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i have a wobbly size 12 rectangle shape, no waist and my stomach sticks out further than my concave bust so i know this problem well! i honestly think its just a case of buying and trying the tops on to be honest.
i find padded halters, not the tube/bandeau halters but halter bra like bikini tops with padded cups marginally assist in making my top half more proportionate to my bottom half.
How about a tankini top which is padded and wired with a tummy control pant bottom half? I would have a look at somewhere like figleaves. I'm a pear and get the whole mis matched body thing. I never buy a complete set but seperates anyway.
I am slim ish but a similar shape. I spend most of the summer in a bikini as I live abroad. I go for a plunge type top and then bottoms that come up to just below the belly button but have relatively high legs. Mostly because they're comfortable actually! Ive also got some triangle tops with halter necks. The tops are filled in but not padded...I feel like I'll sink in the pool in a padded bikini top. I'll try to find some examples.
I used to go with bikinis all the way because I think generally they are much more flattering on my type of figure, but since DC2 my tummy looks like a deflated balloon. It's not particularly fat but it is all wrinkled and gross around the belly button. I think my bikini days are over sadly. Are ruched tankinis my future? Not sure I am ready 🙁
I agree that separates would be your friend here. How about high waist bikini bottoms with tummy control and a ruched tankini top? Tankini tops with bust detail or light padding preferably. Pretty Boden one pictured, but If you google 'ruched tankini' there are some nice ones and all different prices from £20 up. You don't see the pant - so nobody knows you are wearing a control pant - and your tummy is in
I'm not keen on tankinis myself, I always felt like they're something people wear when they're unhappy with their bodies, so to me, it highlights the wearer's lack of confidence. Also when I last wore one to go swimming the a bloody top kept riding up, putting the very same belly I was trying to hide on full display.
I'd reccomend a tummy control swimsuit, I've got a rather barganious £10 George at Asda one which is really flattering (mines a patterned one, but from the same 'bodysculpt' range.
One pieces are really fashionable at the moment so I wouldn't consign yourself to tankinis just yet OP. They're pricey but I really like Jets (Jessica Allen) for swimsuits and they suit my thin but fairly flat chested figure.
Alternatively I find bikini bottoms with tie sides most flattering to imperfect tummies as they draw the eye toward the hip and away from problem areas. Add a top with some detail (print or ruffles for example) and that will help balance out your silhouette.
Welltidy l love those briefs and it's very true that they flatter a belly. I think they're called fold over and they don't create a roll or harsh line. I have an old pair of blue ones but only just realised why I like them so much.