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I’m in my forties and a 16, the most common dress size: so why can’t I find a swimsuit for my body shape?

Chrissie Russell


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I don’t want to cover up in a burkini nor do I wish to don a bikini that makes me feel like a middle-aged Love Island wannabe — so where are my options?

I don’t want to cover up in a burkini nor do I wish to don a bikini that makes me feel like a middle-aged Love Island wannabe — so where are my options?

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I don’t want to cover up in a burkini nor do I wish to don a bikini that makes me feel like a middle-aged Love Island wannabe — so where are my options?

I did something this week that I haven’t done for many, many years. Something that predates even the pandemic. I went swimsuit shopping.

Actually, to be entirely accurate, I went swimsuit shopping, got stuck in a series of one-pieces in various changing rooms, and emerged sweaty and furious and cursing the patriarchy.


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