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Can anyone recommend a swimsuit for me? A sporty one for exercise - size 18?
Couldn't decide where to post this as not really style related but here goes.
DH got me a swim/gym membership for Christmas and I am looking forward to using it. I really want to swim but I am put off by the difficulty in finding a well-fitting suit.
I am short and size 18 and carry most of my weight around the middle. I have a large chest (38F) and my boobs are depressingly droopy and awful. I'm not too self-conscious about my weight really but I feel awful about this aspect of it.
I had a cheap-ish underwired suit but I couldn't swim without feeling like my boobs were about to escape. I have a sporty one but I hate the way it squishes my chest down tomywaist .
Can anyone recommend a swimsuit that gives good support but won't make me look like I am spilling out of it?
I just tried looking on figleaves using your bra size and looking for sports style. This brings up a few options including underwired and moulded cups costumes. I think I would order and try some of these from a site like figleaves or bra stop. You are hopefully likely to get a better fit if you get something in your cup size rather than dress size.
The Simply Swim site has loads of swimsuits to choose from and plenty of reviews to help you choose.
Bravissimo are also good but the choice is small.
There are plenty of suits with tummy control. I would definitely recommend one of those. I swim a lot and personally dont like underwire as it always rubs in the end.
My favourite suit is Zoggs. I bought it from Bravissimo several years ago and it is still going strong. IMHO you do get what you pay for so buy the best you can and make sure it is chlorine resistant fabric.
http://www.simplyswim.com/products/Zoggs/PortlandV-Back-BlackandOrange.aspx This lovely.
This is similar to my favourite one. http://www.bravissimo.com/products/swimwear/sports-swimwear/brisbane-wire-free-swimsuit/black-coral/zs25bc/?show=16&sort=1&exclusive=false&new=false&sale=false&level=1
As much as it pains me to admit it, I've just bought a great one from M&S. I went in to the shop and tried loads on (plenty of choice), found one with good coverage and support. (Large chested and size 20). Tried it out in the pool yestersay and it's the best costume I've had in a long while. (For reference I swim lengths, play with the kids and do aqua fit).