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Swimwear help please

(10 Posts)
stayathomegardener Wed 11-Jan-17 21:23:45

Hi, going to Thailand on a tall ship as a special treat for DH's 60th and DD's 18th in February.
Seriously in need of some swimwear advice.
If it were a different season I could just go and try lots on but nothing but sale ends in the shops and I seem to look iffy in most. So may have to order online.
I'm 48, 5'6" 9stone with bigish boobs 32DD - will try and find a photo
Am thinking I need structure and possibly a bikini (yikes) as one pieces I tried last week seemed to turn me into a shapeless block.

Polkadot1974 Wed 11-Jan-17 22:16:36

Heard great things about the Next shaping tankini from a friend with big bosoms

DianaT1969 Wed 11-Jan-17 23:33:04

You sound like you have a great figure and could easily wear a bikini. I found Thailand very humid and my swimwear wouldn't dry - neither outside on the balcony nor inside due to aircon. I only had 1 bikini with me that I liked and a swimsuit, so had to keep putting them on wet confused so I'd pack at least two if I were you.
These are my go to sites for fuller bust swimwear:

Simply Beach
Airy Mary
Belle Lingerie
Bra Stop

Bravissimo if in the sale. Otherwise it can be pricey.
I love Freya and have a couple of good Pour Moi bikinis too which have better coverage bottoms.

CaitAgusMadra Thu 12-Jan-17 06:25:08

I just bought 2 X 32DD Fantasie bikinis in the Figleaves Outlet. You can filter by cup size which makes it easy.

Think they were the Lascari and Lombok (blue) designs

BringMeTea Thu 12-Jan-17 08:46:40

Liz Hurley and others on Brand Alley at the moment.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 12-Jan-17 08:55:41

If you're 9 stone, I would check your underbust measurement, you might need a smaller size than 32 (and bigger cup). If you're not too comfortable in bikini then Fantasie often has designs with a little more coverage. Ebay is a good place to check for bargains - tthe shops there normally offer returns.

specialsubject Thu 12-Jan-17 09:33:00

Due to the drying problem, the intense sun and the insects, take boardshorts ( no bikini knickers) unpadded bikini tops, rash vest and sun hat.

stayathomegardener Thu 12-Jan-17 10:07:55

Thank you all, I knew style and beauty would know!
I shall start ploughing through your recommendations today. (Love the specifics like more coverage on the bottom) And Thailand tips- rash vests and board shorts added.
Impressed by Katherlina, last time I was measured for a bra about 18 months ago I was a 30E Rigby and Peller so very good and you managed that just on paper!

stayathomegardener Thu 12-Jan-17 10:08:48

Katherine... Hate that you can't go back to check spellings.

NavyandWhite Thu 12-Jan-17 10:09:38

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