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HELP - Next swimwear for dd

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Jux Wed 25-Jun-14 19:11:59

She has a splash day with the school and she found a bikini she could bear to wear so we went into Next yesterday to get it but they didn't have it in - had never had it instore (Exeter).

We got on the site when she got home from school today only to find they are sold out in all sizes of the bottoms. We've ordered the top.

It is this one and she needs it in size 6. What can I do? They're the only bottoms she likes. She's 14, not comfortable in having to wear swimwear in front of her school peers (a lot of the boys are incredibly immature still, and a fair few of the girls are utterly bitchy - I know that's not a nice thing to say, and I'm sure they'll grow out of it, but you know how it is. Some of them have bullied her too).

We have looked at so many sites, but I am useless at S&B anyway, so simply don't know where to look. She is not into Hollister and that kind of really high fashion sort of thing.

Please help!

defineme Wed 25-Jun-14 19:29:11

surfdome shubie shorty bikini bottom navy might suit-the 8 comes up small so probably fit a 6
sorry can't do links just google

Jux Wed 25-Jun-14 21:22:38

Thank you. Those look pretty good. DD is revising this evening for exam tomorrow, so I don't want to interrupt her right now, but I'll show her before she goes to bed.

Any other sites we could try?

Pumpkinette Wed 25-Jun-14 22:31:55

River Island do size 6 bikinis. You might find something for her there?

Jux Thu 26-Jun-14 13:53:00

Thanks, Pumpkinette? I shall look there too. She wants things with big gussets, rather than little triangular things - I think she's looking for symbolic protection and armour!

Marylou2 Thu 26-Jun-14 13:57:31

Boden's Johnnie B is great for that age group and their delivery is fast too.

Jux Thu 26-Jun-14 18:26:58

Thanks all. She thinks she's found something - not quite sure what, myself, but no doubt she'll show me later when homework's done. And it'sll cost an arm and a leg (saw one on Asos yesterday for nearly 300 dollars shock ).

Dancergirl Thu 26-Jun-14 23:50:15

Does it have to be a bikini? My dd is also shy and only wears one piece swimsuits.

I second what marylou has said about Johnny B - I have just ordered dd a swimsuit from there.

Jux Fri 27-Jun-14 08:31:51

There seems to be a lot of politicking among her year group, I don't know if that is typical of the age group or just down to particular personalities in this school year.

DD has always been 'outside looking in' and suffered for it. In these last two years, this has been easing, so I think she just wants to blend in and not draw attention to herself. She also wants to feel confident enough in what she's wearing that she can defend her friend who will be far more vulnerable than dd to the attention of this group (and the boys).

It is all horrible office-type politics.

So, one piece will make her appear vulnerable to this group of girls and draw attention.
Bikini will say 'confident', but as she isn't overly confident she needs one which is not too itsy bitsy teeny weeny, but will cover her enough that she doesn't worry too much about bits showing and the boys taking the piss or getting grabby.
Tankini is somewhere in the middle, as are shorts type bikini bottoms.

I think that's more or less it, from what I can glean.

She should really wear a wet suit as that is her usual beach wear (good body-boarder), but that would put her so far outside the box again that she would wind up where she started in Y7 - alien. If she were a boy, it would make her the super-cool dude. Double standards and sexism is alive and kicking.

It is horribly complicated.

ihearttc Fri 27-Jun-14 09:24:45

I would say look at Surfdome...they have 100's of very similar sounding bikini's on there and most are quite surfy (is that a word lol!) so she will probably find one she likes.

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