Occasions that call for swimsuits are supposed to be fun and carefree. Whether you're playing in the surf or lounging by the pool, the feel should be relaxed and happy. For women with larger busts, that calls for comfortable and dependable support. But don't worry that a supportive swimsuit will look matronly or feel restrictive; there are scores of sexy, feminine styles that are designed to keep you comfortable and secure. Whether you want to rock a bikini or relax in a one-piece, there is a swimsuit that will help you feel beautiful, without worrying about swimsuit mishaps. Here a just a few styles to consider, and why they work for larger busts.

Thick Straps

Thin straps often don't offer the support that's necessary for larger cup sizes. They can dig into your shoulders, leaving sore, red marks, and they just don't provide the lift you want. Thicker straps distribute the weight more evenly, so they don't dig in, but provide the support required.

The wide straps on this bikini top from Body Glove keep your shoulders comfortable, while a thick band under the breasts provides extra support. Side panels reinforce the structure of the cup, while the deep center plunge keeps the look sexy.

For an ultra-feminine look, this bikini top from Isabella Rose comes in a black floral print and has an alluring center tie and a flirty ruffle. But don't let the delicate look fool you. Wide straps and a supportive band make this top a workhorse.

If you prefer a one-piece, this black swimsuit from Anne Cole has wide straps that are adjustable in the back. Details like a plunging neckline and an enticing peek of skin through the delicate crochet inlay keep this suit sexy.

High Neck

A swimsuit with a higher neck is a great choice for active women who don't want to worry about a neckline slipping down. This look also draws the eye upward for a lengthening and slimming effect. For women with larger busts, it's important to choose a suit that provides some detail to break up the look of the neckline. This will help prevent a widening effect.

Wide crisscross straps provide excellent support in this Cole of California one-piece suit. A bright color, keyhole, and shirring under the breasts make this style fun, feminine and attractive.

La Blanca's bikini top in a sophisticated black is an alluring look with a deep keyhole between the breasts. The straps keep the neckline high, and they are adjustable. This is especially helpful, so you can choose the exact level of support you want. 

For a unique and head-turning look, this top from California Sunshine has a row of straps down the front. The high neck keeps the line long, while the enticing glimpse of skin keeps this look miles from being stuffy.

Halter Tops

A halter style top that ties behind the neck is an excellent choice for comfortable support. The tie gives you adjustable control to ensure the exact fit you need, and the look is universally flattering.

Sleek criss-cross straps both above and below give extra support to this bikini top from Radio Fiji. The wide band features alluring lacing in the back, for even more feminine detail.

This one-piece from Seafolly features the trifecta of flattering details: shirring, a sweetheart neckline, and halter straps. This suit has so much pin-up glamour that no one will even notice the extra supportive features, like individual molded cups, side boning, and removable pads.

Here's another halter-style bikini top, this one by Becca. The straps can be tied exactly where you find it most comfortable, and the band below the breasts adds to the support. A fun feature of this top is that it's reversible so you have two patterns to choose from, doubling your options.

Tankini

This hybrid between bikinis and one-piece swimsuits is an enduring favorite for good reason. It's flattering and comfortable, and easily fits a wide range of body types. The slimming fit of tankini tops helps balance a larger bust with a small torso, and many of the styles we've already covered are also available in these styles.

With a halter tie and sewn in cups, this tankini top from La Blanca is snug but comfortable. It has a beautiful print and subtle shirring, so this secure fit looks lovely. 

Shirring and a sweetheart neckline make this plus-size La Blanca top extra glamorous. Adjustable straps give support that you can adapt just for you. It also has a tummy slimming panel and a sexy twist top.

Underwire

Lingerie style swimwear tops with underwires are a natural choice for supporting larger chests. If you worry that this style could have the utilitarian look of more structured bras, fear not. Modern underwire swimwear is sexy and beautiful, but still gives the kind of fit that keeps you comfortable all day.

This beachy bikini top from Raisins with a tie-dye print looks delicate despite its engineered support.  Don't worry that the slender adjustable straps won't provide enough support, because in a properly designed bra style the majority of the support should come from the cups and the band. 

This feminine white floral bikini top from Raisins is more supportive than it looks. The molded push-up underwire cups are sturdy, and yet the whole look is dainty.

If you're looking for a plus-size top with confident, curvy impact, this top by Raisins is perfect. The vibrant print of the cups against the black straps and band of this bikini top looks modern and sexy. The molded underwire cup and wide, adjustable straps give it a secure fit, so you can enjoy a day of relaxing play.

Having a larger bust doesn't prevent you from having a fun, comfortable suit. The right support will keep you from worrying about suit mishaps, and beautiful details will help you feel gorgeous and carefree as you play. Don't settle for a suit that is just supportive or just attractive. The right suit for you has all the features you need to feel your best, and you deserve to have it all.