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Old February 1st, 2012, 11:48 PM
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I have gotten bathing suits from Torrid. They are starting to put them in stores, but don't have them on their website yet. Another place that I have ordered one from is Biggalslingerie.com They custom make their suits and I loved it!
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Thanks, i was going to post where can I find a cute swimsuit, mines about 10 years old and though it actually still looks ok! (it was very expensive and so worth it) I would like a new one. Did JCP have any plus size that didnt have the skirt thing? I may be fat but I have pretty legs and I dont like covering them up, showing nice legs draws peoples eyes from fat belly.
Yes! They had quite a few without skirts. They had the dress type, regular (non-skirt) type and tankini's.
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PrincessE, thanks so much for posting this. I picked up a really cute tankini and swim shorts today at JCP. I couldnt believe that 3 days before my cruise I actually found a suit that fits my boobs. (Usually cant find any bathing suits that are cute that I am not afraid of bending over and flashing everyone)
Hurray! I'm so happy you found something! I'm so excited about my suits. I keep looking at them in my closet and I feel so much more confident about my cruise now.

Funny how a well fitting swimsuit can change so much! I'm actually looking forward to our snorkeling shore excursions and sunbathing.
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A co-worker turned me on to 'A woman within' Loved their suits...for us plus size, curvy women...found it on line...not in their catalog.. Or try Roaman's...
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Hurray! I'm so happy you found something! I'm so excited about my suits. I keep looking at them in my closet and I feel so much more confident about my cruise now.

Funny how a well fitting swimsuit can change so much! I'm actually looking forward to our snorkeling shore excursions and sunbathing.
Ditto what you said! i got mine today and the are soo cute that I cant wait to show them off!! dont even want a coverup!
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I could never order a swimsuit online.

I'm no longer plus size but I can't wear a traditional suit. I've lost 250 lbs over the past 7 years and I have a lot of loose skin, mainly around my belly and hips. I NEED a tank swimsuit with a skirt. And I wear a 36 J so I need a lot of support up top. I think I will go try JCPenny today.
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swim suits for all is an online company. They have wonderful clearance sales. I'm 5' 11 and hard to fit. They were wonderful.
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FYI - Landsend suits are sold in Sears. If you don't see the one you want and you order online, then don't like it, Landend use to let you make returns to Sears instead of mailing it back. I have only bought kids clothes from Landsend and it has been a few years, so I do not know if the return policy to Sears is still the same, but I would think it is.
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I could never order a swimsuit online.

I'm no longer plus size but I can't wear a traditional suit. I've lost 250 lbs over the past 7 years and I have a lot of loose skin, mainly around my belly and hips. I NEED a tank swimsuit with a skirt. And I wear a 36 J so I need a lot of support up top. I think I will go try JCPenny today.
That is an awesome job. Kudos to you and I hope you find an awesome suit to show off your accomplishment! Enjoy your cruise and live for each day!
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I had ordered one from Kiyonna, but the bust was just too loose, I didn't want a wardrobe malfunction!

So, I found one on Lands End, it arrived yesterday and I'm in love. For the first time in more than a decade, I put on a swimsuit and smiled. I may have even admitted I look cute! So excited now to wear it!
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I have the hardest time finding a swimsuit that looks good on me. My weight is mostly hips and legs. My top is size 18/20 with pretty much nonexistent bust, hips are 26/28. Legs should never be seen. Any suggestions on what to look for? Tanks never stay down.

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I have the hardest time finding a swimsuit that looks good on me. My weight is mostly hips and legs. My top is size 18/20 with pretty much nonexistent bust, hips are 26/28. Legs should never be seen. Any suggestions on what to look for? Tanks never stay down.
go to allforme.com and look at thier suits I like them because the models are actually plus size and not just like a size 12 but they use diffrent body types. This may give you some idea about what will flatter you the most! hope that helps!
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Old February 25th, 2012, 06:47 PM
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ive ALWAYS had problems finding plus bathing suits that were cute...stylish...and covered what i needed which is my dd boobs and back fat lol. FINALLLLLY i found one surprisingly at wal mart. it comes with a separate skirt which i will replace with board shorts. it is a halter that comes up and has support. i have stretch marks on my girls so i like to cover them completely. the picture shows it wrapping around your neck but i just wear it like a regular halter. soooo in love!

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Suddenly-S...msuit/19226156
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Swimsuits for all is having a sale with free shipping since they're moving a warehouse. Might know this happens five days after I have to pay return postage! But, the things I kept from them work well.
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idelli.com has a great sale on Longitude suits today. Not a giant selection but I do like their suits - this will be my 3rd one - I went for more of wrap-look one this time
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I like swimdresses but have a hard time finding one that isn't extremely short.
Any recommendations on where I can find a longer swimdress?
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I'm going to pick up my LB tank top bathing suits with built in cacique bra today. I hope they work. They just go by your bra size and not your clothing size..........
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go to allforme.com and look at thier suits I like them because the models are actually plus size and not just like a size 12 but they use diffrent body types. This may give you some idea about what will flatter you the most! hope that helps!

just so you ladies don't freak out - it is www.alwaysforme.com
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I saw several swimdresses today at Walmart.....I only saw one online but the store had several to choose from. I think they were $33.00......and YES,.... I'm a Walmart shopper!

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Just an FYI
$30 for $15 towards Swimsuitsforall.com
http://www.eversave.com/chicago/swim...ersion=12504_A
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