Rated 5 out of 5 by Yoga4me feels lovely to wear
I'm 5'8", DD and 170 pounds. After two C sections, I am very self conscious of my stomach. This swimsuit holds everything in, smooths out the extra curves. Yes, it is a trifle low cut. There is still a lot of coverage up top, as you can see on the model. The straps are adjustable, which is nice. MEASURE BEFORE YOU BUY! I nearly bought a size 12 regular. The size 14 long fits me perfectly. I'm very happy.
July 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by closetothecoast Had to return it
Nice looking bathing suit but the neckline plunges too low and the main reason for returning it was that the leg opening is too big. Also, it is tight around the waist and hard to pull up. Too bad because it would have been nice if it fit properly.
July 22, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Nickname22 Too Small
I am a size 8 petite (5' tall and 111 pounds) and usually buy one size larger in a swimsuit for comfort. This suit was so small I could barely pull it up.
July 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JenniferFromNY Pretty Suit
I'm 5'7" 145 lbs with a thicker in the waist type build, B-cup. I bought the size 10. That said, this suit is very flattering on me. Because, it's slim wear, there is a little effort getting it on. Once on, it looks great. Very slimming and comfortable! The neck line complements/balances the conservative cut of the bottom half of the suit. I don't feel the neck line is all too exposing.
July 4, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by stacya625 Nice suit- but the neck plunges
Overall awesome suit- but I did take it back and returned it because the neck line really plunges too deep for my comfort.
June 30, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by NewtoOregon Not a good design
I should have listened to the other reviews...this suit rides up in the back. I actually listened to others and got a long torso even though I'm not tall and it still rode up in the back. It needs a tighter elastic around the leg openings. Bummer...it has to go back.
June 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Britnick scratchy side seams
I loved the look and fit but the inside of the side seams irritated my skin....maybe the sewing thread and seam binding thread are that awful polyfiliment stuff....I don't know? Had to return but wish I didn't have to.
June 13, 2014
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