What is a swim bra? How is this any different that a bikini top that has the same love and attention paid to it?
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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…
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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.
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.
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- 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!
An underwire swim bra, designed with four-part cup construction, is perfect for adding extra support under a favorite tankini top.
- 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.
- 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?
I like them. I take water aerobics 4 times a week and although I personally were athletic suits with built in bras, I’ve seen several women in the class who could use them. I would use them especially the last one with or as a vacation bathing suit. They are pretty and perfect for the beach or on a cruise.
I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS FOREVER!
Finding the right plus swimsuit with a built-in bra that fits is close to impossible. In the past I’ve bought bikini tops in the right size and worn them under suits, but there are always lines. It’s super exciting to see something made for those of us who are endowed and not as perky as we used to be.
Yes ma’am! We are HERE for thisssssssss
I love, love, love this idea! I currently have a tankini and although it has a really sturdy shelf bra, it’s still a shelf bra. Hurray for looking like I have two boobs when I swim!
Yes I would because of my brain size bikini tops are very small . I wear elomi and panche so I’m very familiar with the feel and was considering buying the top to go with all of the nice bottoms I have.
RIght??? I love this!!!
That last one is gorgeous.
I KNOWWW Very segzyy!
OMG, THESE EXIST?!? Seriously, I started developing at age 9, and my bust has always been – to put it bluntly – heavy and saggy. Bathing suits are a bloody support nightmare. I NEED ALL OF THEM NOW.
I KNOW right??!!!! From what I hear, this has existed outside of the US for some time… Go figure!
I LOVE my Elomi swim bra! It fits exactly like my other Elomi bras, and I now wear it under a one-piece suit, because even with alterations, I can never get the suit to hold up my J-cups properly! I also have a fun swim bra (that looks like a bikini top) from Panache.
Swim bras are even great under low-neck or strapy dresses in the summer!
I get mine at our sister store, Forever Yours Lingerie. They have TONS of plus size swim wear!
Nice! Thank you sooo much for sharing! 🙂
this excites me very much. I love swimming and I have big GIRLS. I just can’t stand it when I put a swimsuit on and my boobs hit the floor. support and swimwear – this sounds great! I can’t wait to try one out.
I love the idea, but the bra manufacturers need to understand that women with cup size H+ have a bigger band size than 42. I wear a 46 J; for some reason Panache and Elomi believe that J cups are only for girls that have had breast augmentation! Thank goodness for Anita!
28h naturally :/ alot of us are natural.
The swimbra links aren’t working
this post was from a year and some change ago…. let me try to update in a few
totally understand. I found some on another site, because it doesn’t seem like they made more and a lot of them are just getting rid of the bigger sizes. Have you tried one? Are they supportive?
I have… it was supportive but it fel tweird wearing a “bra” iono… something new to play in I suppose! LOLOL
okay, I still think I want one for a few swimsuits that I want from Rue107 and that nakimuli brand. I found a site with other sizes, but I think they need to get on it and make more.
Where can I get the first one? Links still don’t work. Thanks.
Let me see if we can find the newer ones… this post is from 2013 ish! 😉
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 ????????????????????????
where can I buy the bra for under your bathing suit
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.
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.
Yes, but can these bras handle chlorine? I don’t see any mention of this.