matalan swimwear buying guide + giveaway!

06/08/2014


so for me bikini shopping isn't a favourite of mine. being flat-chested means nine times out of ten every set i think are really nice end up making me look like a twelve year old boy, or the cups don't fit me leaving me embarrassed and deflated. finding the perfect fit is always going to be difficult but luckily using the matalan swimwear buying guide has given me a better understanding of which styles are best for my shape. based on the swimwear guide i used the hints and tips included, i decided on a bikini top that is both feminine in its design and detailing which gives the illusion of volume to my top half. bonus! i'm definitely going to keep that in mind from now on when i do bikini shopping in the future as it really has educated me on understanding my shape a little bit more.

now i've finished rambling about myself keep on reading if you want more details on a giveaway!


so, do you want to win this?

all you have to do is comment below let me know which is your favourite piece of matalan swimwear, based on the swimwear buying guide i spoke about earlier, for your chance to win all these summer goodies! you MUST be following my blog in order for your entry to be valid and i will be checking when i choose the winner at random. you have until the 13th of august to get your entries in so don't miss out!


37 comments

  1. That is a really useful guide! Based upon their advice I would go for the Contour Swimsuit...I could do with some contouring!x http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2549566/contour-swimsuit
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  2. I love the Spot Print Tankini: http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2566376/spot-print-tankini-style-swimsuit

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  3. The guide has been so helpful! I always struggle finding a bikini that looks nice on me. I would go with this Floral Print Ruched Bandeau bikini http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2548252/floral-print-ruched-bandeau-bikini-top x

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  4. I have a similar problem as yourself except I can never find a bikini to fit my larger chest, I normally feel self conscious and very frustrated. I used the guide and found this bikini http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2558152/laser-cut-2-in-1-bikini-top which is sad to flatter the chest and also provide support which is exactly what I need, thanks! :-) x

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  5. http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2548016/shapewear-black-moulded-bikini-top I like this bikini and I think it would suit a lot of ladies actually. I'm following via bloglovin.

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  6. i always dread bikini shopping season (low bust and self conscious of my tummy area) but this guide has made things so much simpler and has me excited for a beach holiday! i chose this one in the end http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2548252/floral-print-ruched-bandeau-bikini-top, i think wearing a print like this will give me more confidence and can easily be mis-matched with other bikini bottoms giving me more options :) x

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  7. I'd choose this neon number and the bottoms to match! http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2556968/neon-fringe-triangle-bikini-top

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  8. I love the cutaway bikini! Xx
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  9. Hi i love matalan and there advise is fab. I choose the bust booster spotted bandeaux mixed with some high waisted knicker bottom to cover my tummy, lol i dread bikini shopping because lack of booage and not flat enough tummy. I love the white sandals im taking those on my honeymoon to thailnad with me. thanks for this post hunni, xxx

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  10. i follow on bloglovin as carlaharla

    i really like this set http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2566797/grapefruit-print-ruched-bandeau-bikini-top

    carlahollands@hotmail.com xx

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  11. The Julien Macdonald Floral Print Swimsuit is just perfection! <3

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  12. Wow, the matalan swimwear has really surprised me this year! Following the guide, I would choose the neon fringe triangle bikini. Neons are so much fun for the summer, and since I'm also rather flat chested, I think the fringe detail will be feminine and make me feel less like a boy! I'm so glad you are doing this giveaway and wrote about your bikini woes,cos I have the same problem. http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2556968/neon-fringe-triangle-bikini-top

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  13. The floral bikini pictured is gorgeous, Matalan tends to get overlooked but there are some great finds!
    - Grace and Charlotte

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  14. I wasn't familiar with the matalan swimwear buying guide but it looks great! I like the laser cut 2 in 1 style tops, great for a bigger bust. Unfortunately I'm just sticking to British beach this year but Matalan have a good sale on swimwear so I'd be rude not to pick up a few styles!

    Following on Bloglovin :) x

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  15. I like the idea of this guide, it's so easy to buy an unflattering bikini because it's wrong for your body shape. I love the 'Floral Print Ruched' bikini! x

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  16. These are my favourites, they're so pretty! http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2554632/paisley-print-ruched-bikini-briefs

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  17. I'd go for the floral print bandeau bikini (http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2567026/floral-print-bandeau-bikini-top) because that print is absolutely gorgeous!! I may have to take a trip out to Matalan again because I do really need a new bikini.

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  18. Thankyou for the amazing giveaway! The buying guide is super-useful and i will definitely refer to it in the future!
    My favourite piece has to be this bikini top! I love the cross design on the front and the pattern and colours are beautiful! http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2548165/liquid-stripe-pattern-bandeau-top

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  19. Thanks for the chance! I follow via gfc and bloglovin and my favorite piece is this polka dotted one: http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2547970/heart-print-skirted-swimsuit

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

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  20. Thanks forthe giveaway. This is my favourite piece.http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2554632/paisley-print-ruched-bikini-briefs

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  21. great giveaway, I struggle to find bikinis too as I think I look like a boy when I wear them too :/ haha. I'd choose the pineapple bikini http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2566788/pineapple-print-ruched-bandeau-bikini-top as I'm loving pineapple prints at the moment and the colour is so bold and summery, I think it would look so cute wearing this to the beach :)

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  22. I am quite flat chested too so I find myself having the same problems as you. The guide is really useful, thanks for sharing. I love the paisley print bikini - would definitely be much flattering for my body type. xx

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  23. great giveaway! I'm in!
    my favorite: http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2571480/tropical-hatlerneck-bikini-top
    GFC: Naama A
    nam12 [at] walla.co.il
    tnx!

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  24. My favorite swimwear from Matalan is the Moulded Bandeau Bikini Top (http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2526414/moulded-bandeau-bikini-top)

    I'm following on Bloglovin with my account (bloglovin.com/salesaholic). Also shared this post on Twitter: twitter.com/ohhbbyx3/status/395645242441232384. Thanks so much for a great shopping guide and giveaway!

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  25. I love the Heart Print Skirted Swimsuit.
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  26. I really like the zebra triangle bikini, although it szys for broad shoulders I've found that style to be very flattering for small busts. Followed twitter @amybell149 bloglovin www.bloglovin.com/amyskinner

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  27. Thank you so much for such a fabulous giveaway , i really love this skirted swim suit it is beautiful ! http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2547970/heart-print-skirted-swimsuit

    I follow on bloglovin ( Mia Jade Fergusson ) , GFC ( Mia Fergusson ) and twitter ( @StrawberryChews )

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  28. That's such a useful guide! My fave piece is the pineapple bikini, too cute! http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2566788/pineapple-print-ruched-bandeau-bikini-top x

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  29. Love it... and I also love this top http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2559178/floral-and-animal-print-moulded-triangle-bikini-top :) Great giveaway!

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  30. http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2547970/heart-print-skirted-swimsuit

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  31. Im a bit of a sucker for Paisley print, also lacking in the bust department this bikini is perfect for me!
    http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2554632/paisley-print-ruched-bikini-briefs
    Alice x

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  32. I love the colour of that bikini

    http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2566616/textured-over-wired-bandeau-bikini-top

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  33. I would have to pick this bikini http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2571480/tropical-hatlerneck-bikini-top

    Love your blog!

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  34. http://www.matalan.co.uk/womens/shop-by-category/swimwear/s2575134/palm-print-playsuit love this as a wonderful alternative to flashy swimsuits that show off my flabby bits! :P

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  35. i would have to be curvey and would go for the black cover up xxxx

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