With a 32G cup size, under-wiring has always been a necessity for me—particularly when it comes to swimwear. While I've always admired triangle bikinis from afar, I know from experience that they don't offer as much hold as I would like. And when I'm essentially wearing my bikini as a top on holiday, the last thing I want to feel is unsupported and unconfident in my cossie. This is why I always opt for under-wired bikini styles; not only do they feel great, but they also make me feel sexier than just about every other swimwear I've tried. But it's not exclusively being worn by girls with fuller busts—everyone I know seems to be in on the trend.
Retro-inspired under-wire is appearing on more bikini tops than ever before. Once hidden away underneath fabric, the wire is now being used as a deliberate design detail. Whether you're an A cup or on the busty-side like I am, it'll make you feel great as soon as you put it on. So, whether you're looking to do a few laps in the pool or prefer to stick to your lounger, under-wired bikinis are sure to tick all of your swimwear boxes.
Keep scrolling to see how influencers are wearing theirs, and then shop my edit of the best under-wired bikinis.
Peony is one of the brands spearheading the underwire bikini trend.
Alyssa plays to the '50s aesthetic of her underwire bikini top by pairing it with matching high-waist briefs.
Keep an eye out for matching accessories to enhance the retro feel of under-wired bikinis.
We love how Chrissy has given her white underwire bikini a playful spin with a printed shirt overtop.
Charlotte has long been wearing underwired bikini tops.
Lucy clashes her powder blue underwire bikini top with yellow trousers to chic avail.
SHOP UNDERWIRE BIKINIS:
Faithfull The Brand Pernille Floral Print Bikini (£154)
ASOS Fuller Bust Gingham Underwire Bikini Set (£40)
Fisch Grenadins Seahorse-Print Bikini Top (£115)
Fisch Toiny Seahorse-Print Briefs (£88)
Dodo Bar Or Morgan Floral-Print Bikini (£182)
H&M Padded Bikini Top (£13)
H&M Bikini Bottoms (£13)
Malia Mills Mrs. Mehta Swim Top (£195)
Ganni Underwire Bikini Top (£75)
Ganni Printed Bikini Briefs (£65)
Cult Gaia Cindy Bikini (£285)
Ganni Leopard Print Bikini Top (£75)
Ganni Leopard Print Briefs (£50)
Peony Ribbed Bikini Top (£83)
Peony Ribbed Bikini Briefs (£63)
& Other Stories Gingham Padded Bikini Top (£27)
& Other Stories Gingham Tie Bikini Briefs (£17)
Faithfull The Brand Frida Bikini Set (£138)
Topshop Orange Eyelet Underwire Bikini Top (£18)
Topshop Orange Recycled Eyelet Bikini Bottoms (£12)
Bravissimo E+ Prague Bikini Set (£62)
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