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tankinis

Discussion in 'Personal' started by inky, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    I want one, but not one with a gap between the top and the bottom. Does anyone know of any good makers whose tankinis fit this description? I don't want a gap that shows off the bits better kept under wraps, but I hate one pieces.
     
  2. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    i got one that was made by Lascana and it's a good fit. i've got a long body.
    i got it online from these people
    http://www.swimwear365.co.uk/
     
  3. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Nice!!

    I like the selection of 'bottoms' they have!!
     
  4. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Many thanks. I'm off on the hunt!
     
  5. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    But if the two piece is meant to cover all the areas a bikini would leave uncovered, why not just buy a one piece?

    :confused:
     
  6. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

  7. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Ha ha! I read that as "made by Lascarina" and thought she maybe had talents we were hitherto unaware of.

    :p
     
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  8. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    Why is this the first I have heard of tankinis? and why haven't I ever had one - seem great. I hate swimming costumes too.
     
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  9. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    If you get a good fit they are marvellous - no more hoiking up and pulling down.
     
  10. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    A tankini is more comfortable and more convenient. Easier to get on and off and you can also buy different sizes for top and bottom if necessary - my top is larger than my bottom.
     
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  11. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Mine is from Laura Ashley and covers where it needs to. The top and bottom aren't even from the same set but co-ordinate well.
     
  12. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I was thinking that too, but it appears that a tankini is not like a swimsuit at all. I had heard of them but didn't have a clue what they were . . . . bit like the whole jeggings/leggings/treggings thing . . .i had to google that too.
     
  13. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    Are tankinis mostly for holiday/beach use or would it be acceptable to wear one to a public swimming pool in the UK?
     
  14. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    They've been around for years.
     
  15. rouxx

    rouxx Lead commenter

    Seems like I haven't been around much for years then!
     
  16. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I'd think so.
     
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  17. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    There would be no reason not to - what are you imagining?
    [​IMG]
    This one is from Bravissimo.
     
  18. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I wear mine to the pool. Why not? Most people wear more sporty swimwear - black with racing back etc, where I swim but I just haven't got round to buying one and the all in one thing is so much harder to get with the right fit. I wonder where @InkyP got that picture of me.;)
     
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  19. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    I can't understand why manufacturers don't make more tankinis with swimming shorts, rather than hi-leg styles: far more practical for the more mature swimmer. I had some lovely ones from Debenham's about 10 years ago.
     
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  20. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I was imagining getting told off by a pool attendant for not wearing a swimsuit or bikini and being sent out while everyone gawped :oops:. . . not been swimming for years due, fundamentally, to acute self-consciousness over my wobbly bits and I'd really like to get into it again . . . . for all i know many swimmers are now wearing tankinis and it's considered perfectly appropriate.

    *wonders if one can get bottoms that cover the thighs?*
    **my bottom already covers my thighs . . . at the back :eek:**
     
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