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Good tankini for D+ boobs

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Wrigglebum Sat 02-Feb-13 15:55:20

I have had the same knackered George at Asda tankini for nearly 4 years and could do with some new swimwear for a trip to Center Parcs in March. My current tankini is a bit small on top so I'm a bit worried about popping out on the water slides (especially since we're going with PIL). I can't do swimsuits as I am long in the body so have a constant wedgie in them- unless anywhere does tall ones? I might dare a bikini but my tummy is not the best so a tankini would be better. I'm a size 14, according to the new bra sizing I'm a 32FF (found this out the other day from a thread on here), but currently wearing a 34DD and over spilling a bit. Measure 32" round band and 40" round boobs and hips. I'm still Breastfeeding ds2 and plan to stop in a few months (ie after our holiday).

I've seen the Freya ones online which are bra sized, but I'm not sure I want to get an exact bra size one in case I deflate too much after feeding. If I did get one what are the sizes like- are they similar to their bras as I could try one on in John Lewis to get an idea of fit. Are they good quality?

Are there any places that do bigger cups but not sized (ie stretchy but with bigger cups than normal so I don't pop out or look indecent)? I need a bit of support but not too much. I tried our local independent bra shop but she said they don't come in until the end of April.

I'll pay up to about £45 for the right thing, obviously cheaper is better though smile.

I used to have tiny B cups pre dcs but all my triangle bikinis from then look pornographic now!

Snusmumriken Sat 02-Feb-13 16:02:51


I have this one in a different colour. It is very, very flattering.

HoldTheTonic Sat 02-Feb-13 16:08:10

This tankini is absolutely brilliant. They have it all through the year in different sizes/colours - think I have about 4 now! I'm a 32GG but with a size 12 tummy, so it took a bit of trying at first but they have lots of stretch, so despite weight loss and gain they're fitting really well. Also they have a decent length on them (am 5"5) so you don't get that tummy sliver, and the fact you can buy different tops and bottoms is highly handy!

GobblersKnob Sat 02-Feb-13 16:14:33

I am a 30G and love my Curvy Kate one, it is long and tummy covering and not skin tight, but very flattering, very reccomened.

They have it reduced at amazon here.

And the bottoms are a bargainous £2.78! (I would size down)

Wrigglebum Sat 02-Feb-13 20:02:18

Thanks for ideas, I'll have a look into them.

Mewsical Sat 02-Feb-13 22:41:38

I find figleaves own brand/midnight grace good.Some are under wired, some not but the wide halterneck straps are supportive enough. I was 32F then within a year went down to a DD and it still fits and looks good.
Freya true to size I think..verging on small if you go for the soft cup.

Wrigglebum Sun 03-Feb-13 08:43:25

The Midnight Grace stuff does look good, and reassuring to know that they'll not look too ridiculous if I shrink a bit.

I definitely need one with support- put an old one on to henna my hair last night and it was awful, I was flopping all over the place.

roughtyping Sun 03-Feb-13 08:49:38

Thought that one looked quite nice, might not be long enough though

CelticPromise Sun 03-Feb-13 08:52:58 usually has some bargains, worth a look. I have a Fantasie bikini from there, works for my G cups.

nextphase Sun 03-Feb-13 15:30:02

Thank-you ladies for all your links.
I too am of the slightly longer than average torso, and get cut in half in most swim suits, but expose an inch or 2 of flubber in a tankini - I tend to switch between the 2 as when one wears out, I replace it with the other style, and then remember why I don't like it.
However, thanks to your links, I've discovered a few "longer length" swimsuits. I'm shortly to be £40 the poorer - but it was £25 for black, or £40 for blue!

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