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If you have a big bust, make sure that you pick a bathing suit that fits your chest well, feels comfortable, and also flatters your overall shape. As we stated in our first Best Bathing Suits for Big Busts (2011), you should keep certain tips in mind when choosing a bathing suit:
1) Look at bathing suits the same way you look at bras. You want your bra to fit you well, provide great coverage, and also provide adequate support, right? And for some of you, you may prefer a bra that not only gives you support, but also provides a "push-up" effect. Before I even think about trying on a new bathing suit, I check to make sure that the bathing suit provides enough breast support so I feel comfortable enough to wear it outside my house.
2) Don't always believe that the way a bathing suit fits a model will fit you the same way. This may sound obvious, but I believe many women see how a bikini top pushes up a model's breasts, only to discover that when they try on the exact same bikini, it has zero push up effect. Remember that tricks (e.g., stuffing, taping, makeup shadow effects, bikini top altering, and PhotoShop) are employed to make their breasts look bigger and more pushed up in photos than they would be in real life in certain bathing suits.
3) The way the bathing suit appears in the mirror does not mean you'll be comfortable in it on the beach. For example, your suit may look great when you are walking around or laying on the beach, but may be the most uncomfortable contraption ever created on Earth when you go for a swim. You don't want to be focused on making sure your bathing suit hasn't slid off, untied, or that your bust has somehow popped out out of the top while swimming. What kind of fun is that? Also, if you are the type of person who feels the need to "suck" your stomach in while wearing certain bathing suits, you should consider getting a bathing suit that has slimming effects/enhancements, so you're not always focused on keeping your stomach as tight as possible.
Here is our top bathing suit choices for big busts for 2012:
(click on picture or corresponding links to find the suits online)
Victoria Secret always has a fabulous swimwear collection, but now they have a D-DD swimwear section on their website that showcases swimwear that work for bigger cup sizes. This push-up halter top with lined underwire cups is a part of this selection and comes in a variety of 16 different color and print selections. It includes special padding that provides great lift and support, and the silky Italian fabric provides a smooth silhouette. The top ties at the neck, has an adjustable gold tone back closure, and has a gold tone VS logo on the front center.
We love this retro push fit because it creates a "balconet effect" with cleavage and also provides excellent support (it has underwire cups). The removable padding allows you to further manipulate the cleavage (an extra plus). It ties at the back, has an adjustable back closure, and has imported Italian nylon/Lycra spandex.
We love this halter bathing suit top. It has a creative, stylish design while still providing excellent bust support. We also love the sweetheart neckline detail, a cute detail that complements an already appealing structure.
We like this Miraclesuit Tankini because it includes the sweetheart crossover neckline that flatters every body type, while also providing adequate cleavage as well as great torso coverage. This top comes in four different prints and colors.
If it looks like you've seen this bathing suit before time and time again, we wouldn't be shocked. It has been featured in a number of places, including Oprah's List of Favorite Things. It does a great job of slimming your silhouette, lengthening the appearance of the torso and legs, and contouring your overall figure. It also provides adequate support for the bust without any cup enhancement or underwire support.
This is a great swimsuit if you are looking for a one-piece that provides overall conservative coverage (it doesn't show any cleavage) but firms up your figure and contains a hidden underwire bra to provide adequate support and comfort.
If you want to grab attention instantly with a subtle yet incredibly flattering one-piece suit, then this is the suit for you. Not only does it sport an eye-catching print, but it also instantly shapes your figure with the holding power of Miratex fabric (made with three times the amount of spandex found in other swimsuits). It also has a bust-enhancing front and side shirring to create the hourglass figure that you're looking for. It also has a gentle scoop back, comfortable padded straps, along with a foam bra and underwire for support.
-Written by: Cafe Belle's Fashion Barista