Going on vacation? Our top 5 bust-friendly swimwear brands

Escaping the cold to a tropical getaway is a delight, but shopping for a swimsuit can be a nightmare. It’s an anxiety provoking experience for most women — but it’s even harder when you have a large bust. Many off-the-rack options are ill-fitting and don’t go past a D cup, or come as a dreaded same size top and bottom set. Whether you prefer a supportive one-piece or a bra-sized bikini, we’ve picked our top 5 bust-friendly brands to help you find the perfect vacation-ready swimwear.  

PrimaDonna

Evolving out of their esteemed lingerie, PrimaDonna’s swimwear collection is stunning, from wire and preshaped bikinis to padded one-pieces with adjustable straps. There’s something for every water baby here. The best part about their swim line is that many styles have various top and bottom options, allowing you to customize your look and find a set that properly fits your bust and bum. PrimaDonna designs suits that fit up to an I cup.

The Salsa bikini in white yacht has two top options: pre-shaped, sized from a B to G-cup, and wire-support, sized from a C to H-cup.  PrimaDonna

The Salsa bikini in white yacht has two top options: pre-shaped, sized from a B to G-cup, and wire-support, sized from a C to H-cup. 

PrimaDonna

The Bossa Nova bikini in a bright jungle print fits up to a G-cup, and has both pre-shaped and underwire top options. PrimaDonna

The Bossa Nova bikini in a bright jungle print fits up to a G-cup, and has both pre-shaped and underwire top options.

PrimaDonna

Freya

Halter, bandeau and tankini are a few of the styles Freya designs for large busts. One-pieces more your thing? Freya has elegant padded styles, including one shoulder looks and suits with trendy cutouts. With swimsuits that fit up to a JJ cup, you won’t have to worry when you dive in a pool — a properly fitting suit is the key to feeling confident.   

The high neck crop top bikini in Freya's Sundance collection, left, is available in cup sizes D to FF. Right, the bra-sized red sculpt frilled suit in the Remix collection has lightly padded cups and an adjustable shoulder strap. Freya

The high neck crop top bikini in Freya's Sundance collection, left, is available in cup sizes D to FF. Right, the bra-sized red sculpt frilled suit in the Remix collection has lightly padded cups and an adjustable shoulder strap.

Freya

Seafolly

Designed in the land of sea and surf, the popular Australian brand creates swimwear that fits up to an F cup. Seafolly allows you to shop by cup size, and order bottoms separately, with signature prints and playful details. Seafolly suits are ideal for lounging in the sun — all you need is a beach and margarita in hand.

DD-cup ocean rose bustier bikini, left, is fitted with supportive underwire and adjustable straps. The flower festival bikini, right, also has adjustable straps and is available up to an F-cup.  Seafolly

DD-cup ocean rose bustier bikini, left, is fitted with supportive underwire and adjustable straps. The flower festival bikini, right, also has adjustable straps and is available up to an F-cup. 

Seafolly

Shan

Shan has been making high-end swimsuits for decades. The Canadian brand makes underwire and no underwire two-piece styles up to an F cup, as well as bust-friendly one-pieces. The label also has a line of hats, bags and sunglasses. If you’re into classic looks and flattering cuts, Shan’s collection of timeless designs means your bathing suit won’t go out of style next season.

The underwire Julia bikini, left, is available up to a D-cup and has removable straps. Right, the Hanna bikini is soft-cupped with underwire, designed to fit up to an E-cup. Shan

The underwire Julia bikini, left, is available up to a D-cup and has removable straps. Right, the Hanna bikini is soft-cupped with underwire, designed to fit up to an E-cup.

Shan

Panache

Panache’s two swimwear lines — Panache Swim and Cleo Swim by Panache — offer no shortage of styles to choose from. Fun floral bikinis and classic black one-piecers are collection staples, sizing up to a J cup. Each two-piece suit has different top and bottom styles, meaning you can mix and match your favourite looks.

The Portofino bikini, left, fits up to a G-cup and has two bottom options. The bandeau top of the Marina bikini, right, has removable straps which allows you to customize your look. Panache

The Portofino bikini, left, fits up to a G-cup and has two bottom options. The bandeau top of the Marina bikini, right, has removable straps which allows you to customize your look.

Panache