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I know it's been done before but where can I get a big-boobed tankini...

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ellesabe Wed 24-Apr-13 18:18:20

...that doesn't cost an absolute fortune ?

I buy underwear from Bravissimo but their tankinis are all about £60-70 once you've paid for the top and the bottoms. They have a sale on but none of my sizes are left angry

I'm about 32GG I think but not too confident of my sizing because of pregnancy and breastfeeding so not confident ordering online. Is there anywhere else that does larger sizes on the high street?

Ideally I don't want to pay more than £40. Is that unreasonable? confused

There's no hope for me is there...

HintofBream Wed 24-Apr-13 18:39:38

I want a big-boobed one that doesn't ride up over my tummy. I bought one from Bravissimo two summers ago, and it looks fabulous when I stand still. But within seconds of any movement the top works its way up exposing s tummy that is not my best feature. I have seen plenty of Canadian and American women wearing examples I would love, so they do exist , but apparently not in the UK.

Clayhead Wed 24-Apr-13 18:40:17


HintofBream Wed 24-Apr-13 18:48:54

Clayhead thanks for that suggestion, I have just had a look at their site, but the models are skinny and most are showing a charming inch or two of flesh twixt top and bottom and that is when they are keeping still.

PrincessOfChina Wed 24-Apr-13 18:57:04

I have a 34G one from M&S which I think is the equivalent of a 32GG. I think it cost around £25. It's underwired.

It's blue and white spotty, with red trim.

MrsLettuce Wed 24-Apr-13 20:04:39

Tankinis are the work of the devil. The worst of both a bikini and a swimsuit with none of the pluses of either.

HintofBream Wed 24-Apr-13 20:19:52

I'm starting to think you might have a point there, MrsL

MrsLettuce Wed 24-Apr-13 20:27:52

this in the black?

leeloo1 Wed 24-Apr-13 21:00:36

I get Freya tankinis from Figleaves. If you're lucky you can get them in the clearance/outlet section for decent prices. Most of the bottoms have a fold up waist, so they cover all midriff areas! smile

BornToFolk Wed 24-Apr-13 21:05:26

Debenhams do a range for the bigger boobed. I've had a tankini and bikini from there. Fairly reasonably priced.

BornToFolk Wed 24-Apr-13 21:06:15

Oh and the tankini top is long too. I'm long in the body but it still covers my belly nicely!

imustbepatient Wed 24-Apr-13 21:09:25

I have the same roll up problem with tankinis hence had to go for either swimsuit or bikini. Bearing two children has very much ruled out the bikini option now though. Sigh.

dancemom Wed 24-Apr-13 21:11:45

Mothercare!! I bought a maternity one and its great. You can't tell its a maternity one but its got a great inbuilt bra that's gives lots of room.

ellesabe Wed 24-Apr-13 21:53:27

Thanks everyone! I'm not a big fan of tankinis either mrsL but figure it's the easiest to breastfeed in.

I'll have a nose in M&S and Debenhams then...

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