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Ever feel like your swimsuit is letting you down? You’re probably not getting the support you need.

But is it ever a good idea to wear a bra under your swimsuit? We’re diving into this question and more in our guide today.

Why wear a bra under a swimsuit?

You might wear a bra under your swimsuit if you feel like your bust isn’t being supported with the swimsuit alone. Plenty of women wear bras under their sports bras, why not wear one under your swimsuit too? But bras can show and look bulky under swimsuit tops. Unless you’re wearing a one-piece swimsuit with thick straps, you’ll likely be able to see your bra underneath.

Plus, bras aren’t designed to withstand chlorine, salt water, and sunlight. Sand, salt, and sea can wreak serious havoc on a bra. Simply put, wearing a bra to the beach could seriously damage the bra and ruin it beyond repair. It’s just not worth ruining a perfectly good bra when there are better options out there – like bra-sized swimsuit tops.


Related: 10 Signs Of An Ill-Fitting Swimsuit


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Flair One Piece Swimsuit S8006 in Tropical Print

Have you heard of bra-sized swimwear?

If you’re not getting enough support from your swimsuit tops, you need bra-sized swimwear. Bra-sized swimsuits fit like your favorite bra but look like cute swimsuits. They have the added benefit of underwire (to make sure all of your breast tissue is contained within the cups), sturdy bands for extra support, and strategically constructed cups for lift (yes, there are swimsuit tops that will actually lift your bust!). No need to worry about a wardrobe malfunction while you’re enjoying your day at the beach or pool – a bra-sized swimwear top will stay in place.

Bra-sized swimsuit tops are an excellent option for D and DD+ cup sizes, but they fit smaller cup sizes (A, B, and C) beautifully too. If you know your bra size, they’re easy to shop for. No more worrying about whether or not the top will fit because you already know it’s the right bra size.

Also, bra-sized swimsuits come in a range of different styles from bikinis to tankinis to one-piece swimsuits and everything in between. There’s truly a style for everyone.

Where to buy bra-sized swimwear

Your local lingerie boutique is a treasure trove for bra-sized swimwear during the summer months. Many lingerie stores even carry hard to find sizes, including 28-44+ band sizes and A to K+ cup sizes. When you shop your local lingerie store, you also have the added benefit of getting a bra fitting from a professional bra fitter. These lingerie experts can make sure you’re buying the right bra size for your swimsuit top, so you’re guaranteed to look amazing.

If you’re shopping out of season for a holiday trip or honeymoon, head online for the best deals. By purchasing a bra-sized swimsuit online in the off months, you can shop with peace of mind that you’ll be getting a beautiful, supportive swimsuit and a sweet deal. We can’t think of anything better than that!


Related: Should You Wear A Bra When Swimming?


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Flair One Piece Swimsuit S8006 in Black

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:
Flair One Piece Swimsuit S8006 in Tropical Print
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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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