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50's style bikinis

(16 Posts)
BulletWithAName Tue 07-Jun-11 12:28:26

Can anyone help me? I'm after a 50's style bikini to hide stretch marked stomach, but all the ones I've looked at are so expensive! I don't want to pay more than £50 really. Underwiring is a must, so the ones from For Luna won't do (even though they are lovely).

Pagwatch Tue 07-Jun-11 12:35:04

I was going to say sea folly. They have stunning ones but they are more than 50. But they are really well made.
I have this one which is fab.

bigTillyMint Tue 07-Jun-11 12:36:14

Oooh Pag, I LOVE that one - bet you look fantastic in it. envy

BulletWithAName Tue 07-Jun-11 12:39:39

Seafolly's stuff is lovely <sigh>

I don't get why the 50's style bikinis and costumes are so bloody expensive though and so hard to find...there are loads of women who don't feel comfortable in a string costume with no underwiring or tummy control.

BeattieBow Tue 07-Jun-11 12:42:56

toast has some 50s style bikinis/costumes - sorry not underwired though and not cheap either! Nice though - I have one from a previous year.

Have you looked at Figleaves?

BulletWithAName Tue 07-Jun-11 12:46:06

I loved this from Figleaves- trouble is, they only have the odd sizes left in it now...and it's exactly the sort of thing I'm after.

BulletWithAName Tue 07-Jun-11 12:54:19

I think I may have to bite the bullet and pay out for this. Or get DP to treat me grin

Pagwatch Tue 07-Jun-11 12:56:36

God I agree bullet.

If I see any when I am out shopping tomorrow I will post.

Bigtillymint - it is nicer on the model than on me grin but very comfy and I feel able to walk around and swim etc without endless tugging and adjusting..

BulletWithAName Tue 07-Jun-11 12:59:00

I'm sure you look fab in it Pag, it really is lovely. I know what you mean about the endless adjusting, I need something I can feel 100% confident in and be able to swim in. I'm not one for just lounging in the sun, I like to actually go in the water!

moragbellingham Tue 07-Jun-11 13:12:55

big shorts!
Not for swimming in
Big pants!

I have tried the Figleaves one and found the bottoms great but top came up small. Don't put the tankini top with the big pants as it doesn't look good though. Great price - wish they had my size!

moragbellingham Tue 07-Jun-11 13:16:22

You are so right about Seafolly.
This is my most wanted bikini (though I want the skirted brief) and thankfully I can't find it anywheresmile

BulletWithAName Tue 07-Jun-11 16:28:34

I LOVE the River Island one morag- and it's only £30! Haven't got my size though, I'm going to have to take a look in my River Island I think...

nickelbabe Tue 07-Jun-11 16:30:51

oooh, i love the polka dot one with the frill, and the topshop one.

mosschops30 Tue 07-Jun-11 16:31:55

Lots in la senzaat the weekend

BranchingOut Tue 07-Jun-11 16:37:35

Try the M&S tummy control mix and match separates.

The shorts are quite 50's esque and the tankini offers good support.

tankini

BulletWithAName Tue 07-Jun-11 17:05:58

Thanks for the help everyone, found some nice ones! grin

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