Rated 5 out of 5 by Nurseontherun Instant comfort and perfect fit!
I am 5'9" and weigh 165 lb, and I have a big bust. I ordered a size 14. It fit perfectly. I felt comfortable in the suit immediately. It looks fresh and stylish, but is not too revealing for a modest granny with some flab.
I liked the fact it slips on easily and has excellent bust support without an uncomfortable wire, and very good coverage. I was apprehensive about ordering a swimsuit online -- I have had bad experiences -- but when I put this suit on, it was an immediate perfect feeling! Yes! :)
July 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by cadbar iron maiden?
Once upon a time bathing suits were comfortable, so you could swim in them without feeling hampered. This is like a suit of armor! Going back as fast as I can send it.
March 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LivingSimply Great Suit Need More Solid Colors
I bought this suit several years ago in a nice deep blue, kind of dark ultramarine blue and I positively love it. Alas it is no longer offered in that color. The fit is very flattering and I received lots of compliments last summer. This suit is also a great fit for me as a D cup with a very thin build/back.
The prints do not appeal to me because I like to wear a print beach wrap with it. Hope LL Bean will bring back the deep blue color or at least a solid turquoise.
February 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by LLLLW terrible suit
I read the reviews. I should have listened. It has a terrible smashing corset kind of un appealing fit. It has a heavy underwire, adjustment buckles on the straps and is way to tight in the middle making you squish out all over. I think any size shape person would have the same problem.
July 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cleveland Not like the original
The original version of this suit offered several years ago was not a "slender"suit; it fit comfortably and was flattering. I like the modesty of the sarong. But this version is like an iron girdle: what gets squished in squirts out the back and under the arms. I tried a size larger, and it was still too tight. I tried two sizes larger, which was too big. Please, LL Bean, don't think that everyone who wants the coverage needs to be trussed like a turkey. I have returned all of these; hoping my old original continues to hold up.
May 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by MLBsf Great Except Size
Color and style flattering and went up a size to 12D. Seemed ok dry but stretches a lot when wet, I wished I had ordered a 10D like I usually do because I think the support would be there in the pool. Now that size is sold out in blue.
May 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by nolegs Worst fit ever!
The cups are so small an average person falls out of them and the bottom so big that it sags. I bought another suite in the same size and it fits great. This suite just fits strange.
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by CJAH Pretty and Good Coverage
I'm a size 8-10 but D cup and I have trouble finding a flirty swimsuit that I'm not falling out of in the top. I may be a senior now, but I don't have to look drab and matronly. Plus pretty colour choices are important, because if I have to buy another "black" swimsuit, I will scream. I ordered the solid blue colour which is gorgeous.This swimsuit is a bit constraining (like a girdle) but I like the full support, more generous bra area and the underwire that really flatters. The size 8 was too tight and cut unflattering lines into my back but the size 10 works. Plus once you get into the water a few times the fabric relaxes and is less restrictive. I would like the leg to be a little higher cut, the back a little lower cut and the tummy control panel is too high (at my abs) and should be lower around the navel area and down where I need the extra control. But since it works for me and I felt very good in it, I have ordered a second one. Plus it stayed put when the waves hit me or I dove into the pool.By the time they wear out, hopefully there will be an improved version available. The UVH protection is not necessary for me, but a safe add on.
February 25, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by MinnesotaMom100 Cute front, omg the back
I was so excited about the potential of this suit. The front was super cute. Then I turned around to check out the backside. Yikes!
February 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Louns Color Fades Dramatically
I purchased this suit in solid blue. I've never had a better fit. And it's very slimming. However....I swim laps 3 times a week at an indoor, chlorinated pool and within 2 weeks it had faded considerably and now, a little over a month of wear and it is unrecognizable turning an odd gray!! So disappointing!
January 27, 2015