Fashion editor Sophie’s tips and tricks on buying swimwear for fuller busts

Our fashion industry has too often been guilty over the years of forgetting that women have boobs – and they need dressing. YOU’s fashion editor Sophie Dearden, size 34E, knows the problems all too well. And she has solutions…

When buying swimwear it used to feel like it was either too skimpy or super frumpy. I’ve learnt that it is something worth investing in. Great underwiring will keep those puppies above your navel, while quality thick-lined material will offer support and last summer after summer. With one-pieces you need something that fits the body and accentuates your waist. This gives you shape. Hurrah! With bikinis don’t try to cover up your wonderful breasts. Make sure you feel comfortable and confident, then wear whatever you feel great in. And when buying cupped swimwear, remember to look for cup sizes as clothing sizes may not reflect your bust needs.

Away That Day

Bikini top, £52.50, Away That Day


Swimsuit, £270, Evarae

For the ultimate flattering silhouette.

Marks and Spencer

Bikini top, £25, and bottoms, £14, Marks & Spencer

Subtly glamorous.


Bikini set, £36, Freya

Black always looks so chic.


Swimsuit, £195, WeWoreWhat, Beach Flamingo

These cups are built for boobs.


Swimsuit, £54, Bravissimo

This is extremely supportive.


Bikini top, £44, and bottoms, £27, Fantasie

This gives fantastic coverage.

Away That Day

Swimsuit, £125, Away That Day

Gorgeously fitted.

Monday Swimwear

Bikini top, £54, and bottoms, £46, Monday Swimwear

Built to dress your curves.

The Fold D+ Swim

Bikini top, £80, and bottoms, £50, The Fold D+ Swim, Matches Fashion

High-waisted and underwired.


Bikini top, £40, and bottoms, £40, Boden

A high waist gives this bikini more substance.

Finally, own that special occasion with these fits