Can you find me some swim wear?

(28 Posts)
motherofvikings Wed 24-Apr-13 16:26:14

Swimwear is needed as we are going to centre parcs soon.

I can't even decide what to buy - swimsuit, tankini or bikini confused

I'm 5foot 2, size 8 top and 10ish bottom. I have a 30dd chest and a long body but short legs. hmm my tummy is a bit wibbly and rounded with a CS overhang.

Where should I start?
I think I'll need something fairly robust for messing about with the dc in the pool/ slides.
Would I be best to hide the stomach in a cossie or brave out a bikini?
Is a tankini the way forward? Or will I forever be hoiking the top down as there may well be an annoying bit of squishy tummy trying to escape. blush

What I want is a magic formula to tell me what style to buy and then be pointed in the right direction! smile

LadyMountbatten Wed 24-Apr-13 16:37:24

I have a mental rule. Municipal type pools are always swimming costume.

I don't know why. Prob as you aren't tanning

Hopefully Wed 24-Apr-13 16:41:48

I always think bikinis are weird in a swimming pool. I went with the DCs last week and only actually own a bikini, and felt really self conscious the entire time. Which is a little silly as many other pool users were about size 22, wearing bikinis and not remotely concerned, so there was no reason at all for me to be. Ho hum.

BarefootShirl Wed 24-Apr-13 16:43:31

Personally I would go the bikini route - far more comfortable and you soon realise that any imperfections you may think you have are nothing compared with most of the other bathers. However, that's just my view - I do tend to say "to hell with what people think" provided I am happy with it. Bought a couple of new bikinis at the weekend in anticipation of summer hmm and I am first to admit to needing to lose 20lbs but will wear them regardless blush

LadyMountbatten Wed 24-Apr-13 16:44:31

I agree. Bikinis weird.
Everyone's pretty porky and white.
It's hardly saint tropez

LadyMountbatten Wed 24-Apr-13 16:45:08

Oh bin general I'm all for bikinis regardless of size. Just not in indoor pools

motherofvikings Wed 24-Apr-13 21:28:41

Thanks everyone!

I think you're right about swimsuits for a pool, bikinis for the beach/ sun bathing. smile

So now where to look?

Thurlow Wed 24-Apr-13 21:34:12

I have this, but in red and blue, Zoggs cozzie which I love. I'm about the same size as you, height and weight, and it fits well.

If I was looking again I might have gone for this though. Look at that sale price!

motherofvikings Wed 24-Apr-13 21:38:08

Oh that sale one is nice thurlow! smile

I'm not so sure about the belted one. confused

bigTillyMint Wed 24-Apr-13 21:39:50

LadyMgrin

Thurlow Wed 24-Apr-13 21:44:23

It does surprisingly nice things for your waist!

motherofvikings Wed 24-Apr-13 22:27:40

I've ordered the zoggs one with the wiggly shoulder bit and a speedo one in a couple of sizes.

Hopefully something will fit...

wreckitralph Thu 25-Apr-13 08:22:07

I just ordered this. They have a promotion on at the moment. I am a 34DD top and a 12 bottom. I also ordered it with a black top and stripy/ patterned bottoms. Of course, I am going to fill it out a lot better than Alessandra Ambrosia wink

www.victoriassecret.com/swimwear/sizes-d-dd/unforgettable-tankini-forever-sexy?ProductID=111444&CatalogueType=OLS

Bunbaker Thu 25-Apr-13 08:23:36

Debenhams have a really wide range in at the moment.

wreckitralph Thu 25-Apr-13 08:26:04

Where I live there are a lot of water parks and water play areas. I always feel a bit self conscious running after my kids with my bits swinging blush and so I usually wear a bikini with a long sleeve rashie over the top or a swimsuit and womens boardies.

Bunbaker Thu 25-Apr-13 08:26:41

What is a rashie? And what are boardies?

wreckitralph Thu 25-Apr-13 09:05:47
WileyRoadRunner Thu 25-Apr-13 11:12:03

Just got back from center parcs ... Definitely a robust swimsuit if you will be going on any of the slides etc.

I saw lots of boobage malfunctions on the exit of the slide!

motherofvikings Thu 25-Apr-13 12:07:58

Wiley I have def decided on a swimsuit. I don't want a boobage malfunction! shock blush

motherofvikings Fri 26-Apr-13 21:29:49

Bummer! sad
None of them fitted. The zoggs one with the swooshy shoulder shape was possibly half a size too small or maybe a little short in the body.
The speedo one was WAY too small in the 8 and the 10 wasn't the right shape in the boobs.

Back to the drawing board.

Anywhere else with swimsuits that are a bit longer in the body?

PaddyMcginty Fri 26-Apr-13 21:32:43

Long Tall Sally?

motherofvikings Fri 26-Apr-13 22:29:30

Paddy - I'm only 5foot 2 though. confused

I've ordered some stuff from fatface now. They had free delivery over £60, a £20 voucher when you spend over £75 and free returns.

Times like this I wish I was a bloke! hmm

For Luna has lovely swimwear. Pricey but worth it. Holds in my c section overhang. It's also owned by a mn'tter. Keeping it in the family!

motherofvikings Sat 27-Apr-13 06:51:42

Those are nice bunty but tbh they're a bit too retro for me. smile

Bunbaker Sat 27-Apr-13 08:29:05

I know everyone hates M & S on here but they do swimsuits in a range of cup sizes for the more curvy women.

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