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help! stylish bikinis for size 16/18 - if there is such a thing!

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Makemineacabsauv Tue 29-Mar-16 19:24:33

Well I know there was last summer as someone posted a link to some but I'd already been away. Struggling to find something I look semi decent in but also struggling to lose weight! Have lost about a stone but still a 16/18 and look like the letter S side on with a big sticky out bum and a flabby belly with CS scar overhang! Got skinny legs and boobs are fine but I need something that makes me feel ok about revealing so much flesh in public!! A one piece is more in my comfort zone but it was far too hot last year and I def need a bikini! (Menopausal too...). Tankinis don't seem to suit me. Any help gratefully received xx

MamaLazarou Tue 29-Mar-16 19:26:32

Curvy Kate?

MamaLazarou Tue 29-Mar-16 19:28:15

Bravissimo always have some lovely things. Expensive, though:

dementedpixie Tue 29-Mar-16 19:30:53

I normally buy separates e.g. Bra sized bikini top and then bikini bottoms in whatever size I need.

Makemineacabsauv Tue 29-Mar-16 19:34:16

Aw brilliant thank you! I'll go on a hunt but I live that bravissimo one! Thank you ladies!

Oldraver Tue 29-Mar-16 19:37:25

If you havn't found one yet have a look at Pour Moi.

They have a really good range..I bought some big pants and top from this range

KP86 Tue 29-Mar-16 19:37:58

Just posted this site on another thread


It's American, but good value and fast postage.

dementedpixie Tue 29-Mar-16 19:38:06

Check out brastop as they have a good range of separates too

Makemineacabsauv Tue 29-Mar-16 19:38:44

Gutted! No bottoms in my size in that zodiac one!

Makemineacabsauv Tue 29-Mar-16 19:39:10

Thanks for the new suggestions too!

dementedpixie Tue 29-Mar-16 19:41:02

Is it the shorts style you like?

dementedpixie Tue 29-Mar-16 19:42:37 - also sells the zodiac one

AuntieStella Tue 29-Mar-16 19:43:55

How about this 1950s inspired one?

happystory Tue 29-Mar-16 19:47:51

Bravissimo have very flattering styles, OK expensive but not that much more than M & S and you will get a few years wear out of it

Makemineacabsauv Tue 29-Mar-16 19:55:56

Thank you, found the bottoms elsewhere so got it ordered! Thanks for all your help!

DianaT1969 Tue 29-Mar-16 20:09:53

Another big vote for Pour Moi. I think their bikinis are really good this year and the quality is on a par with other full bust brand but definitely cheaper.
I bought the Seville in 34G top and 14 bottoms I'd say they're true to size and love them. Only worn to a spa so far. Still some bulge in the middle when I wear bikinis - but as you say - it's too hot for swimsuits on holiday and really nobody cares what others wear. We worry too much and should just wear something pretty, supportive and forget about it IMO.

Makemineacabsauv Tue 29-Mar-16 20:47:11

Oooh I like pour moi too!!! Yes, def bulge around the middle but much better than sweltering in a big black one piece!!

Dreamqueen Tue 29-Mar-16 21:00:06

oldraver thank you for Pour moi recommendation. I'd forgotton about them & have just ordered 2 bikinis from them in the sale, £46 incl delivery. I'm very happy.

Oldraver Wed 30-Mar-16 11:37:58

Dream Your welcome..I hope you love it, I feel fab in mine

Laidupwithabrokenleg Wed 30-Mar-16 11:57:34

Fantasie do some lovely bikinis

MrsLogicFromViz Wed 30-Mar-16 21:24:00

I'm the same size and purchased a spotty Alhoa Pour Moi bikini in a 36FF/16 via eBay. After years of wearing sturdy one pieces I'm planning to rock my curves!!

plentyofshoes Thu 31-Mar-16 14:02:48

I got a new hairdresser. She kept putting in loads of layers in when I asked her not to.

H3l3naGraham Thu 31-Mar-16 14:14:33

I gave up bikinis a while back, fully understand the heat issue of a one piece but have solved this by investing in a cotton-rich cozzie and a tankini which also has cotton in it, worked well in Vietnam last year, which was steaming hot, to put it mildly....

I am generously proportioned in bum, tum & boob areas

PrimalLass Thu 31-Mar-16 14:18:00

Just order loads from Brastop or Amazon. I discovered Freya last year - they just fit me with no messing about.

plentyofshoes Thu 31-Mar-16 14:34:22

Wrong post fail. At least everyone is now up to speed on what my hairdresser did though.

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