Stylish Swimsuits for Small Busts to Embrace or Enhance What You've Got
Swimsuit shopping can be quite a drag. Like jeans, finding the right fit takes a lot of trial and error (not to mention, patience). For small busts, you run into the dilemma of tops with too much fabric that overwhelm your frame, constantly need to be pulled up, or have too much padding. Whether you want to celebrate what you have or play them up more (or both, depending on the day), it helps to know a few general tips and tricks for what's especially flattering on petite boobs.
Because smaller chests tend to need less support (plus, your chances of an accidental nip slip are lower), they look great in plunge necklines, bandeaus, and classic triangle bikinis. Want to make them appear fuller? Style details like ruffles, ruching, and tie-fronts accentuate the bust area. And as you know, removable padded inserts, underwire, and push-up cups also lend a hand in adding cleavage. Most importantly, wear what you love and feel most confident in—that’s the biggest boost of all.
To help you find the best swimsuits for small busts, we rounded up a plethora of on-trend options including bikinis, tankinis, and one-pieces (with bonus tummy control) from some of our favorite swim brands. Let’s dive in.
From plunge to push-up (and everything in between).