If you have been blessed with larger breasts, you are no doubt aware that regular swimwear can be difficult to wear. Oftentimes, bathing suits with little or no support are less than flattering and can even be painful. The straps tend to be all that holds you up and as a result, they may dig into your neck or shoulders. Swimsuits without proper support are also more likely to cause you to give a “show” you hadn’t intended.
You may have resorted to wearing a bra underneath your swimsuits. We know you’re out there! We have done it ourselves. The problem is that the chlorine, salt water, and heat from the Jacuzzi have ended up ruining our bras for good.
What if we told you there is a solution?
Cup-sized swimwear! Cup-sized swimwear is swimwear that is manufactured by lingerie companies so bikinis, tankinis, and one-pieces are sized just like bras. That means you can get the same lift and support from your swimwear as you can from your bra. It does exist. In fact, we even have a name for them. They are referred to as “swim bras.”
There are two main ways to provide you with cup-sized swimwear. The most common is to have the swim bra built into the swimsuit. The second option is a bit more versatile. You may purchase a swim bra in a basic colour and then place it underneath an assortment of tankinis and one-pieces. The swim bra can also be worn on its own as it looks exactly like a bikini. Three ways to wear one swim bra. Now that is a good investment!
However, the swim bra won’t do any good if it’s not the right size. As with regular bras, most women are not wearing their proper size. The band around the swim bra must be snug enough to hold the weight of your breasts and the cups must be big enough to cover as much of your breasts as you desire. It’s also important that the middle of the swim bra rests right up against your sternum. This will prevent the uni-boob look or the dreaded nip-slip. If properly sized, your cup-sized swimwear should be versatile enough to wear lounging by the pool or playing beach volleyball.
A bra-fit professional knows how to assist you in finding a swim bra that will fit you properly and meet your needs. They will also help you assess which type of swimwear works best for your body type. At DEBra Lingerie we are a team of Bra-Fit Specialists, specially trained to find your “perfect fit.” While we specialize in cup sizes D-O, we offer fitting sessions to women of all sizes.
To ensure that a Bra-Fit Specialist is available to assist you, we recommend that you make an appointment online:
or by phone: Pointe-Claire: 514-505-9040; NDG: 438-380-8323.