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Is it worth spending more on a swimsuit

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Darthvadersmuuuum Wed 10-Aug-16 15:41:07

I mean, is the material better? Do they look better? I'm looking for a one piece. I'm a 10-12 but not toned so don't feel particularly comfortable in a bikini. The swimsuits I've found online that I REALLY like are Mara Hoffman, but they're expensive-even in the sale. Is it worth spending more are are high street brands just as good?

ppandj Wed 10-Aug-16 15:45:53

I don't know about quality to be honest, but I am a firm believer that it is worth buying swimwear you feel good in, so if you feel good in it I think it's worth the investment.

Darthvadersmuuuum Wed 10-Aug-16 15:46:19

Or are (not are are!)

MillicentKing Wed 10-Aug-16 15:47:33

I spent a tenner on this: www.sportsdirect.com/slazenger-boyleg-swimsuit-ladies-354743?colcode=35474303

It's been in the pool 4 or 5 times a week the last couple of months and is still absolutely fine.

OdinsLoveChild Wed 10-Aug-16 15:48:20

Try ASOS for fashion swimwear.

I swim in a pool loads so buy chlorine resistant sports swimwear (speedo type swimsuits) its nowhere near as expensive as fashion swimwear and does what its supposed to do without all that expense.

Darthvadersmuuuum Wed 10-Aug-16 15:52:23

I meant to add that I am looking for something that I feel great in. The utility of the item is less important (for once).

Darthvadersmuuuum Wed 10-Aug-16 15:54:47

I love this.
m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mara-Hoffman-Diamond-Twist-Swimsuit-in-Multi-M-Medium-ca855-/401165209910?hash=item5d674f5136%3Ag%3AVVEAAOSwIgNXj1zM&_trkparms=pageci%253A370317d1-5f0a-11e6-aecd-005056b6898a%257Cparentrq%253A74f1c0f11560a2a4f38adb21fff3cc0e%257Ciid%253A2

FV45 Wed 10-Aug-16 15:56:23

shock That's very expensive! Looks like it'll just disappear up ya bum!

OdinsLoveChild Wed 10-Aug-16 15:57:36

Is this your kind of style?
www.asos.com/goddiva/goddiva-wrap-cut-away-swimsuit/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6756240&clr=Tealgreen&SearchQuery=&cid=5263&pgesize=36&pge=2&totalstyles=480&gridsize=3&gridrow=1&gridcolumn=3

Want2bSupermum Wed 10-Aug-16 15:57:53

After 3 kids I do not wear a bikini. I also have one swimsuit and spent more than I would like to admit on it. I have two DDs now and want them to see me, their mother, confident in my own skin. If wearing an expensive swimsuit makes you feel more confident in public, I think, finances permitting, you should purchase it. I used to be the one buying cheap swimsuits from target (live in the US) but they always look awful on me. Now I go to a shop called Everything But Water (they are here in the US and excellent so check if they have them in the UK) and spend a lot more.

OdinsLoveChild Wed 10-Aug-16 15:58:26

www.asos.com/south-beach/south-beach-sequin-plunge-swimsuit/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6174666&clr=Ombre&cid=5263&pgesize=36&pge=2&totalstyles=480&gridsize=3&gridrow=7&gridcolumn=1

ppandj Wed 10-Aug-16 15:59:12

http://www.asos.com/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=7059294

It's not as bright as the Mara Hoffman but similar style.

OdinsLoveChild Wed 10-Aug-16 15:59:49

www.asos.com/free-society/free-society-marble-arch-plunge-cut-out-swimsuit/prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=6317030&clr=Multi&SearchQuery=&cid=5263&pgesize=36&pge=4&totalstyles=474&gridsize=3&gridrow=5&gridcolumn=1

whensitmyturn Wed 10-Aug-16 16:01:38

The ones I've bought from m&s have been brilliant quality, I'm on to my 3rd year with them with no loose/see- through material as yet.

Want2bSupermum Wed 10-Aug-16 16:02:02

Take a look at Gottex. I found them to be very flattering and $100-150 at full price.

Lilacpink40 Wed 10-Aug-16 16:02:33

Zoggs have attractive practical swimsuits. Cost around £35 I recall.

ImperialBlether Wed 10-Aug-16 16:02:39

Some of the swimsuits linked to wouldn't be suitable for swimming in, though, would they?

JamieLannistersFuckButler Wed 10-Aug-16 16:05:34

MillicentKing that suit looks like a bargain.

Is the boob-area lined?

Dandelion6565 Wed 10-Aug-16 16:05:44

Yes it is totally worth it, Melissa odabach are lovely. ( I have two)
Sexy swimwear that isn't a bikini.
I got one from brand alley or someone like that reduced to £95 from £200 or something.

The cut is better the quality better and I feel good. When you are wearing a swimming costume you deserve to look and feel good.

MillicentKing Wed 10-Aug-16 16:11:33

Jamie The whole front is lined. I can take a pic if you like. I can even model it if you want!
I love it - no more bikini line issues for me.

Want2bSupermum Wed 10-Aug-16 16:13:17

So went and took a look at my swimsuits. One is by Trina turk and the other by Rebecca Virtue. Both are colour wise similar to what you have posted. They are very flattering and I love that I don't fall out of them.

Links to them online are:
Trina Turk
Rebecca Virtue

Hoppinggreen Wed 10-Aug-16 16:13:32

That will give you funny tan lines!!!
If you really like it and can afford it then buy it, if you feel good in it you will look good in it

Dandelion6565 Wed 10-Aug-16 16:15:24

The outnet, not brand alley just checked and they still have lots of lovely suits.

Seafolly are good too. They wash really well.

citykat Wed 10-Aug-16 17:13:50

Fig leaves is brilliant online. Order several across the price ranges and see which suit you. I have bought £120 and £20 cozzies from there. Is all about the cut and style. Free delivery and returns. miracle suit is just that but the one I like is not made anymore.

Jaimx86 Wed 10-Aug-16 17:23:50

I love the fit of Victoria Secret swimwear. Have more than 10 bikinis/suits from them and although each is s different style, the cut on the bottoms is fab!

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