I am top-heavy, so I’ve always been quite limited with what I can wear on the beach – I’ve learnt that halter necks are a no-go (more cleavage), that bandeaus can work (opt for extra-wide bands) and that going a size bigger with your tops is generally better. I stick to clean lines, square necklines, wide straps and fuss-free block colours for the most flattering effect.
I find that really simple, sporty shapes always look best on those of us who are top-heavy – the sports bra style is great at discreetly flattening your chest. I also love the colour of this bikini; the yellow will look fabulous on blondes and brunettes, as well as with a summer tan.
You’d think that because of the deep plunge on this one-piece it wouldn’t be suitable for a bigger chest, but the clever empire-line cut and wide straps give you a lot of support under your bust. As an added bonus, it is also super-flattering and slimming on.
This one-piece has a hidden bra support built inside. The wide sleeves are perfect for giving a little bit of extra support – plus, paired with a wraparound skirt or denim shorts, it’s instantly transformed into a top.
This Marysia two-piece is a great example of a simple, stripped-back bikini with beautiful detail in the scallop edging. Even though the style is functional, it doesn’t sacrifice any femininity in its design.
The wide shoulder straps on the bikini top are a great support, as is the really wide strap across the back. The fabric is also super-thick, which means it holds you in brilliantly.
I find that square-cut bikini tops look beautiful on bigger chests, and are very flattering. The knot-tie straps add a little bit of interest to this classic bikini, but they don’t sacrifice any of the practicality – they’re still wide and they sit perfectly on your shoulders for maximum comfort.