How Can I Find Supportive Tops For a Large Bust?
If you have big boobs, you don't always need to purchase your swim tops with underwire. Swim buyer Marissa Mendias of Hurley recommends bathing suits with adjustable bands. The key here is to make sure the band feels snug on the loosest setting. This is because bathing suits naturally stretch out the more you wear it and wash it. By being able to tighten the band over time, you'll get adequate support with each wear. Marissa also suggests bathing suits with wide straps. "Wider straps help distribute the weight of your boobs better, causing less strain on your shoulders and neck."
Why Do My Bottoms Stretch So Much?
In the past, I focused a lot more on style than fit. I would constantly buy bathing suits that were cute or trendy and completely disregard fit. When my bottom half started growing, I would size up to ensure proper coverage and prevent bulging. But really, what I was doing was ensuring my suit wouldn't fit and would eventually sag or even start to slide off when I was in the water. Swimsuits are made of elastic. "Elastic stretches out over time," a swim designer at Speedo told me. Fabric is also key to stretching. Shoppers should stay in their means but make sure they don't compromise on fabric. "Although it seems like a great economical decision, thin and inexpensive swimsuits aren't durable enough for increased chlorine, sun, and salt water," she added. High-quality fabrics have stretch and recovery properties that will last you through multiple seasons.