Is this swimsuit too grannyish?

(22 Posts)
scrappydappydoo Tue 22-Mar-16 22:16:22

I need a new swimsuit. I am size 18/20 and don't do bikinis or tankinis so it needs to be a one piece. I have large norkage and don't feel 'safe' in a halter neck. I'm also on a budget £30 absolute max pref under £20.
Those are the criteria however a lot of suits in those categories are too 'granny on a cruise' . I have no sense of style so need massive help - I saw this what's the verdict? Or any other suggestions?

bblondemoment Tue 22-Mar-16 22:21:03

Hi scrappy, the style is lovely however the colour of looks like it's been used for years on holiday and has been faded and bleached lighter by the sun and chlorine

Friolero Tue 22-Mar-16 22:21:43

I like the shape, but not the pattern, sorry.

I have this and really like it. The blue seems to be in the sale in a size 18

http://www.marisota.co.uk/shop/magisculpt-lose-up-to-an-inch-swimsuit-longer-length-firm-control-level-3/ro147/product/details/show.action?pdBoUid=3812#colour:,size:

bblondemoment Tue 22-Mar-16 22:22:08

Oops- meant to be 'colour of it'

DianaT1969 Tue 22-Mar-16 22:36:56

I like the Marisota one. The first one is a good shape but it's a lot of pattern. Very memorable too if you wear it most days of the holiday. The Marisota one can be styled with different colour sarongs and you won't get bored.

oldlaundbooth Wed 23-Mar-16 12:42:28

The marisota one is nice.

fieldfare Wed 23-Mar-16 12:50:56

I've got the Marisota one in black. Not grannyish as it's quite cleavage showing but keeps everything where it should be. I'm the same size as you and it's fine, only irritating thing is if you drop your straps to avoid a tan line while sunbathing you have to be watchful of the cups going awry as they're not moulded.

SharingMichelle Wed 23-Mar-16 13:32:56

You might find some inspiration here?

HappinessLivesHere Wed 23-Mar-16 17:12:50

I really like it, the colours are lovely and summery

Crazycatlady27 Wed 23-Mar-16 17:15:32

How about this one from sports directs? I've got it and it's quite comfy and flattering
http://www.sportsdirect.com/slazenger-boyleg-swimsuit-ladies-354743?colcode=35474303

Toffeelatteplease Thu 24-Mar-16 20:33:04

I much prefer the one in the op

Tate15 Thu 24-Mar-16 21:35:27

I agree, the op's choice is the nicest!

scrappydappydoo Thu 24-Mar-16 21:43:12

Now I'm confused! I like the marisota one - it's similar to my current one but I feel I should be adventurous even though it's not in my nature.

Kenworthington Thu 24-Mar-16 21:45:10

I am an 18 and looked at that swimsuit in sainsburys today OP but there is ZERO support in the cups, I don't think I'd even fit my boobs in it so I shoved it back on the rail. Style is nice though.

dudsville Thu 24-Mar-16 21:56:59

I like the op one too. I think those colours would look great on a hot sunny afternoon. Casual, like a great pair of cut off jeans. A great alternative to the colourful suits with brightly painted nails and makeup. This is a suit for beach hair!

BendyBusBuggy Thu 24-Mar-16 22:05:07

I like the one in the OP too

Also I find patterns are more flattering than plain colours (I think they hide or distract from the less than perfect bits)

Bambooshoots14 Thu 24-Mar-16 22:17:52

I got one same style but In navy and white stripes from next. Boob area also bigger than that one looks

Bambooshoots14 Thu 24-Mar-16 22:23:36

www.next.co.uk/x57216s4

www.next.co.uk/women/swimwear/suit-up/1

beansonbread Thu 24-Mar-16 22:37:00

The Sainsburys one is gorgeous, I love it! The Marisota one looks much more granny-esque than the OPs. The pattern on the Sainsburys one is fun and vibrant, much less OAP!

BagelGoesWalking Thu 24-Mar-16 23:05:27

I got one from Debenhams a couple of years ago. it has slight rucking/extra across the stomach area which somehow diminishes any excess you have there! Saw they have some nice ones again this year. Something like this

BagelGoesWalking Thu 24-Mar-16 23:10:14

http://m.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod107011_100010640206160033_-1

busyboysmum Thu 07-Apr-16 08:15:42

www.tkmaxx.com/view-all-womenswear/navy+white-striped-swimsuit/invt/51010266

www.tkmaxx.com/view-all-womenswear/navy+white-polka-dot-swimsuit/invt/51145324

I got the above 2 from TKMaxx and they are both very supportive and flattering.

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