Rated 5 out of 5 by texasreviewer Like it!
I like the cut of this top. . . It's youthful and sporty and covers! I have this print and matching cobalt swim shorts, and the stripe brilliant blue top with their brilliant swim skirt. They are interchangeable! I am 123 lbs and curvy. An 8 was perfect in all pieces.
April 11, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ifindgoodstuff Nice swim top
I love this swim top - great fit and attractive. I will feel comfortable and secure swimming in this.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by librarian4 Perfect swim top!
I ordered my regular size 10, and it fits perfectly in every way. The soft bra feels secure but is not too tight. Very well made and comfortable. I wanted something more forgiving of my little pot belly than a one piece suit, and this does the trick! Plus, it arrived in two days! Well done LL Bean, you should continue to offer this top, it's a winner!
July 22, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Laurasia Not A Fan
I purchased the BeanSport Scoopneck Tankini Top, Medallion Print and BeanSport Swimwear, Skirted Bottom. The top is scoopneck, but it puckers and does not lay flat. While that is not a huge issue when you couple it with the skirt issues, it not worth keeping either. Sadly, they are both going back. The elastic band in the skirt buckles and twists. Very uncomfortable, especially when wet. This is a huge problem for me.
On a more positive note, the quality is nice and the stretchy chlorine-resistant fabric really does keep its shape and does run true to size.
July 9, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoyalLLBeanShoppper Exactly what I needed
I ordered this top in two different colors, and the swim shorts in different colors for an upcoming beach trip with elementary school age grandchildren. We'll spend A LOT of time outside doing something that includes water.
I despise putting on wet suits so I splurged and got two sets so one can dry while I wear the other. I'm glad I got two sets- the top is a little slow to dry if hung up indoors on a towel hook- on a towel bar it is faster. I am guessing outside in the sun it will be even faster.
The top is perfect- comfortable, great length for coverage. So far I've worn it twice to cool off in an outdoor soaking tub I just got. No tugging on my shoulder from a too tight fit, and the bottom didn't float up even when I stretched out to float a little.
I got cobalt stripe and the solid cobalt, shorts in black and hollyhock. The solid cobalt will work with both pair of shorts- it is lovely color.
About the shorts- I got the medium based on whatever size I wear in Bean's Bayside khakis- the size conversion was perfect. The 4" inseam doesn't make me feel exposed (I was a little concerned). I may add snaps on the pockets so I can put a small dry bag in a pocket with essentials when I am out, and know that the bag will be secure in the pockets (they are nice and deep).
If you are considering solid colors, I found that the cobalt top does not match the cobalt shorts. The fabrics aren't the same so the shorts hang properly, so if you are matchy-matchy like I was planning, you might be disappointed.
I've never worn swim shorts before, and it is quite odd to stand up and feel fabric sticking to your legs from a bathing suit (I expect that when I've gotten wet paddling in longer shorts).
I'm 55, pretty active, and like so many women my age, I wish I was a few pounds lighter for my 5'6" frame, but I'm healthy, if that helps with your sizing decisions.
I've washing the shorts and top in lingerie bags and they came out looking great (which I expected from LL Bean).
So, for a review of a swim top, now you have a review of the entire ensemble. I highly recommend the top and shorts.
June 26, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by gdmeadows Too short
From the pictures I thought this top would work out really well. I am tall and longer through the body but this is ridiculous. It does not even come close to "falling at the hip". It hits at my belly button which is covered by the swim shorts, but looks odd. sigh.. I will be sending it back :(
May 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by msmoo I love this tankini top!
I have bought suits from another catalog company in years past but was very disappointed in their selection this year and I am so glad I checked LL Bean! The top fits true to size. I often feel like I have to size up in bathing suits but the 12 fit me perfectly. I ordered cobalt and black and bottoms to match and am keeping both of them! I am 50 and I feel like it is very appropriate and very comfortable. I haven't swam in them yet though.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by frostygoth Very comfortable
This is the first time I've tried an LLBean swim top and I am in love! The material is nice and thick, and the bra lining is very comfortable. There is not a lot of extra material hanging down such that when you're standing/sitting in water, like during water aerobics or in a hot tub, it flies up. I like how thick the straps are too. The fit does run small, though. I had to exchange for the next size up despite the fact that I used the sizing chart with my bust measurement. But the return process is fast and easy and now with the right size I'm enjoying wearing the top.
April 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by kitcarson Love LL Bean's Tankini Tops
I've purchase this Tankini Top for 2 yrs now and love them!! I will be buying more this season, I just can't decide on colors yet. I'm 5 ft - 3-1/2" and 135 - these are THE best! They fit really well and I found to be true to size. I wear mine with the lined shorts and was very comfortable for swimming all day in, sitting poolside or walking on the beach. We went to Hawaii and I received alot of compliments on where I got my suit. Also, the prices are very reasonable - you won't be disappointed.
April 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MrsRita Love the tankini
The fit is perfect. I am petite, small shoulders, small back but big sisters and I finally found a well constructed and pretty suit that feels comfortable and looks flattering. And I appreciate the quality. I will be placing another order now that I have finally found my brand.
March 19, 2016