to buy in separates to ensure a great fit top and bottom. Our underwired tankini collection is the best around and chosen from a variety of top brands.

Which Underwired Tankini Suits Your Shape?

Underwired tankini selection from quality brands such as Lingadore, Fantasie, Freya, Pour Moi and Panache. Underwired tankinis are confidence-boosting, as they offer support and lift to the bust, whilst retaining their shape as you swim. Cup sized underwired tankinis at Airy Mary are available from D cup to GG cup. Choose between soft cup and moulded cup designs. Moulded cups can offer more nipple modesty and provide a rounded shape whilst generally suiting those with a firm bust and volume at the top of the breast.

For optimum support choose a tankini with a concealed bra inside that has a hooks and fasteners at the rear. However, many women will be happily supported in a tankini without a concealed bra with the added bonus that they are a lot easier to get in and out of! Some tankinis come with powermesh linings for a smooth, controlled sihouette. Again, they are easy to wear once on and a great confidence booster, but can be tricky to get in and out of.

When choosing a bra-sized tankini remember to factor in the size of your belly and hips. The area underneath the bust is often the slimmest for most women and if you have a small band size, but a larger waist/hip ratio, then go up a band size for your tankini and down a cup size. This is called sister sizing. Also, look for tankinis which flare out or have tummy-flattering rouching and longline coverage for wider hips. You want your tankini to finish at a flattering part of your body. 

Lastly, don't be afraid to experiment with different short shapes with your tankini. Try long boardshorts, boy shorts or a skirted brief if you want to balance our a wider bust or feel confident with more coverage in that area.

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