John Lewis Control Side Ruched Swimsuit, Black

Product information

Perfect for a streamlined silhouette and making you feel confident about your tummy this holiday season, this swimsuit from our bestselling control range is crafted from comfortable stretch Lycra.

Cut in a classic shape with low legs, a v-neck and low scoop back, it features power net lining at the front to hold in and smooth the tummy area.

Finished with side ruched detail for a flattering feminine shape, it also features lightly moulded cups at the bust with an elasticated underband for support.

+ Lightly moulded cups

+ Non wired. Elasticated underband for support and shape

+ Classic fixed double straps

+ Mid seat coverage

+ Medium waist & tummy control courtesy of powermesh liner to the front and reverse

+ Fully lined

John Lewis
Level of Control Information Tummy - Features a powermesh front liner for extra control to the tummy, Medium - Lined at the front & reverse with a light powermesh for all over control, Firm - Lined at the front & reverse with a strong powermesh for all over control
80% Nylon, 20% Elastane
Style Information DD+ swimwear is great for women with a more generous bust and is often underwired for additional support. Our post surgery suitable swimwear can be adapted to accommodate prostheses with our pocketing service that can be accessed in store.
Post surgery suitable
Washing Instructions
Hand wash

Caring for Swimwear

Most women expect their swimwear to last for a couple of seasons. With a combination of sun cream, pool water and heat, a garment can degrade very quickly. Help preserve your swimwear by adhering to the following:

  • Wash swimwear in luke warm water and mild detergent 
  • Rinse thoroughly 
  • Dry away from direct heat e.g sunlight and radiators
  • Do not machine wash unless recommended to to so
  • Wash all pieces in a set at the same time to ensure consistency of colour and performance over time



We want you to be happy with your purchase. If you're not, depending on the type of product, you can make free returns in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+, or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454. Find out more about returns.

You'll find returns information on your delivery note. Unless faulty, we'd like you to make your return within 90 days of purchase. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy.

Q & As

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Flattering I bought this costume as my old swim suit was too tight. I sized up and unfortunately the costume was too big around the chest. The colour was nice and the style would have been flattering if it fitted. I returned the costume. 09 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good swimsuit I swim every week and have bought this style before. It lasts well and is comfortable to swim in. 08 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ideal for swimming Had one of these swimsuits before, had to replace it as I swim regularly and it lasts well wash after wash. 01 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by John Lewis Control Side Ruched Swimsuit Reasonably priced, the John Lewis Control Side Swimsuit actually succeeds in showing less than slender figures to great advantage. Best of all, because it has no unnecessary bulky material such as ruffles or pleats, this swimsuit is extremely comfortable for long distance swimmers. The swimsuit also lasts and does not lose its shape after one summer. 10 November 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great for older women and for post breast surgery Having had breast cancer with a lumpectomy and underarm lymph node removal it's difficult to find a non specialist swimsuit that covers the scars and indentations. This does the job perfectly. An added bonus is that it flattens my stomach and hides those ugly rolls of flesh which appear on the backs of most over 60s. Quite apart from hiding the worst of me, it looks good. 10 November 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Just what I was looking for My favourite style, which I have had from JL before in various colours over the years. Thankfully, it has still kept up to the high standard. 20 October 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good fit, comfortable and modest Fulfilled what I wished to purchase. A well fitting, comfortable modest swimsuit. Reasonably priced. 17 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent fabric! Holds its shape well. Good length and doesn't ride up. 08 September 2015
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