When it comes to shopping for swimwear, finding the perfect bikini top for your body type can be seen as a challenge, especially if you have a small bust. But fear not, you are lucky as there are plenty of stylish and flattering options available to accentuate your body shape. We’ve pulled together some tips about what to look for when shopping for the best bikini tops for small busts plus also some of our favourite styles which are suited to small boobs.
The Best Bikini Tops for Small Busts
Come and join us as we explore different types of bikini tops that are particularly suited for those with a small chest. From push-up styles to ruffles and prints, we as the bikini experts, will provide you with advice and recommendations of the best bikinis to help you feel confident and fabulous by the beach or poolside. If you are looking for advice around shopping for large busts, take a look at our post about supportive bikinis for large busts. There are lots of underwire styles in that post - perfect for larger boobs.
The Triangle Bikini Top
A classic option for small breasts, triangle tops provide minimal coverage while still offering support. Opt for triangle bikinis with adjustable straps and removable padding to customize the fit to your liking. The Zanzibar Slide Tri Bikini Top from Seafolly is a great choice. The delicate straps and simple string bikini design create a feminine and understated look whilst the pattern will look great covering your smaller bust. You can pair this wonderful bikini top with the matching swim bottoms - the Zanzibar Tie Side Rio Bikini Bottoms.
The Bandeau Bikini Top
Bandeau bikini tops are perfect for smaller busts, providing a clean and streamlined appearance. Look for bandeau tops with subtle details like ruching or twist fronts, as these can add visual interest and enhance your smaller chest. The Martini Twist Bandeau Bikini Top from Sea Level Australia is one of our top picks and a stylish option that offers both comfort and support. Its twist-front detail creates a flattering effect, while the adjustable and removable straps provide versatility. You can team this stylish bikini top for smaller boobs with the matching Martini High Waist Bikini Bottoms which come in the same lovely white and pink floral pattern.
The Push-Up Bikini Top
For those looking to enhance their curves in all the right places, a push-up bikini top can work wonders for a small bust. These tops typically have padded cups and underwire to lift and enhance your cleavage. The Retro Hapo bikini top from Banana Moon is a fantastic choice. It has a fresh aqua and white gingham print top featuring a push-up cup. You can pair this beautiful and stylish bikini top with the matching Retro Dasia Bikini Bottoms.
The Ruffled Bikini Top
Ruffles are a fun and playful option that can add volume and create the illusion of a larger chest area. Look for bikini tops with ruffled detailing along the neckline or on the cups. The Coast to Coast Underwire Bra Bikini Top from Seafolly offers a feminine and flirty look, with its delicate ruffle trim, small cup size and adjustable thin straps. You’ll feel wonderful when wearing this bikini designed for a smaller bust with its matching Coast to Coast High Cut Rio Bikini Bottoms.
The Halter Neck Bikini Top
Halter neck bikini tops are a timeless choice that provides excellent support and creates a flattering silhouette for small bust sizes - it's one of our top styles for a flat chest. The Dopamine Stripe Halter Bikini Top from Watercult is a versatile option, featuring a fabulous bright stripe design with branded ring at the centre. This halter neck bikini top has soft cups and ties at the back and neck perfect for those with smaller busts. The matching Dopamine Stripe Loop Side Bikini Bottoms complete the look.
The Wrap Bikini Top
Wrap-style bikini tops are incredibly flattering for small busts, as they can enhance your cleavage and create a more defined shape. Look for tops with adjustable ties or straps that allow for a customizable fit. The Retreat Cross Front Multi-fit Bikini Top from Sea Level Australia is a stunning option, with its wrap front and side boning. The blue and white oversized floral print adds a playful touch. Team this amazing bikini top with the Retreat Wrap High Waist Bikini Bottoms.
The High-Neck Bikini Top
High-neck bikini tops are trendy and fashion-forward, offering a unique and stylish alternative to traditional styles. These tops provide coverage while still highlighting your assets. The Gottex Profile Formula One Sports Tank features a high neckline and adjustable cross-back straps. Its contemporary black and white sporty bikini top makes this bikini a versatile option for any beach day. Pair it with the Gottex Profile Formula One Sports Brief for a perfect look for small-chested women.
The Padded Triangle Bikini Top
Padded triangle bikini tops are perfect for small busts, as they can add subtle volume and create the illusion of a bigger bust. Look for tops with removable padded cups so you can customize the level of enhancement. The Santafe Minew Bikini Top from Banana Moon is a chic option, featuring a classic white textured fabric with removable soft cups and adjustable tie-back straps. This will go beautifully with the matching Santafe Vaiva Bikini Bottoms in the same textured white fabric.
The bottom line is that having a small bust shouldn't limit your swimwear options. With the right bikini top, you can enhance your natural features and feel confident at the beach or poolside. Whether you prefer a classic triangle top, a supportive push-up style, or a trendy high-neck design, there are numerous choices available to flatter your body shape.
Remember to consider adjustable straps, removable padding, and subtle details like ruffles, bright colours, or wraps to find the perfect fit. We here at Simply Beach have the best swimwear and a wide selection of bikini tops tailored to small busts. We offer handpicked collections of bikinis and the best swimsuits paired with our expert advice, so you're sure to find a bikini top that makes you feel comfortable, confident, and ready to enjoy your next holiday. Alternatively, if you are looking for our latest swimsuit styles, head over to our new in collection or take a look at one one-piece swimsuit collection. We've all the hottest designer bikinis and swimsuits just a click away.