Need flattering swimwear for a big bust? We've found 5 great options

·Contributor, Yahoo Life UK
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Here's where to find the most supportive swimwear for big busts this summer. (Getty Images)

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When you're blessed with a bigger bust, finding the right kind of supportive swimwear can be a real hassle.

Whether it's too low-cut, too frumpy, too uncomfortable – or all three – we hear you.

Luckily more and more brands are catering to bigger-busted women, so there are some lovely swimsuits that are as flattering, fashionable and affordable as the ones your smaller-chested friends can wear.

The key to finding the right swimsuit for a bigger bust? Opt for a style that actually comes in bra sizes, and fits as well as your favourite bra.

Between sizes? Go for a size that's slightly snug in the chest – because swimwear stretches over time. And you don't have the option of adjustable hooks at the back like your bra has.

If you're worried about looking less than pert, make sure your swimsuit has underwire under the bust – it'll boost your bosom and keep everything in place. Also look out for styles that have adjustable straps.

To take the hassle out of your swimwear hunt, we've compiled five of the best swimsuits for bigger busts. From beautiful blues to chic stripes and affordable animal print, there's something to suit all tastes.

5 of our favourite swimsuits for bigger busts for summer 2022

Fantasie Ottawa Twist Front Swimsuit, Pacific| £78 from John Lewis & Partners

Fantasie Ottawa Twist Front Swimsuit, Pacific. (John Lewis & Partners)
(John Lewis & Partners)

£78 at John Lewis

Available in cup sizes from 34D to 38G this is a classic style that won't date in a stunning colour (it also comes in black).

Made from premium Italian nylon/elastane, it's fully lined and offers brilliant support for your bust via concealed underwiring.

And the gold-toned hardware on the straps is heat resistant, so you don't need to worry about it burning your skin when you're in the sun.

You can also adjust the legs via the ties at the bottom, so you can make the swimsuit more high-legged or keep it lower.

Unsurprisingly, this swimsuit has garnered five-star reviews, with shoppers loving its quality fit and beautiful colour. One happy customer enthused: "This is the most comfortable, flattering and best-fit swimsuit I have ever bought. It's just right on all aspects of sizing and the colour is pretty."

Another raved: "I love the fact that you can buy your exact bust size. The swimsuit fits well and is really comfortable. Also, the bright blue is a lovely colour to wear on a sunny day at the beach."

Panache Anya Spot Balconnet Swimsuit, Navy/Ivory | £78 from John Lewis & Partners

Panache Anya Spot Balconnet Swimsuit, Navy/Ivory. (John Lewis & Partners)
(John Lewis & Partners)

£78 at John Lewis

This chic spotty number is perfect for swimming or poolside posing. It has concealed underwire for support and the balconette shape at the bust area gives great uplift.

Not only that, it has fully adjustable back straps and tummy control with gathered front panels to give you a great shape. And it's available in a huge array of sizes from 30D to 40K.

"I have been looking for a supportive swimsuit for weeks and this is a brilliant suit for someone who swims weekly (nice thickness of material) but also if you just fancy lying around the beach. This was the perfect length. More colours please!" wrote one customer.

Another was happy with the confidence boost it gives her: "Really pleased with my swimsuit. It has good support, fits well so I will feel confident wearing it."

WIN.MAX One Piece Swimming Costume | £29.99 from Amazon

WIN.MAX One Piece Swimming Costume. (Amazon)

£29.99 at Amazon

This nautical-inspired swimsuit is an Amazon bestseller. Although it's also available in 16 different colours/prints from black with white flowers, to navy with white stars, and leopard print, this stylish striped style caught our eye.

It comes in sizes 8-20, but this covers C-DD cup sizes. And there's a size chart to help you figure what will work best for you.

Lined with power mesh, it also has tummy support and ruching which gives a flattering look around the stomach area. If you're worried horizontal stripes will make you look wider, don't worry. The clever black side panels create an illusion of a slimmer waist.

The straps are adjustable and the soft, moulded cups are really comfortable while still being supportive.

Amazon shoppers love it, with many commenting how it helps their confidence at the beach/pool by giving them better shape and great support. The mainly five-star reviews say things like: "great fit!", "stylish and comfortable" and "fabulous".

Portofino Cup-size Swimsuit Multi Horizon, Terrace Bud | £85 from Boden

Portofino Cup-size Swimsuit. (Boden)

£85 at Boden

This statement swimsuit is a hit with Boden customers, who've commented things like "Stunning swimming costume. Fabulous that it is sold in cup size. Perfect fit". And "Bought this as the 5* hotel that I am treating myself to for a holiday, has a swimming pool. It is very comfortable, makes me feel, look slimmer and the design with the colours is brilliant. Love it!"

As well as coming in cup sizes from 32A to 34E, there are four other prints/colourways you can choose from (like pale blue with navy and bright pink accents, or green and pink oriental floral).

It's underwired and has removable straps – perfect if you don't want any tell-tale tan lines.

It also has a sculpted lining to give gentle tummy support without sacrificing comfort.

Brown Animal Print Wired Swimsuit | £18 from George at Asda

Brown Animal Print Wired Swimsuit. (George at Asda)
(George at Asda)

£17 at George at Asda

With animal print being more popular than ever, and the fact that we can finally travel overseas again, this is the perfect swimsuit to give you wow factor when you're abroad.

Available in 32B to 38G, it's underwired for shape and support. Made from 80% recycled polyester (which comes from melted plastic bottles and textile waste that's been spun into a whole new yarn), it's part of the George for Good strategy to create and promote more sustainable fashion products.

Lauded by shoppers for its perfect fit and price-point, it has solid five-star reviews for fit and value for money.

One recently postpartum customer praised its flattering effect: "Absolutely loved this. I always struggle with swimwear and this fit lovely. I’m only five weeks postpartum with serious mum tum and it totally disguised and flattered the pouch and gave me a nice shape and took two sizes off how I felt and looked."

This shopper was also wowed by the look of the swimsuit. "I have struggled to find a good underwired swimsuit at an affordable price which actually fits! I was pleasantly surprised at the great fit of this swimsuit. Fits well and is brilliant value for money."

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