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ilovecherries Sat 02-Jul-16 21:21:31

Ok, so I'm a 36JJ at bravissimo. That seems to meet all requirements - flat on the sternum, no side boob, no quad boob, back band straight etc. I ordered a curvy Kate bikini in a range of sizes to try. 36Kis too big on the cup - a small child could crawl in there beside me. 36J has quad boob. 36JJ is gaping at the sides. 34K won't fasten. 38J is up round the back of my neck. None look right. Do I just need to abandon the idea of a bikini? I love the Curvy Kate bikinis, but I'm thinking I'm stuck with the more boring panache options - which DO actually fit nicely in 36JJ. But they just look a bit boring compared to CK. Any ideas?

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Sat 02-Jul-16 22:53:55

I ordered £500 worth of bikinis and bras online and not one fucker fit me.

Do you have a Bravissimo you can go to? Their own brand are great, I got a lovely black one and a stripy one too. I have a gorgeous Curvy Kate bra but none of the bikinis fit me!

Try Elomi as well. Google fuller body fuller bust (or something like that) she's a blogger and has done shed loads of bikini reviews.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Sat 02-Jul-16 22:54:59

fullerfigurefullerbust.com/category/swimwear/

Diddlydokey Sat 02-Jul-16 22:59:40

I'm a 32ff & have this in a 14 - I'm really pleased with it. I'd try it in a 16 & 18 to see how you get on m.boden.co.uk/en-gb/womens-swimwear/bikinis-tankinis/wb078/womens-seychelles-bikini-top

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Sat 02-Jul-16 23:04:56

Good grief you must have astonishly perky boobs to be able to wear that! I'm a 34hh and that would be a recipe for droopy mono boob!

ilovecherries Sat 02-Jul-16 23:41:50

Hm, that Boden one is very pretty, but it lacks the serious hoik-age I require. I've also order about £400 worth of bikini tops trying to find one damn thing that will fit. Bottoms are no problem, I strolled into debenhams and had about a dozen high waisted numbers to chose from at about £18 each. Tops are another matter altogether. And while I'm prepared to brave a bikini, I'm not prepared to brave topless. someone would lose an eye, for sure.

PrimalLass Sat 02-Jul-16 23:45:26

Curvy Kate just doesn't fit me. I prefer Freya. I have the Freya Fever bikini in three colours. It is mostly discontinued but there are still bits on ebay/amazon.

ilovecherries Sat 02-Jul-16 23:48:17

I've got the Milanos from Bravissimo, and the fit ok - they're just a bit boring. And this year they are only doing them in black and maroon. Last year they had a red one, but the wire poked right through. Even there though, there isn't much in a JJ in swimwear - it tends to stop at HH or J. I've tried going up a band but then they seem very loose. Jeez, I miss the days when I had a nice double D, but they took off during pregnancy and never returned.

PrimalLass Sat 02-Jul-16 23:56:49

Just ordered the Freya Atlantis.

ilovecherries Sun 03-Jul-16 00:09:05

I'm trying to decide about the Curvy Kate Atlantis. The bottoms are perfect, but even on the model I think the top is gaping a bit at the sides. It IS lovely though. (This is the one I have in about 6 sizes while I try to decide) www.figleaves.com/uk/product/CUR-005499/Curvy%20Kate-Atlantis-Underwired-Padded-Balcony-Bikini-Top/?product_id=CUR-005499

Diddlydokey Sun 03-Jul-16 08:33:29

I suppose there's a good bit of difference between FF and JJ! Good luck Op. I have had success in bravissimo when I went in but there was a lot more of their expertise required to get a good fit in swimwear v. Bras.

marriednotdead Tue 05-Jul-16 22:38:24

Have you seen the Coco Palm? It's apparently based on the Milano and you could mix and match with black bottoms if you want more bum coverage. They've just added high waist bottoms to the Milano range too.

CK bikinis tend to be VERY wide IME, so it's quite possible that you will just not find one which fits from them.

Have you looked at Cleo? From what I can see their swimwear only goes to a J in a 36, but their bras are often big-ish in the cup so could be worth trying and they've had some more funky styles over the last few years.

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