Ooooookay, so I have a totally destroyed stomach after having had my kids. I'm going on holiday in September and honestly I'm not very keen on the swimming costume that I've got. I need some advice.
This is me in the swimming costume I currently have. It is a tummy-support one (plus I'm sucking my stomach in as much as I can - I do that pretty much instinctually anyway these days).
It's okay....I guess....but I wish I could wear something a bit more flattering.
This is my stomach (sucked in - like I said I do that instinctually) - so as you can see it's not exactly like I could just buy a regular bikini and wander around like that - it's not exactly attractive - it's all wrinkly and saggy and stuff (and heaven forbid if I didn't hold it in!)
(the pics are from the TSR transformation contest, in case you are wondering - as I already have them on TSR there's no point being shy about them now I suppose.)
Sooooo I was thinking, maybe getting a bikini with a sarong that I can put around my stomach or something.
I saw this on ebay, what do you reckon? Do you think that would work?
alternatively, I also saw this, but I dunno if it would be flattering or not
any thoughts anybody? I just want something flattering that is gonna hide the mummy-tummy!
Cheers in advance.
updated on 2nd page
Last edited by PinkMobilePhone; 18-06-2012 at 16:28.
i like your swimsuit fit and i don't think your stomach sticks out at all or anything in it! i think you look really good in it! i don't really like the pattern personally though. surprisingly i was looking for a full on swimsuit recently because all i have is biknis and i was pleasantly surprised by matalan and tk maxx, so check them out. matalan had quite a lot of tummy support ones, as did M&S actually.
the sarong is very nice though you wouldn't be able to wear it in the pool and it might just generally be a pain plus it hides your nice legs and probs will make u look bigger than you actually are. you can get high waisted bikini like this:
which can provide good support as well as looking nice (though you have to be careful to get a nice one) but you might find you have to keep pulling it up, i don't know. they also might be hard to find in actual stored rather than online. also i don't know whether you like that style. you could maybe mix it up with black bottoms for hiding effect and bright/patterned bikini top to draw attention upwards.
i don't really like that blue frilly suit and again i think it might make you look bigger than you are, i think it makes that model bigger than she is, i think it's only for super model thin people which wipes out like 95% of us.
Last edited by Bellissima; 10-06-2012 at 20:33.
So I guess my GP is also wrong then in diagnosing my diastasis recti? The physiotherapist I worked with who also tried to help with getting stomach muscles into shape (who ultimately stated that it wasn't going to work, and that the only thing that will help me now is surgery), and the PCT who has agreed to fund the surgery because my stomach muscles are completely out of shape, they're all wrong too?
(Original post by SnoochToTheBooch)
body dysmorphic disorder is alive and well I see
Perhaps you would prefer I post a photograph of my stomach when I'm not holding it in to within an inch of my life, and see whether or not you agree then.
2 days ago, a stranger rubbed my "cute little baby belly" and asked me whether I'm having a boy or a girl. That pretty much says it all really.
edited to add : okay, ya know what? I don't care really. What the hell :
there you go. That's what my stomach looks like when I'm not holding it in as tightly as I possibly can. Would you like a belly like that? Do you think other people would like to see my belly on the beach? Still feel like accusing me of having body dysmorphic disorder?
Last edited by PinkMobilePhone; 14-06-2012 at 23:36.