Who needs a cheap and ridiculously flattering 50's style swimsuit?!

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I bought this for my holidays yesterday.

I can barely put into words how flattering it is on my size 14 lumps curves. Particularly on the stomach. And it's so pretty!

Just wanted to share smile

Forgetfulmog Mon 29-Apr-13 07:33:32

From Peacocks! Sorry, not trying to be a snob, I was just surprised! Thanks for sharing smile

I know. I only popped in because their kids stuff is surprisingly nice and DD needed a few things. This caught my eye, the price tag especially smile

Also it's true to size. I was going to size up due to norkage but risked it and it's perfect.

pocketandsweet Mon 29-Apr-13 10:43:31

thanks bunny. I went in last summer to find some emergency leggings for dd2 and was surprised not only how great those were but also on a return trip I bought myself a pair of jeans. I tried them on and figured for £12 they were worth a try and darn it they are fabulous. Peacocks who knew. I think if you have a judicious eye there are some good things to be had. I will have a wander to the swimsuit section next time. I had to send my Toast ones back because they weren't flattering. Maybe I will luck out with your recommendation.

FarleyD Mon 29-Apr-13 21:39:22

Link not working? Or is it me?

Not sure what happened there but yep that's the one smile

Bought it in the pink polka dot but I'm tempted to buy the red too!

oooooh very nice!

If there was a navy one or a navy with polka dots I'd be buying one - not sure I am brave enough for red or pink!

AngiBolen Mon 29-Apr-13 22:01:29

What is the norks bit like? Is it firm (DH calls it fake boobs) or flimsy?

It looks very nice indeed. smile

I was going to ask the same angi last peacocks ones I tried on were like shoelace straps. I drooped. smile

AitchTwoOhOneTwo Mon 29-Apr-13 22:11:07

enquiring minds need to know.

oohaveabanana Mon 29-Apr-13 22:14:41

Very cute. I have a similar one in red & white spots from last year (not from Peacocks, Debs I think) & it's a really flattering shpe, but I might need another. Hummm, red or black....

I'm a 34DD/E and it fits fab.

It has soft vaguely boob shaped inserts but they mould to your own shape rather than give a fake tit effect iyswim. It gives great support and the same effect as a balcony style bra.

EmmaDale Mon 29-Apr-13 22:30:24

I have the tankini version of the it and I have to agree that it is v comfortable and flattering. I was really surprised.

bluebump Mon 29-Apr-13 22:36:05

That looks nice actually, I might go investigate it in store.

Waferthinmint Mon 29-Apr-13 22:39:24
novelsituation Mon 29-Apr-13 22:39:26

Thanks, Bunny

I've been looking for a red retro swimsuit. Have ordered

cocolepew Mon 29-Apr-13 22:42:46

Looks lovely envy

FarleyD Tue 30-Apr-13 07:59:24

Oh thanks for that. It does look nice. Good price too.

awaywego1 Wed 01-May-13 22:50:49

I've just ordered this as I've been searching high and low for an affordable 50s style swimsuit for ages. Went for the pink. There's a code for 20% off if you use paypal PAYPAL20 which I couldn't get to work for ages but it seems to have worked now.
Thanks OP-hope its as flattering on me-eek smile

hellswelshy Thu 02-May-13 10:13:17

Great thread! Just like to mention as well, there are some beauties in Sainsburys too, very similar style for £15! Available in a few colours and polka dot and a Aztec print. Havent tried them on yet, but they look nice and flattering - i need something to hold my tummy in that doesnt look a bit, ahem old lady swimsuity. Great price so may be worth a look! smile

BobblyGussets Thu 02-May-13 10:23:59

Thank you! Peacocks is a mile away from me, so I am going in a minute! If it's a good 'un, my Mum and eveyone else will get to hear about it.
I bought some Italian leather wedges from there (they had a shop in "Woolworths") years ago so cheaply and they must have lasted 6 summers at least.

Oh thank you! Have been looking for a flattering swimsuit for my post baby body as we're planning on taking DD swimming for the first time next week. Have ordered this in black!

ellesabe Thu 02-May-13 13:37:59

That looks reeeeeally nice! I wonder if I could squeeze my 32GGs into it... stupid boobs

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 16:57:03

I MUST have one but am flummoxed about what size I need hmm

Measured today and looked at their size chart, says my hips are a 12 (yay!). 'waist' a 16 (started my period today though). norks in a bra are also a 16 (not swolen ATM, very, very squishy in nature, pendulous).

So, WTF size do I go for? A 14?? DOn't want it hanging off my arse but would also like to be able to breathe. I'm not in the UK so DM will have to order it and send it over, needs to be as right as it's getting first time.


awaywego1 Thu 02-May-13 17:55:37

Ahh-just realised its 20% off all swimwear-so i didnt get the paypal discount-but this instead.
Im between sizes i think-so went bigger-could be a mistake!

I'd go for the 14 MrsLettuce. There is still loads of stretch with my knockers in.

And a 16 would be too baggy everywhere else.

I can post a pic of me wearing it if anyone feels they would benefit from a pasty visual aid grin.

ithaka Thu 02-May-13 18:02:13

It looks lovely, but the smallest size is a 10sad Even slim girls appreciate a bit of tummy control, post children.

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 18:08:31

Excellent, thanks bunny! A photo would actually be most helpful if you can be arsed...

MadBusLady Thu 02-May-13 18:15:33

It seems to be out of stock in red now. <cries>

maresedotes Thu 02-May-13 18:22:28

Thank you, thank you. Wanted a (cheapish) swimming costume and this looks great. Will investigate.

Pic on profile smile

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 18:35:18

Oooh, ooooh! That really is fab isn't it! Looks great on you . Thanks very much indeed grin

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Thu 02-May-13 18:37:36

It says not found!!!!!!!!! Have you lot bought them ALL!??

marking place so I can look at swim suit later smile

awaywego1 Thu 02-May-13 18:41:39

Gorgeous bunny smile

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 20:04:12

Hmm, just found this (my cup size happens to be left). Whatta you think? confused

MrsLettuce Thu 02-May-13 20:05:19
IvorHughJarse Thu 02-May-13 20:09:03

Oooooh I love it! Thanks!

You look lovely bunny!

awaywego1 Sun 05-May-13 23:31:47

Mine arrived yesterday and its good grin flattering-very bright pink-I'm happy with it-thanks OP smile

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