If you have a smaller bust and want to look a little fuller on top in your bikini we suggest investing in a bikini that will up your bra cup size by two sizes. For years you have been able to buy bras from Victoria’s Secret, La Senza and Cotton On Body that boost your bust up two sizes, for instance if you have a 32A Cup you make it look like a 32C Cup with one of these booster bras. Now you can buy bikinis that make your bust look bigger too. Here’s how booster bikinis work and where you can get your hands on them.
Bust boosting bikinis should have these features
In order to make your chest look fuller booster bikinis must have more structuring and support than the classic triangle bikini. Booster bikinis will often have underwire, boning and a structured shape; overall they look more like bras than traditional bikinis. This shape and support groups the bust you have together rather than let it splay out. Bikinis that are simply swimsuit fabric without any structuring won’t make a bust look more full.
Quality cup padding also make the bust appear bigger and gives it more shape. Padded bikinis may have padding in the form of push-up cups that are fixed to the chest or the padding may be removable. Although removable padding is a good option in case you don’t want it some days, removable padding also sits in the bikini more loosely so you may have to adjust it so that it doesn’t twist and appear lumpy.
Booster bikinis usually come in the following swimsuit designs; bandeau bikinis (with cup padding), balconette, push-up bra style and twist-front bra style.
How Sizing Works For Bikinis That Make Your Bust Look Bigger
Bust booster bikinis work best when you buy tops that are a snug fit. As they usually have cup padding you will have to select your band size, often ranging from 32 – 42 and your cup size. For certain brands you may simply pick from size XS – XL. Don’t pick a size that’s too small for you but we do recommend that you aim for a size that will be a close fit.
Our Top 5 Cup Boost Bikinis And Where To Get Them
1. ‘The Bombshell Add-2-Cups Push-Up Halter’ by Victoria’s Secret
This swimsuit is inspired by the Victoria’s Secret Bombshell Bra, which is designed to deliver maximum cleavage. It has push-up padding and lined underwire cups. It has a gold fixed clasp back and comes in a range of block colours and prints.
2. ‘Zarhara Bustier Bra Bikini Top’ by Seafolly
This design from Seafolly has an underwire top with soft cups that offer shape and support. It has removable booster pads that give your cleavage a boost. It has adjustable straps so you can have the perfect amount of lift.
3. ‘50s Twist Bikini Top’ by JETS Swimwear
This is a halter bikini top that ties behind the neck so that you can adjust the bikini to give you maximum lift. It has twist detailing at the front and a tie back. It has moulded fixed cups to add seamless shape to the bust, and removable booster padding for extra cleavage. This halter bikini top is available in all sorts of bright block colours including ultra violet, vibrant red, oceanic blue and many more.
4. ‘Coco Cruz Balconette Swim Bra’ by Baku Swimwear
This structured bikini provides the ultimate support and lift with underwire and moulded ups. It has a fixed clasp back and adjustable shoulder straps. This particular design comes in red and white stripes and black and white stripes.
5. ‘Indian Summer’ by O’Neill
This bandeau bikini top was designed specifically for A – B Cups and only comes in this pink and orange pattern. It fixed cup padding and a removable neck strap so it can be strapless if you wish. It has a fixed clasp back.