Geometric Print Swimsuit Review

Bon Marche kindly sent me a swimsuit to test for you lovely people, although I’m hesitant to show photos of my in it, as I want to maintain my readership!

Swimwear is such a hard area for me, as it’s just so revealing of all the areas I’m most shy about. I still have some great ideas of swimwear designs that would flatter us curvy girls, but don’t have the know-how to turn these dreams into a reality…yet!

So in the meantime, I need to check out what’s already out there, and that’s where Bon Marche come into it. They sent me their geometric print swimsuit, which has tummy control (thank goodness!) and even built in cups. I HATE swimsuits that don’t have bra cups, as my puppies need to stay in their kennels, especially during physical activities like swimming!


Front View of Geometric Swimsuit


Back view of Bon Marche Swimsuit


Matched with a Sarong (I would pair with a black one)


I love the monochrome edging which really flatters my body, and helps to give an hour-glass shape. The design also has a retro 1950s feel, which is the era I am completely obsessed with at the moment.

For £14 I think this is great value for money, because it really helps in two of my “shy areas”- the tummy and boobs. The tummy control works well and is not uncomfortable like some control-clothing can be.

I would love to pair this swimsuit with a black and white polka dot sarong, I just need to find one first. Until then, I will use my shimmery black kaftan so I feel less self-conscious when walking along the beach.

All that’s left is to book a holiday…and find the money for one!

Bon Marche kindly gave me this swimsuit to review. No payment was received, and all opinions of the piece are honest and my own.


My Ideal Plus Size Swimsuit!

Did anyone else see Gemma Collins on ITV’s Splash! a couple of weeks ago?

Gemma Collins stunned on Splash! in her own-design swimsuit [Twitter]

Gemma Collins stunned on Splash! in her own-design swimsuit

The reason this stuck in my mind, was because I LOVED her swimsuit. It’s the only one I’ve ever seen that covers all the areas I feel so self conscious about whenever I have to wear one! It’s long sleeved, wraps around the stomach to create a more flattering waistline, and covers the top of the thighs.

It covers all areas!

If I was lucky enough to get my hands on one of these, I would feel much more confident to stroll along the beach, or walk past hot men by the pool on holiday, rather than wrapping a sarong or towel around my body out of pure embarrassment! 

I know it’s all in the mind, so I should just walk around in a tiny bikini with pride, but after giving birth to my gigantic son, my stomach is a completely different, less flattering shape, and I’ve still not adjusted mentally to this!

I’m not the only girl to appreciate the sequinned-number, designed by Gemma; After she completed her dive on Splash! she already had 2000 emails from women enquiring about it! Thankfully, Gemma confirmed on her Boutique‘s Twitter that we will be able to buy it soon: “I will be bringing out swimwear this year – watch this space,” and I imagine there will be a range of equally amazing designs she will add to the range!

Beach To Beach Swimdress- Simply Be

Black Swimdress

MAGISCULPT Swimdress - Longer Length

Magisculpt Swimdress

To be notified when the range comes out, call @gemCBoutique on 01278500272 and log your email address with them.

Since seeing the swimsuit, I’ve tried to search for similar designs online, but I’ve found it difficult to find anything remotely like it!  (If you know of any similar designs, please get in touch!)

I did, however, come across some other cute designs that would also flatter the curvier shape on Simply Be‘s website, including this black swimdress which has a great skirt that would certainly flatter my stomach area! They also have a gorgeous Magisculpt swimdress which I’ve just noticed is in their sale, so this will also be added to my wishlist!

Now I just need to work on finding a reason to wear a swimsuit like this!

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