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High waist bikini for a fairly large old woman.

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LookingForDave Mon 15-Jun-15 19:16:30

I ordered one via amazon. XXL. But it wouldn't go over my knees. DD (size 10) looks fabulous in it.

Do I resign myself to a classic black one piece?

Or does a nicely cut bikini exist for a 40 year old size 16?

CalmYoBadSelf Mon 15-Jun-15 19:20:56

It's an odd place to suggest as generally a rather "old" shop but Bon Marche had a good range of one piece, tankinis and bikinis in larger sizes last week

Any use?

ZeroFunDame Mon 15-Jun-15 19:26:26

Bet you can find something nice here.

And everything comes up large so you may even need to size down.

Behooven Mon 15-Jun-15 19:29:15

40 isn't old btw smile
Debenhams have high waisted bottoms and fold down bottoms which you can buy separately to mix and match with their bikini tops. I got two last year and wore a bikini in Ibiza for the first time in years!

LookingForDave Mon 15-Jun-15 19:30:24

Toast ones are lovely but sweet cheeses the prices!!!

Considering I am not likely to summon up the nerve to ever wear a bikini in public I'll possibly try bon marche first.

But good options. Thanks.

dementedpixie Mon 15-Jun-15 19:31:33

I am 41 and ordered bikini separates from simply be. They have big and small pants. I bought my bottoms in an 18 and a top in 36GG

Justmuddlingalong Mon 15-Jun-15 19:33:04

I got black high waisted bikini bottoms from the Tesco website. They were £6 I think. Tesco are great for mix and match swimwear.

Marmaladybird Mon 15-Jun-15 19:38:26

40 is a bit young for Bon Marche, no? I've spent the past two days looking - Sports Direct have a few if you're looking for bargains, Seafolly have nice ones of you want to splash out a bit, M&S have a good range of styles and shapes, Next, George, ASOS, River Island et al all have plenty but a bit too flesh baring for me...Wallis have a few too.

I think those high waister vintage styles look beautiful as long as no one is wearing them. On a real body (and not a 15 year old statuesque one) they are the most unflattering thing I've ever seen.

LookingForDave Mon 15-Jun-15 19:41:27

I need to try on a few I think. I fear I won't look like a 22 year old extra from a Hawaiian elvis film.

foxmitten Mon 15-Jun-15 19:42:42

Saw a gorgeous one in a magazine the other day, might have been Tesco health one. It was navy and red and completely lovely. I'll see if I can find it for you.

sunniest Mon 15-Jun-15 19:44:49

I really like the Elomi swim range, I got some really highwaisted bikini bottoms from that range (practically reach my armpits!) and they only come in big sizes.

LookingForDave Mon 15-Jun-15 19:51:44

Oh fab. Maybe do some trying on in-store (debenhams, tesco etc) then if not too awful order nice version.

and lose a couple more stone before august

Libitina Mon 15-Jun-15 19:59:28

40 is not an old woman (says 45 year old).

foxmitten Mon 15-Jun-15 20:13:51

I can't find it now, but a quick Google reveals quite a few similar ones.

foxmitten Mon 15-Jun-15 20:14:33

Yes I second Elomi, their stuff is beautiful.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 15-Jun-15 20:16:14

I got a really high waisted set from ASOS, love them. They are super-high though, like 50's style - I think you have to really go for it so it looks deliberate, rather than just big bottoms, iyswim.

LonnyVonnyWilsonFrickett Mon 15-Jun-15 20:18:57

this kind of vibe

JannerBird Mon 15-Jun-15 20:19:25

Try Swimwear 365.

2fedup Mon 15-Jun-15 20:26:22

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Itscurtainsforyou Mon 15-Jun-15 20:26:47

Really happy with elomi smile

Halfling Mon 15-Jun-15 20:31:58

Lovely high waisted options at

Laska42 Mon 15-Jun-15 22:37:56

Try Belle Lingerie. They have bra sized (Fantasie Panache Freya etc ) swimwear often 'last years styles' at far less than the RRP and free postage , Ive bought from them several times and they do accept returns ( though you pay postage back) ..

If they dont have the bottom to your top or vice versa its well worth looking around esp on ebay , to find the other bit.. ive just done that with a panache tankini ..

sunniest Mon 15-Jun-15 23:04:14

Belle Lingerie do the Elomi range as well and often list bargains on ebay as well as through their website.

Cherrypie32 Mon 15-Jun-15 23:21:38 this looked nice on a plus size model on 'Lorraine' the other morning. The pants can be high waist or fold down.

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