When it comes to swimwear, it can be hard for those with a large bust to find options that offer both coverage and support. But, one trend that is helping women embrace their curves this summer is the midriff bikini top.
Unlike other bikini top styles, this flattering piece looks more like a bra and offers ample support for DD+ cup sizes.
Fashion is cyclical and sometimes trends from the past make their way back in new and bold ways. This is evident when it comes to midriff bikini tops, as the cropped style that reveals a sliver of your stomach is resurfacing with a contemporary twist. By opting for this trendy swimwear, individuals tap into the nostalgia of reminiscing about carefree beach days with friends, while simultaneously demonstrating their bold and unique sense of style.
In addition to fostering the nostalgia of beach youth, the resurgence of midriff bikini tops also signifies body positivity and versatility. This is as a result of the cropped design, which allows for more breathability in the hot summer months. The piece’s balance between snugness and liberation is what makes it such a sought-after choice for beach lovers.
Our curve fit and plus size midriff bikini top, the Chagall, enhances your bust while adding a fun detail with its faux knot tie front. Pair it with our Rio or Roca Bikini Bottoms for a look that will be sure to turn heads. This chic rib fabric is mindfully made with 84% recycled polyester and 16% spandex for a soft and stretchy fit. It also features a front zip for ultimate support and a cute peephole to play peek-a-boo in. The Chagall is available in cup sizes A – D and looks amazing on a variety of body shapes.
While many women are apprehensive to wear two-piece swimwear in fear of body-shaming, we’re in the midst of a revolution for Mujeres who are embracing their curves and rocking midriff bikini tops with confidence. The trend for showing a bit of skin in a flattering fashion is a great way to embrace your body and encourage others to do the same.
A midi bikini top is a perfect option for those with smaller bust sizes as it provides more coverage and support. This particular style from Artesands features a faux knot tie front and a cute peephole with removable multifit cups for added support. Fits A – D Cup.
If you have a larger bust, try a push-up bikini top that will give your silhouette some extra lift and enhance the curves of your bust. If you have a more athletic figure, look for a high-waisted bikini bottom that will provide some extra support and help to create a flattering silhouette.
Curvy babes like Latinx model Jessica Torres are all over social media celebrating National Swimsuit Day and living their best lives in their bikinis. For Coachella, she opted for a neon psychedelic bikini that is both stylish and flattering on her figure. The ruching up the front of this suit gives her body definition and highlights her curves, while the lace trim adds a feminine touch.
Whether you prefer high-waisted string or cheeky bottoms, a midriff bikini top works with both. This adaptability allows you to curate unique beach outfits that highlight your individuality and self-confidence.
Unlike crop tops, which can be difficult to pull off outside of the pool or the beach, a midriff bikini top is incredibly versatile. You can wear it as a swimsuit for sun bathing and swimming or pair it with high-waisted jeans and a silky cami as an elegant loungewear outfit. The strappy detailing and halter neckline draw the eye upward to make your chest look fuller. You can even style it with a chic kimono and denim shorts for an effortless lunch or dinner excursion near the beach or pool.
A midriff bikini top also works as a cover-up for your favorite midi skirts. For example, if you love the boho-inspired look of a long, ruffled skirt, pair it with a black bikini top that highlights your waistline. Black socks and loafers complement this ensemble, while a long, faux fur coat adds a sophisticated touch.
If you’re looking to incorporate your bikini top into a party outfit, try pairing it with a miniskirt that features embellished mirrored metal plates. This chic outfit accentuates your figure, while also playing into the asymmetrical fashion trend that’s been gaining momentum this summer.
When it comes to feeling confident in a bathing suit, I think there are few things more important than having the confidence that you prefer your own body. That’s why I love that so many women are sharing their hacks to help others feel more comfortable in swimwear, whether they’re going for a high-fashion look or a more practical option for a mountain rafting trip (see “These 12 Tips Will Make You Feel Confident in Your Bathing Suit”).
For those with a smaller bust, ruching and other flattering details can create slimming effects while also helping a woman feel comfortable in her bathing suit. One great example is this curve fit midriff bikini top from Hues, which features a faux knot tie front and a cute flounce while showcasing the fullness of a petite A cup through a D cup bust.
Another swimsuit with a flattering style is this wired balconette bikini top from Everlane, which offers a full coverage shape that works like a bra and can accommodate a size range from A-H. It’s also made with a thick, ribbed fabric that creates great compression and feels comfy in and out of the water. This top performs well in and out of the water, although the thick fabric does retain more water than some other swimsuits, so you might want to order a size up from what you normally wear.