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I am searching for an elusive swimsuit which both makes me lo k slimmer and is comfortable. Help me please?

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cashewnutty Mon 11-Jan-16 10:59:31

I am going on holiday in 4 weeks to Tenerife. Although i am trying to beat the post Christmas bulge i have the previous 18 months of excess baggage still hanging around my very ample middle.

I am age 53, 5'6" and usually wear a size 16. I would like a navy costume which is not too revealing (no deep plunges or high legs etc) but still looks stylish and makes me feel good about myself. I carry weight round my middle and HATE myself from the side so it needs to be fairly robust to keep all my flab at bay.

Anyone got any idea where this holy grail of a swimsuit exists in dark and cold January?

justaweeone Mon 11-Jan-16 12:17:03

M&s or next should have their new stock in
Or what about something like this from figleaves
www.figleaves.com/uk/product/ZOG-005782/Zoggs-Trinity-Litefit-Twistback-Swimsuit/?size=&colour=Blues

justaweeone Mon 11-Jan-16 12:21:43

This any good?
www.marksandspencer.com/secret-slimming-twisted-front-ruched-plunge-swimsuit/p/p22375398

burnishedsilver Mon 11-Jan-16 13:00:52

Having spent all of last Summer looking for the elusive swimsuit, Ive come to the conclusion that it would be easier to lose weight :-(

FreddoFrog Mon 11-Jan-16 13:05:30

Not navy but black - I got a black full piece swimsuit from John Lewis. Straight across the chest. It has that tummy controlling/spanx type stuff in it. A little tricky to pull on but is very flattering. I bought it Nov last year so could still be in stock??

cashewnutty Mon 11-Jan-16 13:10:54

The M&S one is nice. Quite simple which i like. The Zoggs one is very "swimmy' if you know what i mean? I have a proper swimsuit already. I want a posher one for sunbathing in.

cashewnutty Mon 11-Jan-16 13:14:16

M&S have a good selection. I really like this one.

CwtchMeQuick Mon 11-Jan-16 13:26:44

I've got a couple from Sainsburys of all places!
Mine are patterned and I have a red one and a pink one but my mom has a navy one very similar to this tuclothing.sainsburys.co.uk/tustorefront/?pagetype=product&productcode=128694304-Navy and they're really flattering

ZaZathecat Mon 11-Jan-16 13:27:13

I have an M&S one similar to those posted and it's great. I am a similar shape to you OP.

justaweeone Mon 11-Jan-16 13:58:03

Not navy but think this might be flattering on. It's a speedo one but not speedo that we used to wear for school swimmimg!
www.next.co.uk/g6n2172s3#360648

cashewnutty Mon 11-Jan-16 15:02:27

zaza How do the M&S ones size? I am longish in the body. The striped one comes in long. I think i might get the 16 in long and the 18 in regular and see how they fit.

Cotherstone Mon 11-Jan-16 15:06:39

I have one like this from Zoggs, which I love and is really flattering. They've got a few others on sale.

ZaZathecat Mon 11-Jan-16 15:14:53

I'd say the size is generous (like all their clothes) but I am average height, around 5'6" so the normal length was ok for me.

ZaZathecat Mon 11-Jan-16 15:17:01

Oh just noticed you are 5'6" too. Still it'll depend if you have a longer or shorter body to leg ratio I guess.

PrimalLass Mon 11-Jan-16 15:28:34

www.next.co.uk/x574236s1#377243

www.next.co.uk/x57236s2#357856

www.next.co.uk/x572236s1#122384

Bambooshoots14 Mon 11-Jan-16 15:41:29

I've got a navy white striped one from next which has a ruched bit over the tummy and is very flattering

Bambooshoots14 Mon 11-Jan-16 15:42:56

It's the second one primal posted but was last season so they had in striped

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