Swim Lessons: Perfect Swimsuits For Every Body (Part 3: Large Busts and Plus Size Figures)

Even if the mere thought of slipping on a swimsuit sends shivers up your spine, we’ve found the most flattering styles for your shape.

Large Busts

Look For:
Underwire tops, formed cups and wider bands under the bustline that provide the extra support you need.
One-piece swimsuits with some structure in the bust, such as soft foam cups or a shelf bra.
Halter-top bikinis offer support while providing some great cleavage too. Look for styles that are banded under the bustline and can be tied in back and around the neck to allow you to make adjustments.
Avoid: Strapless bandeau tops and those tiny, triangle tops that offer minimal coverage.

Plus Sizes

Look For:
Deep v-necks, well-placed cutouts, lace or mesh inserts – showing a little skin in the right places can be a sexy and flattering visual.
Lengthen your thigh with swimsuits that have a high cut leg or adjustable ruching detail at the hip.
Don’t be afraid of prints and patterns, these can help camouflage lumps and bumps.
Avoid: Too much fabric and boy short styles. Stay away from white, as well as bright fabrics.

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