If you're a c cup or above, swim suits that are sized small, medium, large just might not work out for your body. Why punish yourself for being curvy? There are so many great options that make fashionable swimsuits in cup rather than dress (or any other) size. Shop my picks below.
Halter tops are great for bustier women, because they offer the most support and give some lift. There are so many options out there that range in coverage based on your preference.
This bikini from J. Crew.
This Freya bikini from ASOS.
A regular strappy bikini is easy to find in the cutest prints and colors. Some don't like this style, because with underwire, it can look a little more like a bra, but in a summery print or with fun straps, it will look absolutely beach-ready. Hint: thicker straps mean more support.
This Pour Moi bikini from ASOS.
This ASOS Fuller Bust Bikini.
This Robyn Lawley one-piece from ASOS. The crazy print totally camouflages the underwire of the cups! Genius.
This Wolf & Whistle one-piece from ASOS.
This Mara Hoffman one-piece from Nastygal.
Warning for more well-endowed women: make sure the top really fits correctly, or you'll be tugging it up all day. Sadly, bandeaus just aren't as curve-friendly.
This Freya Bondi bikini from ASOS.
This strapless bikini from J. Crew.
Swimsuits with lots of thin straps can be super sexy, but only if they fit correctly. Be careful of this style, as it tends to only fit comfortably on a flatter chest.
This ASOS Fuller Bust bikini.
This bikini from Victoria's Secret.
* Go for a bikini top that's sized in cup sizes, not small/medium/large or in dress sizes. J. Crew, ASOS, and Victoria's Secret all carry swimwear that's sized in cup sizes.
* A top with underwire is your best friend. While some suits come in cups, bustier women will be best-suited in a top that has actual underwire. It doesn't need to be visible, but it should be there!
* One-pieces can be much more busty-gal friendly, so long as there's ample padding or a shelf bra inside. One-pieces are in style, and there are plenty of fashionable styles out there!
* If you want to save money buying a bikini from somewhere like Target or Forever 21 that carries inexpensive, trendy options, get funky bottoms from them, and just order or buy a bikini top elsewhere that is by cup size. Mixing and matching bikinis is always cool!