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Wardrobe Wonders: Would You Don a Swim Bra?

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What is a swim bra? How is this any different that a bikini top that has the same love and attention paid to it?


You know, as we ready ourselves for summer and swim season, I came across two lingerie brands that have introduced or are marketing a bathing suit top as a Swim Bra.

NOW, one is actually made to sit UNDER your bathing suits OR alone, while the others are fashioned as a bikini top.

I love all of this. Support for the girls… I am here for this AND I am curious…

First up, we have the fabulous folks over at Full Beauty who have introduced the Swim Bra by Comfort Choice. What is different about this one form the others is literally treating this like a bra, but one that you can swim in.


Wardrobe Wonders: The Plus Size Swim Bra by Comfort Choice at


Comfort Choice® swim bra has thin, quick-drying foam cups, convertible straps that attach anywhere to work with every swimsuit style, an underwire for comfy lift and shaping, padded bottom band, silicone grippers, and additional clear straps for strapless suits. Soft, nylon/spandex.

Wardrobe Wonders: The Plus Size Swim Bra by Comfort Choice at

  • perfect support and lift, yet so smooth, nobody will know you are wearing it
  • Dries as fast as your swimsuit
  • Lightweight for extreme comfort
  • Multiple eyelets so you can hook the straps countless ways

Next up, we head to Nordstrom and take a look at Elomi’s Swim Bra. Elomi, who has been serving up beautiful and sensual bras forever has delved into swim, which is an understandable and relatable transition!

Wardrobe Wonders: The Plus Size Swim Bra by Elomi at Nordstrom


An underwire swim bra, designed with four-part cup construction, is perfect for adding extra support under a favorite tankini top.

Wardrobe Wonders: The Plus Size Swim Bra by Elomi at Nordstrom

  • Clasps in back.
  • Adjustable straps.
  • Wide center gore shapes and separates.
  • Leotard back smoothes and prevents strap slippage.
  • Nylon/Xtra Life Lycra® spandex; hand wash.

Lastly we have another lingerie brand, Panache who has stepped into swim with their technology and into a varied array of more sizes.

THIS top, at Simply Be, reminds more of a bikini top than a “swim bra” but I am here for supporting the girls.

Wardrobe Wonders: The Plus Size Swim Bra by Panache at Simply Be


  • With adjustable straps and hook back fastening
  • Underwired cups for more support
  • Briefs to match
  • 89% Polyamide, 11% Spandex
  • Gusset Lining: Polyester

So, as we ready ourselves for summer, it is great to see what we have here for both fashion AND function. But the bigger question is, what do you feel about swim bras? I love the support details these brands are offering. NOW, if we can just get the other bathing suit brands to give the girls this much love!

What do you think? Does this excite you? Confuse you? Motivate you?

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Written by Marie Denee

I am the Editor in Chic of The Curvy Fashionista. Often goofy. Forever emo. Always a Virgo. You can find me somewhere grooving to 90s R&B.

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  1. vacationing in april and NEED this swim bra that you wrote about :

    Comfort Choice® swim bra
    I am a very large busted girl and would love to have some support in my swimsuits.
    PLEASE TELL ME WHERE I CAN BUY ????????????????????????

  2. Finally! Someone saying what I’ve been saying. Why aren’t the so called “plus size swimwear companies” putting actual support into swimsuits?! One of the times we curvy girls want to feel as secure AND sexy as possible and they are failing us. I’m definitely going to try one of these swimwear bras for support under my swimsuit this summer but just wish it was already IN my suit.

  3. Yes! I have been wearing the Lilyette strapless bras under my tankini or bandeau suits for years. I wear a 36DD (natural) and to wear cute strapless swimwear I need the extra support. I like the Lilyette strapless because they are thin and no padding. I have been known to drop the tankini and wear just the bra. No one would know the difference. Lilyette #939 in black and nude.

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