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Swimsuit search for wobbly tum and big boobs. Help!

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BakingWithPreSchoolerand6YO Mon 06-Feb-17 20:55:39

Please help point me in the right direction. I'm a size 12 with a considerable flap of mum tum and 32G boobs. I've soon got to go to a wedding abroad, including staying in villa with DH's kid-free friends. After 2 kids and the associated body changes, I need a decent swimsuit so I don't feel like a flabby frump next to the flat-stomached, stretch-mark free wives and girlfriends!

I want a swimsuit with tummy control - preferably ruched effect to disguise my flappy stomach - and underwired top. I've looked at John Lewis, Debenhams, Bravissimo, M&S and general google search but all I seem to find are either tummy control with padded cups or underwire without decent tummy control / camouflage. Am I looking for the impossible or just looking in the wrong place? Probably the wrong time of year to look but with the wedding in a few weeks I don't have the time to wait for summer stock to arrive in shops.


Bluntness100 Mon 06-Feb-17 21:00:17

Have a look at seafolly, there is many stockists, even Amazon sell it. Their stuff is very well made and good quality, although on the pricey side. I have a ton of their goddess bikinis and a black swimsuit from them and they are excellent. I'd also say they are stylish more than mumsy, the swimsuits are not tummy control as such but they do suck you in and kind of hold you secure.

sighbynight Mon 06-Feb-17 21:02:54

Figleaves has a reasonable selection year round. Or you could consider a Miraclesuit for serious control. Just hope you don't need to get out of it quickly. (A friend also said the same of Tesco control panel cossies)

NewIdeasToday Mon 06-Feb-17 21:04:00

Miraclesuit. Best thing ever.

peripateticparents Mon 06-Feb-17 21:04:34

I did a similar search a few years ago and found a speedo swimsuit with tummy control and underwired. I'm a 32g about size 10 but it was just after a baby so had very wobbly tum. I've just looked and actually I fit the 32f. It's called speedo sculpture. Good luck!

peripateticparents Mon 06-Feb-17 21:08:51

Oo.. you learn something new every day. I've not heard of miraclesuit... does it go up to a g cup?

Fourmagpies Mon 06-Feb-17 21:12:33

I have a Fantasie tankini which though not specifically tummy controlling is ruched and lined so hides the flab well.

BakingWithPreSchoolerand6YO Mon 06-Feb-17 21:23:50

Thanks all. I've seen some lovely sea folly ones in John Lewis but not thought to check if they'd got own site / stocked elsewhere so will have a look now along with miracle suit. Liking the sound of Fantasie as it's the ruching I need more than tummy control I think - need to disguise the flab more than just hold it in. Tummy control without ruching just gives me a firm looking "early pregnancy" type tum.

Last year I got high leg ruched tummy control pants and a tankini top from Tesco and they are great, but no swimwear likely to be in store again until after the wedding.

PinkFluffiUnicorn Mon 06-Feb-17 21:28:22

Tesco had swim wear in today, I got a black tummy controller, rushed and it's not underwired but good support for my e cup, picked it up for £5 in October, but would happily pay full price, honestly looked for something like this for years and it's great, this years looked the same.

averythinline Mon 06-Feb-17 21:46:32

Would recommend the fantasie tankini... You can get your proper bra size then control bottoms/shorts ...

DianaT1969 Tue 07-Feb-17 04:53:13

Any of these?
Seafolly doesn't do many large cup sizes to my knowledge. You'd be better off looking at fuller bust brands such as Fantasie, Freya, Pour Moi and Panache.
Full price new season Fantasie:
Tankinis to G cup

crabb Tue 07-Feb-17 04:57:47

Lands End is good for swimsuits, and they should be available on the

crabb Tue 07-Feb-17 04:58:39

Oops, hit post too soon! Good for all
Sizes and lumps and bumps.

DianaT1969 Tue 07-Feb-17 06:28:26

But Landsend don't cater for G cups.
As a 34G I can assure you a landsend 'one size fits all' bust panel wouldn't support me.
Fuller bust swimwear - underwired and non-moulded - exists. It was a revelation when I discovered bra sized bikinis in a Bravissimo store about 10 years ago. I'd never go back to dress size swimwear now.

crabb Tue 07-Feb-17 09:31:45

Ah, I didn't delve that far into the website - sorry.

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