Swimwear is sized smaller than apparel, so order a size or two up. For example, if you wear a size 8, order a size 10 or 12 swimsuit. If you wear a size 12, order a size 14 and 16 swimsuit. But wear your regular bra size if the tops are sized like bras.
Here’s a selection of supportive two-piece swimwear. Remember that you do not need to be full in the bust to wear a supportive bikini top. I’m not full busted, yet I must feel that the girls are secure when I wear a bikini. That way I’m more confident showcasing a large amount of skin.
- Freya Hello Sailor Bikini Top & Bottom: The beauty of Freya swimwear is that you can purchase the tops in bra sizes, and the bottoms separately. I love my Freya bikinis, which I modeled a couple of years ago on YLF, because they offer superb structure. This little retro number with the boy shorts is super fun.
- Freya Pier Bikini Top & Bottom: The top is halter style, which is also available in bra sizes. The skirted bottom provides a little more coverage on the thigh area. If midriff coverage is more your style, try the tankini top with a basic bikini bottom. Mix and match as you please.
- La Blanca Glamour Tankini Top and Bottom: The tankini top is not available in bra sizes but the side ruching and neckline cut are very flattering. Girdled and alluring. The hipster bottoms come up a little higher which is extra comfortable.
- Fantasie Montreal Tankini Top: Incredible bust support! Match this one with a bottom of your choice. Read the rave reviews.
The best way to go about selecting swimwear is to relax into the process. Everyone can wear a two piece if that’s your swimsuit preference. Be accepting of your body shape. And refit the piece back in your dressing room at home where the lighting is better than those ghastly fluorescent spotlights we are subjected to in retail stores.