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Hello, I've had the same swimming costume for about eight years, it was from Primark and had a nice fifties style pattern and halter neck design, held me in quite well, but have just realised how stretched and saggy in now is, am too embarrassed to swim in it again.. Am a size 18 and would love something reasonably flattering, I do like a halter style, have also admired long tankini styles with boardie shorts but can only see really expensive options from the likes of Boden.. Anybody have something to recommend? Or seen any in sales? Thanks for reading!
I only ever buy directly from Speedo - not sure if they have anything you like but they are very long-lasting and well made. DD swims 3 or 4 times a week and always outgrows them before they look remotely worn.
Toast! They do a 50s style polka dot halter neck one, which has the ability to transform even a size 16 lump like me, into a Marilyn Monroe-esque siren. Pricey though though mine was picked up for a fiver Quite often found on eBay, new, from other people who have managed to pick them up for a fiver.
They usually have some nice tankinis. If not HofF or debenhams is my place to shop for swimwear. I always think you need to get bra sized swimwear if you are curvy. Supports boobage and you can get a better shape. I like panache tankinis.
Thank you so much everybody for the replies, I couldn't use mumsnet for a few days on my phone, just wasn't working, but have now had a look at all suggestions, my favourite is the For Luna, really lovely and just my style but sadly too pricey for me just now... Also the Toast one sounds fab but there are only used ones on eBay just now, and though I do a lot of charity shopping I don't really like the thought of a used costume.. So a good scour on fig leaves, may order a few and the BHS one that does look flattering. Much appreciated everybody!