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The swimming season is fast approaching, and we've got great options for women's swimming costumes. Whether you want a tankini or a bikini, we've got options to suit your swimming needs and your fashion preferences. Tankinis are the perfect mix of bikini and swimming costume - allowing you to wear a two piece but still have some coverage on your tummy. Feeling confident in your own skin is the most important thing this summer and Matalan have all the options to get you there including Petite & Curve ranges.

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What is the point of a tankini?

As practical as they are pretty, tankinis serve to protect against rashes from a board, whether it be a surfboard or boogie board. The ultimate pieces to shield skin from the sun and its harmful UV rays, the classic tankini is super-efficient, while still offering great style power – win-win!

From solid colour designs to gorgeous floral prints, we’ve got what you’re searching for here at Matalan. Providing excellent coverage while still flattering the shape of your figure, our range of tankinis ensures stretchy comfort and will seamlessly see you through days at
the beach or pool.

Are tankinis comfortable?

Tankinis don’t just stop at being stunning pieces for any lady’s swimwear collection - they also offer amazing support and are crafted from premium fabric, meaning you’ll love to wear your tankini again and again! Featuring a generous amount of stretch, you’ll simply feel wonderful as you make a splash.

Ensuring a comfortable and supportive fit has never been easier with Matalan’s beautiful range of tankinis. Designed to hug and flatter your figure without being too tight, our tankini tops and bottoms will complement all shapes and sizes. With all this in mind, how can you go wrong?

How are tankinis supposed to fit?

Here at Matalan, we believe you deserve the perfect fit for your summer activities. To ensure your tankini is right for you, you should be able to slide your finger between the fabric of any bands and your skin without difficulty. After all, breathable comfort is key for beach days!

If you’ve gone for a strappy design, the fit should be close and snug, but not tight to the point where it’s cutting into your skin and creating red lines. Tankinis should sculpt your figure whilst still providing enough stretch to keep you comfortable as you hit the water.

Are tankinis flattering?

Combining flattering coverage and amazing style, a tankini is a must for any woman’s swimwear collection – after all, as much as we love our bikinis, it’s nice to mix things up! With the power to make you look great and feel comfortable, there’s a reason why they’re oh-so popular.

Including strappy and halter neck designs to beautifully show off your shoulders when the weather is on your side, the two-piece swimsuit also offers a range of pairing possibilities so you can truly make it your own! Simply put, a tankini will make you the star of beach and pool days!

Why do people wear tankinis?

As much as we all love a bikini, we recognise that they’re not going to make everyone feel their absolute best. That’s where our lovely tankinis come in – since they offer great coverage, they’re ideal for concealing scars and other delicate areas from the sun’s powerful UV rays.

Due to their higher necklines, tankini tops have another practical feature: they keep breast prostheses secure for that extra peace of mind as you head to the beach or pool. What’s more, they’re fashioned with soft material to give sensitive skin the break it truly deserves.