Swimwear tips for petite chested women


I’m no swim expert here, but my love for the two piece and classic swimsuit has made me build quite the collection and experience in finding the perfect swimsuit to suit my body type. I can understand that the thought of swim season is so daunting for many people and finding the right swimwear that suits your body is much harder than you think. We all have out insecurities ( myself included!) but I believe we are all beautiful in our own way and the trick is to accentuate your best asset.


c/o Rinikini swimwear

To be honest and for real – for the longest time being small chested was my biggest pet peeve and I always wished I was better bosomed if I must say haha, but I learnt to love my body the way it is and found styles that look fantastic if not a whole lot better on petite busted girls. So I thought Ill share my two cents on tips and tricks that have worked for me and will hopefully also be useful for all my babes in the itty bitty titty committee 😉 :

1) My number one tip is to look for pieces that have volume – anything that has details like fringe, ruffles, tassels, embellishments, etc. This gives the illusion of a slightly larger chest and draws attention to the beautiful details on the top.

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Beach Riot c/o Pink Arrows Boutique

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c/o Banana Moon

Personally I love padded bandeau styles and high neck tops (also shows off your shoulders if you want to accentuate that!) the best. High neck tops with bold prints or pretty lace detailing totally draws attention towards a beautiful clavicle.


San Lorenzo from Mango Molli swimwear

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c/o Stone fox swim from Palapa Lounge swimwear (top and bottom)

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c/o Peony swimwear (top and bottom)

2) Theres nothing a little contour cant fix – have you ever thought of boob contouring? Haha Im serious – it is a thing and definitely works! I love the IT Cosmetics You Sculpted face+body contouring palette. It has a super helpful guide on how to contour different body parts as well.

3) I try and avoid the traditional triangle style for the most part, unless they are padded. But if I love a style so much, Ill still get it and wear these swim shapers/pads underneath! They are super affordable , waterproof and make the overall look a lot more flattering.

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c/o Rococo Sands (similar here)

I also love thicker strapped triangle tops that have some padding like this one below that can also be worn as a bandeau style! Double the options double the fun!


PilyQ (top and bottom)

4) Try to draw attention to other assets you want to flaunt ! Try a cheeky bottom to show off that bootaay or a high waisted style to flaunt those legs for days. A onepiece suit with a pretty detailed back to emphasize on your back is another great option.


c/o Somedays Lovin (top and bottom)

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c/o Kulani Kinis (top and bottom)

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c/o Gypsy 05 (PC : Andrew DH Photos)

5) Are you a fan of off shouldered tops? Then the OTS bikini is a must for you! This universally flattering top is so cute even on girls with petite top frames and also doubles as a crop top that you can wear with jean shorts.


c/o Swim Like a Mermaid (Top and Bottom) ; Towel : c/o Sand Cloud

I hope you found these tips helpful! If you have anything else to include/comment, please leave me a comment below. Thanks for stopping by! xoxo






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