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I'm a ff/g depending on style etc. The underwire ones I have tried, my boobs always look like cones. Honestly. Think Madonna in that video. Or unnatually so far apart. Even bravissimo couldn't help.
Bought a zoggs torquay leg suit and it has an elasticated bra shelf that does keep you up. Paid Less than £20 from Amazon. I ordered 2, one that was my top half size and one a size smaller (pear shape). The smaller one fit better.
I always get mine from m&s (this is possibly a s&b sin?!) I'm a size 20 with 40g boobs. They do fab cossies with tummy control and the straps are adjustable (like bra straps) so I can hoik my boobs up a bit
Fab thanks for the recs. I've been browsing some of the websites and not many seem to do 40G in underwired styles so will have a think about the elasticated shelfy type [weep] I've also had a look at simplybe, they do what they call bespokefit so will consider those too.
Look at Curvy Kate ones on Amazon. I'm a 38J and managed to get an hidden underwire tankini for £20 last year. Fits perfectly, doesn't squish, doesn't expose half of my cleavage and doesn't make me look like an exaggerated Madonna in Vogue :D
I'm always recommending the Elomi swim system swim bras. You can wear them under any other swimsuit but Elomi also do a really nice range to go with it (I go for the ultra highwaisted briefs with a tankini top and it never exposes any midriff even after being chucked down a water slide!). They are expensive but often last seasons ones are cheaper on ebay.
Please look at Elomi rather than Curvy Kate - just for the support. CK look so pretty but they just don't have the full cover support you may need (36K here! Ck just doesn't work for me but Elomi are very good and make me look a dress size smaller.)
For swimsuits though, I used to spend a fortune on Miraclesuit but the best one I've used recently is this from Simply Be -
HI OP. I was thinking of your thread today. I went swimsuit shopping. I had a great M&S one last year but needed a size up. I went to a massive M&S and they had very few big sizes and I didn't actually like any they did have. Also tried another 2 department stores. Have spent hours online. Just tried to order the one Lighthouse mentioned above and none in stock.
Now wondering how much weight I can lose in 4 weeks! Hope you are having better luck.
I'm a 34ff/34g depending on the style and I bought a couple of bikinis, including a strapless one from figleaves.com. They both fit great and I'm most impressed with the strapless one as it did not move at all!
I'm 38H with a bigger than I'd like tummy, and the one I bought recently is amazing!! It looks better in real life than in the picture. I wasn't sure about the colour and pattern from the photos but it looks great on. I spent about 4 hrs trying on everything in the Gorgeous range in a large Debenhams store and this was the standout. I went for the tanking but you can get a bikini version too.
Very slimming and supportive.
Am rubbish at links so if you look at Debenhams website search for Gorgeous DD+ Yellow palm print underwired tankini top. Reduced right down now too.