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Swim costume for a wobbly bod

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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?

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:

Airy Mary
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?

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
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
Again not sure Of boob support

This is nice.
If lands end
Quality is good and the material is thick.

Is this really worth the money?!

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.

But I also want to try this.

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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