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you lot stressing about BIKINIS? LISTEN

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EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 16:08:24

I was at a beach today. in ENGERLAND and there were all sorts of shapes and ages wearing bikinis

dont let them brow beat us into only letting 1% of the population " celebrate our curves" wink

Wear and damn them all!

MrsLettuce Mon 08-Jul-13 16:09:42

Hear, hear!

But, if you want to wear a one piece, don't feel bad about that either.

EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 16:11:15

no - honestly though it was toddler central( I even felt wistful!) and there were LOADS of all sorts of bits
and older women looking ace

we do this to ourselves sometimes

( do make sure swimwear fits though fgs)

and I reserve right to be judgy about frigging tattoos - they are beyond gopping

BoysAreLikeDogs Mon 08-Jul-13 16:19:31


And wear whatchoo like anyway. There is s thread in S and BERATING fat wimmim for wearing maxi dresses, it's BEYOND a joke apparently. No mention of the fact that v few look the bees knees in a maxi dress anyway. Grr.

And lol at you feeling wistful at toddlers, you loon!

dexter73 Mon 08-Jul-13 16:38:18

I agree 100% with you on this (apart from the wistful looks at toddlers!).

noddyholder Mon 08-Jul-13 16:52:35

Haha i like my tattoo

EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 17:01:59

you cannot have a tramp stamp

PLEASE no dolphin jumping over your ankle bone


NaturalBlondeYeahRight Mon 08-Jul-13 17:09:08

Saw this quote the other day:

How to get a bikini body?
Get a bikini, put it on.

I liked it.

EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 17:13:18

You are SO right

noddyholder Mon 08-Jul-13 17:14:13

I have a small star on my upper arm had it done in india 30 years ago Tramp how v dare you?

EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 17:16:24

oh thats VINTAGE noddoid.

* gavel * wink

noddyholder Mon 08-Jul-13 17:18:17

grin People always a bit shock when they see It reminds me of a couple of years of real hedonism and selfishness which is long gone

noddyholder Mon 08-Jul-13 17:19:18

Getting back to the subject though bikinis look fine on anyone as long as you keep them ON THE BEACH (some shockers in brighton shopping)

EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 17:20:03

oh ffs yes, and your beach not even really so.. beachy.

I must admit today there were very few faux pas.

noddyholder Mon 08-Jul-13 17:22:04

Ours is just pebble I never go there but lovely beach ten mins up the road and 80% in bikinis and most of them over 60

oliviafrombolivia Mon 08-Jul-13 17:30:24

I sat on a beach in Spain a couple of years ago in my suck it all in one piece, looked around me to see Spanish women, some very beautiful and slim, but also elderly women letting it all hang out in bikini's - some even topless (most). I realised - I was the only one in a one piece. No one was looking at me, no one was looking at anyone else.. I was the odd one out if anyone.

EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 17:38:37


Pantone363 Mon 08-Jul-13 18:10:12

A well fitted bikini (underwire and full bikini top well breasted ones) trumps the generic black debenhams cossie any day of the week.

Our beach was full of :women in denim Capri pants and spaghetti vests, men in loose Capri pants and Vespa/band tshirts purchased by the wife, kids in factor 50 and neon sun suits.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 08-Jul-13 19:02:53

I am fat as butter at the moment but am still wearing a bikini. One pieces make me feel suffocated.

I am so with you Eliot on bikinis. But toddlers - no thank you.

3hens Mon 08-Jul-13 19:16:07

Absolutely agree on the bikini. (Also agree a little bit on the toddlers)
At this ripe old age, I have started wearing bikinis, having finally realised that NO ONE GIVES A DAMN and I could stop being strangled in my one-piece, guilt-free. Liberation!!!

noddyholder Mon 08-Jul-13 19:28:37

I like a strapless one piece too. AM still out on underwiring on a beach for comfort reasons although i have worn one

celticclan Mon 08-Jul-13 21:07:32

I think bikinis are far more flattering than swimsuits but you wouldn't get me in either at the moment.

I suffer from that British problem of not dressing appropriately for the occasion. I once sat on Bournemouth beach on the hottest day of the year wearing an overcoat.

NoComet Mon 08-Jul-13 21:41:58

I hate, hate, hate bikinis. Stupid impractical things.

The purpose of swim wear is to swim in, not worry it's going to fall off and get you sun burnt.

I hated the one my now DH convinced me to buy when I was a 20 year old size 12, I'm certainly not buying one 25 years later!!

I shall wear on the beach my nice comfy speedo costume , no underwired, no padding, proper racer back and be damned!

EliotNess Mon 08-Jul-13 21:52:06

Lol. Swimwear for swimming. Vollocks

charitygirl Mon 08-Jul-13 22:27:12

No matter how mum my tum may look I will never wear a one piece on the beach - after a swim I want to minimise the amount of wet fabric on my body, not have a big pointless strip of it right across me.

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