Looking for the best bikinis for small boobs? If you need some inspo, cast your mind back to a '90s Kate Moss wearing those minimalist iconic triangle styles — no one can rock those skimpy, tie-up styles quite like small-busted gals. From padded and underwired styles to clever sling shapes, there's a whole host of bikini tops out there just waiting to create the illusion of bigger breasts. Zimmermann's floral-print version has ruffled trims they help to create the illusion of more on top and cool surfer chic beaded ties. High-apex cuts always create the illusion of a bigger cleavage thanks to the sling-like support. We love the '60's-inspired florals and retro circle belt on this Peony Kendall Jenner's go-to swimwear brand bikini. The top is lightly boned to give your boobs a little boost. If your budget can't stretch to Peony levels, try high street brand Kulani Kinis.
1. This Sporty Racerback Suit
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But—whatever your size—when you're not particularly well-endowed in the bust area, it can be all kinds of frustrating trying to figure out what swimsuit styles fit your figure the best. A few general rules to keep in mind? For starters, halter and wrap tops translate into adjustable support and shape, while underwire and light padding give your girls a little natural boost. Ruffles and other frills help create the illusion of volume, while bold prints can sometimes trick the eye, too. And don't forget the upside of small boobs: You can rock daring and skimpy styles without worrying about anything popping out, thanks to the fact that your tatas need little to no support they're Miss and Miss Independent, amirite? So, if you've got your eye on an itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini, don't be afraid to go for it.
2. This Striped One Piece
This article was originally published on July 6, It was updated and republished on August 28, Additional reporting by Kara McGrath. One can never have too many bathing suits, or at least that's what I've been telling myself since roughly the seventh grade when I ordered a bathing suit in every style from Delia's. However, finding bathing suits for small boobs isn't as easy as it sounds and can often require some research. Luckily, as a woman with small boobs, I am a pro at shopping for swimsuits that are far from ill-fitting. As a young, naive teenager, I spent most of my youth searching for bathing suits with significant padding, wishing to trick people into thinking I had cleavage. Spoiler alert: I didn't and I don't. But as I've gotten older, I've slowly realized that finding the best bathing suits for a small chest in the fit department can do way more for your bust than layers of padding. These days, there are swimsuits of all different shapes and designs, from v-neck one-pieces to trendy wrap two-pieces that are circulating all over Instagram.
Swimsuit shopping is a unique battle for anyone, especially if you're self-conscious about being smaller up top. So this season, arm yourself with tricks, and you'll be able to stroll seaside with confidence. View On One Page. Photo 0 of Flaunt what you have and fake what you don't. If you're looking to create more cleavage, opt for an underwire bra top or padding. A structured top will shape what you have, while padded cups can actively fake more if that's the look you're after. Distract, distract, distract. Ruffles, bold prints, and splashes of color are all far busier than a simple, solid suit and can claim an onlooker's attention.