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Swimsuits for overweight body

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HexBramble Mon 01-Aug-16 13:05:55

Are there thinks like swimsuits/tankini's that can pull you 'in'? I'm overweight with a flabby middle and am also broad shouldered. How do I get beachwear without looking like a bag of cellulite tied awkward?!

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Mon 01-Aug-16 13:40:03

Oh yes loads of pull-you-in swimwear about!

Do you like / suit one pieces or tankinis best? I find tankinis more flattering but they sometimes roll up when in the water which can be a pain. Also, if you are large if nork like me then a decent bikini top can be better than a one-piece.

I am a bit overweight this summer too and am actually going for a high waisted bikini with a rash vest over the top (mainly to cover my mole-y, pale skin, but also because I don't think the world is quite ready for my tummy on full show; too many biscuits my pregnancy was not kind to it wink).

DianaT1969 Mon 01-Aug-16 14:01:59

Just google control swimwear and you'll find lots. I wouldn't go too tight as it tends to cut into the legs and back causing unsightly rolls smile someone on here likened it to stuffed sausage. But some tummy control is great IMO. In fact, you might want to try a suit for taller women - Simply Beach have them. The extra fabric can be helpful.

specialsubject Mon 01-Aug-16 14:40:32

remember all the padding and elastic will be very hot and uncomfortable, and take ages to dry. Nasty.

just do the same as everyone should, and buy what fits.

JamieVardysParty Mon 01-Aug-16 15:15:35

Have a look at figleaves. I have one of their own brand tummy control swimsuits. It's so flattering and actually really comfortable.

I'm 5ft 9 so need something longer, which they also do a longer body version.

SauvignonPlonker Mon 01-Aug-16 16:48:36

I got an email from Bravissimo today saying their swimwear sale is starting. Lots of goof options if you are big of boobage.

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