Rated 5 out of 5 by Glissando Wonderful Design
This bathing suit has so much going for it! The design is a classic but updated with the empire lines. It fits beautifully and whats more, it is comfortable. I know I will not be self-conscious in this bathing suit. In addition to great style, it is made so well and will hold up to an active day by the pool or on the beach. You thought of everything with this suit.
February 7, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by Oceandream Beautiful suit
I would give this a 5 star were it not for the fit. According to the sizing chart, I ordered an 8, had to return it for the 10 and it is still tight under the arms and somewhat uncomfortable but any size larger would have the shell too long and thus not lay flat. Otherwise a gorgeous suit and perhaps on another body it would be a 5. I am deciding whether to keep it or exchange it for yet another size. Wish there was a store close by. .
August 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Ipswich Skimpy sizing
Nice suit, but must be made in Taiwan due to skimpy cut. The model in the picture looks well covered, but unless you purchase a size up from what you wear, you will be feeling only partially covered on the back and underarms. Not worth the price due to this one negative.
August 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ezzie Very pleased!
Found item to be what was advertised. Fit was good, quality was very good, size was on target. Am very satisfied with purchase. Thanks, LLBean!!
August 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Loopa71 Comfortable
I now have this suit in three colors. Slimming, extremely comfortable. I did not give this suit 5 stars has it runs a little small. So I would order one size up than your regular size.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scrabbled1026 LOVE the Empire Swim Dress
First, love princess seams and love the color (light blue)! Fit was pretty much true to size and I actually FELT slimmer in it! All around pluses and no negatives!
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NYC2011mom Great Design
Thank you, LLBean! Someone clearly put some thought into this design. It has a firming spandex underneath the dress in nude so it actually looks like a cute 2 pc. It's a lovely suit and I can't wait to wear it to the beach or pool.
July 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LotusMama Fantastic
I have never written a review before, but I am so pleased with this suit that I wanted to rave about it. Finally, I have found a swimsuit that I can feel comfortable in. It fits well, is flattering, and offers just the right amount of coverage. Thank you, LL Bean!
July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Beautiful swimsuit for most body types!
I took a chance with this swimsuit. They did not offer it in D cup (HINT) size, so I ordered the regular 14. I am normally 36/38 DD and size 12 across all brands. The 14 fit well and was super cute, thought my bust just barely fits! If I was any larger in that area, I don't think this swimsuit would work. I would have my bust popping out the sides! It fit me well, but not great (that's my fault, not the swimsuits!). I highly recommend it, beautifully constructed.
June 27, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by manaka Too short, bust line too low
I wanted a swim dress that covers my bum & keeps cleavage to a minimum.
This one feel short & I'm only 5'4".
It barely covers my bum (the under pants can be seen from the back) & the front of the suit sits pretty low, barely covering my boobs (yes, I know it can be adjusted. No, it's of no use).
It also make my tummy look big even though I have a waist of 29".
June 4, 2014