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To just want a decent swimming costume??!!

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Pigallina Mon 28-Jul-14 19:50:43

Posted this elsewhere but will try here aswell! Can anyone out there recommend a decent bloody tummy control swimming costume?!?! I've tried soooo many and failing to find a costume that doesn't make me look like a potato. Have tried the new Speedo contouring one, Adidas ones, various stores own brand tummy control ones and just not having any luck. Partly my own fault for being a lazy moo and not exercising enough but had to have a c-section almost 5 months ago now and my lower stomach is ridiculous, and along with ginormous boobs just wanting something to really hold me in so I can get my wee boy to baby swim! If anyone can recommend anything! x

EmmaLL25 Mon 28-Jul-14 19:53:42

Bravissimo have good swimwear for big boobs, proper cup
sizes. I think they have tummy control ones in their range.

Not cheap but worth it to have decent boob support!

maresedotes Mon 28-Jul-14 19:56:13

Peacocks do flattering swimming costumes. Bought a polka dot one last year. Hides a flabby tummy and fits my 34F boobs.

Teddybeau1988 Mon 28-Jul-14 19:58:00

Matalan does one that worked for me.

andadietcoke Mon 28-Jul-14 19:58:08

I've got a Boden one. It was pricey but they do a longer length which I needed and it's flattering and holds everything in without flattening my boobs or being very booby

EmmaLL25 Mon 28-Jul-14 19:58:28

With tummy control

dun1urkin Mon 28-Jul-14 19:58:46

like this?

ICanSeeTheSun Mon 28-Jul-14 20:00:52

How about not worrying about how your stomach is, you only had your baby 5 months ago

OscarWinningActress Mon 28-Jul-14 20:06:45

If you're going to a Mum and baby class everyone will have a post-baby tum...try not to worry about it too much smile.

That said, Lands End has some good tummy control suits. Look for one that also has some sort of ruching or draping in the front as well. You could also wear a t-shirt or rash guard over your suit for the time being if it helps you feel more comfortable though. Have fun!

pinksquash13 Mon 28-Jul-14 20:09:25

I have got a tummy control George at asda swimming costume. It's good for big boobs too

CountBapula Mon 28-Jul-14 20:11:13


domesticslattern Mon 28-Jul-14 20:14:57

Don't try Speedo, they are awful. I wasted thirty quid on a dreadful swimsuit, best of a bad lot, because I needed a swimsuit urgently but only had time to go in one shop. All their suits are short on the body, plus some v lightweight material= disaster.

CountBapula Mon 28-Jul-14 20:17:02


I took DS2 (4 months) swimming for the first time yesterday, and had to rush out and buy a cossie because my gigantic bf boobs wouldn't fit into my lovely old Figleaves tankini blush

I ended up getting this one from Peacocks and it's actually really good. It's not a control one but it still sucks me in pretty well, and there's a reasonably effective boob shelf in it (I mean, I wouldn't run in it, but it's fine for noodling about in the baby pool). It's also cut quite low on the legs so I didn't even have to sort my bikini line out blush

A bargain and it'll be fine until I magically shrink back to a size 8 as if.

MyFairyKing Mon 28-Jul-14 20:17:22


Weathergames Mon 28-Jul-14 20:18:08

Figleaves smile

MrsCakesPremonition Mon 28-Jul-14 20:19:33

Landsend - lots of sale and outlet stuff at the moment and an extra 30% off today (til midnight) with 30PCSALE. I love their control swimsuits.

kettlepot Mon 28-Jul-14 20:24:16

Joules swimsuits are usually very flattering, with ruched side panels drawing attention away from any unwanted areas.

capsium Mon 28-Jul-14 20:25:27

BHS have some. I liked the one I got a couple of years ago from there, has tummy control and bra cups. I've being pleased with Debenhams ones before too.

SpringBreaker Mon 28-Jul-14 20:28:17

Unless you are parading around in stilletto heels for a bathing beauty competition, then I really dont see the angst over this. You are a mum with a young baby, nobody expects you to look like Elle McPherson, and you will be IN the pool anyway. Nobody is going to look at you and say "oh my god, get that disgusting sight away from the pool"..

Catsize Mon 28-Jul-14 20:56:22

I think that getting your boy in the pool is more important than the size of your tummy. I think your post is quite sad
Is it just me who looks upon my few stretch marks with a melencholy grin? They are a souvenir of my pregnancy.
I do not want a tummy control suit, but as a size 16, they seem pretty unavoidable, like the manufacturers are telling us we should be ashamed.
I have had two children, I am proud of that, and I wish you could feel the same OP.
Totally unhelpful post for you probably as I am trying to do the opposite to you. Sorry. smile

Kittykatmacbill Mon 28-Jul-14 21:06:03

I feel your pain, but honestly everyone is the same (okay there is one mum my dd swim class wholooked amazing from 3 months in a bikini envy ) I bought a lovely one from m&s it was great! However, now I am pregnant again and it doesn't fit anymore... But I found a lovely one on asos! So swimming! Good luck.

Bogeyface Mon 28-Jul-14 21:13:26

I wouldnt bother tbh. Find a nice one with ruching and accept your shape. All the control in the world wont take away your tummy, it has to go somewhere!

Even when I was a size 10/12 I had a tummy, there was nothing I could do about it so I just wore what I liked and to hell with it. I went up to a 20 when I had DC6 and am currently a 16 and I feel the same. I cant magic it away, this is the shape I am. And trust me, when you get on that beach you will think "Why was i worried?!" Your tummy will fade into nothingness when you see the fashion crimes being committed, did you see Cameron Diaz in that tragic "Monokini" thing? Even the rich, famous and skinny get it wrong!

Staryyeyedsurprise Mon 28-Jul-14 21:14:09

Next & Asda.

Bogeyface Mon 28-Jul-14 21:15:57

Sorry, just seen it was baby swim, thats even better. Every mummy there will have spent weeks finding the right cossie, days threatening to not go, and far too long in the changing room wondering if she can wear a robe into the pool area! And you will all look at each other and think "Thank fuck it isnt just me!"

Bessiebigpants Mon 28-Jul-14 22:32:23

TI maxx has got fab swim wear and cheap,My friend who is generously proportioned swears by swim dresses I laughed when she told me but there are some surprisingly stylish ones that cover a multitude of sins.

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