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This 50's type swimsuit, shite or alright?

(28 Posts)
MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 20:16:41


I'm an inverted triangle with a bit of a belly. Size 14 dress, 5' 3". My norkage is reasonably sized (DD / E, depending) but very sad, soft, floppy and squishy so I need decent coverage 'cause they wrinkle and flop their way out at any opportunity.

My thinking is that it should provide some much needed balance for my figure (hips measure a size 10) but would it, in actual fact just look frumpy? I think I like the cut but the print? Really not sure.

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 20:20:29

Am also seriously considering Bunny's pink spotty one but it'd be cracking on for 40 euros including postage by the time it gets here, so, obviously I'm considering spending double to have the chance of exchanging hmm

Tried this on last time year (here) but it was horrid on me so back it went.

TheBuskersDog Fri 03-May-13 20:22:30

I don't like it, I think it looks like something someone in their 70s would wear with a swimcap.

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 20:24:40

Oh yeah, and I saw this in the sale in my cup size but I fear it may well be a fail. If not on design then on the tit containment front.

tiredteddy Fri 03-May-13 20:25:20

Have a look on here also some vintage styles I like them.

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 20:25:24

That is the danger, yeah grin

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 20:30:02

THanks teddy. Is pretty much the same stock as the shop over here (no international postage costs). Here. The Pin Up Couture ones don't work on me so I'm looking at these, maybe try the cherry one if not the dress thing.


KoreRenati Fri 03-May-13 20:32:18

I've heard good things about the Esther Williams swimsuits, never sure how flattering the swimdresses are though

tiredteddy Fri 03-May-13 20:35:09

Think I'm a similar shape to you size 12 5ft2in and 32DD/E. I have the navy spot one and find it very flattering on my squashy tummy and good bust support. Hope you find something.

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 20:39:34

No, me neither Kore, thing is, I really am shaped like this 16 at the top, 14 in the middle, 10 at the bottom. However, my hair is fabulous and I have a nice smile

bigTillyMint Fri 03-May-13 20:44:34

Love all those 50's swimming costumes - sadly I don't have the cleavage to carry one off. Don't like the M&S one at all!

CoolStoryBro Fri 03-May-13 20:45:12

I love the bright red one on the Fortuna link.

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 22:36:01

Right, I shall give it a miss then wink

If it had big spots or cherry print or some other 'vintage' trope I'd have one in a flash but, the wee rosey print is indeed wrong on that suit. grumph.

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 22:40:53

Oooh and aaah and possibly, maybe even squeee. Mmm

EntWife Fri 03-May-13 22:43:23

have you seen this...

I have it in blue (from last year) and it is loverly. Really flattering and gives excellent norkage support.

KoreRenati Fri 03-May-13 22:45:00

That second one is gorgeous!

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 22:50:33

I ADORE that second one. Bikini shelved. Not enough support.

MrsLettuce Fri 03-May-13 22:54:27

here on a human, differnt human, back. Might just be sold.

BinksToEnlightenment Sat 04-May-13 13:04:56

I love the last one. Like, really love it.

KoreRenati Sat 04-May-13 13:11:30

Oh I want that one so much!

MrsLettuce Sat 04-May-13 16:26:37

I've ordered it (the b/w fine gingham with red halter straps), should be here tuesday or wednesday. FIngers crossed!

MrsLettuce Sat 04-May-13 16:27:06

and thank you to all thanks

CoolStoryBro Sat 04-May-13 16:30:51

This was a successful thread, Mrs Lettuce cos I bought this one!

MrsLettuce Sat 04-May-13 16:35:18

Yay! Hope you love it grin

I shall report back after delivery, will you too?

CoolStoryBro Sat 04-May-13 18:02:30

Yes, except it takes 6-8 weeks so don't hold your breath!! grin

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