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Searching for a supportive swimsuit this summer? A bra-sized swim top might be just what you need. Unlike swimsuits sold in sizes like S, M, and L, bra-sized swim tops are sold according to your bra size. Plus, they fit like a supportive bra and they’re designed in fabrics that can survive sunshine, sand, and surf.

While they’re a popular pick for full-busted people, anyone can wear a bra-sized swim top. Today, you can find chic bra-sized swim tops in A to N cup sizes and 28 to 46 bands. There are many more options now than there were a few years ago – and it makes shopping for a supportive swimsuit so much easier.

But before you go shopping for a new suit, you may want to get a bra fitting first – even if you don’t need bras.  With the help of a professional bra fitter, a bra fitting can determine your bra size and help you find a supportive fit. So if you’re not happy with your bras or feel like your bra size has changed, getting a bra fitting will be the first thing you’re want to do.

We talk a lot about bra fittings here on the blog – and they certainly have their perks.

Here are a few more reasons to get a bra fitting before buying a new swimsuit this summer:

You’ll have an expert on hand to check the fit

Unsure if your swimsuit top is fitting right? A bra fitter can check the fit and ensure you’re wearing the right size. Having an expert on hand is especially important when you’re shopping for bra-sized swimwear because it’s designed according to your bra size, and you may need a different size than you expected. While it’s easy to say that you wear a “34D” or “38G” across the board, you’ll find that swimwear brands, just like lingerie brands, fit differently from brand to brand and style to style. If you typically wear a 34D, you might find that you need a 32DD or 36C (your bra sister sizes), or a different size completely depending on how the brand runs.

You’ll have a personal shopper to pick out swimsuits for you

Wondering which swimsuits work best for your body type? A bra fitter knows how all the swimsuits in the store fit. They can make recommendations for styles that will suit you, while taking all of your comfort, style, and fit preferences into consideration. They can also save you time shopping – no need to try on a bunch of swimsuits and hope that one of them fits.


Related: 4 Things Professional Bra Fitters Want You To Know About Bra Fittings


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Farah Bikini Top | Farah Bikini Bottom in Black/Emerald

You might need new bras too

It’s not uncommon for your bra size to change throughout your life. Hormonal changes, birth control, menopause, weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy, and child birth can all affect your breast size. We recommend getting a bra fitting every six months. Bi-annual bra fittings ensure you’re wearing the right bra size and help you find replacements for well-loved bras.

Pro tips

A bra fitting should be the first step before you buy any new bras or bra-sized swimsuit tops. Rather than buying a bunch of bras and hoping that they fit, why not save yourself the headache and get a bra fitting first? You might just be surprised at how easy, painless, and helpful a bra fitting can be!


Related: A Simple Guide To Finding A Swimsuit You’ll Love


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Oceane Soft Padded Bikini Top | Oceane Bikini Bottom in Splash Print

We Highly Recommend

If you’re shopping for a swimsuit that fits your bust perfectly, it’s always a good idea to seek out a second opinion. We know how hard it is to find swimsuit tops that stay in place, especially when you’re shopping on your own. If you’re full-busted and you’ve struggled with finding a flattering swimsuit top or if you’ve never tried a bra-sized swim top before, it’s time to let a bra fitter help.

Many specialty lingerie boutiques offer bra fittings and carry a selection of swimsuits and swimsuit tops. Their expert bra fitters can help take the pain and frustration out of swimsuit shopping and do all the work for you. They can help you find a bra-sized swimsuit top with the support and lift that you’re looking for and they can also help you find new everyday bras that fit well and feel good. Even better, their product knowledge can save you time and money. Plus, they know where all of the best swimsuits are hiding.

If you’re not happy with the swimsuits in your closet, it’s time to make a change. Visit our specialty store locator to find a store near you and schedule an appointment.

Happy swimsuit shopping!


Featured image swimwear:
Keira One Piece Swimsuit in Peach
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Katie Donnelly

Katie Donnelly is a full-time freelance writer, content manager, and founder of Katie Rose Creative. An experienced bra fitter, Katie has helped hundreds of people shop for lingerie. Her favorite bra is the Sandrine Plunge Longline Bra.

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