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I have quite a lot of swimming costumes - boyleg ones from Sports Direct (excellent when you want more coverage and not to do your bikini line), a proper Speedo one (feels a bit exposed, no support, but looks great), a Panache bra sized, underwired one (flattering), and a Zoggs underwired one.
If you are going to do a lot of swimming, the ones sold as tummy control don't tend to hold up to doing lengths imo, and it doesn't matter as you'll be in the water. The important thing is a costume that stops your norks wandering off out of the neckline!
I'm liking Aquasphere at the moment. I find Sports Direct seems to be mainly Slazenger, which aren't supportive at all, but great for my 11yr old. I have tried a Speedo Sculpture which was nice and supportive, but I need a long body and it wasn't quite a fit. The Speedo sizing also seemed to vary between styles.
Have a look at Maine New England range in Debenhams. Modest cuts, 'boy short' legs if you can't be bothered with bikini line nonsense, and lots of racer backs which are more supportive than straps or halter necks.
I tried a speedo from sports direct and the body was so short! And the fabric was quite thin. It was only cheap- that's probably why! It doesn't really need to be underlined or super supportive, I am more concerned with it being thick firm fabric and fitting well. I am thinking of getting something from sports direct as I have a voucher. So zoggz or speedo or adidas. Just not sure which will be the best quality.
I know the speedo watergem gets talked about a lot, but I am worried about the cups and ruching looking a bit aging. I've had ruching on costumes before and always ended up feeling 20 years older than I am. The shaping of the cups, does it do this? Not sure whether to just stick to straightforward non cup suit.
Wouldn't recommend Adidas swimsuits, DD's last one was bloody expensive and it wore horribly - faded and baggy within a few months. We've always found Speedo and Slazenger wear well, they just haven't been a good fit for me recently. I used to buy Arena when I swam a lot, but don't even know if they still exist.
OP I cannot recommend speedo endurance highly enough, bought one 18 (!!) years ago and it's still going strong. It has a shelf bra, over shoulder straps and a bikini clasp back. I think I'd struggle to get into a muscle back or cross back suit if I'm honest but out of those three I'd go with the first.
I'd size up. I would have been a 12 when I bought it and mine is a 14. When it finally falls apart I'll go for something like this www.speedostore.co.uk/speedo-fit-kickback-swimsuit/810367B345.html (forgotten how to link on phone!) I have big boobs and bizarrely prefer a lower neckline and otherwise they feel hoiked up and squashed.