Rated 5 out of 5 by BeadedRoyalty Stays put - fits great!
Love this suit! It fits true-to-size (I wear a 10 shorts/12 top and bought a 12). I have seen the reviews about it being too short. The key is to measure your torso the way they describe?
This was my go-to suit on vacation lounging around the pool and is especially comfortable for doing laps in the pool. Lined front means no unsightly suction on the belly button. : ) I would be just as happy if I paid twice as much, so it is worth the try if you are on the fence. With LL Bean's return policy, how can you go wrong??
July 7, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Wishfulhiker Love suit, but doesn't wear well
I'm on my 3rd suit because I absolutely love the way it fits. I know it fits, and I can order online without trying it on. The reason I gave it only 3 stars is that I only owned my first black one for 3 months when the back wore so thin my lower back showed through the suit. (very embarrassing!) I swim on average 3 days a week. I don't feel a suit should wear out in 3 months. But, because I loved the way the 1st one fit, I ordered a cobalt one a month later. Good thing I had that one on hand when the black one had to be thrown out! Hopefully, this won't happen to my cobalt one. But, I'll be prepared to replace it with my new black one. Then, that would be the last suit I buy. We'll see.....
July 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by SueInClearwater Mismatched stripes on sides and in back
This suit fit me perfect and I love the colors in the tropical blue stripe. But it was poorly made in that the stripes are mismatched on the sides and in back. I wish it was not the case as everything else about it is great. But, I am returning it for a solid color. Any good seamstress knows to match stripes/patterns at seams.
June 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geniegreenjeans Great Swimsuit!
I got this swimsuit to wear in my water aerobics class. The fit is true to size and fits well. I use it 2-3 times a week. So far it has held up beautifully to all that chlorine. (I've only had it a couple of months now - but my old suit seemed to succumb to the chlorine really quick (not an LLBean suit) )The pool is a warm water pool and seems to have a lot of chlorine. It has good coverage too. I like the color.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tiramisu1 Excellent suit - fits exactly as it says
This suit fit *exactly* as the size chart said it would (I ordered 20W). No more AGONY while shopping for a bathing suit. If only I'd ordered this suit sooner - I could have been sporting about in it. I swim laps and at the ocean, and it's a good suit for that. Colors exactly as shown. Soft cup bra works for a larger (DD) bust but isn't like wearing armor plating. I am tall (5'10") and curvy and this suit works splendidly for me. Right after I finish this review, I will order another.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gunsmithwife Just perfect
I wanted a suit I could wear for swimming and hot springs soaking without having to feel self conscious about what was hanging out. This suit is perfect. It is pure class...a basic bathing suit that offers good coverage, good bra cups, and good basic straps that make it easy to put on and take off. No weird tan lines from this one either. It is not as "basic" as the old shapeless "tank suits" we wore in high school swimming class (ugh). Yet it does everything a swimsuit should do. It covers the right parts and lets you enjoy SWIMMING and SOAKING without worrying about cleavage escaping. I cherish this suit. I got basic black but would recommend ANY color or pattern. I am 5'9", 150 pounds, and bought a 10 Long, even though I usually wear sizes 6 or 8. With swimsuits, it's better to have too much than not enough. This is not an old-lady suit at all. It just looks FINE on just about any body.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NurseRatched78 Still using since 2012
I purchased the 2012 model of this bathing suit and used it through the 2012 & 2013 seasons and winter 2014. The 2012 fabric holds up to sun, chlorine, salt water, and wear - I have no reason to believe that the 2014 fabric won't. After all this use, there is no pilling on the seat and the color looks great. I only purchased the 2014 one because I have gained a couple of inches in the bust. I think you will be very happy with this suit if you purchase it.
June 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Socialgirl80 Perfect suit
I have spent a lot of money over the years trying to find a bathing suit that works for my long torso. I either have had to buy suits that were two sizes larger than I needed, which really were too big everywhere else on my body.
I took a chance and ordered this suit in black. I was so happy with the wonderful fit and flattering appearance that I ordered two more in solid colors, a blue and a green (not the print).
I hope L.L.Bean with always have these suits in stock so when these wear out, I can replace them.
Now, I am going to order the shorts that go with them.
June 2, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Darby1944 Great fit but bad stripes
This suit fits perfectly, but I am sending it back because the mismatched strips on both sides where the front and back join are just too bad to ignore.
May 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Esmae Great fit & comfort, no chafing with lap swimming
I swim laps, a mile at a time, and I have a real problem with suits that chafe around the arms and hold up to frequent use in a chlorine pool. I wear a plus size and also have issues with fit as they are often cut too big on top but just right on the bottom. This suit was a very pleasant surprise - it has decent coverage, its comfortable, no chafing at all during extensive swimming of laps, no fading, and it fits well all the way around. It's stretchy and has enough give that it works without being too tight in places where I need more and yet doesn't have a ton of extra fabric where I need less. I wish I had found this suit earlier!! I have tried many other brands without finding one that works as well as this one does. It has a decent amount of coverage. I couldn't be happier with it.
April 17, 2014