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After a tummy control swimsuit? This flattering M&S number gives shoppers 'confidence'

This tummy control swimsuit is flattering and affordable. (Marks & Spencer)
This tummy control swimsuit is flattering and affordable. (Marks & Spencer)

With the gloomy weather driving us all to book winter breaks to sunnier climates or planning our 2023 summer hols, it means that for many of us it could the time to start thinking about your summer holiday wardrobe.

Scroll online through any high street shops new-in section right now and you'll see a slew of summer items already starting to infiltrate the virtual rails. While you don't have to go on a summer shopping frenzy just yet, you may want to have a think about a couple of popular pieces which you struggle to get your hands on nearer the warmer months.

Case in point: M&S' well designed tummy control swimsuits which often sell out in a flash. In fact, M&S' website shows that numerous of its flattering styles have sold over 100 times in the past 48 hours, with multiple sizes already selling out. So you can safely say that the most popular pieces will be sold out well before summer.

With that in mind, we've picked out a one piece that we know is going to be the most-wanted on holiday this year.

Supremely flattering on all bodies, this M&S Tummy Control Padded Ruched Plunge Swimsuit is just £32.50 - and it's getting seriously rave reviews.

Why we rate it

Gone are the days when tummy-control swimsuits were synonymous with frumpiness. Because this M&S one-piece is a super-chic, keep-forever classic.

We love that the plunging neckline is not cut too low so those with bigger busts will feel comfortably supported. It also has padded cups and adjustable straps.

The ruched fabric at the front means skims over your curves, without clinging to every bump.

And - hidden gem alert - the swimsuit features Magic 360 power mesh inside which is what discreetly firms and sculpts your shape so you look streamlined from every angle.

The front ruching on this M&S swimsuit skims over your curves without clinging. (M&S)
The front ruching on this M&S swimsuit skims over your curves without clinging. (Marks & Spencer)
The plunging neckline is not too low so it flatters but still supports. (M&S)
The plunging neckline is not too low so it flatters but still supports.(Marks & Spencer)
The Magic 360 power mesh inside the suit is what firms and sculpts your shape from every angle. (M&S)
The Magic 360 power mesh inside the suit is what firms and sculpts your shape from every angle. (Marks & Spencer)
It is a regular cut around the bottom and legs so it won't ride up. (M&S)
It is a regular cut around the bottom and legs so it won't ride up. (Marks & Spencer)

£32.50 at M&S

Plus it is a regular cut around the legs and bottom, so it won't ride up and make you feel like you're wearing a thong. (There's nothing worse!)

Available in black, navy, and bright red, it comes in sizes 8-24. It also has eco-creds, too, as it's made from recycled nylon.

Up your style creds by teaming it with an oversized white linen shirt, a huge 70s-style sun hat, and some pretty slides for sipping cocktails by the pool.

What the reviews say

The majority of reviewers - whether petite, pear-shaped, fuller figured, or hourglass - rave about the fit and flattering effect of this swimsuit, its great quality, not to mention the fact it gives you great support. And garners lots of compliments!

  • "Being a fuller figure was worried as to the fit of the swimsuit, however this fits perfectly, is true to size, and has given me confidence at the pool. I intend to purchase another in a different colour."

  • "So flattering. It supports well and pulls you in and pushes up in all the right places."

  • "A very comfortable swimsuit which flatters the curves on your body. The material feels soft against my skin. I would definitely recommend it."

  • "Bought 2 new swimsuits. Everyone commented on this beautiful flattering piece. Would buy again in a flash."

  • "Great swimsuit, very nice shape and tummy control works perfectly! Nice line around the bust, ruching is flattering and sits well. Very comfortable for swimming and no sag in the fabric when wet, keeps shape perfectly! Excellent value for money- had lots of compliments!"

Buy it now: M&S Tummy Control Padded Ruched Plunge Swimsuit | £32.50 from M&S

(Marks & Spencer)
(Marks & Spencer)

£32.50 at M&S

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