Rated 2 out of 5 by pumpkin22 Beautiful suit but
As I saw in a another review, the leg openings are wide.
March 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Traveldancer A good swim suit is hard to find.
Finally, I found a swim suit that fits & flatters. I am small on top and the bra fits fine as well as the rest of the body. I first ordered a regular size 8, but found it short so it crawled up at the buttocks. This is odd because I am short waisted, however, I then ordered an 8 Long. It is much better though still a bit large in the leg openings. It is still winter so I have not actually swum in it, but look forward to trying it and am happy with the color and style.
February 26, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by zzLynn Pretty suit, but shows bottom
I originally ordered this suit in the 2013 model. The styling around the stomach area was quite complementary. However, the legs were too large. The seat area did not quite cover my bottom, leaving some uncovered. Leaving the suit on just long enough to walk to a mirror and take a look, even more bottom was exposed. I could feel it ride up as I walked. The chest was a bit small for my 34D, but still within acceptable limits.
When the 2014-redesigned model came out, I called LL Bean to see if the legs had been modified since several other reviews mentioned the problem with the leg size. The LL Bean representative thought elastic had been added, so I tried again. My bottom was still exposed and seat still rode up in seconds. Additionally, the chest seemed to be more revealing, although I may just remember wrong on that one.
I wish LL Bean would have more than one style available for larger chests.
February 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Joralemon Wonderful suit-a little hard to pull on
I love the fabric and look of this suit. I am 5'5" 125# and thought I would be a size 8. I also ordered a 10 which ended up fitting perfectly. The only problem I have with it is pulling it on. I guess it is like getting into a girdle (which I have never worn). I almost feel as if I can't get the tight band over my hips but once on it fits well and feels very comfortable. I believe that the really tight part is at the bottom of the bra. I also find the plunge in the neckline slightly low. If it continues to bother me, I will just close it up a little higher with a couple of stitches-not a problem. Overall, the suit is exactly what I have been looking for!
February 2, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by minnesotamary Beautiful suit...
but very low cut. I wanted to keep it but it showed too much cleavage for my 36C chest. I sadly had to return it.
January 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by onthegoshopper Looks nice
It was flattering on a full-figured woman but the leg openings were too loose and would slide up. Had to return it as the price was too much to keep and have new elastic put in the leg openings. Would like to see tighter elastic at leg openings for the bigger sizes in the future.
September 2, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by robinart My favorite style!
I love the look and fit of this suit and bought two, one print and one solid. ( It is similar in style to the Shape Solver Wrap Tank in 2010, which I also loved.) I am tall and slim and first bought this suit in size 8L, since that worked before. But in this suit 8L felt too tight, so I changed them for size 10L, which is mostly perfect. My one complaint is that the elastic around the leg openings is too feeble, especially on the print one, so that the lower edge feels slightly loose and rides up. I've never had this problem before in a suit that otherwise fits just right. However, I will keep them because I doubt I could find a replacement that would be as pretty and flattering as this one.
August 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alpine91901 Wonderful!
This swimsuit is just wonderful! I bought the blue and then a few weeks later I bought the pink. I'm in my mid-50s and wear a size 12 and this suit looks great on me...and believe me, a good swimsuit that is flattering on a middle-aged curvy woman is hard to find! Not only is this swimsuit flattering, it's very comfortable and true to size. Great for swimming laps, too!
Thanks LL Bean!
June 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by KateG Gorgeous Suit
This is a beautiful, well-fitting, flattering suit. I bought the 10L for my 5'7", 135, 34C shape. The bust detailing is sexy without being too revealing, and holds me in very firmly. The shirring is also flattering and hides a little tummy bulge. It really doesn't look like a faux tankini to me, but the draping in front is attractive and distracts from any belly flaws. The price tag is the highest I've ever spent for a swimsuit, but I hope it will hold up for several seasons. I've worn it about seven times, rinsed it out in the sink, and line dried it. It still looks like new and I'd love to eventually add other colors.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by OrdinaryGal Wonderful Suit!
I love this suit. I am 32 and wanted something that was sexy, but had some coverage. I am 5'7 and 155 lbs. The size 10 fit me perfectly and is my typical size. It provides great tummy control and coverage while still looking stylish. The fabric is supportive but still thin and not bulky or aggravating. I feel classy and sexy, not matronly (as I find most one piece suits to be). Especially at this price, I think its a steal! BUY IT!
May 15, 2013