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30 Jan

Forget Back Fat Forever

Posted by Bikini Owner in advice. tips, back, bikini, bulging, fat, fit, tops

Our in-house expert, the Bikini Whisperer, is back guiding readers through their trickiest style questions. Today? She's sharing the best swimsuit tops that won't bulge back fat. If you have a bikini question for the Bikini Whisperer, send it here!

I'm 32 and my body is changing rapidly — I know back fat is common, but I'm really annoyed by the bulging my bras, especially bikini tops, create. Is there any way I can avoid this without sizing up? 



Hey there! 

Yes, you're right — 90 percent of gals probably face this issue-non-issue, but if it's bothering you, there are several bikini tops that will lessen back bulging. 

I don't recommend sizing up at all — avoid giving a free show and instead find a bikini that hugs around you perfectly. String ties are great; whenever out of the water, ties can be loosened or tightened when going in for a dip. 


Acacia Crochet Humuhu bikini top in cement grey, $119 and Acacia Crochet Polihale bikini bottom in cement grey, $119


And if you haven't noticed, nowadays unconventional swimwear tops have become major hits — everything goes. What was once only seen as daywear has transitioned into beachwear. Case in point: this off the shoulder ruched bikini top. It's super on-trend and offers an all-around relaxed fit with coverage. 


Chloe Rose

Chloe Rose Khaki Firefly bikini top in khaki brown, $69 and Chloe Rose Khaki Honey bikini bottom in khaki brown, $79


Stretch Lycra is incredible for intense water play, but if you're looking for a chill day by the pool, crochet is a great fabric choice that is relaxed and tends to be more giving. 

Raisins bikini

Raisins Crochet Black Paris bikini top in black, $59 and Raisins Crochet Black Mai Tai bikini bottom in black, $49


Thin straps —– regardless if you have zero percent fat — cinch at the back, so opt for a wide back silhouette and avoid double stitch hems that are snug. A seamless, clean finish will sit nicer on the skin. 

Sara Cristina

Sara Cristina Burgundy Knot bikini top in burgundy, $119 and Sara Cristina Burgundy Knot bikini bottom in burgundy, $119


If a single back and neck tie bikini isn't your top choice or comfortable enough, lace-up corset detailing is a great way to adjust a bikini top to your exact figure. And when paired with a thicker back silhouette, it instantly becomes the ultimate combo for disguising back fat bulging. 

Radio Fiji

Radio Fiji Black Adilette bikini top in black, $59 and Radio Fiji Black Thalia bikini bottom in black, $49


Asymmetrical bikini tops that cover from shoulder to below the bust smooth out unwanted cinching. Adjust to perfection with side lace-up ties.  

Luli Fama

Luli Fama One Shoulder Pink lace up bikini top in rosa, $89 and Luli Fama Pink Tie Side brazilian bottom in rosa, $89