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full coverage swimsuits for big busts

Swimsuit season is fully upon us, which means you may be diving into a shopping spree for some new pieces to show off by the beach or the pool. For full-busted women, finding a new swimsuit can feel like a daunting task — but it doesn’t have to be. Plenty of brands and stores are now catering to those with larger chests, so you surely can find swimwear that makes you feel comfortable, chic, and confident all at once. You know, the kind that comes in actual cup and band sizes, provide adequate coverage and support but are also super flattering.

Don’t know where to start? Here are our top picks for buying full-busted swimsuits.


There’s lots to love about this site. Not only does Brayola offer helpful fit info on its products (such as whether a particular piece runs true to size or not), but it also has an impressive selection of full-busted items. What truly sets Brayola apart, though, is that you can create a profile with personal information about your body to get personalized product/sizing recommendations. You might also want to check out the customer reviews for some insider info on how particular swimsuits fit from actual women who bought them.


First thing’s first: It’s hard to beat department stores when it comes to selection and variety for swimwear. And Kohl’s has more than 300 plus-size swimwear options, as well as many for full busts. Mix and match bikini tops and bottoms, go for a full matching set, or opt for a trendy one-piece. You can search by style (bandeau, halter, tankini, etc.) size, or size range (including plus size and maternity). Then, you can sort the results by new arrivals, best sellers, highest rated, or price.


Another excellent option is Nordstrom, a department store that’s known for having phenomenal swimsuits that are high-quality, on-trend and built to last. You can sort by newest arrivals, customer rating, or price, but you can also have the selection sorted specifically for you after taking a quick quiz to assess your preferences. We love that you can filter the results by body type (large bust, athletic, hourglass, pear-shape, tummy concealing), and best of all, there are over 250 options to choose from in the large bust category. Or, you can filter by style (contemporary, modern, casual, and designer).

Related: How To Find A Supportive Swimsuit

Lord & Taylor

Another department store you may want to check out is Lord & Taylor. Not only does this store carry bathing suit tops up to a size 42F, but it has hundreds of options as well. You can filter by basic aspects such as color, brand, price, and size, but also style (one-shoulder, high-waisted, push-up, etc.). If you’re feeling uncertain about a particular product or have any fit-related questions, you can instantly connect with a store associate to live chat with them for some assistance in your decision-making. You can also check to see if a particular swimsuit is carried in your local store if you’re eager to try it on before buying it.

Hudson’s Bay

This Canadian retailer has a vast variety of swimwear to choose from, including an entire category for D cup+ options. You can refine the pieces by brand, size, color, price, or style (hipster, one-piece, one-shoulder, bandeau, bikini, tankini, high-waisted, push-up, etc.) And Hudson’s Bay offers dozens of D cup+ swimsuits, which range in aesthetic from tropical print crossover bikinis to glamorous solid ruched strapless one-pieces.

So, ready for some sun, sand, and waves? First thing’s first: Head to one of the aforementioned stores to pick out your perfect full-busted swimsuit.

Specialty stores

Check out your local lingerie or swimwear store for a selection of swimsuits for full busts. We love that they are well-versed in fit and can help with finding the right size (crucial for bra-sized swimwear). Most offer a variety of full bust swimsuits and plus size swimsuits so you’re sure to find the perfect swimsuit for your next vacation or trip to the beach.

Related: 12 Tips To Make Swimsuit Shopping A Lot Easier

We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for a swimsuit that fits your bust perfectly, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find swimsuit tops that stay in place, especially when you’re shopping on your own. If you’re full-busted and you’ve struggled with finding a flattering swimsuit top or if you’ve never tried a bra-sized swim top before, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings and carry a selection of swimsuits and swimsuit tops. Their expert bra fitters can help take the pain and frustration out of swimsuit shopping and do all the work for you. They can help you find a bra-sized swimsuit top with the support and lift that you’re looking for and they can also help you find new everyday bras that fit well and feel good. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best swimsuits are hiding.

If you’re not happy with the swimsuits in your closet, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy swimsuit shopping!

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Rebecca Strong

Rebecca is a Boston-based freelance writer who focuses on style, fitness, food, and travel. She has contributed to such publications as HuffPost, Elite Daily and U.S. News & World Report. When she's not writing, she can be found at home or in the studio working on the songs for her upcoming album. Her favorite bra is a black demi-cup style with all-over-lace — timeless and feminine.

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