Time to call in some bra favours!

(59 Posts)
SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 10:28:01

Ok, Florida in 5 weeks and I have no swimwear. I would really like a new bikini. Preferable 50s style, halterneck, underwired (needs to be for these 30G/GGs) and big pants (size 12) (although will consider tie sides).

I've seen this on Bravissimo but it's a bit meh.

ComeAlongPond Thu 14-Feb-13 11:04:03

this? I prefer your first one though.

Pseudonymity Thu 14-Feb-13 11:06:57

Have a look a Freya Swim, they have the nicest designs out of the proper bra size swimwear manufacturers.

ComeAlongPond Thu 14-Feb-13 11:07:58
SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 11:20:34

Pond. I prefer your first link but sadly it doesn't go up to a G cup.

SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 11:25:42

Thanks both. I had a look at the Freya site but nothing really grabbed my eye (maybe they look better on?). I don't get on with plunge styles and actually got rid of all my Freya bras as they just don't seem to fit me that well.

I think I have a picture in my head of a very 50s style bikini with wide halter neck straps (not those string things that cut in!) which probably doesn't exist!

Off to town now so will have a look in Debenhams and HoF (there aren't any other decent shops).

SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 11:28:00

This Freya one is nice, not sure about the colour though.

ComeAlongPond Thu 14-Feb-13 12:10:43

I'm sure it must exist. I've definitely seem them before. Good luck in town!

SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 12:57:59

Huh, well that was pants! Nothing in Debenhams smaller than a 32 back or bigger than an F. HoF haven't got their swimwear in yet. Back to the Internet.

LittlePandaBear Thu 14-Feb-13 14:18:39

Boux Avenue go up to a 30G but not a GG (the description is misleading on this bikini as when you click through to the sizes it is availble with a 30 back).

Quite a few nice ones on here, not tried the brand before though so not sure on the fit.

ComeAlongPond Thu 14-Feb-13 14:55:42

John Lewis?

shopafrolic Thu 14-Feb-13 15:01:47
SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 15:03:46

LittlePandaBear Ooh, I like that! There isn't a branch anywhere near me so I think I will order a 30G and a 32G as I've heard that they come up small in the back. Not totally bowled over by the pants. Boy shorts are a no no with my thighs and although I don't mind wearing an itsy bitsy pair of side tie bottoms, my DSC would probably rather I didn't!

ComeAlongPond I love this but it doesn't come in my size.

SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 15:09:36

shopafrolic I know it ticks the boxes but.... I don't like it sad, sorry. I think it's the plunge plus the frill. Ahh, no matching pants available anyway.

ComeAlongPond Thu 14-Feb-13 15:13:01

How frustrating, I'm sure I've seen one so similar but I can't for the life of me remember where. I'll try to think.

SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 15:19:33

Oh god, I love this. Look at the price though! It comes in a 32F which I could possibly squeeze these babies into with a shoehorn

ComeAlongPond Thu 14-Feb-13 15:38:59

shock at the price!

Also, what in the name of all that is holy is THIS monstrosity??

SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 16:08:54

My eyes!!!!

Krisline actually do some great bras but some of the photos they use to advertise their styles are a bit hmm.

Megglevache Thu 14-Feb-13 17:10:20

haven't read all the replies (sorry if I'm repeating- will get a chance to sit down in a mo grin)
any good

SorrelForbes Thu 14-Feb-13 17:17:52

Thanks Meggle, sady not. Plunge and me do not a good look make!

OrangeLily Thu 14-Feb-13 17:20:53

Just watch the halter neck bikinis. Having that kind of weight on your neck can hurt after a while!

Have had good experiences with bravissimo bikinis. Would recommend underwires for a better shape.

doradoo Thu 14-Feb-13 17:22:03

https://www.brastop.com/SetDetails.aspx?setId=4270

halterneck and big-ish pants up to GG

doradoo Thu 14-Feb-13 17:24:20
shrimponastick Thu 14-Feb-13 17:29:09

I just ordered this -

kelly brook but I don't think sizes iwll be right for you

have you tried Curvy Kate?

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