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21 Feb

The Best Push-Up Bikini Tops

Posted by Bikini Owner in bikini, breast, large, lift, push-up, swimsuit, swimwear, top

Our in-house expert, the Bikini Whisperer, is here to guide readers through their trickiest swimwear questions. Got a question of your own? Drop us a line!


Hi Bikini Whisperer, 

Could you help me find a push-up bra that's comfortable and functional? Believe it or not, my boobs fluctuate in size — some days they appear to be smaller than others by as much as a cup, so bikini top shopping is sort of a nightmare. I need something that lifts and lends that extra volume I want. What choices do you have for me? 



Let's just say support is crucial when seeking a bikini top that lifts — an underwire feature is the best construction detail for this. Find one that curves around the side boob to lift the breasts up and inward, giving the ultimate cleavage illusion regardless of your size. I recommend a comfortable bustier bikini top for the best push-up effect. 

Raisins bikini

Raisins Curve Lush bikini top in black print, $49 and Raisins Curve Shoreline bikini pant in black print, $39


But if you rather go with less coverage, a center detail like corset ties that adjust to your frame, can actually make it look like your breasts are being drawn closer together, thus giving you more volume. If you're looking for fullness, choose a top that has a conversational print, texture, or 3D effect like ruffles or fringe. 

Beach Joy

Beach Joy Vintage bikini top in polka dot, $39 and Beach Joy Vintage bikini bottom in polka dot, $29


A low-cut V-cut neckline lends a sexier appearance, showcasing cleavage. It's basically an underwire bra that offers support without the full coverage look. Plus, you can never go wrong with adjustable straps. Always opt for sliding clasps or knot ties which adjust to your body and help lift the breasts when tightened accordingly.

Cami and Jax

Cami And Jax Palm Beach Heidi Underwire bikini bra top in palm beach, $129 and Cami And Jax Cindy High Cut bikini bottom in palm beach, $99


Not a fan of underwire at all? A thick and firm band below the breasts is another trick for lifting. The thicker the band, the more support you'll get. 

Frankies Bikinis

Frankies Bikinis Crochet Ayla Bralette bikini top in black, $109 and Frankies Bikinis Sienna bikini bottom in black, $89


Remember, center details are like magic, drawing the eye inward. This particular bikini top has it all — adjustable straps, underwire, and slightly molded cups that are extremely comfortable. 


KAOHS Mia bikini top in black, $99 and KAOHS Bella bikini bottom in black, $89


A retro, pinup-inspired molded cup bikini top with halter ties is the classic go-to style that flatters just about any body shape. It lifts, offers padding, and keeps everything secure and in place, even in the water. 

Luli Fama

Luli Fama Multiway Underwire bikini top in cielo, $99 and Luli Fama Wavey Brazilian Ruched bikini bottom in cielo, $79


Although bandeaus get a bad rep, they are ideal for tanning and do indeed offer support. Look for molded cups with extra boning and underwire with removable straps. Boning, as an alternative to wire, offers support that's more flexible, while shaping the breasts and cupping the boobs.

Montce Swim

Montce Swim Bustier bikini top in leopard repeat, $129 and Montce Swim Uno bikini bottom in black, $69


Above all, make sure the bikini top fits like a glove. The more adjustabile features the bikini top has, the greater the chances of it fitting correctly. Knot ties and adjustable clasps give the extension you need for a proper fit. 

Push up bikini

Lonely Doris bikini top in gingham, $109 and Lonely Doris bikini bottom in gingham, $99