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Bra sized swimwear that is as supportive as an actual bar. Does such a thing exist, or am I asking for the moon?

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oncountdowntospring Mon 12-Feb-18 11:25:04

I had visions in the summer of spending the day pottering in the garden in a bikini top and shorts (and sunscreen obviously).

It seems that I can never find anything supportive enough though, I've had Freya in the past and tried another couple of brands from bravissimo (all with underwire) but after a couple of hours my boobs ache....am I asking for the impossible as swimwear is made with softer fabrics?

I would use a plain bra but our gardens are very open (even a bikini top will raise eyebrows tbh).

sentenceinterrupted Mon 12-Feb-18 11:36:34

The only ones I've found that come close are underworked and tie around the back of my neck. Unfortunately the weight tends to make it uncomfortable on my neck after a while :-(

KatharinaRosalie Mon 12-Feb-18 12:43:24

How about Freya Active Swim? It's a swimming sports bra, very supportive.

Or on second thought, why not simply a sports bra? The styles that are designed to be worn as tops. Supportive but not underwear-like.

Ollivander84 Mon 12-Feb-18 14:27:38

I have a flirtelle one from Brastop that's mega comfy and I'm a 32JJ

oncountdowntospring Mon 12-Feb-18 18:00:08

I've tried sports bras but they get quite hot after a while. I'll have a look at freya swim though.

I've read about flirtelle, IIRC they specialise in bra' s with a small back size and larger cup sizes. Thier bikinis look fun!

oncountdowntospring Mon 12-Feb-18 18:00:41

...which is what I was after, thank you.

Ollivander84 Mon 12-Feb-18 18:02:19

Just checked on Brastop, it's the flirtelle Audrey I have. Except I've lost weight and need to sell the top now!
Comes up a little big in the cup but I found it supportive, gave a good shape and the padding helps too

oncountdowntospring Mon 12-Feb-18 18:54:52

That's good to know, thanks. There a couple that I quite like the look of.

GrannyGrissle Mon 12-Feb-18 19:53:52

Fantasie. Amazing and somehow irons out all rolls!

Oldraver Mon 12-Feb-18 19:54:54

[[ do a huhttps://www.shoppourmoi.co.uk/swimwear/bikinis/ Pour Moi]] do a range range of bra sized bikinis in lots of styles...ie underwired, halter neck etc.

Oldraver Mon 12-Feb-18 19:55:24

Pour Moi

SorrelForbes Mon 12-Feb-18 19:58:48

I'm a fan of Hoola. They're really good quality and often have sales.

cazzyg Fri 16-Feb-18 04:49:55

I’m a 30G and find the Freya Deco bikini tops pretty supportive. That’s what I wear during the day instead of a bra on holiday.

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