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 then not they steer your girl wrong. I benefit greatly from being straight-sized but these boobs did not get the memo.
My measurements: 42-34-41, bra size 34DDD (or 34E depending on the brand).
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Coming soon: fit notes on Beth Richards, the Saltwater Collective and Selfish Swimwear.
Bikini Empire loves a skimpy fit and I find their styles a bit snug, all of these are a size Large.
The Laguna one-piece is a very compressed fit and requires a bit of adjusting to get all my bits tucked in, but once I’m in there I feel very secure in it. I would say this is my ideal size, I think a size up would “fit” but not provide the support I’m looking for.
The Lolita top (red)is my favourite of the three BE tops that I have. The straps are removable and it’s a longer length so it can be worn as a crop top. This is the least restricting of my three BE tops. The Honey bottoms (red) (available S-L) are skimpy and feel extremely snug. I could easily size up in these. The side knot detail on me is almost non-existent because I have to stretch out the bottoms to get them on.
The Solitaire top (printed) is a reversible style in a bold print. I find a scoop-neck cut the most flattering on me, however I probably could go up a size, you’ll see in this photo that my side boobage is very out-and-about.
The Rosie top (black) is a fuller coverage bandeau style top with adjustable shoulder-ties. The girls are secure but also on display in this retro fit, and fits perfectly.
Londre Bodywear is one of my favourite fits, double-lined and compressed. Out of all of my current suits this one feels the most “perfect” fitting, it doesn’t dig into my hips or bust line but it also feels secure without being constricting. They do offer up to 5XL in some styles, however I have heard from my plus-side friends that some of their plus size styles are a completely different look than their straight sized cuts. Both pieces are a size Large. Some styles that are high up on my wish-list from Londre include the Minimalist and the Ruffle Top.
Photo by Thomas Bullock
So I don’t own this suit, but I have worn it! Nettle’s Tale is a great brand for all types of body types. Their tops range from sizes XS to 4X and I wear a Large or XLarge in all of their tops (pictured is an XLarge). The bottoms I am wearing are a Large, however I could also size down to a Medium. I’ve modelled a few of the Nettle’s Tale suits and this sizing seems to be consistent throughout the line.
The style pictured is a limited edition style and print in collaboration with Free Label.