22 Best Bikinis For Small Busts

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If you're small on top, it may seem impossible to find bikinis that are cute but also comfortably offer lift and shape. For those of us hoping for more cleavage, our best bet is an underwire bra top or one with padding, as this helps create shape out of what you have and creates a look of "more."

The idea of the best bikinis for women is to make your shape look natural, even when it's not. Of course, you can also go with the art of illusion. Features like ruffles, bows, splashes of color and bold prints can all help by making the top so busy that people aren't paying attention to what's beneath.


Ultimately, these bikinis for small breasts exist within the confines of reality.

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Not every cut will give the desired result for your shape, but practice a bit and you'll find the look that works for you. And, in the mean time, you have some choices to choose from.


1. Nike Ribbed Racerback Midkini Swim Top

The Nike Racerback Midkini Women's Swim Top features stretch fabric and an ergonomic design to help keep you moving freely in and out of the water. It's perfect for a beach workout when you may want to take a fast dip after. Hey, balance is everything!

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)


2. WET Swimwear Madison Bikini

This is a lovely ruched bandeau with thick over-the-shoulder straps, with a flattering sweetheart neckline and lace detailing for comfort and style.

(WET Swimwear, $88)

3. Chelsea28 Scallop Triangle Bikini Top


This bikini top is simple and stylish with scalloped edges, and it mixes and matches just about any swim bottoms, including those cut-off shorts you love to lounge around in.

(Nordstrom, $49)

4. Tory Burch Costa Smocked Bandeau Bikini Top

This top is all about the texture via intricately stitched smocked top. It contours to every curve while offering secure coverage and SPF 50 sun protection.


(Tory Burch, $118)

5. Free People Tavik Jessi Bikini Top

The Jessi top is a fixed triangle top with a low V-neckline, binding details throughout and sexy front cut-outs. It's made from imported Italian fabric that will not stretch or fade over time. With a soft and seamless fit, it's finished with adjustable shoulder straps and dual back bands with metal sliders.


(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

6. Allihop Tie-Front Bikini Top

With form-fitting silhouettes stated in bold florals, contrasting stripes and sleek colorblocking, Allihop's collection of prints-aplenty staples are timeless, seaside favorites.

(Anthropologie, $68)

7. Blue Life Enchanted Off-The-Shoulder Bikini Top


Super cute and flirty in a red shade that is sure to get noticed, this design will hide and minimize anything you don't want to draw attention to.

(Tobi.com, $66)

8. Voda Swim Envy Pushup Sexy String Bikini Top


This bikini top offers lift and push-up without an underwire, making your cleavage look one cup size bigger. You may even want to keep this one around to wear as a bra in the off-season.

(Voda Swim, $75)

9. Softly Love Reversible Fixed Tri Bikini Top

Reversible fixed tri-bikini top with fixed triangle shape for simple natural coverage is perfect for small-medium cups, small coverage, and low support.


(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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10. Shade & Shore Women's Light Lift V-Wire Ribbed Bikini Top

With underwire and sewn-in cups, this bikini adds the perfect amount of style. Stay comfy and chic, and pair with your favorite bottoms to add some extra flair.


(Target, $29.99)

11. Montce Corset Bikini Top

This bandeau top is perfect for women who could use a little boost in the chest area. It features lacing in the front, wood beads, and gold-tone grommets. How’s that for charm?

(Shopbop, $122)

12. Shade & Shore Women's Long Line Triangle Halter Bikini Top


You can’t get more tropical than this. The elegant and chic cut in this floral white bikini has added support, and is perfectly paired with any bottoms.

(Target, $19.99)

13. Dakota Fringed V-Neck Bikini Top by Becca


Instead of a restrictive bikini, this one gives you the freedom and space to comfortably move around. With removable cups, this V-neck also features a back-tie, adjustable straps, and special fringe on the top.

(Macy’s, $29.53)

14. Lauren Ralph Lauren Triangle Halter Bikini Top

What an adorable style for the beach! This triangle bikini is classic, but still has built-in cups for a boost you deserve. You can’t argue with that.


(Macy’s, $50.99)

15. Body Glove Juniors' Cloud Tie-Dye Ribbed Bikini Top

Chase the clouds away by wearing some of your very own. Made of spandex and featuring over-the-shoulder straps, you can bet nobody will look as great as you in the sand.

(Macy’s, $72)

16. Bleu by Rod Beattie Ombré Twist Bandeau Bikini Top


Available in yellow or blue, try something new with this ombre bikini. It features a sweetheart-neck bandeau, but has removable straps if you want to even out your tan. Plus, that twist in the front makes this bathing suit even more fun.

(Macy’s, $79)

17. Red Carter Women’s Striped Bikini Swim Top Separates


Who ever said stripes weren’t in? Not only is this pattern absolutely gorgeous and fun, but it also stretches. And with its removable pads, you’ll have the choice to wear it how you please.

(Sears, $21.98)


18. Eberjey Waves Graziela Bikini Top

This is quite a unique bikini! Looking like something you’d see on a runway, this bikini has a ruffled neckline and shoulder straps, a back-tie, and textured fabric. There’s no doubt how sweet, feminine, and chic you’ll look in it.

(Shopbop, $108)

19. Bar III Python-Print Long-Line Bikini Top


Snake print isn’t something you see everyday, especially not when you’re having fun in the sun. And with a unique V-neck in the front, you’ll amaze yourself with how great you look (and feel!).

(Macy’s, $44)

20. L*Space Parker Bikini Top


In such a lovely shade of blue, this look is both minimalist and bold. Its wide shoulder straps are perfect for spending time in the shade, while feeling sophisticated and like a sun goddess.

(Shopbop, $84)

21. Xhilaration Women's Bandeau Crop Bikini Top

Bring a colorful splash to the beach with this yellow tie-dye print bikini. It’s soft and stretchy, and adds extra support where needed. Plus, it fits tightly to your body so you can show off your silhouette.


(Target, $17.99)

22. Kate Spade New York Scalloped Triangle Bikini Top

When in doubt, go with a little black anything. In this case, though this bikini style is a bit simple, you’ll still get your desired coverage, and can pair it with any top or bottom to match.

(Shopbop, $70)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.​

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