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Size 12/14 swim mini/tankini -any holiday clothes ideas please

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Serenite Tue 19-Jan-16 00:47:49

After loosing weight from size 20 to 12/14 I have no idea what to wear and very little time to shop/try things on.
I'd love to wear a nice swimsuit and saw on landsend these swim skirts that you wear with a tankini top. I thought they might look good as I'll be in the water a lot with my baby - cover up a bit but not frumpy, what does everyone think? Do you have any ideas or other suggestions?

Any links to any summer clothes you rate would be so appreciated also

GingerLDN Tue 19-Jan-16 00:55:52

I've just been looking - try swimwear365. Some gorgeous stuff like that

Serenite Tue 19-Jan-16 11:42:00

Many thanks and there is a huge selection on that site.

I was hoping for any recommendations, ones that you have tried that you'd recommend - especially with the tankini top and biggish (f) boobs, is underwire the way to go or would the normal support be enough for a good shape.

Or even a nice swimsuit with some shaping....but then it's the same issue with the bust area.

In some ways it's easier to dress a larger figure as I know what to do with it!!!!

mirpuppet Tue 19-Jan-16 11:51:24

Try a bikini. You might like it.

I have some swimwear from boden. Free delivery and returns so can try on at home.

carrie74 Tue 19-Jan-16 11:54:06

I think go for a bikini, or some shape wear (John Lewis and M&S good for one pieces with tummy control). No to skirts, they just draw attention to an area that I presume you're trying to conceal? Also I find tankinis a right PITA - hit at the worst point and ride up.

A bikini often looks so much more flattering on a curvy figure, and nobody else will be looking at you, I promise!

SquadGoals Tue 19-Jan-16 12:15:36

I'm a 12 with GG boobs and always get swimwear from figleaves.

My current favourite is this one which is so flattering.

I sized up by one size as I am tall, but would say a 14 would be fine if you are average height.

It is really comfortable, makes my boobs look great but also feels secure.

GingerLDN Tue 19-Jan-16 15:25:16

Oh sorry I read it wrong. I wouldn't recommend a swimskirt they cling and get really heavy when wet so can pull down the way

DianaT1969 Fri 22-Jan-16 20:37:29

I saw and liked this underwired Freya tankini. It"s on sale now £21.60 at Leia. Slightly padded though. Available 36f.
www.leialingerie.com/freya/halter-tankini/as3773.aspx?colour=red

BlackDoglet Fri 22-Jan-16 20:42:33

Got mine from BHS. Bought both a swimsuit and a tankini style one. They look good and hide a multitude of sins!

DianaT1969 Fri 22-Jan-16 20:44:11

Also cute in your size - under wired halter suit on sale: airymary.com/collections/swimwear-d-to-hh-cup/products/underwired-swimsuit-to-g-cup

DianaT1969 Fri 22-Jan-16 20:45:36

This Fantasie one is an easy wear and would look great on most skin tones.
www.leialingerie.com/fantasie_bras/underwired-tankini/fs5607.aspx?colour=red

Notonaschoolnight Fri 22-Jan-16 20:59:36

The website 'very' do their own mix and match underwired tankinis and bottoms I've bought them the last 2 years as they're pretty cheap I'm too tight to pay a ridiculous price for a cossie

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 22-Jan-16 21:18:54

I wear a size 14. I always get a one-piece and a bikini. I think I'll wear the one-piece more but once I'm on holiday and I relax a bit (because everyone is normal and we are all different shapes and sizes) I wear the bikini. Asda and Peacocks are both surprisingly good but i think it's early in the season for them to stock swimwear atm.

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