BY ELLIE KRUPNICK

Every spring, I say a little prayer to the swimsuit gods: Please, please let me find the DDD tankini trifecta — wide straps and underwire under the breast and on the sides — for under $40! I scour the internet and shop all of the retail stores [for the] right combination of support, fashion, and function. 

Does anyone make an affordable DDD suit... with the Big Rack trifecta? —Terri

Okay, this is a tough one. But there are a few brands and stores with consistently good bathing suit options for those of us larger than a C or D cup.

Freya Swim: If you’ve got big boobs, get thee to Freya ASAP. The brand specializes in big sizes, running up to cup size J, and with wide or reinforced straps on nearly every top (including this sexy black macrame suit, my personal favorite).

Modcloth: This beloved e-commerce site wins on the variety front. Right now, you’ll find no less than 201 different options, including plenty with underwire, like this sweet floral bikini topor this retro daisy one-piece.

SwimsuitsForAll: With sizes 4-34, SwimsuitsForAll makes a true effort to outfit every body. The online store has an entire underwire category with options both classic (like this timeless black tankini) and trendy (like this strappy one-piece).

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Hot Topic: You might think this mall staple is just for DC Comics fans (and if you are one, great! This cute Harley Quinn bikini top is right up your alley). But even if you’re not, Hot Topic has a variety of supportive underwire swimsuits in larger sizes.