Curve-friendly Bathing Suits

Holiday season is almost upon us. Some of us have started planning the next family getaway –  going abroad or exploring the sceneries within Indonesia (I heard Padang is beautiful!) or just taking the kids to the local water park. Whatever you do, if you go near any water, you’ll most likely need a bathing suit right?

I think I may need to go shopping for a pair too, it’s been a while since I do any swimming in the public area and now that my daughter is big enough to enjoy going to the water park, I’d like to take her in a stylish, yet mom-appropriate swimwear. Now even though I mentioned before that I am quite comfortable with my body shape, I don’t think I could pull off wearing a bikini. But I don’t like one-piece bathing suit, I just find them to be a hassle to put on (and to get out of while wet!) so my eyes are now fixed to getting a pair of…tankini!

Tankini is a 2-piece swimwear but the top part looks like a tank top instead of a bra (hence the name). I think tankini is the perfect choice for curvy girls like me who doesn’t like one-piece bathing suit but still wants enough coverage.

I remember seeing many cute ones in Debenhams, Senayan City but when I was browsing around for some ideas, I found even more that are irresistible!

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Top : Shape fx ruche verstality tankini, Shape fx bejeweled tankini, Badgley Mischka bandeau tankini all from

Bottom : floral print bandeau tankini, Blouson bandeau by T.H.E from, Lauren by Ralp Lauren Bold-striped halterkini and tankini bottom from

If you’re still feeling self-conscious about baring all of your thighs, you can opt for the ones with skirted bottom or a skirted one-piece (known as swimdress) like shown below. I simply love the one in fuchsia with the mest overlay, it is sexy in a subtle way. Or, you could simply pair the tankini top with briefs, boy shorts or boardshorts for a sporty look.

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Top : Convertible Bandeau Suit, Shape fx Bandeau swimdress from, Coco Reef Women “Whirlwind” tankini top and solid skirted bottom from

Bottom : Merona Plus Boyshort from, Rip Curl Boyshort, Hurley Sweet Cheeks Boardshort from

Happy splashing! :)