Rated 5 out of 5 by ChubbyinTexas Great Fit
Finally a swim suit that can stop the Frump. I am 60 years old, 5'6" and 168 lbs. - a little chubby, with DD cups. I purchased a size 18. This suit has great coverage AND is flirty enough to make me not feel self conscience poolside. What a find. The straps that cross your back make falling straps a thing of the past, and help keep the "girls" secure. I think I'll go for a swim.
August 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ksalitore Great suit! Order a size up!
I am 5'6", 125lbs, wear a 36D, and usually size 4 bottoms and Medium tops. I ordered this suit in an 8 Long because the size 6 and size 8 regular were out of stock. SO glad I did! It fits almost perfectly! I could even go up a size since it is a hair slim around my belly (not typically my problem area# . It hits mid thigh #perfect for what I need) and almost complete coverage in the cleavage area. I will have to pay a little attention to under my arms as it can show a little of my chest, seems to ride up only on one side though. I would not order this suit if larger that a D cup. This problem would be a lot worse. Overall, a cute suit and great price when on sale! I got the green color and love it. Seems true to online color.
August 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kass40 Really cute!
I just received my swimsuit. I have never purchased swimwear online before and it was a major risk for me to do this as I am a size 18 and 5'5". I find shopping for this type of an item extremely discouraging and depressing. I am going away on a trip and it is so late in the season that it is very difficult to find something that will look halfway decent on me. I read the reviews and ordered the "long". So, it arrived today and I am shocked that I look really good in this! It is comfortable, covers well, and has excellent support in the bust. Thank you LL Bean for saving my vacation :)
July 29, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by sunnybeacher size up
really nice suit; great style and nice fabric-just reallllly tight-should have ordered next size up.
July 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NorthEastMother Blue Swim Dress with White Dots
This navy blue swim dress with white dots is cute and not matronly. It provides adequate coverage and is true to size. I typically wear a size 18 at my current weight so I ordered a size 18 Long and it fits perfectly (I'm 5' 5" tall and weigh 190 pounds). The shipping and delivery was fast too (I received it within 2 days...I ordered on July 7th and received it on July 9th). I would recommend this to a friend.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Momster True to size
This swimsuit fits perfectly! I am 5' 9' and weigh 130ish, and a D cup. I ordered the size 10, thinking I would probably need to return it for a larger size, but it fits great. In the past couple of years, I have ordered "longs" that didn't seem so long. This one is indeed a great length. Skirt is a cute length but not matronly. Very stylish!
June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by calynne Wonderful swim suit!
I am 5'5, weigh 135 lbs. and am small chested. I ordered an 8 long and it fit great. I have a long torso, and the long really fit for me. I was worried that being an A cup would make this not fit, but it really is the opposite with the soft cups and halter style. I do not feel exposed at all, and gives the illusion of a fuller chest area for me. It really looks like a cute halter dress on, and gives just enough coverage on the upper thigh area. I was hesitant to buy online, but couldn't believe that it really fits so well. I might have to order another one for back-up.
June 18, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by MirandaBNW Really wanted it to work!
A friend recommended this swimsuit to my sister who told me I should get it. I really like the looks of it, but for a swimdress, it was surprisingly low on coverage -- a little too much cleavage in the front, and not enough coverage on the back. There was even a little bit much peeking out on the sides up top! The skirt was plenty long enough and gave good coverage (enough that I wished I could take some of the extra fabric and place it more strategically). Maybe a smaller size would have fit me better, hugged a little tighter and pulled things in, but as it is, I'm afraid I'll have to send it back.
I'm 5'10, 155 lbs, and a 36D. Maybe for someone not quite so, er, "endowed" cleavage issues wouldn't have been a problem. I ordered a 12 tall (I'm usually an 8, sometimes a 10), and it seemed a tad big everywhere but there.
May 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by virginiagirl99 Will order more!
I was very excited to try this swimsuit out after loosing 45lbs. and feeling proud of my accomplishment. I was delighted that the fit was snug, held my pooch in, and gave an open back for a youthful look. I got the pink color and it is very flattering to my fair skin, not too bright. Will order more!
May 16, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by mltk Not Perfect, but still A Keeper
Delighted to find a non-black option available for Long torsos that actually has a skirt for my post-many-babies body. Although I was skeptical of the low cut of the neckline, I was pleasantly surprised - yes, it's low, but the coverage is actually great because of the way the straps go upward and because of the angle of the V. In this suit, I actually show no cleavage (might not be the case if you are larger busted; I'm a C). So I'm thrilled with this suit.
Two things could be improved. First, the skirt could be a bit longer. Secondly, and this one was almost a dealbreaker - the under part is not all one piece. I imagine a suit like this to be like a tank suit with an extra layer on top (making the skirt/dress aspect). This suit, however, is like a dress, with a matching panty attached with a torso of flesh-colored fabric. While I appreciate that the flesh (almost netting-like) fabric might make it cooler sitting on the beach, the problems are twofold: first, while swimming or running, the flesh-color is visible, drawing attention to the skin of my stomach, etc., something I'm deliberately trying to avoid in wearing a modest swimdress. Secondly, there is a seam where the suit-colored panty meets the flesh-colored lining, and this seamline is visible through the outerlayer of the dress. Again, causing precisely the sort of visible distraction that I'm trying to avoid.
All that being said, I am pleased with the overall fit of this suit. I am long-waisted and a pear-shape, and this suit does fit me the right way in all the right spots. So I think I'll hold on to it and enjoy it, despite its imperfections.
May 2, 2014