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If you have a smaller bust size, shopping for swimsuits may feel like a challenge every season. It’s not that you won’t feel hot in your suit (because duh—of course you will!) but finding one that fits in all the right ways can be more of a challenge. But don’t fret. I’ve found the best swimsuits for small busts that will fit you perfectly and won’t move around throughout the day, whether you’re lounging around by the pool or partaking in some more active beach-side activities.
There are actually many swimsuit styles that are made specifically to look amazing on those with smaller breasts, no matter what style you’re into right now. Generally, opting for a bikini that comes with padding or underwire will add more lift if that’s what you’re looking for, while more daring styles—like suits that are covered in cutouts or options with a one-shoulder design—are guaranteed to highlight your natural cup size to perfection. In fact, you’re some of the only ones who can pull ’em off!
Simple string bikinis, for instance, are super on-trend for summer 2022 and they look fab on you precisely because you don’t necessarily always need a ton of support. Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly one-piece that flatters and stays put or a super-skimpy vacay ‘kini to flex in on the ‘Gram, I promise the suit you seek is on the list below.
Ready to shop? Read on to see ten of the best swimsuits for smaller busts. You’re going to look so good.
Frankies Bikinis Cole Top
The ability to embrace cut-outs full-on with less fear of a nip slip is what makes having a smaller chest in the summertime so great. Exhibit A? This mega-sexy bikini top by Frankies Bikinis shows some serious skin. Snag the bottoms to match!
Tularosa Seaside One-Piece
Beaded details are all the rage this season, so three strands of pearlescent beads at the bust make for a one-piece worth buying. The open chest cut-out and halter neckline will give the girls a lift.
CUUP The Balconette Swim Top
Give your cleavage a gentle lift with CUUP’s Balconette Swim Top. Inspired by the classic balconette bra design, this bikini top provides plenty of support.
Abercrombie & Fitch Cross Halter Triangle Bikini Top
A classic string bikini is an obvious must, but I’m here to argue that this criss-crossed iteration from Abercrombie is much more exciting. The old-school floral print keeps the skimpy silhouette from leaning too sexy, and you can shop the matching bottoms to pull the look together. And a matching bucket hat, for good measure.
Billabong Sol Searcher Bandeau Bikini Top
Bandeau tops are ideal for achieving the straight-across even tan lines of your tube top going-out look dreams. This one by Billabong comes in four fun hues, including this dreamy blue, and has matching bottoms with a flattering V-cut.
Summersalt The Perfect Wrap Bikini Top
Wrap-style numbers never fail to flatter your figure, especially your cleavage. We adore this pink and red wrap bikini top and think it’s the perfect way to spice up your swimsuit collection.
Boamar Lulu Bikini Top
A super low-cut top with a halter neckline and gold ring detail at the center is what I like to call a cleavage-creator. Even if it’s not usually there, I promise the illusion will appear! Shop the matching bottoms, also by Boamar.
Frankies Bikinis Dorothy Halter Cutout One-Piece Swimsuit
This one-piece gives the illusion of a bikini, but it’s actually all connected at the back. The wrap-style halter definitely puts larger chests at risk of peeking out, so it’s a much safer bet for a smaller-chested queen. You want a flashy hue (like this vibrant pink), but you don’t want to actually flash anyone at the beach.
Ashley Graham CEO Lace Up One Piece Swimsuit
This red-hot lace-up one-piece by Ashley Graham was practically made for folks with a smaller cup size who want the illusion of curves. The plunging neckline and higher rise on the leg add tons of shape.
Vix Swimwear Elis Nissi Underwire Top
If you thought that bikinis with underwires were designed for your friends with bigger busts, think again. This white-hot suit from Vix Swimwear is great if you have smaller boobs because it offers definition and lift—and the yarn-wrapped straps are the perfect boho touch. Snag the matching bottoms, too.