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Is there....a big boobed underwired, budget, tummy control swimsuit anywhere? Or any combo of these?

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evelynj Fri 28-Mar-14 22:30:42

I think the under wiring feels the most important but failing that if I don't want to spend over £50ish, where should I look? Would like swimsuit or tankini not bikini. 36hish & size 16-18ish.

Would prefer brown but I know it's unlikely that I'll get everything on my wishlist but will settle for a couple of them ;)

Or do other big boobed ladies not bother with underwired swimsuits or have other recs? Cheers folks smile

Primrose123 Fri 28-Mar-14 22:33:39

Don't know, but I'd like one too!

Northernlurker Fri 28-Mar-14 22:39:02

I am a 38HH, size 22 and have two nice suits. Dh paid for them though (presents) so I don't know how much they cost. Will google for something similar.

Goldensunnydays81 Fri 28-Mar-14 22:41:34

I am a size 40 h and a size 20 I brought a m&s tummy controlled swimming costume which although not underwired is rather supportive, I brought the navy one with red spots on was quite nice.

Northernlurker Fri 28-Mar-14 22:43:40

I hope mine were in the sale - one is a bit like Polka,size: this but it's £70.

This is the other one here but I have it plain red. It's £48

springlamb Fri 28-Mar-14 22:45:36

Well this may be a bit on the low side of your budget.
40D here, with a bit of belly.
I am extraordinarily pleased with a £14 suit I bought in Matalan last week. Slightly moulded cups and a 'shelf style' bra inside. Tummy control panel.
It's one of those 'illusion' things in that it has a cream panel down the centre front and black sides.
Not usually a Matalan person, had only taken dd in for a few holiday bits, and actually they refused to accept my Matalan card as it was so old, but I may try them more now!

Cherrypie32 Fri 28-Mar-14 23:34:13

Northern, just had a little giggle re the San Marino swimsuit 'was £49 now £48' a bargainous whole quid off!
I recently bought a couple of reasonable make do swimsuits from M&S, I'm a 34FF and bought size 16. They don't offer the same fit as a bra but tbh I'm not running in them so don't really mind.

CelticPromise Fri 28-Mar-14 23:43:57

I have a Freya one in 34G and its w bloody brilliant. Check out Bravissimo and Ample Bosom ( but ignore AB fit guide!)

Piscivorous Fri 28-Mar-14 23:49:31

I know it's a bit cheap and not underwired but I have a couple of David Emanuel swimsuits from Bon marche. Way cheaper than any others I have had but seem just as good to me.

Like this type of thing www.bonmarche.co.uk/swimwear/david-emanuel-snake-wrap-front-swimsuit/invt/17562507&bklist=icat,4,shop,shopbyproduct,swimwear

evelynj Sat 29-Mar-14 07:34:51

Thanks all! Plenty to look at there. I'm delighted-that's my Saturday night sorted! <saddo>

Definitely underwired!

I have this (first link I found, don't know what availability they have!) which is pretty good for tummy control and boobs.

For boob lift, underwired is good, underwired and moulded is even better as it tends to survive wetness better! Freya do some pretty good stuff, as do Curvy kate. Have a look on bravissimo too

Noordinarygirl Sat 29-Mar-14 09:52:07

Bravissimo all the way for me. I am 32GG and have a brilliant cozzie from there. Sucks everything in and holds everything up good and proper! Wouldn't go anywhere else now for bras.

They also have brilliant clothes from their sister company Pepperberry. Not cheap but shouldn't break the bank totally (how often do we ACTUALLY buy stuff for ourselves anyway, don't we deserve some good stuff once in a while?!) and it makes a massive difference to the way all your clothes look if you have a correctly fitting bra.

PacificDogwood Sat 29-Mar-14 09:55:48

This is the Best Swimsuit Ever for well-endowed swimmers - if you like the more sporty style grin.

Yy Bravissimo all the way. 34G here.

mrsbug Sat 29-Mar-14 10:01:20

Following as I need the same. I used to have a panache polka dot one (can't remember the name of the style) but it doesn't fit me post pregnancy. Currently wearing one I got from primark a few years ago - it's on its last legs and was never very supportive but looks OK as a bright pattern distracts from my saggy boobs! Currently wearing a 30ff but I'm still bfing so I don't want to splash out in case my boobs shrink when I stop.

evelynj Mon 31-Mar-14 13:35:13

Hmmm, don't want to order without trying as would likely be too lazy to return. Like the wrap over style of those Bon marche ones so may try them when in town.

Found this budget one but is it a bit weird & unsuitable for a larger lady?

www.knickersboxersglory.com/panache-sophia-swimsuit/?gclid=COyu6YjkvL0CFZShtAod1jYARw

Don't supposed anyone's tried it or similar?

trikken Mon 31-Mar-14 13:39:12

The strap may fall down. Would be my concern. Saw some nice ones in peacocks for about £20 that sound like what you are looking for. Were quite pretty too.

slalomsuki Mon 31-Mar-14 14:21:48

Asda had some that you could buy by bra size last week with tummy control. I bought one last year which was great and washed well. Wasn't brown though.

KitKins Mon 31-Mar-14 19:08:00

Have you tried LandsEnd?

I have had some underwired swimsuits from there in the past and they are very good, thick quality material (even the non tummy control ones!) and they often have them nicely reduced in their sale section.

I'm not big boobed though so not sure how they would fit there.

ContinentalKat Mon 31-Mar-14 19:13:45

I buy one of these every year, they usually do black and brown. www.bhs.co.uk/en/bhuk/product/women-1020590/swim-beachwear-1766013/swimsuits-1020769/red-plain-mock-wrap-swimsuit-2139363?refinements=category~%5b471828%7c471269%5d&bi=1&ps=40

evelynj Mon 31-Mar-14 20:11:47

Yeah I think the purple one is a bit more 'look at me' because it's different, (the opposite of what I'm going for!). I currently have a lands end one & it's really good but not underwired so will look there but I really like that red bhs one. Think the ruching thing is always good in a swimsuit.

stuckindamiddle Mon 31-Mar-14 20:25:32

Speedo do very nice shaping ones. The tummy bit on mine works pretty well. Mine's not underwired but I think they do underwire ones too.

sleepdodger Tue 01-Apr-14 21:51:42

Last summer next defo had G in stock in bikinis?

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