Laura’s Top-Heavy Swimwear Picks

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.

By Laura

Topshop£24

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.

& Other Stories£45

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.

J. Crew£130

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.

Marysia£154

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.

& Other Stories£38

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.

& Other Stories£36

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.

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