October 23, 2018 2 min read

Have you ever wondered what exactly is mean when people say ‘underwire bikini’? Well this post is about to answer all of your questions and unravel the meaning of what is an underwire bikini top.

An underwire bikiniis a bikini top that instead of having excessive padding or other support mechanisms, it uses underwire rings to keep your bust supported throughout the day. The ‘rings’ are shaped like horse-shoes to slide into the cup of the bikini top to keep you bust lifted and to give it structural support.

If you’re wondering if underwire bikini tops have any other support mechanisms other than the underwire, the answer is yes. Good quality bikini tops are made with multiple levels of support. For our plus size bikini tops we include the underwire, strong clasps options to close the back of the bikini, adjustable straps to give you a personalised fit and to lessen the stress on your shoulders and back, and of course the materials used during fabrication are of high quality to give you a lasting bikini top you can wear for all your favorite beach and holiday outings.

Underwire bikini tops are ideal for women with larger busts because the underwire is a strong level of support and gives you more support than just padding alone. However, that’s not to say women with smaller busts can’t wear and love an underwire bikini top. Underwire bikini tops are all about fit. Getting the right fit for your body and bust will alleviate any stress on fabric, pulling or poking on your bust and other unpleasant side-effects of bad sizing.

Our number one recommendation for you is to check our sizing charts before you buy an underwire bikini top. The size charts will direct you to the perfect size so you’ll be able to rock your underwire bikini top in no time!

We hope this article clears the air in the meaning of ‘what is an underwire bikini?’ and provides some light into the qualities and characteristic of this cherished swimsuit top. For more inspiration on plus size underwire bikini tops, make sure to check out @curvyswimwear on Instagram or Facebook. You can save pictures with fun prints, attractive colors and chic styles for your online shopping day and try out our plus size underwire bikini top this summer. We can wait to see you tag us in your favorite styles on Instagram!


USA BRA SIZE CURVY TOP SIZE CURVY CUP SIZE
34A 8 A
34B 8 B
34C 8 C
34D 8 D
34DD 8 DD
34DDD 8 DDD
34F 8 F
34G 8 G
36A 10 A
36B 10 B
36C 10 C
36D 10 D
36DD 10 DD
36DDD 10 DDD
36F 10 F
36G 10 G
38B 12 B
38C 12 C
38D 12 D
38DD 12 DD
38DDD 12 DDD
38F 12 F
38G 12 G
40B 14 B
40C 14 C
40D 14 D
40DD 14 DD
40DDD 14 DDD
40F 14 F
40G 14 G
42B 16 B
42C 16 C
42D 16 1D
42DD 16 DD
42DDD 16 DDD
42F 16 F
42G 16 G
44B 18 B
44C 18 C
44D 18 D
44DD 18 DD
44DDD 18 E
44F 18 F
44G 18 G
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USA BRA SIZE CURVY TOP SIZE CURVY CUP SIZE
34A 8 A
34B 8 B
34C 8 C
34D 8 D
34DD 8 DD
34DDD 8 DDD
34F 8 F
34G 8 G
36A 10 A
36B 10 B
36C 10 C
36D 10 D
36DD 10 DD
36DDD 10 DDD
36F 10 F
36G 10 G
38B 12 B
38C 12 C
38D 12 D
38DD 12 DD
38DDD 12 DDD
38F 12 F
38G 12 G
40B 14 B
40C 14 C
40D 14 D
40DD 14 DD
40DDD 14 DDD
40F 14 F
40G 14 G
42B 16 B
42C 16 C
42D 16 1D
42DD 16 DD
42DDD 16 DDD
42F 16 F
42G 16 G
44B 18 B
44C 18 C
44D 18 D
44DD 18 DD
44DDD 18 E
44F 18 F
44G 18 G
View Full International Size Chart ➜
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