Best Swimsuit for a Small Bust

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When I was in high school, I hated swimsuit season. I was never blessed with enough up top to look like a supermodel in a bathing suit.  While I was flipping through Cosmo magazine, drooling over swimsuits that I’d never be able to fill out, I should have done some research on the best swimsuit for a small bust.

Best swimsuit for a small bust

Best Swimsuit for a Small Bust

Thankfully, I now have access to the internet to shop. I’m not limited by the five swimsuits in my local store any longer. When looking for a swimsuit, I always try to find a suit that will enhance my bust without being so revealing that I’m self conscious. Here are a few tips.

  • Look for swimsuits with an underwire bra. An underwire will help shape and lift for more definition. For even more help, try a bra that is lightly padded.
  • Choose a swimsuit that has bold colors and bright patterns. They’ll help distract the eye away from your bust.
  • Contrast the cups. Choose a suit that has contrasting cups so the color helps to define them.
  • Plunging necklines often look better on women with a small bust. Be daring!
  • Try a bustier with bold stripes. The bustier will help define what you have and the stripes will accent your cleavage.
  • Try a triangle bikini. A lightly padded triangle bikini top shows off your assets with a little help.
  • Add ruffles and fringe. Both ruffles and fringe will give you the appearance of having more up top than you do.

When shopping for swimsuits, look for a store that allows you to buy the top and bottom pieces separately. While I need a small bathing suit top, I need a larger bottom.   This can be a real problem in stores where I have to buy one size for the whole suit.  Stores like Victoria’s Secret and Athleta will allow you to purchase tops and bottoms separately.

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14 thoughts on “Best Swimsuit for a Small Bust”

  1. I have just the opposite issue.  We should trade a little LOL.  Bathing suit shopping for anyone other than the 5% can be brutal. 

  2. It’s funny, when I lived at the shore I had a whole bathing suit wardrobe. Now here in Montana if I’ve worn one twice in the last 10 years I’d be surprised. I’m like you though – all of my erm, assets are everywhere but my bust.

    • I don’t manage to enjoy the beach as often as I’d like to. I’m hoping this year is different.

  3. How did we shop before the internet? It can be just as hard to find a good suit when you have a bigger bust as finding one for a smaller bust.

  4. I can honestly say I have NO problem with this issue. LOL I’ve been well endowed my whole life and while some may envy me, it’s difficult AND expensive to find a bathing suit I like and can actually fit in to. These are all great tips regardless of bust size though! 🙂

  5. These are great tips. You’re not the only one who grew up wishing their local store had more options! I love the choices available on the internet today!

  6. I love being able to buy pieces separately.  It makes getting just the right suit so much easier!

  7. I am another one with the opposite problem. I pretty much have to stick to separate pieces for that reason.

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