Three swimwear rules for big busts - and why you should break them

Thou must never draw attention to your top half. Thou must honour the colour black. Thou must have straps so thick they could hoist a family-sized car. Chances are you’ve read all the fashion commandments that must be obeyed when it comes to buying fuller bust swimwear. Well forget them, because the days of trying to minimise, disguise or hide away your top half are over! Haven’t you heard? Curves are in and from high-fashion one-pieces and bold prints to even (shock, horror) barely-there triangles and bandeau styles, nothing is off-limits for DD+ beach babes.

Swimwear that went up to a J cup was once hard to find - either tucked away in specialist shops or tacked onto collections as an after-thought. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Our collections are full of supportive and stylish swimwear for big busts, meaning your choices are no longer limited to black lycra scaffolding with the odd polka dot thrown in if you’re lucky. So are you ready to cast off the swimwear shackles and wear whatever style you damn well want to the beach? From fuller bust bikinis to high-fashion swimsuits just made for curves, no styles are out of reach. So, let’s break some rules...

Rule number one: You must wear a bikini top that looks like a bra.
Break it with… a double-strapped halter

It’s true. Supportive swimwear for big busts used to involve thick straps and full cups, leaving you feeling a bit like you were your bra to the beach. But what if you prefer a lighter-cup look, or you’ve always envied your friend in her spaghetti-strapped itsy bitsy bikini?

Luckily, bikinis for big busts have moved on and these days there are lots of ways to break this rule which don’t involve flashing everyone as you come down the waterslide. From bandeaus to triangles, pretty much every style you may have coveted on Instagram is now available with extra supportive features built-in.

Take this beautiful Glamazon underwired double strap top from Pour Moi. With two delicate straps and sexy mesh, it nails the lighter style of a halter triangle top. But it also has light padding and underwire to shape and support, with both straps adjusting so you can get exactly the fit you need.

Rule number two: You must try to minimise the look of your chest
Break it with… the most colourful plunge bikini you can find

From avoiding print on top to wearing ruffles on the bottom, we’re all well versed in tricks to disguise our shapes when shopping for large bust swimwear.

But even if you have seriously eye-popping curves, don’t ever be fooled into thinking you have to find clever ways to minimise or disguise them. After several years where it felt that skinny was the only acceptable shape, these days a ‘beach body’ just means you have a body and you go to the beach.

Thankfully swimwear design now embraces a more womanly form. So forget hiding away in black matronly numbers. Go for vibrant colours, patterns or plunge styles - or get all three at once with the popping print of the Bohemia balcony top. With sides that bring you in, light padding to boost and a gorgeous plunge right down to the delicate bow, all your assets are gathered in the front to make the most of your killer cleavage. No one puts those babies in the corner!

Rule number three: You can’t do high fashion
Break it with.. A corset-belt swimsuit

It seems like anyone who’s anyone is wearing a luxe, high-fashion swimsuit. But if you thought your fuller bust meant your choices were limited to items that looked more like upholstered wetsuits than the chic cut-out numbers you see on the high street, you’ve obviously been looking in the wrong place.

These days, swimsuits for big busts are making a style statement all of their own. High-shine and glamorous, our Monaco underwired one-piece nails that pool party look. Just look at its fashion credentials. Wide square neck? Check. Waspie, corset style waist? Check. Cool cut-out back? Check. But because it’s Pour Moi, it has supportive underwire to stop you from spilling out as you play in the surf.

Looking for more rule-breaking styles? We have a huge range of large bust swimwear that will keep you making waves on the beach - for all the right reasons. Just take a look at our DD+ swimwear.

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