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
Rated 3 out of 5 by mjrs Looking for a bathing suit
Really nice suit -- pretty color. I had to return it as the leg openings of my size are too big. .
January 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by AnniePA Sarong Style Swimming Suit 20W size
the suit fits me better than any I have had for some time. However, there is one flaw. The elastic in the legs is too loose and it feels like the bottoms are climbing up my backside all the time. It was especially disappointing because it's a nice looking suit and the rest of it fits me perfectly. However the leg opening is too large or the elastic isn't tight enough.
January 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by LivingSimply Great Suit - suggest more colors/better patterns
I love the fit and look of this suit. I thought the gathered skirt would look and feel too filly but it doesn't. It is very flattering but still substantial. I would like to more colors - like a nice tropical yellow green. A naturalistic print might work too but the starburst prints available do not seem flattering to me.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by wideshoeloveer Offer this suit next year, LLBean!!
I have long been searching for a suit with a D cup that offered support and modesty both. So hard to find. I LOVE the sarong style, the fact that the suit fits beautifully, AND the 14 D was a perfect fit for one who wears a 36DD bra. This suit is fabulous! Just went to order another "end of the season" one for next year, but all sold out in the "D" cup. I guess others found a good thing as well. I am hoping that the company offers another sarong suit next summer with the underwire for support and in a "D" cup. I'll happily buy another one!
September 1, 2014