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Dorisdolalee Tue 19-Jul-16 20:41:53

I like a lot of tummy and boob support and a thick material. No halter necks. Can anyone help Me? Thanks

DianaT1969 Tue 19-Jul-16 21:14:52

Approx what dress size and bust size are you? Possibly a Speedo Sculpture one?

DianaT1969 Tue 19-Jul-16 21:17:16

Like this maybe?
http://www.speedostore.co.uk/womens-sculpture-watergem-one-piece/809717S116.html

Dorisdolalee Tue 19-Jul-16 21:27:38

I'm a 14 and an hour glass with a small high waist and massive arse boobs and belly

Dorisdolalee Tue 19-Jul-16 21:29:48

That's nice Diana but maybe not enough bust control.

Has anyone tried a Miracle suit? Are they worth the £££

DianaT1969 Tue 19-Jul-16 22:31:35

I haven't tried Miraclesuit but read on a thread here that they flatten, rather than support the bust. I assume that's because they aren't made in cup sizes with underwire etc. Hopefully others have first hand experience.
For cup sized swimsuits you could try:

Brastop
Leia
Airy Mary
Bravissimo
Simply Beach
Belle Lingerie

DianaT1969 Tue 19-Jul-16 22:34:34

IAnd ruching is great for tummy camouflage IMO

orangjuicyfruit Tue 19-Jul-16 22:38:37

I've found that m&s do some nice tankinis that have tummy control and don't look like they should be on a granny

Huldra Wed 20-Jul-16 07:50:03

If you find a tankini top you like how abut these underneath?

www.landsend.co.uk/Womens_Beach_Living_Full_Coverage_Control_Briefs/pp/P_27152.html?cgid=9000&brand=2

Landsend costumes are good quality and thick material. I use their swim shorts loads on the beach as a I'm always on and off kayak etc they're a pant with more floaty short over the top. Their tankini tops are a good length and have support.

Allyoucaneat Wed 20-Jul-16 07:56:09

Another vote for m&s tummy control ones.

Dorisdolalee Wed 20-Jul-16 08:33:17

I've had a look at all your suggestions. Thank you all
So
M&S I can't seem to find the boob support as well as the tummy rouching. Which I agree is a great idea. But it's impossible to tell online isn't it.
I've had a look at a few and these are the ones I am drawn to. Not always sure why!

No boob control
airymary.com/collections/swimwear-d-to-hh-cup/products/taylor-twist-swimsuit

www.marksandspencer.com/secret-slimming-chevron-swimsuit/p/p22459188?&pdpredirect
Again not sure Of boob support

This is nice.
www.landsend.com/products/womens-slender-sweetheart-one-piece-swimsuit/id_294742?sku_0=::BAP
If lands end
Quality is good and the material is thick.

Is this really worth the money?!

m.simplybeach.com/products/Miraclesuit/PurrFectionOceanus-Animal.aspx

Dorisdolalee Wed 20-Jul-16 09:04:22

Also - are M&S thin material or thick as I prefer thick

orangjuicyfruit Wed 20-Jul-16 21:41:27

The m&s ones I have are double layered at the front and thick enough to not be see-throughsmile

MrsBrightside80 Wed 20-Jul-16 21:45:07

I have the Speedo Sculpture and it is great!

PacificDogwod Wed 20-Jul-16 21:57:06

Land's End swimming stuff is marvellous - really good quality, generous cuts, nothing will escape grin

I have a previous version of this Speedo one at it is very supportive too

Dorisdolalee Thu 21-Jul-16 10:09:06

So is lands end in the US? The tax and shipping is expensive though the deal is great!

Sonotkylie Thu 21-Jul-16 10:46:08

There is a Lands End uk with normal UK postage rates.
Don't panic too much about boob control specifically. If its good quality and generally 'controlling' then it should sort out boobs too. I am a G cup and find that as long as its a good swimsuit with the right proportions, it all works without necessarily underwiring or whatever.
You may have to try a lot ...!

Dorisdolalee Thu 21-Jul-16 11:45:20

Ok thanks sonot. You are totally right.

Dorisdolalee Thu 21-Jul-16 11:55:25

So I'm looking at the uk lands end which is 30% off sale and I can't decide if in a 14 or a 14/16
Generally 16 is too big but a slightly generous 14 always makes things a bit more comfy. Or should I go hold me in with a smaller size?!

Mycraneisfixed Thu 21-Jul-16 12:13:33

Remember UK size 12 is US size 8

PacificDogwod Thu 21-Jul-16 16:05:16

Land's End is generously cut, so don't size up.
Their bottoms (whether bikini bottoms or just the bottom part of a swim suit) are really well designed to hold everything in IME unless you are very long of torso.

Dorisdolalee Fri 22-Jul-16 20:04:57

Ok so update:
Lands end are great and really good quality - nice thick fabric & supportive etc. And on sale at the mo. And free delivery for your first order.

More supportive than M&S. I loved a couple of their costumes but not as much as this.
m.figleaves.com/uk/product/FE-007752/Calabria-Cross-Front-Control-Swimsuit/?productColourId=745693

But I also want to try this.
www.bravissimo.com/m/#products/swimwear/swimsuits/coco-palm-swimsuit/black-print/sw260blt/

Huldra Fri 22-Jul-16 20:21:41

Above post ...There is a uk landsend site, the 14/16 is a very generous 14. The UK site gives the sizes in UK sizes and prices, not US.

EdithWeston Fri 22-Jul-16 20:25:47

Landsend are lovely, but have shot up in price.

For the other end of the market how about this ASDA bodyscuplt cossie

Dorisdolalee Sat 23-Jul-16 10:28:21

That's nice Edith. i do quite like having a bra as a top though. Such are my enormous boobs

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