I Wear a 34DD—These Swimsuits for Large Chests Offer the Best Support

Oh, and they’re cute too.

ALWAYS FITS TWISTED TOP from goodamerican.com
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No matter your body type, finding a comfortable swimsuit is challenging, frustrating, and oftentimes anxiety-inducing. However, for women with larger chests, finding a style that fits (and supports!) is even more difficult. The ever-popular string bikinis and plunging necklines can cause unintentional bulging and—gasp!—nip slips.

Unfortunately, I am all-too-familiar with this plight. My boobs arrived during middle school and quickly surpassed those of my peers. Back then, I had to opt for billowy cover-ups and baggy button-down tops during beach days, but nowadays swim styles have expanded for those of us not allowed in the itty-bitty-you-know-what committee. Today's sizing has expanded beyond "large" and sometimes has even included actual bra measurements for helpful online shopping. Many silhouettes also feature customizable straps and stable underwires for added comfort while wearing.

Want proof? I gathered some of my favorite swim styles from years of wearing. Read on to discover my favorite swimsuits that offer comfortable support without sacrificing style.

Best Bathing Suits for Large Chests

01 of 08

Monday Swimwear Sorrento Top

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A quick glance at Monday Swimwear's sizing looks fairly familiar with tops starting at petite and small, but the larger sizes are what offer something different. "V, VV, and VVV" stand for voluptuous, very voluptuous, and very very voluptuous. Translation: they offer larger than average cup sizes. But beyond that, the built-in underwire keeps your breasts lifted and the adjustable shoulder straps allow you to customize your fit.

02 of 08

Summersalt The Sidestroke

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You may have scrolled past this swimsuit while checking out your favorite blogger's feed. This fan-favorite has taken social media and our hearts by storm. Made for larger busts, it keeps your chest in place without extra padding or puffiness. Don't let the one shoulder fool you; the compression fabric forms to your shape and holds everything in.

03 of 08

J.Crew Cross Back Underwire Bikini Top

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Yes, the thick shoulder straps keep your girls lifted and yes, the underwire offers support akin to your favorite bra—but the real star of this line is the DD size range with a waistband options from 32 to 42. Available in a variety of prints and patterns, this simple silhouette is sure to match a variety of bottoms.

04 of 08

Good American Always Fits Twisted Top

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Just because you have a larger chest doesn't mean you have to stick to underwire tops exclusively. The high quality fabric from Good American's "Always Fits" adjusts to your body even if you are in between sizes. Plus, its website shows various sizes of fit models, so you can have a better idea of what size to order.

05 of 08

Andie Swim The Tahiti Top

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Browsing swim sites can get overwhelming fast. Our favorite part of Andie Swim's website is the ability to shop by fit, so you can browse options specific to your coverage needs. The added band across the middle helps deliver maximum coverage despite the deep V cut. Plus, the adjustable straps and waistband offer a custom fit.

06 of 08

Target Kona Sol Women's Grommet Scallop High Coverage

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The scallop detail around the neckline draws attention to your bust while the lace-up top keeps your girls in place. Plus, the suit includes removable cups so you are able to adjust the suit to your specific size.

07 of 08

Left On Friday Top Shelf

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This new brand may be small, but its selection is anything but. Their site is easy to navigate, but our favorite part is the size guide that shows what to expect coverage-wise from each swim style. The Top Shelf top offers maximum coverage and the right amount of space, so you don't have to worry about accidental side spillage.

08 of 08

CUUP The Plunge Swim

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The founders of CUUP were on a mission to create undergarments that accentuated the female form rather than altering it. This same philosophy informed the design of its swim line. Available in 53 sizes, its swimsuits have something for everyone. The sleek and sexy silhouette gets top marks for its versatility and size range (it goes all the way to H!). Plus, the material is made from discarded fishing nets and recycled fabrics.

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