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Q: I'm a size 16 with a 40F chest—are there sexy suits with proper bras?
Absolutely. Now that swimwear makers are more alert to the needs of curvy women, I've found gorgeous suits (from labels such as Panache, Freya, and Fantasie) that are sized like bras and designed to accommodate larger breasts. Insist on real cups (not a shelf bra) and not-too-skinny straps so you won't spill over while swimming. I don't like to dictate, but more zaftig people really do look better in solid colors...which doesn't rule out red!
Buying Guide: Adam's picks for sexy suits with built-in bras