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Old Sun, Mar-11-18, 19:47
kathleen24 kathleen24 is offline
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Default Looking for a good swimwear brand

. . . and by `good', I mean as supportive as I am used to, but in a smaller size.

Several years ago, Junonia had a super-sale on swimsuits, and I bought probably half-a-dozen of them in a range of sizes and styles. They were chlorine-resistant, made of a sturdy, resilient stretch fabric, good coverage, and supportive bras.

I noticed today in the pool that the smallest size I have (their size 0) is really not covering me all that decently anymore, and it may be time to think about replacing it. However, I don't have a go-to brand at this point. I think that this is one of the few areas in which we luck out, clothes-wise. The swimsuits made for bigger women are built truck-tough to get the job done.

The suits I see for smaller women seem constructed of flimsy, clingy nylon by people who assume that all of us have anti-gravity tits and flawless skin that we want to flash to the world, and no assorted lumps and bumps that can benefit from a bit of restraining fabric.

I basically need suits constructed like the Junonias, but sized smaller. Do any of you maintainers have a go-to brand that you can recommend?
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Old Sun, Mar-11-18, 20:48
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Plan: Atkins DANDR
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This is my favorite brand and style. It has a built in sarong which ties on the side and skirts the top of the legs in front. It's hard to see with this print.
Inside the suit it has a panel of support over the stomach area and a full bra on top with good support.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Maxine-Wom...kNwXbYaS8bjSb_w

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Old Sun, Mar-11-18, 21:42
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As I order everything like this on line, I have shopped around for styles and sizes that fit and support, and I stick to lands end catalogue. They have a lot of variety, one pieces as well as great mix and match two pieces. I was also previously a Junonia regular.
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Old Mon, Mar-12-18, 09:06
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Thank you, Meme and Mama, for your replies.

I checked out the Maxine suit, but it doesn't come in my size. Thank you, though, for the suggestion. Someone else may need exactly that.

The Lands End suits look like I might be able to find something there. Nice thing about swimming nowadays is there's a bit more of an anything-goes acceptance. I've seen people swimming in capri-length leggings, long sleeved tees. I may end up with a mix-and-match.
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Old Mon, Mar-12-18, 09:25
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Thank you, Meme and Mama, for your replies.

I checked out the Maxine suit, but it doesn't come in my size. Thank you, though, for the suggestion. Someone else may need exactly that.

The Lands End suits look like I might be able to find something there. Nice thing about swimming nowadays is there's a bit more of an anything-goes acceptance. I've seen people swimming in capri-length leggings, long sleeved tees. I may end up with a mix-and-match.


Go to BeallsFlorida.com and they have a ton of them in different sizes, probably 100 different suits. They also have that one in Miss sizes because that one was Women size.

https://www.beallsflorida.com/onlin...ASADEgK1u_D_BwE

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Old Wed, Mar-14-18, 09:28
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I was at the pool yesterday and someone told me, kindly, that it was time to treat myself to a new suit. I asked if it was getting a bit big, and told her i'd been starting to wonder about that. She said, "It looks like you could swim right out of it."

Oops.

The hunt is on in earnest.
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Old Wed, Mar-14-18, 16:20
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Relibeauty.
I got mine on Amazon. Free shipping/ returns
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Old Wed, Mar-14-18, 17:57
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I'm shy about showing my old body. In order to be comfortable going to a public pool, I wear a one-piece burkini which I got on Amazon.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product...0?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I wear a bra under it and it covers me from ankles to top of my head.
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Old Thu, Mar-15-18, 10:15
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Plan: atkins
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I'm not a swimmer, but I bought a Victoria Secret bikini that was well constructed and lasted forever. I'm heavy on top and it had great girl support. Their clothes are made to benefit your figure.
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