Your girl is what they call “top-heavy” or as I like to say, an hourglass with some extra minutes, so I heavily rely on sizing guides when online shopping but more often than not they steer your girl wrong. I benefit greatly from being straight-sized but these boobs did not get the memo.
My measurements: 42-35-41, bra size 34DDD
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Check out the first part here for fit notes for Bikini Empire, Londre Bodywear and Nettle’s Tale.
I am living my Malibu Barbie fantasy in this adorable mismatch Beth Richards suit. Beth Richards was my first introduction to sustainable swim and I have a few older styles from the brand (not included because they’re discontinued). Beth Richards is that bitch IMO. The brand is quintessential West Coast swimwear. They have fashion-forward and sporty styles alike and they do colours and prints better than most. My older styles from the brand were all size Large and for all of those pieces now I feel like I could size down, but that could be due to years of wear.
I selected this style (called KIM) because I love the exposed elastic and sporty fit of both pieces. According to the size guide, I should be a size Large or XLarge in the top and a Large in the bottoms. I ended up getting the Large in both and they fit so well. I prefer a bit of a snug fit on the top to keep the girls secure and overall I would say this fits. The elastic waist offers a nice wide flat waistband that doesn’t dig into my muffin top at all. Also, how stunning is this metallic silver fabric?
The Saltwater Collective
Look. At. Her. Tell me who is looking at her and not writing a missed connection immediately. This colour, perfection. This fit, perfection. This fit, perfection. According to the Saltwater Collective size guide, I should be an XLarge Julia top and Large Celine bottoms. Based off of the model wearing the same size, I felt very confident in selecting that size. It was also refreshing to see a model with my body type modelling swimwear. The top reminds me a lot of a sporty bralette while the bottoms really steal the show. I love that they are high-waisted and add additional coverage around my tummy, the spot I’m most sensitive about, but is still super high-cut in the legs and bum for a cheeky look.
This is my new favourite set, without a doubt. It’s so flattering and the quality is *chef’s kiss. No one does solid colours like Saltwater. They have such a great selection of solid hue pieces and it was so hard to select only one colour to try. I obviously don’t need another suit but lemme tell you, I am TEMPTED by the chartreuse colour.
My Selfish Swimwear pieces are some of my most eye-catching silhouettes. According to the size chart I am between a Large and XLarge. For the mesh halter Sandra top I am wearing an XL and I would say it fits well, but it’s definitely a little finicky for busty gals. Because it lays flat and doesn’t have an underwire or cups it doesn’t lift or separate the gals at all. I love this look and I don’t really have any tops like this but it’s definitely one I would have to be mindful of if I was jumping into pools. I have it paired with the Florance striped bottoms in a Large which fits so well. I love how supportive it is and the belt adds a sweet touch.
The one-piece is such a great fit. The Nicole suit has such a great retro-style fit and I adore this purple-brown colour. I love how it lifts the girls and is overall such a flattering fit. It has an open back with a hook closure for a snug and secure fit, perfect for pool frockling.