Rated 1 out of 5 by Shindy Second Time Still Disappointed
This is the second time I have had issues with this swimsuit. I wrote a review once before stating that the suit does not hold up well at all. In less than a year of say weekly use in an indoor fitness pool it badly fades and the material becomes very thin. I gave this suit a second chance because it fits beautifully, but it did not last any longer than the first one I had. I am very careful about rising and washing this suit, so i know it is not the care that is causing the fading. This is the last time I will purchase a bathing suit from L.L. Bean.
September 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by skinut97 great, basic bathing suit
So, this isn't the most stylish suit, but for swimming laps it pretty much rules the earth. I am on my 2nd suit - the first one lasted a year of 2x a week lap swims with a minimum of care. I rinse the suit after swimming and *sometimes* I will wash it out with mild soap once I get home. But, even after all of that chlorine the first suit lasted a year. The first suit is still serviceable, but the material is losing its shape just a bit. Thus, suit #2.
Regarding sizing, it is true to size. I am a 36B bust, 125 lbs, 5'5" and the size 8 fits great. Shoulder straps comfortable, easy in and out, padded bust area keeps it shape.
September 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by deddle See It, Buy It, Wear It.
I love this suit and have five of them, both striped and solid. I have bought a couple each for my 2 daughters. The fabric colors and quality of fabric is amazing.
Some reviewers say the colors fade and the elastic wears thin out. I have not had any of these problems.
I have been wearing my suits for three years and they are still like new.
Your only choice is to try it and if you do not like, return.
My daughters and I love these suits.
September 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5
by Sadswimmer Ms Lebo
I purchase many items from llbean and usually see better quality. I purchased this swimsuit and after 3 times in the pool it looked like a tie-died mess. See photo. I do rinse it out and wash it with a mild detergent. I have never had a swimsuit do this before. Someone in the quality control dept must have been absent the day this suit was made! 40$ wasted! >:(
September 9, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sgupnorth Always different
Everytime I order a suit from Bean it is different. The color and fabric was fine with this suit, but the cups were kind of flat, and looked wrinkled and lumpy. They were stiched and shaped differently than previous purchases. The last two suits I bought were completely different from each other but fortunately they were ok. This one had to be returned. How about some consistency?
August 22, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by GRBer I Want To Love This Suit but...
I love the fit and coverage this suit provides. I don't love what happens when it meets up with pool water! Chlorine sure does do a number on it; fabric thins out and elastic is pretty much shot. This is my third tank in two years. I keep hoping for a better outcome!
August 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by honestjoe color fades
I have purchased these suits for years, but this last one faded after only a couple of times in the pool. I rinse before and after, but it did not help save the color.(turquoise). I'm going to have to find an alternative tank suit to purchase.
August 6, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nalo13 Pool swim
I ordered two of these swim suits to use in my deep water aquatics class. I averaged using them two to three times a week. The fit was wonderful and very comfortable. However, the back is not lined and within a few months, the material had worn thin so I could not wear the swimsuit anymore. Very disappointing since it looked good and felt good. Maybe it would last longer in the ocean water.
July 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by carolinagrammy LOVE THIS SUIT
I have purchase 3 of these suits over the past 4 years. I wear them 3 times a week for lap swimming. It is comfortable with great support. I wear a size 12 and find it has good bust coverage for co -
ed swimming in a club pool.
July 6, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Curlyque Comfortable swim suit
I love this suit. It is very comfortable, does not ride up in the back, shoulders stay up and slimming look. I use it to swim laps and just love it.
I highly recommend it.
July 3, 2015