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Under wired bikini or not ?

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Sammoid555 Sun 14-Jun-20 19:00:43

Hi ladies just wondering what the over all opinion and preference is as I am thinking of making my own bikini line smile but do I design an underwired one or none underwired. Appreciate any feedback as I really feel like personally anyway that bikini tops just never seem to fit right they always seem to be too short on material and I'm by no means a big busted lady either ! But I still feel when bending down to pick my youngster up or retrieving things from his changing bag that my boobs will embarrassingly have nipple slip ! Or worse.
So I've been sat contemplating designing a better fitting bikini for mum's like me .
Any suggestions ladies ? X

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dementedpixie Sun 14-Jun-20 19:05:03

I wear an underwired bikini top in my bra size

newphoneswhodis Sun 14-Jun-20 19:13:01

I wear underwired tops in my bra size. Separate tops and bottoms is a must as I am much bigger on top than bottom.

JollyGiraffe12 Sun 14-Jun-20 19:17:40

I prefer bandeau style bikini tops but if it was a typical bra style I would choose underwired

FortyFacedFuckers Sun 14-Jun-20 19:20:12

As someone that is a 34GG underwired is a must! I would guess it depends on who your demographic is.

Sammoid555 Sun 14-Jun-20 20:22:22

Thank you for your reply smile so for example like new look they tend to sell their bikinis as either size 12,14 16 etc how would you go about that ? X

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dementedpixie Sun 14-Jun-20 20:27:16

I buy them bra sized and buy separates e.g. 36GG top and 20 bottoms.

newphoneswhodis Sun 14-Jun-20 20:34:53

I would never by a bikini top that was sized 12, 14 etc. I'd buy a bra sized top and a size 12 bottom separately. If they didn't size that way i wouldn't buy.

Redcrayons Sun 14-Jun-20 20:38:20

I’m a FF so buy bra sizes ones with underwire.

The dress size ones from New Look etc are always too small in the cup so I wouldn’t bother with them.

Sammoid555 Sun 14-Jun-20 20:38:41

Thank you forty faced smile My demographic is ideally I'd like to design a bikini for all shapes and sizes to make us ladies feel confident wearing our bikinis . I have found personally and by asking friends and family that there always seems to be a common problem of boob spillage. So if like to be able to design a decent well fitting plenty of fabric that goes high enough under armpits and also at the front smile x

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Poshjock Sun 14-Jun-20 20:39:03

Similarly I would never buy a bikini top from a high street chain that come in dress sizes. I need support and separation so I buy from Bravissimo and go for reputable lingerie brands like Freya and Fantasie that make bikini tops and bottoms in a range of shapes and coverages.

lancaster Sun 14-Jun-20 20:40:24

Always underwired and in bra size from bravissimo or fig leaves.

Poshjock Sun 14-Jun-20 20:43:55

This is my latest purchase

PhoneLock Sun 14-Jun-20 20:49:02

I own dozens of bikinis. All are tie side style. None are underwired. Billabong, Rip Curl and O'Neill are my go-to brands.


Sammoid555 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:01:11

Thank you ladies can't believe how much feedback I am getting I so appreciate it !! smile .
On a whole ladies do you all feel confident in a bikini since having children or a swimsuit ? X

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hetoldmewhat Sun 14-Jun-20 21:04:55

OP what will make your bikini line different from all the other ones that sell underworld cup sized ones?

hetoldmewhat Sun 14-Jun-20 21:05:17

OP what will make your bikini line different from all the other ones that sell underwired cup sized ones?

SingingSands Sun 14-Jun-20 21:19:00

The market for bikinis is pretty saturated, OP. Are you aiming at a particular demographic? You mentioned earlier "mums"?

Maryann1975 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:27:05
I like this kind of bikini bottoms, roll top ones, so I can cover my tummy a bit as I’m walking around, but roll them down a bit when sunbathing.
I’ve had a few of this type over the past few years and I can’t fault them for my figure (34 dd/32e and size 12 bottoms).

Sammoid555 Sun 14-Jun-20 21:30:24

Hi yes my target market will be for in particular ladies who have lost their confidence like my self to wear a bikini on the beach or public places like swimming baths , spas etc but I cannot say at this particular time what my idea is as i would like to design it and maybe get it protected somehow smile x

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Strongbeatsskinny Sun 14-Jun-20 21:41:11

I’m another one that buys my bra size and style if I brought my clothes size the top wouldn’t cover a nipple let alone my bust.

strongnosugar Sun 14-Jun-20 22:55:21

I’d like to see bikini tops that are easily adapted to take a prosthetic for women after breast surgery- the option for picketing and flexible wires.

strongnosugar Sun 14-Jun-20 22:55:47


Sammoid555 Sun 14-Jun-20 23:03:49

Hi strongnosugar, I will give that some thought too thank you very much for your feed back ! X

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MoltonSilver Sun 14-Jun-20 23:04:07

I only buy underwired and in bra sizes. Good bikini bottoms are even harder to find than tops.

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