Searching for a supportive swimsuit this summer? A bra-sized swim top might be just what you need. Unlike swimsuits sold in sizes like S, M, and L, bra-sized swim tops are sold according to your bra size. Plus, they fit like a supportive bra and they’re designed in fabrics that can survive sunshine, sand, and surf.
While they’re a popular pick for full-busted women, anyone can wear a bra-sized swim top. Today, you can find chic bra-sized swim tops in A to N cup sizes and 28 to 46 bands. There are many more options now than there were a few years ago – and it makes shopping for a supportive swimsuit so much easier.
But before you go shopping for a new suit, you may want to get a bra fitting first – even if you don’t need bras. With the help of a professional bra fitter or corsetiere, a bra fitting can determine your bra size and help you find a supportive fit. So if you’re not happy with your bras or feel like your bra size has changed, getting a bra fitting will be the first thing you’re want to do.
We talk a lot about bra fittings here on the blog – and they certainly have their perks.
Here are a few more reasons to get a bra fitting before buying a new swimsuit this summer:
You’ll have an expert on hand to check the fit
Unsure if your swimsuit top is fitting right? A trained corsetiere can check the fit and ensure you’re wearing the right size. Having an expert on hand is especially important when you’re shopping for bra-sized swimwear because it’s designed according to your bra size, and you may need a different size than you expected. While it’s easy to say that you wear a “34D” or “38G” across the board, you’ll find that swimwear brands, just like lingerie brands, fit differently from brand to brand and style to style. If you typically wear a 34D, you might find that you need a 32DD or 36C (your bra sister sizes), or a different size completely depending on how the brand runs.
You’ll have a personal shopper to pick out swimsuits for you
Wondering which swimsuits work best for your body type? A bra fitter / corsetiere knows how all the swimsuits in the store fit. They can make recommendations for styles that will suit you, while taking all of your comfort, style, and fit preferences into consideration. They can also save you time shopping – no need to try on a bunch of swimsuits and hope that one of them fits.
You might need new bras too
It’s not uncommon for your bra size to change throughout your life. Hormonal changes, birth control, menopause, weight loss, weight gain, pregnancy, and child birth can all affect your breast size. We recommend getting a bra fitting every six months. Bi-annual bra fittings ensure you’re wearing the right bra size and help you find replacements for well-loved bras.
A bra fitting should be the first step before you buy any new bras or bra-sized swimsuit tops. Rather than buying a bunch of bras and hoping that they fit, why not save yourself the headache and get a bra fitting first? You might just be surprised at how easy, painless, and helpful a bra fitting can be!