I got a recent complaint from a friend that we don’t post enough articles with specific body types in mind. And I get it. It totally sucks when you can’t find clothes that fit, especially bathing suits, and you’re walking around in constant fear of a nip slip. Usually I try to include suits that are flattering on everybody, or a few options that will fit a variety of body types. But you know what? You guys deserve to have more options. Especially for large chested women, it can be hard find suits that don’t look old lady-ish but also won’t put you in danger of giving a free show.
Also, before you complain, I am not responsible for the models of these bathing suits. They don’t give me that power. That is the brand’s decision. So if some of the models are stick thin with tiny breasts, I am sorry. I don’t know why our society says those women are the only people who can model clothes. It’s weird and gross. And they’re always Photoshopped anyway. Every company should show models with every body type. But don’t worry, all the suits that show skinny girls have been pre-approved by me/friends that have big boobs.
So here’s a whole list of bathing suits that are particularly perfect for women that are chestier than the rest of us. And they’re all cute!
Have we talked about how much I love ModCloth? Not only do they feature a variety of sizing in their models, they don’t retouch them heavily. They are awesome! Also, ALL swim is 50% off right now! This suit is perfect for chesty women, with enough fabric to offer full coverage and secure your breasts so they don’t flail about when you inevitably fall off your pool floatie. Plus, it’s a super cute color, and the waist cinch will ensure you can drink as much as you want and not have to pose sucking in your bloated stomach in photos. Win, win, win.
Several of my friends have this suit in a variety of colors. Although the model is super thin and small chested, I assure you we’ve gone to many a pool party in these and there hasn’t been An Incident yet. And we are drinkers. Plus it’s super cheap AND comes in so many different prints! My bestie has four different ones of this same suit. Here are two of my friends in it so you can see how flattering it is IRL:
This one piece is so fun and I love the lace detailing. Can I just say, I’m SO happy that we’re at a stage in society where one pieces are fun and chic and not sad grandma wear? I wouldn’t have been caught dead in a one piece 10 years ago, and now they’re all I want to wear. I like how this suit is really unique and delicate while still offering support and coverage so you can relax in style. I have this issue with a lot of one pieces where if I turn at all, my entire breast pops out. Rest assured, this one will leave you totally secure.
LOOK at how cute and flattering this suit is! And I love the color. These types of cuts are usually available in only microscopic sizes that barely cover my nipples. This whole brand has a ton of great suits and they carry sizes 4-24, which is amazing and all companies should do it too. Also, the website is offering up to 50% off all their swim right now, with an additional 40% off! Is that like, free? That sounds like it’s basically free. IDK, guys, I was never good at math.
Another friend-approved option, with a structured, bra-like top to hold your breasts in place. I love bikinis that have an actual cup so your boobs aren’t flailing about the entire day. Plus, you can’t even tell it has a bra top, unlike some bikinis I used to wear in high school from Victoria’s Secret that looked like actual bras. And this one has removable straps for zero tanlines!
Hopefully you found a few you like in this article and can now swim/drink/look cute AND not give an accidental strip tease. Do you want to see more swimwear/clothing articles based on body type? What one would you like to see next? Let me know in the comments!
Images: Joseph Kellner / Unsplash; Modcloth; Amazon; Swimsuits For All; @danibeth87 / Instagram
Betches may receive a portion of revenue if you click a link and purchase a product or service. The links are independently placed and do not influence editorial content.