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help me choose a swimsuit from this shortlist

(18 Posts)
lucykate Tue 12-Jul-11 20:34:03

have been looking for what seems like ages. i am short, size 12, 32dd, and don't really want anything too low cut at the front as i have a scar on my left breast, sort of right in my cleavage. these are ones i like,

boden the crossover swimsuit in the kiwi geo flower print. quite like it, dh thinks it's old woman-ish.

pour moi this also comes as a tankini, like the bandeau top as it will cover scar.

panache like this one, not sure if it would cover scar, but tried on similar in a shop and even though it's halter neck it gives good coverage.

another pour moi

more pour moi like this one, just not sure about the black, i never wear black.

Marne Tue 12-Jul-11 20:36:13

I like the last 2.

dustyhousewithdustypeople Tue 12-Jul-11 20:38:04

I like the brown and blue pour moi one.

mo3d Tue 12-Jul-11 20:39:27

I like 2 and 3. Can you order them and try them on?

CaptainBarnacles Tue 12-Jul-11 20:40:56

I only like the last one.

WhipMeIndiana Tue 12-Jul-11 20:46:24

like the last but 1 best, then the last one.

the boden is for an old woman
the panache is nasty

lucykate Tue 12-Jul-11 20:46:35

oh, i forgot one (it's more of a long list than a short list wink)

freya is a bandeau style one with no straps a good idea when swimming with the kids though?, can imagine ds (or dh) yanking it down.

lucykate Tue 12-Jul-11 20:47:58

see, sometimes when you've been looking at things to much, you just can't tell anymore whether they're nice or not. this is what i need, plain and simple 'no, don't like that one' or 'that'll make your arse look like an elephant' wink

LuckyMrsT Tue 12-Jul-11 20:50:02

The first pour moi one. It manages to look delicate and feminine whilst giving the 'coverage' you're after. Some of the others are a bit heavy/mumsy looking. Can I steer you away from the Panache one in particular?

Hmmm. I really like that Pour Moi one... (gets purse)

moragbellingham Tue 12-Jul-11 20:51:38

Panache coverage is good but I've never liked that suit design too much. Check out M&S D-G swimwear for seriously similar (and I mean exactly the same as Panache!) styles that you could try on. I have the spotty one - similar to the Panache Monroe in every way.

I find Boden crossover swimsuits quite plunging but I am quite short and think it makes a difference. I'm a size 12 32e.

I love the fern one but also don't wear black and was considering this myself.

lucykate Tue 12-Jul-11 21:30:17

i am drawn to ones that are somewhat 1950's in style. dh says 'that's not a swimsuit, that's scaffolding' grin

wileycoyote Tue 12-Jul-11 22:21:47

The first and last pour moi ones - and the freya.. Panache and Boden ones are frumpy imho

sparkle1977 Wed 13-Jul-11 12:15:45

I like the first pour moi one, quite flattering pattern and not a "mumsy" style.

pointydog Wed 13-Jul-11 12:26:52

boden one- your dh is right. Avoid.

pour moi #1 - like it. But I find halter neck swim suits very uncomfy to swim in. Gives me a blinding headache.

I've forgotten what th eothers look like...

pointydog Wed 13-Jul-11 12:28:16

panache - makes her tits look huge

pour moi #2 - like it

pour moi #3 - I'd call it grey. Nice pattern. Buckled halter neck gives me a sore head just looking at it.

pointydog Wed 13-Jul-11 12:29:16

freya - wouldn't trust it and it looks odd

WhereTheWildThingsWere Wed 13-Jul-11 12:54:06

Boden suits are short in the body and not very supportive.

Have you looked on Brastop as well as e-bay]]?

bambiandthumper Wed 13-Jul-11 13:18:36

The boden one

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