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Elegant Plus Editor's Picks:  Underwire Support Bathing Suits Sizes 12+

All Editor's Picks clothing featured is hand- selected by the Elegant Plus Fashion Editor from our extensive network of fashion business partnerships. Options available in all size ranges, although we specialize in hard-to-find sizes 12 and over. Plus-size underwire swimwear is especially popular with women who wear larger bra sizes and need extra bust support.  They can come in any swimwear style from tankini and bikini tops to swim dresses and classic one piece bathing suits.  The following are the Elegant Plus Editor's Plus-Size Underwire Bathing Suit Picks:


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Underwire Plunge Maillot, Plus-Size 16 - 28W | Editor's Pick

Paisley Print Bikini Separates, Underwire Top, 12 -26W l Tankini Top, Sizes 16-26W | Editor's Pick
Top & Bottom Sold Separately

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Underwire Plunge Maillot
Size 16 - 28W

Paisley Bikini Separates
Underwire Support Top

Sizes 12 - 26W

Isis Underwire Swim Bra
Bra Sizes 36 E - 46 GG

Underwire Bathing Suit Report
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Plus-size women with larger-than-average busts need extra support when engaging in active lifestyles.  Consequently underwire support bathing suits are in demand with plus-size women who enjoy swimming.  They also can be some of the hardest swimsuit styles to find in larger sizes.

Swimwear with underwire support can be both sized by bra band and cup size, and by dress size.  Lingerie specialists often have the best inventory of specialty bra-sized swimwear including underwire support.  Upscale swimwear labels like Carol Wior, Miraclesuit, and Christina frequently include floating underwire support in their swimsuits.  Plus-size bathing suits with underwires tend to be much more expensive than average swimwear, but the cost is well worth it when fit properly for women who need the extra support.

Styles in recent years have diversified to include younger and less basic colors, patterns and cuts but black is still a favorite with many plus-size swimmers.  Tankini and bikini styles are particularly popular right now. Many are available as swim separates.

Shopping Resources

For underwire support bikini tops lingerie specialty shops such as Bare Necessities and Her Room are the best resources.  Brands to look for in larger cup sizes include Freya, Fantasie and Panache.  Elomi makes underwire swim bras that can be worn under a regular bathing suit for extra support or alone as a bikini top. 

The Swim Sexy line developed in collaboration with plus blogger Gabi Gregg at Swimsuits for All often has built in underwire support for fuller busts.

Lane Bryant, as a leading plus-size bra designer with their Cacique line, also regularly offers a variety of swimsuit styles including tankinis, one piece, and bikini tops that feature extra underwire support, especially for larger busts D +.

Department stores such as Nordstrom and Dillard's often carry a few swimwear options with built in underwire support. Brands vary but expect to see well known labels such as Gottex, Coles, and Carol Weir to name a few.


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Polka Dot Underwire Tankini Top, Size 1X - 3X | Editor's Pick

Plus-Size Underwire Support Bathing Suits: Shortkini Swimsuit, Sizes 14-26W | Editor's Pick
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Fatkini, Underwire Retro Bikini Separates, Sizes 16-24W | Editor's Pick
Top & Bottom Sold Separately

Magic Suit Animal Print Maillot, 16-24W| Editor's Pick

Polka Dot Underwire
Tankini Top
Sizes 1X - 3X

Underwire Support
Jogging Shortkini Suit
Sizes 14 - 26W
D-DD Cups

Floral Fatkini with
Underwire Support
Sizes 16 - 24W

Animal Print Underwire Maillot
Size 18 - 24W

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