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How many bikinis would you take for a 2 week holiday?

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suebfg Sat 29-Jun-13 20:18:25

Ashamed to say I only have 2. Now my husband will say that is plenty ...

WhyMeWhyNot Sun 30-Jun-13 14:24:03

I hate sitting in a wet bikini so change every time I have a dip in the sea or pool. For 2 weeks take about 10!

Ifancyashandy Sun 30-Jun-13 14:28:06

2 week beach holiday would see 7 being packed probably. Took 5 on a recent 10 day break.

katydid02 Sun 30-Jun-13 14:35:03

One swimming costume, I don't have any bikinis.

Mosschops30 Sun 30-Jun-13 14:39:10

Normally 2.
One for the first week and one for the second
Washed out every night

CharlotteBronteSaurus Sun 30-Jun-13 14:40:27

<love handles>
I would take 2 x one pieces, although currently that would necessitate a shopping trip to buy the second one

intarsia Sun 30-Jun-13 14:42:22


KatieScarlett2833 Sun 30-Jun-13 15:12:54

Two bikinis one swimsuit and one tankini. Am packing as I type smile

RedPencils Sun 30-Jun-13 15:26:02

I have to buy ones with full scaffolding so only own 2. Wear one, wash one is more than adequate.

OverAndAbove Sun 30-Jun-13 18:01:04

I'll be taking 4 or 5. I spend most of the day in them so like a change. Also I like to soak them properly after a day's wear so two could be in the sink at any one time. They take up very little space so DH will hardly notice.

I was just thinking about DD's swimwear earlier and thinking she'll need 4 for the same reason

TippiShagpile Sun 30-Jun-13 18:02:06

If I'm going to be living in them for the whole holiday, then 3 or 4.

FortyFacedFuckers Sun 30-Jun-13 18:06:49

I usually take 4

EliotNess Sun 30-Jun-13 18:09:16

do you not have washing facilities?

ygritte Sun 30-Jun-13 19:57:44

I would take about 5.
I wouldn't want to be washing my knickers every other day and so don't want to do the same with my bikinis, although there is always a favourite. has taken me ages to amass 5 bikinis that look ok, and the thing about varying the strapmarks is another thing I keep in mind.

EliotNess Sun 30-Jun-13 22:14:59

Meh. Who cares about strap marks really

HappyGirlNow Sun 30-Jun-13 22:22:28

14 blush

ENormaSnob Sun 30-Jun-13 22:46:58

14. At least tbh.

EliotNess Sun 30-Jun-13 22:48:05

Lol. These are small tit ladies.

When a bikini costs you $50 you don't take 14 plus it's weird.

SoggySummer Sun 30-Jun-13 23:07:53

I am taking 6 I think. 3 older ones from last year and 3 new ones from this year.

I bought mine in Sainsburys and Asda at about £12 each. Had a peek at a lovely looking M&S one yesterday in the sale reduced to £18 for the top (at that point I didnt bother looking at the bottoms). The top looked beautiful from the front but the clasp at the back looked cheaper and naffer than the Primarni bikini my DD bought herself for £5 last weekend.

I have always wondered why some bikinis are so expensive and some so cheap. My best friend is rather well endowed in the boob department so buys hers from dearer stockists and I can see what she is getting for her extra £££ but some of those M&S £30 in the sale bikinis - pretty that they were didnt look any nicer or seemed to offer anything more than my Sainsburys ones. Have to say I own 5 Sainsburys bikinis bought over the past few years and think they are fab for the money - seem a bit better and a bit sturdier than other cheap ones. I need a few bits lifted etc and they do the rick fab, as they seem well cut.

curlew Sun 30-Jun-13 23:13:53

Well, every day's a school day!

Clary Sun 30-Jun-13 23:16:51

Loving this.

I don't own a bikini (not got the figure) so I wear a one piece. They are cup sized (huge boobs and weird size) and cost about £30-£40 so I generally own max of two.

I just love the fact that there are people out there who a) own 14 bikinis and b) take them all on a holiday grin

HappyGirlNow Sun 30-Jun-13 23:39:34

Yes Eliot I do have small(ish) tits grin

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Mon 01-Jul-13 14:07:53

I'm going to S.E Asia for 3 weeks in Dec/Jan. I was going to take 3 bikinis, may have to use this thread to justfy buying more rethink.

flowery Mon 01-Jul-13 14:15:39

Why is only having 2 something to be ashamed of? confused

Can't see any reason anyone would need more than 2, but if you want more, go for it.

I have 2 swimming costumes and 1 bikini and won't be buying any more for our holiday. Apart from anything else we are going to Cornwall and judging by the recent weather, I won't need any of 'em... hmm

When we go to Center Parcs and are swimming every day, I bring 2 costumes, and that's plenty.

HappyGirlNow Mon 01-Jul-13 14:20:09

To each their own.. I just think when else can you buy a whole outfit for £25... grin

Notcontent Mon 01-Jul-13 14:35:45

Gosh, I am shocked by some of the responses!!!

I have only ever had 2 at a time... And I speak as someone who grew up in a hot country.

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