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Swimsuit for big boobs and shoulders?

(19 Posts)
Dancergirl Tue 07-May-13 16:17:01

Can anyone help me? I want a flattering swimsuit not in a horrible big print that won't make me look mumsy.

I'm 5'3", size 12 with boobs. I'm generally happy with my body except my shoulders which are wider than my hips, hate them.

Any ideas?

MrsLettuce Tue 07-May-13 19:23:01

I'm the shape and as you but a bit bigger, have been looking for a swimsuit I'm actually happy in for years. This came today and it's very flattering indeed. The low cut at the bottom makes my hips and bum look bigger which is fab, balances my shoulders without making me look bigger. So, yeah, I can highly reccomend that shape of costume.

MrsLettuce Tue 07-May-13 19:27:10

I'm not in the UK, but here are some UK sites.


(Oh, and the tummy control on mine is a thing of wonder. I'm norky but there's plenty of room, if anything less room would have been good but then my norks are very soft nad floppy)

BobStrangeNameforaGirl Tue 07-May-13 21:04:36

Bravissimo every time for me. Lots of choice, and brilliant fit.

BobStrangeNameforaGirl Tue 07-May-13 21:05:34

Check out their bikinis too, having a proper bra fit top makes all the difference. grin

nellyjelly Tue 07-May-13 21:06:13

Halter necks are good on big boobs.

Queenofknickers Tue 07-May-13 21:11:38

Bravissimo are fab and also last year I got a couple of bikinis (new) on eBay by Freya and Panache

Wrigglebum Tue 07-May-13 21:48:42

Brastop sell lots of bra sized swimwear at brilliant prices. They are also amazing on returns and exchanges.

Dancergirl Tue 07-May-13 23:09:36

Hmm, not sure about the 50s style ones and Bravissimo look a bit sporty.

Ideally I'd like a higher cut leg...or should I be aiming for a lower leg to balance the shoulders?

MrsLettuce Tue 07-May-13 23:59:57

A low leg really does balance things out, I was amazed. It goes more or less straight around the broadest bit of my hips (maybe just under) so that's where the eye I drawn. a high leg moves the vertical that the eye is drawn to up to the top curve of the hip where they;re slimmer. Hard to explain. A quick scroll through the M&S pants department might help.

THe plain coloured swimsuits don't scream 1950, I don't think. I don't imagine you'll be prancing about in high heeled sandals, red lippy, 'done hair' and tatts wink The styling of the models those sites add a lot, of, er, look.

plain black modeled more 'normally' here.

MrsLettuce Wed 08-May-13 00:07:30

halterneck with a highre low leg

Thought there'd be loads on asos but there are mostly low leg lines / cut outs.

Clary Wed 08-May-13 00:10:24

I second brastop, I have had all my recent swimming costumes (I swim a lot so I need a couple a year) from there.

They are cup sized and really do fit. The one I have atm is by Freya whose bras I also love, I like ti so much I bought two while they had them. I have also bought Zoggs ones in the past.

However these may be a bit sporty for which case the 50s ones linked look lovely. I couldn't wear a halter neck (32GG boobs) but you may be fine grin

Dancergirl Wed 08-May-13 10:56:04

Thanks all. I quite like the gingham one mrslettuce I'd have never considered a low leg, and it doesn't look frumpy?

UseHerName Wed 08-May-13 10:57:06

Bravissimo are brilliant -I was really surprised, free returns etc

if you look on ebay you can get some bravissimo stuff cheaper, like this:

they also have 'sports' swimsuits

UseHerName Wed 08-May-13 10:59:15

on the bravissimo website i mean - I'm exactly your size and have the same swimsuit issues!

Dancergirl Wed 08-May-13 12:04:17

Bravissimo don't seem to have any halternecks....

UseHerName Wed 08-May-13 12:54:23

this one can be worn as a halterneck

MrsLettuce Wed 08-May-13 14:38:21

Nope, not frumpy in the slightest!

UseHerName Wed 08-May-13 22:52:14

i like the low leg too-ive got stretch marks at the top of my thigh so that would hide them grin

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