Stylish Swimwear for a Smaller Bust

Having a smaller bust can make swimsuit shopping a challenge, especially if you’re a small-chested, plus size woman. It can be hard to find a swimsuit that accentuates your curves while flattering and supporting your bust.

Things to remember when looking for small bust swimwear:

  • If you’re smaller on your top half, separates will be your best option.
  • Look for swimwear that has customisable features, like a tie fastening, a multi-hook fastening or adjustable straps.
  • If you’re wanting to highlight or add volume to your bust, look for swimwear that has bright colours, ruffles, frills or detailing at the top.

Take a look at some of our favourite swimsuits for smaller busts:

Bandeau Tankini

Bandeau style swimwear is one of the most flattering styles for curvy women with smaller busts. Our bandeau tankinis have a straight across neckline with ruching to create definition at the bust. They also have a flouncy and flowy style that highlights your bust as well as your waist. The bust features a built-in shelf bra with moulded cups for a comfortable fit that provides support and security. Light padding is also included in the bandeau tankinis to enhance the natural shape of your bust.

Our bandeau tankinis also have the added bonus of removable straps, allowing you to make the tops strapless. The strapless style will also help to define and highlight your bust!


Brunette model poses at the beach wearing Acapluco black and white peplum bustier tankini top and high waisted pants

Bandeau styles add shape and volume to small busts


Frill Sleeve One Piece

Our frill sleeve one pieces are easily one of our most popular styles, and are a great style for women with a smaller bust. The frill sleeve is a versatile swimsuit with a rounded neckline for modest coverage with the zipper allowing you to decide just how much cleavage you want to reveal.

The bust of our frill sleeve one pieces includes a shelf-bra and soft moulded cups for added support and comfort. These swimsuits have a more structured top than others, meaning they will suit and mould to all bust sizes.


Woman wearing retro inspired one piece

Structured swimsuits fit and shape smaller busts


Criss Cross One Piece

Our Acapulco criss cross one piece is a classic style swimsuit, perfect for curvy women with smaller busts. Alternating black and white panels accentuate your natural curves creating a more fitted and slimming look.

This stunning swimsuit also features adjustable straps that can be customised to fit your body perfectly.

These features help to not only support and shape your bust but also enhance and add volume to it.


Blonde model poses on the sand dunes wearing Acapulco black and white criss cross one piece swimsuit

Criss cross details add volume to the bust and accentuate curves


Wrap Crop Top

Our wrap bikini top is designed for women wanting an alternative to regular bikini styles. The top has moulded cups and removable pads to naturally shape and lift your bust. The v-neckline will highlight your bust, creating the illusion of a slim and longer looking torso.

The best feature of our wrap bikini tops though are the ties. They’re incredibly versatile, allowing you to style the top to suit your bust size and body’s curves. If you’re wanting extra bust support, you can wrap the ties around the front or around the back for a tighter fit.


Brunette model poses by the pool wearing Pink Bloom crop wrap top and high waisted pants

The crop wrap style adds shape and volume to the bust


Alternatively, if you have a larger bust and are looking for swimwear, check out our recommendations here!

February 10, 2021