Two weeks ago, I headed to Lake Garda for one last hit of summer sunshine. It was glorious! It was also the perfect excuse to show off my gorgeous new tummy control swimsuits from Simply Beach. Which I will now show off to you!
Sure, I could eat less cake until I have a flat tummy…. but until that happens, I’m making careful beachwear choices. Even if I was a few pounds lighter, I’d still prefer flattering one-pieces and pretty coverups. It just gives me more confidence. So here are my favourite pieces from Simply Beach – just in time for the end of summer sale!
Simply Beach gifted me these products, but – as always – all my opinions are genuine.
Shape Flattering Swimsuit: Starboard Nemesis
Like a WHOLE lot of women, I’m really not a fan of my figure. Especially not at the moment. So I am truly in love with the shape of this crazy flattering swimsuit by Miradonna (£78 on Simply Beach, RRP £130).
It has all-over sculpting to keep me in place, and discrete underwires in the bust section to keep me supported. Plus it has this diagonal stripe design to create the brilliant optical illusion that I go in at the waist. Haha, boys – tricked ya!
OK so it’s not a magic swimsuit, but it does flatter my existing curves and it’s done wonders for my confidence (I mean, I felt brave enough to do a solo self-timer photo shoot on the beach whilst wearing it!). Genuinely the most flattering one-piece swimsuit I’ve ever come across.
Oceanus Swimsuit by Miraclesuit
Miraclesuit are my new favourite swimwear brand, and you can find a massive range of their products on Simply Beach. The new Oceanus tummy control swimsuit in Shiraz is PERFECT if you’re a little conscious about your middle.
Miraclesuit swimwear promises to make you look 10lbs lighter in ten seconds. The material has a bit of a sucking-in effect which helps with that – and I really did feel like it was holding everything in place nicely. More importantly, the flattering shape totally helps make the most of your curves. LOVE that! At an RRP of £133 it’s a bit steep for a swimsuit, but for the quality, I think it’s worth it. Especially if you look after it and use it again and again.
Tummy Flattering Swimsuit: Control Suit
I’m a BIG fan of a tummy control swimsuit. I own several – but this gorgeous Costa Rica Control Suit by Pour Moi (RRP £39) is my new favourite. There’s hidden control and support in the middle section to, well, control everything. AND the ruched fabric through the middle disguises my belly.
What I really love is the brightly coloured tropical print through the middle. Again, it’s like an optical illusion because it dips inwards slightly – creating a more flattering shape. I’m never normally daring enough to wear bright colours at the beach but this is such a good shape I don’t feel self-conscious!
Zanzibar Control Suit by Pour Moi
If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly tummy control swimsuit the range from Pour Moi is fantastic. I love this bright and floral Zanzibar Control Suit (RRP £38).
It’s not quite as effective as the Miraclesuit piece, but it is a fair bit cheaper and it’s a fab swimsuit. There’s a tummy control lining and sculpted shape to help flatter your figure. And the ruched and patterned middle section helps create a slimming effect which I love. They have several funky colour options and are a perfect choice for a fun, confidence-boosting swimsuit. Plus the prices are just incredible!
Best Bikinis for Bigger Boobs: Balconette
When it comes to choosing the perfect bikini, it’s all about the fit – especially if you have bigger boobs! Mine are a nightmare, but thankfully Simply Beach have a fabulous range of bikinis for all shapes and sizes. Go for full cup, underwired bikinis rather than string, and if you want a halterneck bikini then make sure it fits perfectly round the back.
I’m loving this Beach Life Moulded Balconette Bikini by Lepel (RRP £32). Lepel are all about bust-flattering bikinis and a balconette is always a good choice for support and comfort. Plus you can’t go wrong with nautical stripes!
When in Doubt: Accessorise!
Even when I’ve got a gorgeous, flattering swimsuit on, I don’t like wandering around in it! When you’re not swimming or sunbathing, whack on a coverup or kaftan. I’m in love with the blue detailing on this gorgeous Mediterra Kaftan by Miraclesuit (£51 from SimplyBeach, RRP £85).
Miraclesuit create control swimwear aimed at curvy gals with bigger boobs – WELL worth a look if you’re body-conscious! And this sexy kaftan is perrrrfect. You can still show off your curves through the sheer fabric, and the embroidery detailing is really pretty. Throw on a hat – like this one by Banana Moon – and some sunnies, and you have the perfect poolside outfit. Check out my flip flop recommendations to complete the look!
Wave Dye Kaftan by Lingadore
I love a good kaftan on the beach! They’re perfect on days when I’m feeling a little body-conscious, but they are also great for covering up when it’s sunny. I have pretty pale skin so I have to be careful about getting burnt!
This white cotton kaftan by Lingador is ideal. Floaty, simple, and with a cute crochet trim down the front and sides. It felt perfect for glamming it up on the beaches around Lake Garda! AND right now it’s only £21.60 on Simply Beach in their sale so it’s a bargain. Don’t miss it.
Browse the full range of ladies swimwear on Simply Beach for some more inspiration!