Airy Mary is a specialist retailer of bikinis for bigger busts. Each season we select the best styles from manufacturers with a reputation for producing quality swimwear for fuller busts. Take a look at our fuller bust swimwear blog for inspiration on the best bikinis, tankinis and bathing suits in D+ cup sizes.
What to look for when buying bikinis for bigger busts
Consider your frame
Thin straps and narrow back ties are perfect for women with a slim or athletic frame. Volin is a brand which offers fashion bikinis in E and F cups, but with slimmer straps. Mature or heavier frames generally benefit from wider straps with substantial back ties. As well as being more supportive, they look better proportionally and avoid the dreaded flesh 'overhang'!
Underwired or non wired
This is a personal choice. Underwired bikinis create a defined, rounded shape and provide separation with uplift. Non wired bikinis are ideal for serious swimmers or surfers and work particularly well in halterneck styles.
We wouldn't recommend halternecks for women with a bust larger than FF cup. Purely because of the strain placed on the back of the neck. Ideally, the back band should do all the work and provide most of the support, but with the weight of a G+ bust there is bound to be additional strain on the neck. At Airy Mary, you'll find halterneck styes in D to FF cup only. You have been warned!
Different size on top and bottom
Buying swimwear separates is the ideal solution for women who are a different size on top and bottom. Once you have a couple of supportive bikini tops that fit well, you can mix and match with various bikini briefs to suit your budget. Buying separates also gives you control over the coverage of brief – skimpy, full coverage, shorts or skirts.
It makes sense that bra sized bikinis should have adjustable straps – we need them for our lingerie – so why not for our bikinis?
Which brands make bikinis for bigger busts?
Among others look out for Fantasie, Freya, Moontide, Huit, Pour Moi?, Lepel, Lingadore, Panache, Cleo by Panache, Lise Charmel Antigel, Rosa Faia, Curvy Kate, Krisline and Volin.